Coming Soon To Chromebooks – Cast Your Entire Desktop

Looks like Chrome OS is getting native Google Cast support, baked right into the operating system. The newest optioned that showed up in Chrome OS canary makes me think that.

The latest Canary channel release of Chrome OS has a cast option, for the entire desktop. And it is not from the Google Cast extension (that has been around for a while). This option shows up right on your system tray, where your settings and profile icon etc shows.

Here is how it looks like:


Once you click that option, you will be shown all the Google Cast ready devices in your network. Like so:


In other words, Chrome OS is going Google Cast ready. I think that’s the big takeaway from this. Yes, the video player already supports Google Cast natively, but this change makes the entire operating system Cast ready.

Can’t wait to test this!

Thanks a lot Brandon Giesing! ( and Craig Tumblison for the technical consultation!)

Correction – this requires the Google Cast extension.

In Category: Google Chrome


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Chris DiMisa 12/06/2015, 12:25 am

    *”a lot smoother,” or, “a lot more smooth.”

    • Dinsan 12/06/2015, 11:04 am

      Thank you Chris! Will edit now.

    • Dinsan 12/06/2015, 11:07 am

      Chris, I had to remove that sentence because of the correction Brandon mentioned above.

      Thanks again 🙂

  • Brandon Giesing 12/06/2015, 2:44 am

    CORRECTION!!! Aparently it DOES require the extension installed….

    • Dinsan 12/06/2015, 11:04 am

      Will edit. Thank you again!!

  • topgun22x 16/06/2015, 10:48 am

    Does the video player support cast?? It was removed. Doesn’t work now. Not even when you enable the flag. Am I missing somwthing?

  • Clay for SndControl 16/06/2015, 7:35 pm

    The Chromecast beta extension has been great for me on my windows machine. I use it with our music management chrome extension SndControl 1-Click Music Manager and play music on my TV. It’s great.

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