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Chromecasting is awesome. Now, most modern TVs and many smart devices have the functionality, you can get videos from your phone to the big screen with no problems.
But, despite how convenient Chromecast technology is, there is one major flaw: streaming your own videos.
Yes, streaming Netflix or YouTube is as easy as pressing a button, but what if there is a file on your computer that you would like to watch on your Chromecast or Android TV device? More complicated, right?
Well, we are here to help you.
How to stream local files to your Chromecast or Android TV device?
The easiest way to do this is, unsurprisingly for something called Chromecasting, using Google Chrome. So in this guide, that’s what we’re going to focus on.
The first thing you should do is download the application, Videostream. You can do that here.
Once Videostream is fully downloaded and installed, you’re close to streaming all your cool files on your Chromecast or Android TV. You should be able to try it.
The next thing you have to do is open the application. It should make a new tab open in Chrome, which will look like this:
At this point, you just need to click the “Choose a video” button in the center of the window, but I probably don’t need to tell you that.
Then choose your file from this menu:
Once you’ve chosen the file you want to stream, a small pop-up window will appear asking you to choose the device you want to stream to. It will look something like this:
Select the Chromecast you want to stream to, and BOOM, your video download will play on the screen of your choice in an instant.
There you have it! An easy way to stream local and downloaded files to your Chromecast or Android TV. Thanks later.
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Posted May 11, 2020 – 11:46 UTC