23 Oct 2017

How to cast downloaded video files to Chromecast

I've a couple of videos that I've downloaded from the Internet (basically few video course files that I purchased) and was looking for a way to cast them to my Chromecast. After scratching my head for at least 20 minutes and exploring all the options, I found out that casting any downloaded video file to Chromecast is super easy and doesn't take any new software.

Follow these steps:

1. Check if your Google Chrome browser has 'cast' option [ by clicking on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the browser ].

2. Cast a new or current tab to your Chromecast

3. Magic part: Simply drag and drop your video file to the tab ~ and you can now have your video playing in the tab.

You can use other tabs to browse the Internet while watching the video or do your own work. I'm now using my TV to play the course videos while I write the code in my IDE. It works great. If you have questions about using Chromecast, let me know. I'll try my best to answer.

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