By | December 29, 2016

How to Stream from VLC Media Player to Your Chromecast?

Stream VLC to Chromecast only available in the latest unstable “nightly” builds of VLC 3.0. At the time this article was written, the latest stable version of VLC was VLC 2.2.4. This feature is also only available in the Windows builds of VLC. You can’t use the Mac, Linux, or Android versions of VLC for this. You’ll need a Windows PC for now.

VLC Media Player has streaming options, but it has not yet developed compatibility with Google’s Chromecast. Still, there is a way to see your movies on the TV while you playing them on your computer with VLC.

To get started, download and install the latest nightly build of VLC for Windows 64 bit or VLC for Windows 32 bit, depending on whether your Windows operating system is 64-bit or 32-bit. Download the .exe file from the pages linked here and run it to install that version of VLC.

How to Cast Video From VLC Media Player

After download and install the appropriate version of VLC, you can get started to cast. First, ensure your Chromecast is on and connected it to the USB port on TV for power, this means you’ll need to turn your TV on. You won’t find a “Cast” icon in VLC not at the moment. So to find your Chromecast, you’ll need to click Video > Render > Scan.

VLC Player will scan for nearby devices, then you need to click Video > Renderer > Your Chromecast and  VLC will connect to your Chromecast.

Open a video file in VLC Player and click the “Play” button. Click Media > Open File menu or just drag and drop a video file from your file manager onto the VLC window. After you try to play the video, you’ll see an “Insecure site” prompt. Click “View certificate” to view your Chromecast’s security certificate.

Click “Accept Permanently” to accept your Chromecast’s certificate.

The video file should immediately begin playing on your Chromecast after you agree with your Chromecast streaming the file from the VLC Media Player on your computer. You can use the controls in the VLC window to pause, fast forward, rewind, and otherwise control playback.

Note: When you try streaming in the future, you’ll just need to use the Video > Render menu to scan and connect. Afterwards, you can play video files without accepting the certificate prompt again. If this guides didn’t work, you can follow this How to Watch Local Video Files on Your Chromecast.

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