If you are fed up of watching your downloaded movies in your laptop, and you want to watch them on your LED or smart TV for a change, or if you want to create the multiplex feel at your home by watching the movies in your big TV screen, then there is a way.
All you have to do is to pair up your Chromecast to VLC, and you can enjoy a larger than life experience.
Today I would guide you to every bits of it.
But before that, let me tell you about VLC media player and Chromecast in details.
VLC Media Player- Your Go To option
VLC media player is a free, portable, open source, cross platform media player. Along with the downloaded movies, VLC can play from DVDs, VCDs, CDs as well.
Also, did you know about the coolest feature of VLC?
The coolest feature of VLC is that you can create skins of your own choice, with VLC skin editor application.
Now let us know a bit about Chromecast.
Chromecast is an extension created by Google, which primarily helps in streaming. Once Chromecast is plugged in the HDMI( High Definition Multimedia Interface) port of your TV, it would help you to stream movies, videos and other media files on a larger screen.
Chromecast also supports windows, Mac, iPhone, Android platforms.
Now that you know, Chromecast supports all those platforms, you might think that it would support VLC media player as well. But let me tell you that was not the case, even a few months ago.
However, now the developers of both Chromecast and VLC teams have made it possible.
If your VLC media player is of the version 2.2.4,3.0 or above, then you can easily stream movies on your TV by casting VLC to Chromecast.
How to cast VLC to Chromecast?
Here is a step by step guide about how to do this process. So don’t get confused, just keep reading.
How To Stream VLC To Chromecast In Your PC
This process can be done in two ways-one is to take help of Chromecast plug in, and the other is to do it naturally without any plug in. Here I’m discussing the first method. So, keep reading.
First make sure you have the latest version of VLC installed in your PC. Once you are confirmed, you are then ready to try the bellow mentioned steps:
- First you’ll have to connect your Chromecast plug- in at the HDMI port of your TV.
- Now go to Google Chrome and download the cast extension to it.
- Next you will have to open the media file you want play. For that, go to VLC and select your desired video.
- At the same time, open Google Chrome in a new tab and click on cast screen option, Google Cast Extension. You have now successfully paired VLC to Chromecast.
- Now make the video full screen in VLC and enjoy it in the big screen of your TV.
Now if you have understood this whole process, then watching movies on your TV screen won’t be a big deal for you. But if you are still not clear, and need more guidance, then visit layepoint.com and get yourself an obvious idea.