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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
The Chromecast Extension is actually officially called Google Cast. Click the button to add it to Chrome
After your PC download’s and installs Google Cast, you will see the following little icon in the upper right corner of Chrome
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.
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.