How to Use Chromecast on Firefox to Cast Movies to Your TV

Get the extension installed and settle in with the popcorn

What To Know

  • To enable casting: Connect to the same Wi-Fi as the Chromecast. Enter about:config in the URL, and set browser.casting.enabled to true.
  • To cast content: Tap the Cast icon on the video. Choose the device to cast to.

This article explains how to cast from Mozilla Firefox on Android to a Google Chromecast streaming device. This procedure works great on Android; however, not all operating systems support casting.

How to Cast From Firefox on Android

  1. Ensure your Android device is connected to the same Wi-fi network as your Chromecast.

  2. In the URL bar, type "about:config" and press Enter. Make sure that browser.casting.enabled is set to true.

    browser.casting.enabled on Android Firefox app
  3. Search for the content you would like to cast.

    Not all content is supported by the Chromecast, therefore, you have to ensure the content you want to cast is supported.

  4. Once you've found your content, tap the Cast icon in the video player for the content you're playing.

    Casting button in Firefox for Android

    If the Cast icon is not in the video, it might be next to the URL next to Firefox's home icon.

  5. Tap the device you'd like to cast your content to.

    Kitchen Display option in Send to Device on Firefox for Android
  6. Once the content starts to play on the receiving device, on your Android device you'll see where it is cast to, as well as the option to pause/stop it.

    Kitchen Display mode on Firefox for Android
  7. Enjoy from your content using Firefox on your Android device

How to Cast From Firefox on Windows, macOS, and iOS

You'll have to use a workaround for this to work. Despite Firefox being supported on Windows, macOS, and iOS the cast functionality is not supported on these operating systems. However, you can always use an Android emulator to run a virtual Android device on your Windows or Mac device. Once you have set up the Android device on the emulator you can proceed with the steps above.

Make sure the Android device is connected to the same network as your Google Chromecast device.

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