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How to Chromecast Browser to TV from PC or Phone

Elsa Updated on Oct 25, 2023 Filed to: Screen Mirroring

If Chromecast had a built-in browser, things would have been easier and much more intuitive. Well, it doesn't matter now because you can easily Chromecast browser to TV from your PC or mobile in seconds. And we will show you the exact road map for doing so in this article.

1. Does Chromecast Have a Browser?

Chromecast does not have a browser, unlike Firestick, Roku, or Apple TV. But that doesn't put users at a disadvantage, as you can easily cast browsers on the Chromecast TV from a PC or phone. We will explain each method in detail below.

2. How to Chromecast Browser from PC?

Casting Chromecast browser from a PC is a straightforward process. Below, we'll take the Chrome browser as an example to cast to Chromecast TV. However, the steps are similar for other browsers, including Microsoft Edge. So, let's start.

Way 1: Chromecast from Chrome Browser on PC

The easiest way to Chromecast browser to TV is through Chrome's native Cast feature. Chrome has a Cast button in settings, using which you can cast your tab and even the whole screen to TV. Just ensure your Chromecast device and your PC are connected to the same network, and follow the steps below to enjoy the Chromecast web browser on the TV.

  1. Step 1.Turn on the Chromecast-enabled TV.
  2. Step 2.Open Chrome on your PC and click the three-dot icon in the top right corner next to the profile icon.
  3. Step 3.Click Cast…
  4. choose cast in Chrome browser

  5. Step 4.A “display on another screen” pop-up will open automatically, searching for available devices.
  6. Step 5.Once your Chromecast device appears, select your Chromecast TV to start connecting.
  7. cast to TV from Chrome browser

  8. Step 6.You can also choose what to share by clicking the Sources tab. Then choose "Cast tab" to cast your browser tab to the TV or "Cast desktop" option to mirror the whole screen.

Chrome web browser will be cast to your Chromecast device.

Way 2: Cast from Various Browsers from PC to TV

Not every browser has a cast feature like Chrome, but if you want to cast various browsers from PC to TV, AirDroid Cast is a viable option. AirDroid Cast is a free screen-sharing platform that casts one screen onto another.

The sharing is seamless, and you can enjoy complete audio on both sides. Unlike the native method discussed above, AirDroid Cast works with all browsers, including Microsoft Edge. This makes it a plug-and-play option to cast the Chromecast browser to a PC.

All you have to do is follow the steps below, and you can enjoy different browsers from PC to TV via AirDroid Cast.

  1. Step 1.Download the AirDroid Cast TV app from the Google Play Store on your Chromecast TV and install it.
  2. Step 2.Open it and note the 9-digit cast code there.
  3. AirDroid Cast Web

  4. Step 3.Download and install AirDroid Cast on your computer.
  5. Step 4.Launch the app on your PC, and click Cast to. Then enter the Cast Code.
  6. Cast to on AirDroid Cast

  7. Step 5.Accept the casting request if prompted. Now your PC screen will be mirrored to your TV.
  8. cast PC to TV

You can launch the web browser and the browser will be cast to the Chromecast TV automatically.

Note: AirDroid Cast also supports screen mirroring from Linux to TV, Android to TV, and iOS to TV.

3. How to Chromecast Chrome Browser from Android?

To Chromecast Chrome browser from Android, you can use the Cast feature in your phone settings. We will first cast the phone screen to Chromecast TV and then open Chrome or any browser on the phone. Ultimately, that browser will show on the Chromecast TV. Follow the steps below to mirror your phone screen to Chromecast from the browser in no time.

  1. Turn on your Chromecast device and make sure it is connected to the same network as your mobile.
  2. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  3. Now go to the Devices and Connections setting and click the Cast button.
  4. Cast in Android Settings

  5. If you can't see a Cast button there, then swipe down your screen to open Quick Settings. It should be there. Simply tap it.
  6. Cast in Android Quick Settings

  7. It will automatically search for nearby devices. Select your Chromecast device from there. Again, in my case, it's showing Samsung. On your side, it will be Chromecast.

Wait a few seconds, and your phone screen will show on the Chromecast device. Now open any browser on the phone, and it'll show on your Chromecast device.

4. How to Chromecast to TV from iPhone and iPad?

With the Google Home app, you can easily Chromecast to TV from iPhone and iPad. Moreover, you can control the mirrored screen from your phone using the virtual remote controls on Google Home. To start connecting both devices, follow the steps below:

  1. Install the Google Home app from the App Store.
  2. Open it and click + Create home after connecting the app with your Google account. This will create a virtual home for all the devices you connect to Google Home.
  3. add new device in Google Home

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions, including allowing permissions for location services.
  5. Once you're at the homepage, scroll below to find your Chromecast device and click it.
  6. select Chromecast TV to add to Google Home

  7. Now tap "Cast my screen" at the bottom.
  8. Cast my screen in Google Home

  9. Tap "Cast screen" on the pop-up.
  10. Cast screen in Google Home

  11. Finally, tap "Start now" on the next pop-up to mirror your phone screen to a Chromecast device.
  12. Start now in Google Home

Now open any browser on your iPhone/iPad, and it will also show on your Chromecast device.

5. How to Cast Web Browser to Any Smart TV?

If you want to cast your web browser on a smart TV without Chromecast and experience buttery smooth streaming, try AirDroid Cast. AirDroid Cast is a free streaming platform that instantly mirrors one device screen to another. In this case, your phone screen to TV.

You do not need any streaming device, like Chromecast or FireStick, to screencast the web browser to the TV. AirDroid Cast offers wireless streaming with complete audio. Moreover, you can share screens with up to 5 devices simultaneously.

Unlike streaming devices, which cannot offer a remote connection, you can remotely cast your screen to TV using AirDroid Cast. Here are the simple and quick steps to cast a web browser to your smart TV using AirDroid Cast:

  1. On your smart TV, open the web browser and go to webcast.airdroid.com. You will see a Cast Code.
  2. AirDroid Cast Web

  3. Launch a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari) on your computer (Win, Mac, Linux), and navigate to webcast.airdroid.com.
  4. Click Share my screen.
  5. Share my screen on AirDroid Cast Web

  6. Enter the Cast Code on your PC.
  7. enter Cast Code on AirDroid Cast Web

  8. Accept the casting request and your PC screen will be shared to your TV.

Well, this is where AirDroid Cast wins. Using a built-in browser from your TV remote is tiring, but casting a web browser from mobile to PC using AirDroid Cast is much easier as you control it from your phone.

6. Summary

So that was all about how to Chromecast browser to TV from your PC or phone. You can do it by clicking the Cast button in Chrome browser settings on your PC or tapping the Cast feature in your Android phone display settings.

And if you want to try it on an iPhone, then use the Google Home app. It offers a safe and seamless connection to Chromecast devices, and you can even control the TV through the Google Home virtual remote.

Moreover, if you don't own a Chromecast device and still want to cast your phone web browsers on the smart TV then try AirDroid Cast. It offers a zero-lag screen mirroring service for free.

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Elsa has worked on a number of iOS & Android solutions, she can always find her way around almost any application. She is an accomplished, skilled and versatile writer with more than 7 years of technical article writing experience.
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