Summary: VLC Chromecast support has finally sprung up in the latest version – 3.0. And here, we will show you all details about cast VLC to Chromecast from Mac, Windows, Android, etc.
Can you cast VLC to Chromecast? – Yes!
Early in the unstable "nightly" builds of VLC 3.0, VLC has developed the ability to stream VLC to Chromecast. But, this feature only work on Windows, doesn’t work for other platforms like Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.
And luckily, in February 2018, the feature of Chromecast to VLC has finally added to the stable version 3.0 of VLC. Better still, VLC 3.0 not only supports casting video to Chromecast with VLC from Windows, but also from Mac and Android.
Next, we will show you all the steps to steam video from VLC to the Chromecast connected to your TV.
Use VLC to Cast Video from Windows to Chromecast
First, download VLC Media Player 3.0 on your computer. Then, follow the steps below to cast videos from VLC to Chromecast on Windows.
Step 1. Connect the Chromecast device to your TV properly.
Step 2. Now in the VLC player, go to the top bar menu items and click on the "Video>Renderer> Scan" option. It will start scanning the available devices.
Step 3. When you find the Chromecast option on the submenu items of the Render option, just click it. VLC will connect to your Chromecast.
Step 4. Now open the video you want to stream to Chromecast on VLC player. When you try to play the video, there will be an "Insecure site" prompt. You need to select the "Accept permanently" Option.
Step 5. The video file should play in your Chromecast connected TV.
VLC Chromecast Mac – Stream Video to Chromecast on Mac
Now, VLC has already added official Chromecast support on Mac OSX. So, you can cast local media files from your Mac to Chromecast via VLC Media Player. The steps is almost the same with Windows: Open VLC > Menu Playback > Renderer.
Note: Even though VLC claims that this feature is available on Mac, there might be no render option shown in the VLC Media Player on Mac.
On Reddit, some users discuss the problem they meet when cast local video to Chromecast via VLC. Maybe you can get more information from there. Or you can turn to other choices to help you cast video to smart TV.
As for me, I like Airflow, which is an app on Mac that can help you stream videos to Chromecast. This app is really easy to use. Just drag-and-drop or add your videos, choose the right Chromecast, and click play. But now it's not free, you need to pay $19 to get it.
Stream VLC to Chromecast on Android
Here, we are going tell you how to stream from VLC player to Chromecast on your Android phone. You can easily stream any video from VLC to Chromecast from Android device. Below is the complete procedure for doing this.
Step 1. Install the latest Chromecast app on your Android device.
Step 2. Now connect the Chromecast dongle to your TV and pair it with Chromecast app.
Step 3. Open VLC Player and start the file you want to cast.
Step 4. Open the Chromecast app you downloaded and tap on the menu button. From there just select the "CAST SCREEN" option. Follow the on-screen instructions to cast your device's screen to your Chromecast.
Step 5. Go back to VLC Player and fullscreen the video that you are playing. You are done!
Extra Discussion – Does VLC Chromecast iOS Support Available?
It's a pity that we didn't find any effective way that can cast video with VLC to Chromecast on iOS. According to variety.com, it's said that cast support for iOS will be added to VLC in the few days. I will update when this feature released.
Or if you have some information about stream VLC to Chromecast on iOS device, you can tell us on the comment below.
VLC adding support for Chromecast is a huge progress due to VLC is such a popular media player which can play almost all videos and even DVDs. But this feature need to be further developed. Because some people report it doesn't work well and has problems with certain types of media files.
To solve this problem, you may need to find a converter that can convert the video into a format which is playable on VLC and Chromecast. And VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is a good choice.
It can provide you an all-around solution of converting any videos that are incompatible with VLC. The supported formats up to 300+ and with the powerful built-in editor, you can edit and enhance your video for better visual experience when casting the video to Chromecast. Take a try now!