Chromecast Extension

What is the Chromecast Extension?

So you bought a Chromecast and are wondering how you can get video content from your PC’s web browser onto your TV?  If this is the case, then you have come to the right place.  The Chromecast Extension installs in Google Chrome and allows you to cast your Chrome browser tabs to your Chromecast.  This makes it easy for you to cast videos from Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo, Ted and more right to your television.  The Chromecast Extension is also very helpful if you are trying to display a website to a group of people.  You can install the Chromecast Extension from the link below:

Download Chromecast Extension

What do you need in order to install the Chromecast Extension?

If you use any other web browser other than Google Chrome, you will not be able to use the Chromecast Extension.  The Chromecast Extension can only be installed and used with Google Chrome.  Google Chrome is a free web browser that competes directly with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple’s Safari.  The web browser is available for Windows, Linux and Mac computers.  You can download Google Chrome from the following link:

Download Google Chrome

How to download and install Chrome with the Chromecast Extension

The first thing that you will need to do is install Google Chrome.  If you already have Google Chrome, you can skip this step.  Chrome is also available for Android and iOS but as of right now, you cannot cast your mobile chrome tab to the Chromecast.  Perform the following steps to install the Chromecast Extension.

1.) Download and install Google Chrome

Click here to open up a web page that provide you with a link to download Google Chrome.  Once you are on the website, click Download Chrome.

download-google-chrome

 

The installer for Google Chrome may automatically launch.  If it does’t you may be prompted to run or save the setup file.  Click run.

run-chrome-setup

 

Go through the setup process and allow your PC to install Google Chrome.  Now that Chrome is installed, you are ready to install the Chromecast Extension.

2.) Install the Chromecast Extension

Open up Chrome on your PC and head over to the following link:

Chromecast Extension install

The Chromecast Extension is actually officially called Google Cast.  Click the button to add it to Chrome

install-google-cast-extension

After your PC download’s and installs Google Cast, you will see the following little icon in the upper right corner of Chrome

cast-extension-icon

 

3.) Start casting your videos!

You are finally ready to start casting videos from your PC to your Chromecast.  Open up the website that you would like cast in Google Chrome.  Click the little Chromecast icon.  When you do this, you will have to select which Chromecast that you would like to cast to.

select-chromecast-device

 

When you are done casting, simply click the cast icon to stop casting your tab.  Now you have seen how easy it is to download and install the Chromecast Extension.

Chromecast

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  • David

    Why do I send myself a reminder?? Is it possible or not to download google cast to an Apple iPad?

    • David Ramplin

      What a dumb website – this could be used for students to see how goad / annoy ones own customers

    • Chris W

      As of right now, there is no Chromecast Extension for Chrome on the iPad.

  • Jeff Frost

    I think it is pretty stupid and a waste of mine and everyone else who has to send their own self a reminder email when all we (google chrome) user’s need is a link that will take us directly to the install page and just let us install the extension and be done with it. No of course not, instead we are forced to send a reminder email to our selves which doesn’t work either so what is the point. I spent the money to by the chromecast and all it has done is cause me nothing but headaches and frustration. Thank you for that.

    • Chris W

      I think this only happens when installing from a mobile device. If you try to install the extension from you PC, you will be able to install it without Google sending you a reminder. As of right now, there is no Chromecast Extension for mobile devices.

  • Veronica Garza

    what are yall talking about? i just downloaded the chorme cast to my laptop and have it on my phone and all 🙂 thanks

  • Said Alizadeh

    The Chrom Cast Extension is installed on my laptop and has worked before. But somehow the cast icon in chrom is disappeared, Anyone who knows why?

    It seems that I’m not able to re-install it. As shown in capture, it says “Added to Chrom”
    Thx in advance

    • Said Alizadeh

      It was just a matter of enabling the extension in Chrom. It works again 🙂

    • Tom

      Have you found out why your cast extension keeps disappearing yet? I have the same problem. I can always get it back, but most of the time I just don’t use it because getting it back is such a hassle.

  • Dawn Boyer

    I have Chromecast but the video stream, although it works, come in dark. How do I lighten it up?

  • Tom

    Why does my cast extension keep diapering?
    The hassle of getting it back keeps me from using it.

  • King Rex

    I had the chrome cast app working well on my iPad . It disappeared. I can see the extension on the screen among the apps. But when I open YouTube in the Google Chrome browser, I can’t get the cast extension to send what am viewing to the tv screen . What can I do? I need urgent help here. However, my mobile phone has the extension working all the time.

  • Khanh Tran

    I lost chromecast extension on my laptop with window vista two days ago after restoring system. I tried to download the extension to watch Netflix and YouTube but it is not successful after many tries. Please help! Please answer my question?