Guide to Streaming with Chromecast from Microsoft Edge Browser

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How to Use Chromecast with Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Use Chromecast with Microsoft Edge Browser

By Tracy, a tech expert with adept knowledge in how-to guides and troubleshooting tech problems.

Introduction to Chromecast Streaming from Edge

With the integration of Chromecast in the Microsoft Edge browser, you can now easily stream your favorite content from your computer to your TV. Before we dive into the details, it’s important to note that the Chromecast feature is built into the updated versions of Edge, leveraging the same technology that Google Chrome employs for casting.

Prerequisites for Casting from Edge

Before you start casting from Microsoft Edge, ensure you have the following:

  • A Chromecast device or TV with built-in Chromecast
  • The latest version of Microsoft Edge browser
  • A stable Wi-Fi connection to which both your computer and Chromecast are connected

Setting Up Chromecast on Edge

Enabling the Cast Feature

By default, the ability to cast should already be enabled in Edge, but if not, here’s how you can activate it:

  1. Open Edge and click on the three-dot menu located in the top right corner.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’ and navigate to ‘More settings’.
  3. Look for ‘Media’ and ensure the ‘Allow sites to automatically play media’ option is turned on.

Casting Content from Edge to Your Chromecast

After setting up your Chromecast device, follow these steps to cast content from Edge to your TV:

  1. Click on the three-dot menu in Edge.
  2. Find and click on ‘Cast media to device’.
  3. The browser will search for available devices. Select your Chromecast from the list.
  4. Once connected, select the content you wish to stream and enjoy it on your TV.

Troubleshooting Tips

Experiencing issues while casting from Edge? Here are some common troubleshooting steps:

Issue Troubleshooting Step
Chromecast not found Ensure that the Chromecast device is powered on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
Unable to cast certain content Check if the website supports casting, as not all media services are compatible with Chromecast.
Connection keeps dropping Reboot your Chromecast and router to improve connectivity.

FAQs on Casting from Edge to Chromecast

Can I cast my entire desktop using Edge?

Yes, Edge allows you to cast your entire desktop by selecting the ‘Cast desktop’ option after you click on ‘Cast media to device’ in the menu.

Is it possible to cast from Edge to a Chromecast on a different network?

No, your casting device and Chromecast must be on the same Wi-Fi network to establish a connection.

Why do I not see the cast icon in my Edge browser?

If you can’t see the cast icon, ensure you’re using the latest version of Microsoft Edge. Also, verify that the casting feature is turned on in your browser’s settings.


Chromecast from Microsoft Edge is an excellent feature for those who want a seamless streaming experience to their TVs. By following the guidelines in this article, users should be able to easily cast their favorite content from Edge to their Chromecast-enabled devices.

If you require more personalized advice, don’t hesitate to reach out. As someone who loves troubleshooting and helping others overcome their tech challenges, I’m here to assist you with your casting needs!


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