How to Cast Apple TV to Chromecast

It's not a simple cast, but here's what you can do

What to Know

  • You can't cast the Apple TV app to Chromecast, but you can cast from the Chrome web browser.
  • Play a video in the Chrome browser, then click the menu icon > Cast > Select your Chromecast from the Cast menu.
  • If you have a Chromecast with Google TV, you can download the Apple TV app and don't need to cast.

This article explains how to cast Apple TV+ to Chromecast. While it is more complicated than casting some other sources, it is possible to cast Apple’s streaming service to Google’s streaming device.

If you have a Chromecast With Google TV, you can download the Apple TV app directly to your device. Casting is not necessary in that case, as that particular device is capable of running apps natively.

Can You Watch Apple TV on Chromecast?

You can watch Apple TV on Chromecast, but this particular combination of streaming service and streaming device is a little complicated. Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra devices are designed to receive a video cast from a phone or computer, and the Apple TV app is only designed to cast via AirPlay, not Chromecast.

If you want to watch Apple TV on a Chromecast, you need to cast from the Chrome browser instead of the Apple TV app. The Chrome browser has the built-in ability to cast compatible websites to Chromecast devices, and the Apple TV web player can be cast in this manner.

Here’s how to watch Apple TV on Chromecast:

  1. Make sure your Chromecast is plugged in, powered on, and connected to your TV and Wi-Fi network.

  2. Navigate to the Apple TV plus site in the Chromecast web browser, and click Sign in.

    Sign In highlighted on the Apple TV website.
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password.

    Signing in to the Apple TV website.
  4. Obtain a two-factor code from your iPhone or Mac, and enter it.

    Entering an Apple two-factor code on the Apple TV website.
  5. Locate something you want to watch, and click Play Episode.

    Play Episode highlighted on the Apple TV website.
  6. Click the menu icon (three vertical dots).

    The menu icon (three vertical dots) highlighted in Chrome.
  7. Click Cast.

    Cast highlighted in Chrome.
  8. In the Cast tab, click your Chromecast device, i.e. Office TV.

    Office TV highlighted in the cast menu in Chrome.
  9. When it says Casting tab, that means Apple TV content is being cast to your Chromecast.

    Apple TV casting to Chromecast from the Chrome browser.

    To watch in full screen, click the diagonal arrows icon in the bottom right corner of the web player.

How to Get Apple TV on Chromecast With Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV is different from previous Chromecast devices. Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra are both designed to be used with a media source, like a phone, tablet, or computer, that sends video and audio to the Chromecast wirelessly. The Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra itself isn’t capable of streaming anything by itself and always needs to receive video or audio from another device.

Chromecast with Google TV is similar to other streaming devices like Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV in that it’s capable of running apps and streaming video and audio on its own without the help of a phone or computer.

If you want to get Apple TV on a Chromecast with Google TV, you need to download and install the app.

  1. Select the Apps tab on your Chromecast with Google TV.

  2. Select Search For Apps.

  3. Enter Apple TV.

  4. Select Install.

  5. When it finishes installing, select Open.

  6. Apple TV will run directly on the Chromecast with Google TV.

FAQ
  • How do I stream from my iPhone to a Chromecast TV?

    If your smart TV comes with built-in Chromecast, you can stream directly from Chromecast built-in apps, including Spotify, Hulu, and Netflix. For example, to stream Netflix from your phone to TV, open the Netflix app > choose the Cast icon > select your TV > and press Play.

  • How do I Chromecast video on my iPad to an Apple TV?

    Rather than Chromecast, use AirPlay on your iPad to mirror content to your Apple TV. Tap the AirPlay icon within an app (if available) to stream content to your TV. To mirror your iPad, connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network > select Screen Mirroring from the Control Center > and enter a passcode if prompted.

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