How to Stream Video from VLC To Chrome cast Step by Step

In the modern growing world, videos are playing a major role in education and entertainment. Platforms like YouTube and Netflix are rapidly replacing the traditional Cable TVs and Set-top box.

The new generation wants to watch Netflix instead of Star Plus and that’s where Chrome cast helps them a lot. And when it comes to playing videos the first and the most popular media player that comes to our mind is the VLC Media Player.

If you want the best ever experience of streaming videos from YouTube or Netflix from your Android or PC to a Big Screen TV then Chrome cast would be very useful for you. For those who don’t know what Chrome cast actually is, we have a brief description of it given below.

Introduction to Chrome cast

Chrome cast has become one of the most popular devices to make your TV a ‘smart\’ one. It was first introduced by Google and supports a lot of media players streaming to it. Chrome cast is one of best options to have a great experience of viewing your favorite videos on the big screen.

If you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and sweet cookies with Netflix then you would probably love using Chrome cast. This device is available at an affordable price of 4000 INR.

The device supports a lot of media players and online platforms. Still, there are a few that don’t support including one of the popular VLC media player, a tool which works smoothly in all other media surfing.

Though VLC does not officially support Chrome cast but doesn’t worry we are here to assist you. But before we move on let’s have a short lookout at the features of Chrome cast and which of its features make it a strong competitor of Apple TV.

  • These devices are designed as small dongles.
  • It gets plugged into your TV’s HDMI port with the help of USB cable. Then using your smartphone or computer as a controller you can use Chrome cast to give access to content from Netflix, Smartphone etc.
  • It gives access to multiple streaming services ranging from Netflix and YouTube to your favourite
  • It acts as a transmitter between your TV and your video provider.
  • Its small size gives it a great portability.

Different ways to stream Videos from VLC to Chrome cast

We guess you might also be having issues with streaming VLC media player to Chrome cast. And sometimes it becomes a little bit difficult to solve such queries. But don’t worry my friend you have landed on the right page. We will show you more than just a single way with which you can stream videos from VLC media player to your Chrome cast. So here we begin!

Stream Videos on TV from VLC using Google Cast Extension on PC

There are some prerequisites that you need to keep in mind before we proceed to the step by step tutorial. You need to have a Chrome cast device, a PC and the latest version of VLC Media Player along with the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your PC. When you have all the required material proceed as directed in the steps given below:

  1. Connect the Chrome cast dongle to your TV on which you want to stream videos from VLC.
  2. Open the Google Chrome Browser on your PC.
  3. Now click here and install the Chrome extension for Chrome cast whose displayed name is Google Cast Extension.
  4. Now open the video that you want to cast using the VLC Media Player on your PC.
  5. Open a new tab in Chrome browser using the Google Cast Extension.
  6. Now you need to select the Cast Screen option.
  7. Voila! The video will be played on your TV that is being played on your VLC Media Player on PC.

You see how simple and easy the process. In this way, you can easily cast the videos on your TV using the Chrome cast. But what if I tell you that you can still do this without using the Chrome Extension. Yes, you guessed it right you can do that too. Here’s a brief description of the process how to do this.

Stream Videos on TV from VLC Without Using Google Cast Extension on PC

Well, you can cast the screen of your VLC Media Player from PC on your big screen TV without using the Google Cast Chrome extension as well. Just like the previous process, we have some prerequisites for this tutorial as well. You need to have the latest version of VLC Media Player installed on your PC.

Keep in mind download the setup according to the configuration of your Windows running currently on your PC, i.e. whether it is 32 bits or 64 bits. Now let us begin the process of casting:

  1. Connect the Chrome cast dongle to your TV on which you want to stream videos from VLC.
  2. Now open the VLC Media Player on your PC.
  3. Select the Video option available at the top menu bar in the home window of the player.
  4. You will see a drop-down menu with a plenty of options available to use.
  5. Click on Renderer and a sub menu will be opened.
  6. Now click on the Scan option available. I will start scanning the available devices.
  7. Now on the same submenu click on the option of Chrome cast.
  8. Now play the desired video on your VLC Media Player and a message will be prompted on your screen.
  9. There you need to click on the View Certificate option and then select the Accept Permanently option.
  10. Voila! You are done. Now video that you play on your VLC Media Player in your CP will be displayed on your TV Screen as well.

This process might seem to be longer than the previous one but believe me, it is not so. In the previous one you need to install the Extension separately but here you don’t need anything extra and everything will be done perfectly. But in case this process does not work then the last option will be to use the Google Cast Extension and cast your screen from PC to TV using Chrome cast and VLC Media Player.

Stream Videos on TV from VLC Media Player on your Android

Not only from PC, you can stream the videos using VLC Media Player from your Android smartphone or tablet as well. And I assume you definitely have an Android device and the Chrome cast as well. And that’s all you need to have. Given below is the complete tutorial to cast screen from Android to your TV. Follow all the steps carefully and you are good to go.

  1. First of all download the Chrome cast app from Google Play Store on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Now make sure that your Chrome cast dongle is connected perfectly to your TV.
  3. And pair the dongle with your Chrome cast app on your Android device.
  4. Now on the Chrome cast app slide from the left to access the main menu.
  5. From there select the Cast Screen option.
  6. Then you will give some simple instructions that you need to follow carefully.
  7. Now download the VLC Media Player for Android from the Google Play Store. If you have already done that ignore this step.
  8. Now play the desired video that you need to cast on your screen in the VLC Media Player on your android device and it will automatically start playing on the TV.
  9. Voila! You will now be able to cast all the videos from your android device to your big screen TV.

The instructions that you need to follow in the 6th step is easy and simple. But still, in case you find any kind of problem following them then comment on your query with the screenshot. We will try to solve your problem as soon as possible.

So, I hope this would really come in handy with your Android device as there is no other way you can cast the videos using VLC Media Player on your Chrome cast on TV.

Final Verdict

we explained, you different ways by which you can stream VLC media player and enjoy playing movies and videos on your chrome cast, if your TV supports WIFI then you won’t require the chrome cast you can just install the chrome cast application on your Android TV and enjoy watching movies and videos free of cost on VLC media player.

It is not at all necessary to get a chrome cast if you want to play VLC media player you can do it on Amazon Fire stick and other Dongles which can install application from other sources. So, guys that were it on how to stream videos from VLC to Chrome cast

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