VLC, one of the most widely used media players. This is because practically every audio and video format may be played by it without any problems. Additionally, you can use VLC to cast media to your TV if your computer’s screen is too small for you to properly appreciate a movie. Follow these steps to cast VLC to a Chromecast device.
Instead of downloading a movie to view on VLC, you can stream it to a big-screen living room TV using Chromecast. Additionally, you can also cast only your music playlist to any Chromecast-equipped device.
A Google product called Chromecast streams media. You insert it into your television’s HDMI port. Some televisions already have a Chromecast built in, removing the need for an additional connection. It’s also available on media streamers like the MI TV S. All of these Chromecast devices can be played using VLC Media Player. Therefore, stream a movie to your television so you may see it on a larger screen if you’re currently watching one on your mobile device.
Let’s go into more depth on how to stream video from laptops, desktop computers, or smartphones to your Chromecast-enabled TV so you can enjoy it on a big screen.
Cast VLC from Windows PC to Chromecast
To cast from VLC to Windows PC, open VLC and choose Playback > Renderer from the menu bar at the top. Select your Chromecast device’s name from the list after that.
1. Open VLC Media Player app.
2. Open any video or audio file in the player.
3. Click Playback in the menu bar. Hover your cursor over Renderer . Select your Chromecast device from the menu list.
Your Chromecast will not show up in the list, if you both the device are not connect to the same wireless network. Click Scan if your Chromecast device doesn’t show up on the list. Go return to Playback > Renderer after a brief delay.
Attempt going to Tools > Messages and adjusting the Verbosity to 2 if you are certain that both devices are connected to the same network.
Cast VLC from Mac to Chromecast
To cast your videos from your Mac to Chromecast, all you have to do is launch VLC and select Playback > Renderer from the Apple menu bar in order. Then pick your Chromecast device’s name from the list.
Below is the step by step process to do this.
1. Open VLC Media Player app on your Macbook.
2. In the Apple Menu bar, click Playback.
3. Hover your mouse pointer over Renderer. Choose your Chromecast device from list menu.
4. Open the audio or video file. It will get directly played on your TV.
If you see any warnings or conversion requests, just accept them to let the media stream.
Cast VLC From Android To Chromecast
The process for streaming video content to a larger screen with Android is slightly different but still very simple. This is what to do:
1. Open VLC App on your Android device.
2. Simply Tap the Chromecast symbol (top-right).
3. Under Displays, choose your Chromecast device so that it gets connected.
Now you can play any video content on the big screen.
Your smartphone can be used as a remote after streaming. All the capabilities that VLC offers across all platforms are simple to use, including searching, selecting subtitles, controlling audio playing speed, and more. If the connection between the phone and the TV needs to be broken, press the Chromecast button once more and select Disconnect.
Under… More > Settings, select Extra Settings > Casting to access additional casting options for mobile devices. Here, we have the ability to enable or stop casting, select the audio rendering device (phone or television), and convert the quality (High, Medium, Low, Lowest).