How to Cast Movies to Chromecast From Firefox

Get the extension installed and settle in with the popcorn

What To Know

  • Confirm that your Android and your Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • In the Firefox app, find the content you want to cast > tap the Cast icon > choose a device.
  • To cast from Firefox to Chromecast on another device, install an Android emulator.

This article explains how to cast from Mozilla Firefox on Android to a Google Chromecast streaming device.

How to Cast From Firefox on Android

The Firefox Android app supports Chromecast for some content. Follow these steps:

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

  2. Open the Firefox app and search for the content you would like to cast.

    Chromecast doesn't support all content. Google has a list of content that supports Chromecast.

  3. 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.

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

    Kitchen Display option in Send to Device on Firefox for Android
  5. Once the content starts to play on the receiving device, you'll see where it's casting and the option to pause/stop it on your Android device.

    Kitchen Display mode on Firefox for Android
  6. 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 Windows, macOS, and iOS supporting Firefox, these operating systems don't support the cast functionality. 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.

  • Is there a Chromecast add-on for Firefox?

    No. While there have been beta versions of Firefox extensions for Chromecast, there are no functional releases that allow casting from Firefox on desktops.

  • How do I install Firefox on my Chromecast?

    You can't install a web browser to your Chromecast, but there is a workaround. First, you'll need to have an up-to-date version of Chrome installed on another device you can connect to your Chromecast, and that they're both on the same Wi-Fi network. After that, cast the browser from your device to your Chromecast.

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