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How to cast VLC player to a TV by using Chromecast

Watch your VLC videos on the big screen with the tap of a finger.
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July 27, 2022
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VLC Media Player for Android, Windows PC, and Apple Mac can cast videos and audio to any Chromecast-enabled device. When watching a movie on VLC, you can stream it to a Chromecast-connected big-screen TV or stream music to any Chromecast-connected speakers. Here’s how to cast the VLC player to a smart TV or speaker using Chromecast.

Read more: How to set up Chromecast for Android and iOS devices

QUICK ANSWER

To cast the VLC Player using Chromecast to a TV, open a video or audio file, select Playback--> Renderer, and choose an external device. For the Android mobile app, click on the Chromecast icon in the top-right corner and select your device.

How to cast VLC to Chromecast

First, Open VLC on your Windows PC or Mac computer. Then, open the video or audio file you want to cast. Then, navigate to Playback–> Renderer from the main menu.

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Lastly, choose the Chromecast device you wish to cast to, and presto, your media should be up and running on your device.

You may see a warning message regarding an insecure site or conversion options. Don’t worry about approving them; VLC is safe to cast to your TV.

Cast VLC to Chromecast on the app

The steps to stream media content to a bigger screen on the mobile app are a little different but still straightforward. Within the app, Tap on the Chromecast icon in the top right corner.

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Connect to your Chromecast TV/Device by selecting it under Displays, and your media should appear on the big screen.

After streaming, you can even use your smartphone as a remote. You can easily choose subtitles, adjust audio, playback speed, and all the other features that VLC Media Player offers. When you are ready to disconnect your phone from the TV, tap the Chromecast button again and choose Disconnect to stop casting VLC.


Read more: How to rotate videos in VLC Media Player

FAQs

You don’t necessarily need a Chromecast dongle to cast VLC to your TV. Some televisions have an internally built Chromecast, which VLC player will detect when your smart TV is on.

Yes, VLC Media Player supports all Chromecast devices.