Google Chromecast has good support on some Smart TVs, like LG LED TV, Panasonic LED TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, Philips Smart TV. So that you can use Google Chromecast to stream video or music to smart TV. Normally if you want to connect your smartphone or computer to a Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV, you need to connect the smart TV and your device via HDMI cable firstly. And then you can cast the content from your phone or computer to your TV. However, this solution is not convenient for many families.
Google Chromecast turns out to be a very useful device when you want to share video/music with friends and family. Google Chromecast is an HDMI media player developed by Google as part of the Chromecast line-up. With the help of Google Chromecast you can cast your personal media on big screen. If you want to stream your supported content from smartphone or PC to Smart TV, then Chromecast is definitely a good choice.
In order to stream video/music from phone or PC to Smart TV, we need a Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV. I am writing this guide for you about how to stream video/music from phone or computer to Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV.
Before starting the streaming process, I should tell you that Google Chromecast is a device designed for streaming. You need a fast WiFi and powerful WiFi router before streaming your content from phone, tablet or computer. If the WiFi network is not good enough for streaming video/music, you will have some problems while playing videos on TV.
Please note that the streaming method here only works for content that are supported by the Google Chromecast, such as video/music files stored in your phone or computer. If your device is not Chromecast-enabled, you can’t stream to Smart TV via Google Chromecast.
In order to stream video/music from phone or computer to Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV, you should do some preparations firstly.
Firstly you need to make sure that your smart TV and phone are connected to the same WiFi network. A Chromecast-enabled Smart TV needs to be in the same WiFi network as a Chromecast device (like PC or smartphone).
Secondly, if your smart TV has DLNA support. Then you can use the DLNA/UPnP media streaming function on your smart TV.
If you have no idea about how to stream video/music from PC or smartphone to Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV, then I strongly suggest using a streaming stick on your phone or PC. A streaming stick is a device which can turn your computer or phone into a media streaming client. As for now, there are some good streaming sticks on the market that you can buy, such as Google Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick Plus and Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. A streaming stick is easy to use and it doesn’t take much place on your computer or phone.
With a streaming stick on your PC or phone, you can easily stream videos/music from computer or phone to Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV. And the streaming performance is also good enough for common users. So if you are planning to buy a streaming stick, I suggest getting the Google Chromecast.
Since Google Chromecast is an HDMI dongle, you should connect it to your TV via HDMI port. After that you can use your smartphone or computer to connect to Google Chromecast. Or you can use your TV remote to navigate to the Google Chromecast option on your TV and then use the remote to set up Google Chromecast.
You can connect your phone or computer directly via WiFi, or you can also use a friend’s WiFi in order to connect your device with Google Chromecast.
Please note that the streaming performance is much better if you can directly connect your smartphone or computer to Google Chromecast device. And both of your device and Google Chromecast has been connected to the same WiFi network.
Now we can start to stream video/music from phone or computer to Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV according to our own needs without HDMI cable. If you have any questions on how to stream video/music from phone or computer to Google Chromecast enabled Smart TV, please leave comments below. Thanks for reading this article.