To know how to cast the Windows 10 screen or Opera web browser screen on Chromecast with Google Cast, you don’t have to go anywhere. You can simply follow the guide discussed below and cast.
Chromecast can be a good tool for Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow and other types of jobs. In addition to YouTube videos, the device also allows the user to stream the desktop from his computer to a TV without using HDMI or VGA cables. To do this, just have the Google Chrome browser installed and updated on your PC. Check out, in the tutorial below, how to broadcast the Windows screen on the television.
Step 1. With the TV connected on your Chromecast, look for the ‘Cast’ icon in Chrome. If you do not see it, click on the menu button and then on “Transmit”.
Step 2. A small window will appear with your device identified. Touch the “Transmit To” option.
Step 3. Select the “Broadcast workspace” option.
Step 4. Click the Chromecast to which you want to broadcast.
Step 5. Google will ask if you want to stream the full screen, and below if you want to include audio. Tap “Share” to start.
Step 6. Chromecast will display the image of your computer. On the PC, there will be a small window to interrupt, but it will not appear on the TV.
Step 7. When you want to finish, tap “Stop Sharing.” Another option is to open Chrome, touch the Cast icon and, in the window that appears, “Stop.”
Ready! Chromecast will stop displaying your computer screen and you can either turn off the TV or start another broadcast.
Opera also gets support for Chromecast
Opera users can now stream video and use Chromecast. In an update released a few weeks ago, the developer version of the browser gained support for the official extension of Google Cast, which was unique to Chrome. The expectation is that, in the coming weeks, the news will also arrive in Beta and stable versions.
According to Opera Software, Opera Developer version 40.0.2296.0 addresses compatibility issues for broadcasts to Chromecast, including the official Google extension. Until then, it was necessary to download Chrome or other applications to stream content from the computer to the TV.
In addition to Chromecast support, the new version of Opera developer has won a native RSS reader. The feature can be used to read news and site updates, replacing add-ons and services like Feedly. However, the function still has limitations, considering that this is a version for initial tests of the browser.
How to use Opera to cast to Google Cast
Step 1. Download Opera developer (opera.com/developer/developer) or, if you already have it, make sure you are up to version 40.0.2296.0 in “Menu> About Opera”.
Step 2. Install the extension in your browser: Download Chrome Extension.
Step 3. Access the Google Cast page in the Chrome Web Store and tap “Add to Opera”.
Step 4. Wait until the extension is downloaded and note that a warning will appear at the top of the screen. Tap the “Go” button.
Step 5. In the window that opens, locate the Google Cast extension and tap “Install.” At the prompt, click “Install” again.
Step 6. The Google Cast extension will appear in the Opera bar. Touch it to open and accept or not to submit information for searches.
Step 7. In order for Google to recognize the Chromecast, it is important that the device and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Ready! If everything is correct, Opera will start broadcasting normally to Chromecast.