Use Chromecast to watch movies on television by queuing a movie on a compatible application while the mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast device. The Chromecast automatically picks up the stream from the compatible application and plays it on the television.
Chromecast is compatible with a variety of mobile applications, including Hulu Plus, Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube and Google Play. It also works with select music applications, such as Pandora. To use a compatible mobile application with Chromecast, the device needs to be compatible as well. Chromecast works with phones and tablets running Android 2.3 or later and iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 7.0 or later, as of 2015.
Users can opt to use Chromecast on compatible laptops running Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.7 or later, or any version of Chrome OS. To use Chromecast on a laptop, open the Google Chrome Web browser, install the Google Cast extension from the add-ons menu, and connect to the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast device. Visit any online media website using Chrome, and the Chromecast device instantly streams the media.
Websites that work with Chromecast on a laptop include YouTube, Netflix and HBO Go. Chromecast can also stream slideshows of social media photos using Facebook or Instagram.