AirPlay functionality offered by Apple is a great way to connect your iPhone, iPad or Mac to your TV. However, to do this it is necessary to have Apple TV or a compatible AirPlay 2, which is not the case for all.
Fortunately, there are other solutions for watching videos on the big screen. In fact, the giant Google offers a Chromecast, an economic alternative to AirPlay, which also allows the dissemination of content on TV via iOS and macOS.
In this tutorial, we will explain how caster your content Apple on your tv.
What is a Chromecast ?.
The first Chromecast was launched in 2013 and enabled its users to stream videos wirelessly to their TV to enjoy it on the big screen.
The operating systems of the Apple limit access to the Chromecast.
Apple imposes its rules of the App Store and would prefer that its users use its own built-in option.
However, you will find a plethora of apps compatible with Chromecast, like YouTube, Netflix, MyCanal, Premium Video, OCS, Molotov..
What Chromecast choose ?.
Be aware that many connected televisions incorporate Chromecast. Because of this, before you run out to buy a key Chromecast, make sure you truly need it.
Google is already the 3rd generation of Chromecast, it is available on the official website for 39 € and on the Fnac to 39.99 €.
If you are looking for a model to the technical characteristics of more sophisticated, such as the compatibility with the 4K then Google has the Chromecast Ultra 4K.
Install Chromecast .
Before you can stream your favorite content on the big screen, follow these 7 steps :
Connect the Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV. .
On your iPhone go to the App Store and then download the app from Google Home.
Once open, on the home page to Create a house, press Start.
Go to Set up new devices and then click to Create another house. .
Enter your information.
Your profile page appears, tap Add, and then click Configure a device.
Turn Wi-Fi on, follow the instructions and confirm your new device.
Chromecast on an iPhone .
For this tutorial, we have used the Netflix application. However, the steps are the same for the other apps (Spotify, YouTube..).
Open Netflix on your iPhone and log in to your account.
On the home page, click on the icon Cast (a square with three lines) in the lower right corner of your screen.
Select your Chromecast from the device list. Once the connection is established, the icon turns blue.
Finally, in the Netflix library, simply choose your content to be broadcast.
Chromecast on a Mac.
To connect Chromecast on your Mac, you must go through the Google Chrome browser. Then, follow these 5 steps :
Make sure that your Mac is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast.
Open Google Chrome, and the website on which you want to caster. .
Launch your video or audio file.
Rendez-vous on the three dots next to your avatar Google and the search bar.
Click on Caster and then select your Chromecast.
Some sites are natively compatible Chromecast, as it is the case for Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies or Google Play Music. The procedure is different but still simple :
Go to Netflix for example.
Click on the icon Cast in the bottom right of the video player. It may be in a different place depending on the site.
Choose the device on which to broadcast your content.