What is “casting”?
When you press the Cast button, your device sends your content request to the cloud, which then sends it to the TV. This means your content will stream directly from the cloud without draining your battery; so you can continue to use your device as normal. Send a text, take a call, or even leave the room without interrupting what’s playing on screen.
What is Chromecast?
Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favourite TV shows, films, music, sport, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phones and tablets, Mac® and Windows® laptops and Chromebooks.
Use your device as your remote
With Chromecast, your device is your remote. Just tap the Cast button to start playing content on the TV. Then use your device to search, browse, queue, and control Chromecast from anywhere in the house.
What devices work with Chromecast?
Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone or tablet, Mac® or Windows® laptop, or Chromebook.
An easy way to get video, music and games to your TV
Your phone is a simple, powerful remote. Open the mobile apps that you already know and love to quickly access things like your TV shows, your playlists, your queues. No new logins or downloads required.
Simply tap the Cast button to see your favourite content on the big screen.
By using your phone (or tablet), it's easy to browse, queue and control the TV from anywhere in the home (or office). And you can still keep using your phone for other things without disrupting what's playing or draining your battery.
Essentially, you're handing off the work to the Chromecast.
Enjoy thousands of Cast-enabled apps
Access TV shows, movies, songs, radio, sports, games, and more through your favourite Cast-enabled apps like Spotify, Netflix, YouTube, and more.
Mirror your compatible Android phone screen or Chrome browser
For those times when you can’t cast content, you can display exactly what’s on your compatible Android phone or tablet on the TV, including apps that aren’t Cast-enabled. You can also mirror your laptop’s Chrome browser to the TV to share photos, websites, and more.
Make your screen a dynamic backdrop when not casting
When you’re not casting anything, you can turn your TV screen into a beautiful backdrop. Display personal photos, news and weather, famous works of art, curated satellite imagery, news headlines, and much more.
Game on, Game big
Turn your TV screen into a game board, racetrack, dance floor or trivia quiz. With Chromecast, everyone can play games using their phone as their personal controller, while watching the action live on the big screen.
Make your TV smart(er) for less money
Upgrade your home entertainment without buying a new TV. At such a low price (often half the price of other leading devices), it’s affordable to get one for every TV in the house.