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How to play on Chromecast with VLC Media Player

Chromecast It is a very useful device to make our television smart, so now we will learn to Play VLC Media Player videos through Google?s popular HDMI dongle.

While a Chromecast has the ability to access the Internet to play streaming content, sometimes we simply want to use it to send videos or music to a TV from your mobile or computer using the local WiFi network.

VLC Media Player, or simply VLC, is a player that opens almost any format, works well and is available on many platforms, so it is a good option to send the content that we have saved to a Chromecast.

First of all, you have to configure your Chromecast, check that it receives electrical power and that the TV is in the channel of the HDMI port where you have connected it. And confirm that both the Chromecast and the equipment with which you are going to broadcast the content are connected to the same WiFi network.

VLC for mobile or tablet

VLC is available on Android and iOS, offering a very easy to use Chromecast integration. First of all, we must download the app from the official store of our operating system:

  1. Download VLC Media Player for Android

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  1. Download VLC Media Player for iPhone / iPad

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  1. Once installed, when opening the app we must give it the appropriate permissions. VLC works very similarly on iOS and Android, for example, in this last system asks us to access the archives Of the device:

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  1. If we wish, the program Search the videos and music available on your mobile or tablet, so that they appear in the interface and it is easier to start playback:

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  1. Once the configuration is finished, you have to press the Chromecast icon which appears in the upper right area of ??VLC Media Player. In order for the symbol to come out, Chromecast must receive power and be connected to the same WiFi network as the mobile or tablet:

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  1. The Chromecast icon, also called Google Cast, is common to all apps compatible with the device, here you can see it bigger:

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  1. We must change the TV to the Chromecast channel, being aware that VLC does not show any screen on the TV when connected, only a warning in the application itself that indicates "Connected to the viewer":

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  1. Now we have to start playing the video, only then does Chromecast change the image and display the content:

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  1. On the smartphone or tablet we will have the playback controls using the VLC itself:

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Chromecast support in VLC is not as polished as in other applications, but it perfectly fulfills its function of playing the content on the TV, so it is a useful option to watch videos on the big screen.

VLC for a computer

If we use VLC from a computer, either portable or desktopIt is also easy to play the contents on a TV with Chromecast. First of all we have to install the appropriate version of the program for our operating system:

  1. Download VLC Media Player for Windows

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  1. Download VLC Media Player for Mac

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