5 ways to Stream Web Video with Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a digital media device that allows you to watch videos on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vimeo, YouTube, and other video streaming applications. It allows you to stream Chromecast supported apps, watch videos on YouTube, stream HTTP based video sites, stream Vidcast supported videos, and stream downloaded YouTube videos.

Before you can enjoy your favorite movies, tv shows, and music videos using one of these methods, ensure that your Chromecast device is connected to your HD television and setup on your Android, iOS phone or tablet, Mac, Windows or Chromebook. Follow the directions on the Chromecast Setup page to properly setup your Chromecast device.

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Option 1: Stream Videos with Chromecast Supported Apps

Chromecast supports several web applications, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and YouTube. You can conveniently stream your favorite movies, music, and tv shows on your television using these and other supported apps. Just ensure that your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.

If you would like to stream videos from Netflix, Hulu Plus, or YouTube, just follow these simple directions.

  • Open the Netflix, Hulu Plus or YouTube app on your device. You will need to have a trial or paid subscription to Netflix and Hulu Plus to stream videos.
  • Now press the Cast button and select your Chromecast device.
  • Find the YouTube video that you would like to watch. You will see video play on your television.

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For additional supported apps, go to the Chromecast app support page.

Option 2: Stream YouTube videos with Google Cast

To stream YouTube videos with Google Cast, you will need to download and install the Google Cast extension that is located on the Google Cast page, and then install it on your Chrome browser. Just ensure that your device is properly connected to your HD television and you have Wi-Fi connection before you install the Google Cast extension. Once your device is properly connected and setup, follow the directions below to start streaming YouTube videos.

  • On your device, open the YouTube app.
  • Now press the Cast button and select your Chromecast device.
  • Find the YouTube video that you would like to watch. You will see video play on your television.

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Option 3: Stream HTTP based Videos with Wondershare Dreamstream

Wondershare Dreamstream allows you to stream HTTP based videos, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, and VideoBash, with your Chromecast device on your wireless network. You can also stream standard MPEG-4, MOV, and WebM video formats, as well as MP3 and AAC audio formats to Chromecast.

Follow the directions below to start streaming all HTTP based videos with Dreamstream.

  • Ensure that your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device, and your device is properly setup. Follow the directions the Chromecast setup page to complete the process.
  • On your device, click on the Cast button and then select the HTTP file that you would play on your tv. The video file will play on your tv. With Dreamstream you can stream YouTube, Vevo, MyVideo, CNN, Funny or Die, Aol.on, Fox News, CBS New videos and others.

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Option 4: Stream Vidcast Supported Videos

Vidcast allows you to watch vidcast-supported videos (Vimeo, TED, Facebook, dailymotion, traileraddict, buzzfeed, kickstarter, theguardian, funnyordie, khanacademy, wistia) through your Chromecast device. To stream Vidcast supported videos on your Google Chromecast, follow the directions below.

  • Setup your Chromecast device and your tablet, PC, phone or Mac with the Google Chromecast app. To setup your app, go to the Chromecast setup page.
  • Download and install the Google Cast extension in your Chrome browser.
  • Now navigate to the Vidcast page and drag the Vidcast bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar.
  • Find and select the vidcast-supported video that you would like to watch, and then click on the Vidcast bookmark.
  • Press play and select your Chromecast device. Your video will play on your tv.

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Option 5: Stream YouTube Downloaded Videos with Wondershare AllMyTube

Wondershare AllMyTube allows you to download and convert YouTube videos. You can download it to your Mac or Windows and try it for free or buy it for a one-time charge of $29.00. Follow the instructions on the AllMyTube How to Use page to download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 on your computer. Then you can use Google Cast app to stream videos to your Chromecast.

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