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Cast Media to Device in Edge browser on Windows 10

Windows 10 has brought with it a feature called Media Casting in Microsoft Edge, which enables the browser to cast video, picture, and audio content to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device on its network.

Microsoft Edge browser now supports video, audio and picture casting to any Miracast and DLNA enabled devices. Microsoft has provided a few scenarios to try out such as cast a video from YouTube, a Facebook photo album or music from Pandora.

Cast Media to Device in Edge browser

You can now cast Microsoft Edge content to a Wireless Display, and the procedure to do it is simple. Simply connect your wireless device to your PC, open Edge and search for multimedia content.

For casting a video from YouTube, go to YouTube.com in Microsoft Edge. Click on the “…” menu in the extreme right-hand corner and select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.

To cast a Facebook photo album simply login to Facebook in Microsoft Edge and click on the first photo in one of your photo albums to cast. Click on the “…” menu and select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to. Later, simply navigate through your photo album by accessing the forward and backward buttons.

To cast your music from Pandora, login to Pandora in Microsoft Edge to get to your music and click on the “…” menu and the top left, and select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.

Remove Cast Media to Device from Context Menu

If you would like to disable or remove the entry ‘Cast Media to Device’ from your context menu, for some reason you could use Nirsoft’s ShellExView and disable the “Play To menu” entry.

Alternatively, create a system restore point first and then copy-paste the following in Notepad and save it as a .reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7}"="Play To menu"

Having done this, double-click on this .reg file to add its contents to your Windows Registry.