Enable native Cast Support in Google Chrome

Earlier, Chromecast, a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV, required an extension to stream content from your Web browser to your TV. With the latest release of Google Chrome for Windows this step can be skipped. To enable extension-free casting in Chrome, follow the tutorial.

Enable Extension-free Casting in Chrome

Open your Google Chrome browser, right-click an empty area on the page you want to cast on your TV screen and select the “Cast…” option from the context menu, or you can click the button added to the Chrome Toolbar.

Cast Support in Google Chrome

For enabling this feature and trying extension-free casting in Google Chrome you need to use a Beta, Dev or Canary build of the browse, for the moment and manually enable the experimental “Media Router” flag from the Chrome Flags page.

If you are using the beta version of the browser, you will notice the feature is not enabled by default since it is currently in testing mode.

Type the following address and enter it into the URL/address bar of the browser and hit Enter:


Select ‘Enabled’ in the drop-down menu.

Relaunch the browser when prompted.

If you have any Google Cast extension installed in your browser, it will be disabled and the new media router version will add a ‘Cast’ icon to the Chrome toolbar once you relaunch Chrome. The extension can be removed whenever you would like to.

Beginning now, you can use the new “Cast…” menu item listed in the right-click context menu, to stream the browser contents to a Cast-equipped device.

It is highly likely that the feature will go live in the stable version of the browser.

In all, it’s a good move to add support for Chromecast into the browser to help users make the streaming setup process easier and faster.

Now see how to Cast Media to Device in Edge browser on Windows 10.

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