How to Stream a Video from VLC to Chromecast


VLC is one of the best media players no matter what operating system you are using and Chromecast is one of the best devices to stream media to your TV or external monitor. Though it is relatively a new feature, you can actually stream videos from VLC to Chromecast with just a few clicks. Not only videos but you can also stream audio files from VLC to Chromecast. In case you are wondering, here's how to stream videos from VLC to Chromecast.

Things You Need to Know before Hand

This feature is only available in VLC 3.0 nightly builds. As of writing this, the current stable build is version 2.2.6 Umbrella. So, if you want to use the Chromecast feature then you need to download and install VLC 3.0 nightly build. However, do keep in mind that these builds can be unstable and cause problems while streaming. Windows 64-bit download link | Windows 32-bit download link | Other operating systems and builds

Though I'm showing this in Windows 10, the procedure is similar no matter what operating system you are using.

Also, make sure that your computer and Chromecast are on the same network and are working properly.

Stream Videos from VLC to Chromecast

Step 1: To start off, connect the Chromecast to your TV or external monitor.

Step 2: While the video is being played, navigate to the "Video" tab appearing on the top navigation bar and select the option "Renderer" and then "Scan."

Step 3: As soon as you click on the "Scan" option, VLC will scan the local network and detects the available Chromecast device. Just select your Chromecast device from the list.

Step 4: Now open your favorite media or video file in the VLC media player.

Step 5: Since this is your first time streaming video from VLC to Chromecast, you will receive "Insecure Site" prompt. Here, click on the "View Certificate" button.

Step 6: Now, click on the button "Accept Permanently" to accept the connection between VLC and Chromecast permanently.

Step 7: That's all there is to do. As soon as you accept the certificate, the video should start playing on your TV from VLC via Chromecast.

Hope that helps and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experience about using the above method to stream videos from VLC to Chromecast.


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