Troubleshooting cast-to-tv Live Stream Issues:

Chrome cast to smart tv:

The Chromecast is easy to set up and easy to use from practically any device. You can cast to Chromecast using just your browser and if all goes well you will never experience a single hitch with your device. If however you have trouble casting, the help available from Google isn’t going to help you much since it mostly just assumes you haven’t set the device up properly. For users who can cast video to their TVs from the Chrome browser but aren’t getting any audio, the problem isn’t with the Chromecast but with the Chrome browser. Here’s how to fix it.

Your problems are caused by Adobe Flash, the most unlikeliest of culprits. To find out if that is indeed what is preventing audio from being cast to your TV, go to Chrome://plugins. Click the ‘Details’ button at the top right corner and then look for the Adobe plugin. If you’ve been able to play videos normally in the browser you will definitely find the plugin here. What effects the audio casting is the PPAPI/NPAPI setting.

For audio to be cast, the plugin should read the following in the Location field;

The Type field should read PPAPI and it should of course be enabled. If the type instead reads NPAPI or a second plugin from Adobe appears in the list with NPAPI in the Type field then this is the problem. Simply disable it so that the PPAPI type is the only one enabled. Restart Chrome and the audio problem should be resolved. If you only see the NPAPI plugin and not the PPAPI one, you will need to install Flash in your browser again.

These are both Flash plugins by Adobe but the PPAPI one comes preinstalled on Chrome. It might accidentally have been uninstalled or disabled which is what causes problems with Chromecast. If you know about a different solution to the Chrome browser not casting audio to Chromecast, let us know in the comments.

If you have Chromecast device available, you will find the Chromecast button on your video in the same space referenced in the video below.

Use Screen Mirroring with your Android:

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Getting started with Apple AirPlay: - AirPlay video from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  • Connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

  • Find the video that you want to AirPlay.

  • Tap the AirPlay icon (a square with a triangle)

  • Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. Need help?

To stop streaming, tap in the app that you're streaming from, then tap your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the list.

*Some video apps on iOS might not support AirPlay.

If you can’t use AirPlay with a video app, check the App Store for tvOS to see if that app is available on Apple TV.

If video automatically streams to an AirPlay device

Your iOS device might automatically AirPlay video to the Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV that you frequently use. If you open a video app and see in the upper-left corner, then an AirPlay device is already selected.

To use AirPlay with a different device, tap, then tap another device, or tap "iPhone" to stop streaming with AirPlay.

  • Using AirPlay From your Mac

AirPlay video from your Mac

Connect your Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

On your Mac, open the app or website that you want to stream video from.

In the video playback controls, click the AirPlay symbol

Select your Apple TV or smart TV. Need help?

To stop streaming video, click the AirPlay symbol in the video playback controls, then choose Turn Off AirPlay.

The AirPlay button can be found when using the Safari Browser, on the video player. This is your best choice if deciding to cast to your TV.

  • How To Cast from Amazon Fire Stick

Download the SILK browser on your Fire stick and you can access from there.

  • How To Cast To Roku From Browser

Google’s Chromecast allows you to launch videos and control them from your phone, cast your entire screen to your TV, and generally use a smartphone instead of a remote.

You can do a lot of this with your Roku, too.

The Roku supports DIAL—short for “Discovery and Launch”—a protocol jointly developed by Netflix and YouTube. It’s not just for the Roku, but it’s designed to work on a wide variety of devices. For example, modern smart TVs may also implement DIAL, allowing you to cast videos from Netflix and YouTube to the apps built into your smart TV. (Sadly, those built-in smart TV apps probably aren’t very good.)

In its original state, Google’s Chromecast actually used DIAL to cast videos, but now it uses a different protocol. To use DIAL, open the Netflix or YouTube apps on your smartphone or tablet, or visit the Netflix or YouTube websites on your web browser. Tap the same “Cast” button Chromecast users use, and you’ll see your Roku appear in the list of nearby devices. You don’t need to open the relevant app on your Roku first, either. As long as your Roku is on, it’ll appear in the list.

You can do this on your computer if you’re using Google Chrome. Chrome’s built-in casting ability isn’t just for Google’s Chromecast—if you’re on a DIAL-compatible site like YouTube or Netflix, you can use the same Cast feature to start playing videos on your Roku.

Select your Roku and the video will be sent from your phone, tablet, or computer to the Roku. Basically, your phone or computer instructs Roku to automatically launch the Netflix or YouTube app and start playing the video you chose. Use this to browse for and start playing videos from your phone.

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