How to Cast iPhone to Chromecast

Use Chromecast built-in or mirroring apps

What to Know

  • Connect Chromecast built-in apps in the Google Home app. Select the Cast icon in supported apps to cast to your Chromecast device.
  • Use a third-party mirroring app such as Replica to mirror your iPhone to your Chromecast device.
  • Your iPhone and Chromecast must be on the same Wi-Fi network for casting.

This article walks through how to cast your iPhone to Chromecast. Take advantage of Chromecast built-in apps to cast directly from your iPhone. To mirror your iPhone screen, get help from a Chromecast screen-mirroring app.

How to Cast iPhone to Chromecast Using Chromecast Built-In Apps

The simplest way to cast content from an iPhone to your Chromecast is to use one of the thousands of apps with Chromecast built right in. To stream and cast content this way, connect your Chromecast to your Google Home and link your account with participating apps, such as Hulu.

You might already have other streaming apps on your iPhone with Chromecast built-in, including Netflix, YouTube TV, Disney+, Prime Video, and HBO Max.

  1. First, ensure you’ve set up your Chromecast with Google Home. After adding your Chromecast to Google Home, look for your device on the main screen of your home.

  2. If necessary, link your app accounts with your Google account in the Google Home app. For example, to set up Hulu casting, tap + (Plus) > Videos > Hulu > Link > enter your log-in information > and select Link Account.

    Not all streaming services require you to link your account in the Google Home app to use the built-in casting feature. Visit Google’s support site to learn more about which apps require connecting with Chromecast.

    Linking a Hulu account in the Google Home app for iOS.
  3. Download the corresponding app on your iPhone if you already have it, and open it.

  4. Select a show or movie to play and tap the Cast icon.

    Some apps, such as Hulu, allow you to select your Chromecast immediately before selecting any content to play. Look for the Cast button beside your profile icon.

    The Chromecast icon from the Hulu app home screen on an iPhone.
  5. Select your Chromecast device from the list to start casting.

  6. Tap the Cast icon to return to this list and select Disconnect to stop casting to Chromecast.

    Casting to and disconnecting from a Chromecast device in the Hulu app for iPhone.

How to Use Google Home to Cast iPhone to Chromecast

Another option to cast your iPhone to Chromecast is to use Google Home and Google Assistant with linked services and apps.

  1. Open the Google Home app and select Media.

  2. From the Media page, select your Chromecast device under Listen on to cast music, radio, and podcasts from connected services.

  3. To watch live TV on your Chromecast, select your Chromecast device from the Google Home main screen and tap Watch live TV

    Sling TV comes with all Chromecast devices. To browse content, download the Sling TV app on your iPhone.

    Controlling media playback from the Media screen in the Google Home app for iPhone.
  4. Use the Media tab to control playback from content in connected apps. Open a Chromecast-enabled app > play content > tap the Cast icon > return to the Google Home app > and select Media.

    You can also control casting from your Chromecast screen in the Google Home app. Select your Chromecast > use the device screen's playback controls > or tap Stop Casting.

    Managing media playback to a Chromecast in the Google Home app for iPhone.
  5. Alternatively, use Google Assistant in the Google Home app or a Google Nest speaker to cast your iPhone to your Chromecast. Say a command such as, “Cast Curb Your Enthusiasm on Hulu,” or “Hey Google, play The Great British Baking Show on Netflix.”

    If you have only one Chromecast TV, you don’t need to specify it to Google Assistant. If you have more than one Chromecast device, set one TV as your preferred choice for casting video. Tap the Chromecast in Google Home > Settings > Audio > Default TV.

How Do You Screen Mirror an iPhone to Chromecast?

Not all apps come with a Chromecast casting option. If you’d like to mirror your iPhone to share pictures or other media, use a third-party Chromecast mirroring app such as Replica.

  1. Download Replica from the Apple App Store.

    The Replica app requires a subscription after the initial three-day free trial. Go to Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage or cancel your subscription.

  2. Allow Replica to access your local network to search for casting devices.

  3. Select your Chromecast device from the list of results under Connect.

  4. After choosing your Chromecast, tap the screen to confirm you’ve connected to the right casting device. Tap Start to launch the Screen Broadcast screen.

    Connecting to a Chromecast device from the Replica screen mirroring app for iPhone.
  5. Tap Start Broadcast to begin mirroring your iPhone screen to Chromecast.

  6. Look for the Cast Screen Mirror is Broadcasting Your Screen bar in red at the top of your screen. Your iPhone is now casting to your chosen Chromecast device.

  7. To stop casting, select Stop Broadcast.

    The Start Broadcast and Stop Broadcast options highlighted in the Replica screen mirroring app for iPhone.
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