How to Cast on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you ready to learn how to cast on Android? Casting is a fantastic feature that allows you to stream media from your phone or tablet to a larger screen, such as a TV or monitor.

Whether you want to watch videos, play games, or display presentations, casting is a convenient way to enjoy content on a bigger display. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of casting on Android.

Step 1: Check your device and network compatibility

Before you start casting, make sure that your Android device supports casting. Most modern Android devices have built-in casting capabilities. Additionally, ensure that both your phone/tablet and the casting device (e.g., smart TV or Chromecast) are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Set up the casting device

If you are using a smart TV or other compatible casting device, ensure that it is properly set up and connected to your Wi-Fi network. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for specific details on setting up your casting device.

Step 3: Open the media app

To begin the casting process, open the media app from which you want to cast content. This can be a video streaming app like YouTube or Netflix, or even your photo gallery if you want to share pictures.

Step 4: Find the cast button

In most media apps, there is usually a cast button located somewhere on the screen. It may appear as an icon that resembles a rectangle with three curved lines in one corner (often referred to as the “cast” or “screen mirroring” icon). Look for this button within the app’s interface.


If you can’t find the cast button in your app, it might not support casting. However, you can still cast your entire Android screen by swiping down from the top of your device’s screen to open the notification panel and selecting the “Cast” option (represented by the cast icon).

Step 5: Start casting

Once you have located the cast button, tap on it. You will see a list of available casting devices appear on your screen. Select the desired casting device from the list.


If you don’t see your casting device in the list, ensure that both your Android device and casting device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Additionally, make sure that your casting device is properly set up and ready for casting.

Step 6: Enjoy your content on a larger screen

After selecting the casting device, your Android device’s screen will be mirrored or the media content will start playing on the larger display. You can now sit back and enjoy watching videos or playing games with a bigger and better view!

Step 7: Stop casting

To stop casting, simply tap on the cast button again and select “Stop Casting” or “Disconnect”. Your Android device’s screen will return to normal, or the media playback will stop on the larger display.

Casting on Android is a convenient way to enhance your media experience by enjoying content on a larger screen. Follow these steps to easily cast from your Android device to a compatible casting device. Now you can make use of this feature to stream videos, play games, or showcase presentations with ease!

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