Chrome Will Soon Let You Cast Local Files

Mindy Sparks
March 29, 2018

One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it isn't only a browser, but it is indeed a whole ecosystem of apps and platforms that are interconnected and work off each other.

Google Cast saw native integration in Google Chrome with version 51.

Chrome leaker and now Google Employee, François Beaufort, took to Google+ to show how to force a browser to run this experiment. It has become a one-stop streaming device for those who wanted to add smart features to their big screen TVs.

You can try it if you're lucky* in Beta channel by following these steps: Click "Cast..." The functionality lets users cast web pages, music, videos or entire desktops to Chromecast-enabled devices right from the browser on mobiles and desktops.


The Google Chromecast has started experimenting with a new feature that would make it easier for users to share local files on a TV.

Google Chrome team is now working on a new feature to make it even easier to stream a local audio/video file to your Cast device from Chrome desktop browser on Windows.

Remember that the feature is still in beta and experimental, so don't expect ideal usability.

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