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Mirroring desktops using Chromecast

How to set up a new Chromecast

  1. Install Google Chrome if it is not installed.
  2. Connect the Chromecast device to the projector using the USB and HDMI.
  3. Go to Chromecast.com/setup on Google Chrome (can’t use Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, or Firefox).
  4. Click on “Or you can set up your Chromecast on this computer” below the icons.
    Chromecast setup screenshot
  5. Click on “Set me up” when the device is found.
    Chromecast setup screenshot
  6. Accept the Privacy and Terms if prompted.
  7. Go to the Wi-Fi menu (top right menu bar icon on Mac or bottom right icon on Windows) and choose the Chromecast device name from the list (should start with “Chromecast”).
    Chromecast setup screenshot Chromecast setup screenshot
  8. Click the Next button on the webpage.
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  9. Click Yes if you see the code on the webpage projected.
    Chromecast setup screenshot
  10. Give the Chromecast device a name and then click on “Looks Good.”
    Chromecast setup screenshot
  11. Choose Wi-Fi network, enter password for the Wi-Fi network (if applicable), then click Connect.
    Chromecast setup screenshot
  12. Go to the Wi-Fi menu, choose that Wi-Fi network from the list to connect.
    Chromecast setup screenshot Chromecast setup screenshot
  13. Once connected, click Next in the web browser.
    Chromecast setup screenshot

To cast the desktop

  1. In Chrome, click the Settings button on the right (3 dots) and then click on Cast.
    Mirroring desktop using Chromecast screenshot
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to “Cast to…”
    Mirroring desktop using Chromecast screenshot
  3. Select “Cast Desktop.”
    Mirroring desktop using Chromecast screenshot
  4. Click on the Chromecast device to cast to.
    Mirroring desktop using Chromecast screenshot
  5. Click on the “Your Entire Screen” button on the pop-up window and then click on the Share button at the bottom right of that window.
    Mirroring desktop using Chromecast screenshot

To stop the Chromecast

  1. In Chrome, click the Settings button on the right (3 dots) and then click on Cast.
    Stopping Chromecast desktop mirroring screenshot
  2. Click on the Stop button.
    Stopping Chromecast desktop mirroring screenshot