How to Cast iPhone to Chromecast: A 2020 Guide
Living in a perfect world where all our tech gadgets would work together in harmony, regardless of who makes them, sounds like a tech enthusiast’s dream 😇. A world where iPhones and Android devices mingle over iMessage and Roku remotes control Amazon Firesticks. But unfortunately, bringing this tech utopia to life isn’t as simple as we would want it to be, especially in the interaction between iPhones and Chromecast devices. 📱➡️🖥️
iPhones and Chromecast: A Brief Overview
Many users toggle between different tech ecosystems and leveraging devices from different manufacturers. For example, iPhones coexist with Google’s economical Chromecast in many households, as the later provides powerful streaming functionalities, enabling users to enjoy apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu on their televisions for a fraction of the cost of an Apple TV. Unfortunately, these two don’t always offer the smoothest operation together. But rest assured, we have some tricks up our sleeve that will allow you to mirror your iPhone to your Chromecast flawlessly. 👯
The Savior App: Replica
Ever heard of Replica? Launched recently, Replica has established itself as a go-to solution for mirroring from your iPhone to your television 📺 via Chromecast. A couple of taps within the app and voila! You can cast your iPhone screen to your television. While the free version of the app comes with unlimited casting, it operates with ads and a watermark visible on screen. For an ad-free experience and improved quality, you can opt for the $1.99 monthly subscription. 🙌😍
The Chromecast Screen Mirror
Screen Mirror for Chromecast is another popular mirroring app, but it comes with one downfall: You can’t use sound with your cast without a subscription. The upside is every app is moving towards adopting native Chromecast support, which means fewer issues for you when displaying copyrighted material.
Yes, we don’t live in the dream world of technology yet. But solutions like Replica and Screen Mirror for Chromecast at least make it a little easier to bridge the ecosystem divide. As innovation continues to roar ahead, access to more advanced features and solutions that reshape our tech landscape is inevitable. So here’s to looking forward to a more unified technology world! 🌐🎊💃
Chromecast is a line of digital media players developed by Google. The devices, designed as small dongles, enable users with a mobile device or personal computer to play Internet-streamed audio-visual content on a high-definition television or home audio system through mobile and web apps that support the Google Cast technology.
Plug the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port and the USB wire into a compatible port or power outlet. Then, switch your TV’s input channel to the one your Chromecast is connected to.
To set up your Chromecast, connect it to your TV and power supply, download the Google Home app, select ‘Set up new devices’, and follow the in-app instructions.
Yes, you can cast your iPhone screen to Chromecast using various third-party apps like ‘MomoCast’, ‘Mirror for Chromecast’, etc.
To connect your iPhone to Chromecast, ensure your Chromecast and your iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, open an app that supports Chromecast streaming, tap the ‘Cast’ button, and select your Chromecast device.
No, Chromecast requires a stable Wi-Fi connection to stream content.
Many apps support Chromecast, including popular ones like Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, HBO, Hulu, Google Photos, and more.
Open the YouTube app, play a video, then tap the ‘Cast’ button. Select your Chromecast from the device list.
Ensure your Chromecast and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If they are and Chromecast still isn’t showing up, try restarting your router, Chromecast device, and your iPhone.
Yes, just open the Netflix app, select a movie or show, and then tap on the ‘Cast’ icon. Select your Chromecast from the device list to start streaming.
With Chromecast, you can stream video and music content from apps that support Chromecast, and you can also mirror your device’s screen.
Yes, while casting, you can control the volume from your iPhone or other streaming device.
Chromecast updates automatically when connected to internet. However, you can check for updates using the Google Home app.
Yes, you can use Chromecast with an iPhone hotspot, just ensure that your Chromecast is connected to your iPhone’s hotspot network.
You can reset your Chromecast by holding down the button on the back of the device for at least 25 seconds or reset it from the Google Home app.
Yes, by using apps like Google Photos or similar, you can cast your photos from your iPhone to your Chromecast.
No, there is no monthly fee for using Chromecast. However, some streaming services that you use with it may require a subscription.
Not necessarily. For some apps, once the streaming starts, you can use your iPhone for other tasks. For screen mirroring, however, your device will need to stay on.
Buffering on Chromecast can occur due to a slow internet connection, an old router, or interference between the Chromecast device and your Wi-Fi router.
Yes, by using apps like ‘MomoCast’, you can cast your Safari browser to Chromecast.
Yes, but you may need to set up a travel router or connect your Chromecast to your laptop or mobile device’sHotspot to bypass potential Wi-Fi restrictions.
No, iTunes movies are typically protected by DRM which prevents them from being streamed to non-Apple devices such as Chromecast.
No, a Google account is required for the initial setup of Chromecast.
Yes, many Chromecast models can be powered through a TV’s USB port. However, some users report more stable performance when it is plugged into a wall outlet.
Yes, Amazon Prime Video supports casting to Chromecast from both Android and iOS devices.
Yes, as of late 2019, Apple Music officially supports streaming to Chromecast devices.
Yes, with the right apps, you can stream live TV to your Chromecast. Examples include Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV.
Yes, but the VPN must be set up on the router level as Chromecast does not natively support VPNs.
Yes, Chromecast can work with any device that can run apps that Chromecast is compatible with, including the iPad.
Yes, by using third-party apps like ‘MomoCast’, ‘Mirror for Chromecast’, etc. However, note that audio may not be supported in screen mirroring.