Your Favorite Online Content on Your Big Screen
Sit Back, Watch Together
Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.
With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online content on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, videos, music, photos, websites, and more from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome. Learn how.
Control in the Palm of Your Hand
Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Mac and Windows laptops, and Chromebooks. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You won’t have to learn anything new.
Plug in and Play
Get Started in 3 Easy Steps
Plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV.
It’s for Everyone in Your House
Friends and family can use your Chromecast with their smartphone, tablet, or laptop without any additional setup.
Supported Operating Systems
- Android 2.3 and higher
- iOS 6 and higher
- Windows 7 and higher
- Mac OS 10.7 and higher
- Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, additional Chromebooks coming soon).
* Subscriptions may be required to use with certain content providers
* Power cord required (not shown)
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What apps can I cast from on my smartphone or tablet?
Casting is currently supported from HBO GO, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music and a growing number of other apps. Amazon Instant Video is not currently supported.
What video formats work with casting a tab from Chrome?
Almost every video you can view in your Chrome browser should work, including Flash videos. Video formats that require other plugins, such as Silverlight and Quicktime, may not work.
Does tab casting work with Amazon Prime Streaming / Amazon Instant Video?
Tab projection for Amazon Prime Streaming and Amazon Instant Video will not work when using Silverlight plugin for streaming.
Can I plug my Chromecast into an audio/video receiver?
Yes, you may plug in your Chromecast into an audio/video receiver with an HDMI input.
Is a remote supplied with my Chromecast?
Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smarphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volumes using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new.
What is the compatibility with Kindle, Windows Phone and Microsoft Surface?
Kindle, Windows Phone and Microsoft Surface RT are currently not supported. Kindle can cast from Netflix but does not currently support YouTube or Google Play. Microsoft Surface Pro should work in non-metro mode. Chromecast is compatible with WiFi-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 6.0+ iPhones, iPads, and iPods; Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows; and Chromebook Pixel.
Can I stream photos and videos stored on my computer to my TV?
You can stream content that is shown within Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows.
Can I cast a tab from Chrome on smartphones and tablets to my TV?
Currently Chromecast does not support casting a Chrome tab from smartphones or tablets.
Can I bring Chromecast with me to another country?
This version of the Chromecast is only supported in the United States. Other versions are available for sale internationally.