VideoLAN, the company behind the powerful VLC Media Player, has just released version 3.0. This new frame comes with the support of Chromecast.
For those who do not know what is Chromecast, well it’s a small device (a kind of HDMI USB key) created by Google that can broadcast multimedia content from one device to another. Of course, this is not the only device that can broadcast an audio or video stream on a TV, for example, however, the Chromecast makes the task relatively easy.
As I said, VLC Media Player 3.0 is now able to detect your Chromecast device connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your PC. This means that you can now stream a movie, a series or even a music from VLC to your TV. You just have to have a relatively powerful PC (especially on the graphics) and a good Internet speed.
Go, without further ado, we will see together in the rest of this article how to broadcast a video from VLC 3.0 to your Chromecast. Let’s go!
How to stream a video from VLC to a TV using Chromecast?
1. As a first step, make sure your Chromecast is enabled. To do this, launch the Google Home app from your Android smartphone and tap the Devices menu. Your Chromecast must appear in the device list. If not, set up your Chromecast again.
2. Next, launch VLC 3.0 on your PC, then click on the Media menu and Open File to open a video.
3. To start broadcasting your media file on Chromecast, click the Play menu, and then click Render. Select the name of your Chromecast from the list of available devices.
And tada! That’s the result on the TV!