Millions of users have VLC player to enjoy the content on their PCs and laptops. Many of those users want to know whether the content that is being played on VLC could be streamed on TV. Well, there is a way and that includes using Google Chromecast. To know how to upload VLC stream on Chromecast, follow the instructions given in the post.
The developers of VLC Media Player worked hard to Chromecast tech support, and then finally arrived. Now in the latest versions of VLC for Windows, you can now stream video and audio files from VLC Media Player on your PC to Chromecast.
With the news, you can send and control the playback of the files directly in the program. The feature is still unstable, but it works. To help you, this tutorial will show you how to send a VLC stream to Chromecast, and of course, take full advantage of the possibilities of this feature.
Installing VLC “nightly”
The feature that allows you to stream VLC to Chromecast is only available in the latest unstable versions of VLC (currently 3.0), called “nightly”. For now, this feature is only available in VLC versions for Windows. It is not sure as to when this feature would appear on Mac computers, but the company will notify its users as the feature appears on the same.
If you are using a Windows-based computer or laptop, and want to know how to stream content from VLC to chromecast support, then continue reading the post.
In order to get started with this process, you need to download and install the latest nightly version of VLC for Windows 64-bit or 32-bit depending on the architecture of your Windows operating system.
Connecting VLC to Chromecast
With the program installed, do the following:
Step 1: Run the VLC.
Step 2: On the program screen, click the “Video” menu, the “Renderer” option, and then “Scan”, so that VLC starts searching for nearby devices.
Step 3: When you finish the search, click again on the “Video”, “Renderer” menu, and then “Chromecast”. This will connect VLC to your Chromecast.
Step 4: Open a video file in VLC and click the play button. When you try to play the video for the first time, an “unsafe location” message will be displayed. Click “View certificate” to see the Chromecast security certificate.
Step 5: In the window that shows the certificate data, click “Accept Permanently” to accept the Chromecast certificate.
Step 6: Immediately, the video file will start playing on your Chromecast. With Chromecast playing streaming, use the controls in the VLC window to pause, fast forward, rewind, or otherwise control the playback allowed by the program.
Ready! Now that VLC and Chromecast are already connected, when you want to see something again, you just need to open a file and start the stream. Get the popcorn and enjoy!
That seems to be a simple process, right? However, if you come across any issue in uploading the VLC stream to Chromecast, then you can consult Chromecast experts, as they will guide you regarding hooking up your VLC player with Chromecast.