Wednesday , August 23 2017

You can now Chromecast within Chrome without the Google Cast extension

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Chromecasting a tab from within Chrome is pretty awesome when showing off a web page, a photo or even just dropping a video in there to watch on the big screen, but Google isn’t satisfied with needing an extension to Chromecast a tab from Chrome and has built it directly into Chrome.

The option is available on the most recent builds of Chrome (I`m on Version 47.0.2526.106 (64-bit)) and is enabled by the simple act of enabling a flag in the chrome://flags called ‘media-router’. Once installed, the Google Cast extension, if installed, is disabled and you then get a ‘Cast’ option in your right mouse click context menu.

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Once you select ‘Cast’ from the menu, the list of available devices comes up, simply select your preferred device and you’re off and racing. You’ll get a floating window that tells you that you’re Chromcast mirroring the tab and your Chrome TAB will also show a Chromecast icon .

If you want to go back, you can always just disable the media-router Chrome flag. Try it out and see what you think.

 
Source: +Francois Beaufort.

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