How to add Google Chrome to your TV

  • You can cast Google Chrome to your TV through the browser’s “Cast …” menu, which is available on PCs, Macs or Chromebooks, and Android phones.
  • If you have a Chromecast, you can broadcast almost any web page; other streaming devices will only support certain sites like YouTube or Netflix.
  • Before launching Chrome to your TV, make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer or phone.
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We all know that there are different ways to throw from your phone to your TV – but what you may not have known is that you can also throw from a computer to your TV.

If you use Google Chrome, you can throw websites from the browser to almost any streaming device. All you have to do is use the “Cast …” menu, which can be found in Chrome’s three-dot “kebab” menu.

However, there are some caveats to this. Unless you use a Google Chromecast, you can not stream any web page; most devices, like Rokus, only accept video sites like YouTube and Netflix. However, a Chromecast can throw almost any website to your TV, as well as certain files.

You also need to make sure that your phone or computer (from whatever device you are broadcasting) is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your streaming device.

Here’s how to broadcast from Google Chrome to your TV.

How to add Google Chrome to your TV

Again, first make sure your computer or Android phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your power device.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to the page you want to upload to your TV. Click or tap the three-point menu in the upper right corner of your screen.

2. Select “Cast …” from the menu

How to convert from Chrome to TV 1

Open the Chrome menu and click “Cast …”

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3. A new menu appears. Google Chrome will scan your Wi-Fi network for devices it can connect to – your device should appear in a few moments. If it does not appear, try restarting the power and reloading your browser.

4. At the bottom of this menu there is a small drop-down list with the heading “Sources”. Click here to choose what you want to throw:

  • Choose “Cast tab “ to throw only the tab you are currently in. This is what you should choose for most streaming devices.
  • Choose “Throw desk ” to share your screen on TV. Only Chromecasts can do that.
  • Choose “Boring file ” to throw any file you have saved on your computer. Again, this is exclusive to Chromecast.

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Most power devices have restrictions on what can be thrown.

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5. After you have decided what you want to throw, select your power device from the list. Within moments, the content should appear on your TV screen.

If on the device you want to say ‘Source is not supported’, it means that it can not stream everything you try to throw.

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