How to Use Twitch With Chromecast

Cast your favorite broadcasts to your TV

Using Chromecast is a convenient way to wirelessly send Twitch streams from one device, such as your smartphone or tablet, to your TV screen. Some smart TVs have Chromecast compatibility built-in, while others require the purchase of a Chromecast dongle. Here’s what you need to know about how to watch Twitch on TV using Chromecast.

Your TV’s menu system or manual should say whether it supports Chromecast streaming or not. If you're not sure, Google maintains a full compatibility list on it's Chromecast Wiki.

How to Cast Twitch to TV With Chromecast

Using Chromecast to stream media is fairly straightforward and requires very minimal setup beyond turning your devices on and making sure they’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi.

  1. Turn your Chromecast-compatible smart TV on. If you’re using a Chromecast dongle, make sure it’s plugged in.

    Playing a video game stream via Chromecast from the iOS Twitch app.
  2. Open Twitch on your Android or iOS smart device.

  3. Tap the Cast icon at the top of the app.

    The Cast icon looks like a TV screen with a broadcast signal coming out of it.

  4. Tap the name of your screen. The Cast icon should change to solid white when connected and your TV should show the message indicating it's ready to cast.

    A smart TV’s name will likely just be a series of letters and numbers while a Chromecast dongle will be named "Chromecast."

  5. Tap a Twitch stream within the Twitch app to have it automatically play on your TV.

You can also use your Twitch app to change livestreams and participate in Twitch chats or close the app entirely if you wish.

How to Cast Twitch to TV via Google Chrome

If you don’t have an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the Twitch app installed, you can also Twitch TV cast by using Google Chrome on your computer.

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer, go to the Twitch website, and begin watching a stream as usual.

    Twitch website in the Google Chrome web browser.

    Make sure that your computer and smart TV or Chromecast dongle are using the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Hover your mouse cursor over the video player so that several playback buttons appear, then click the Cast icon.

    Twitch website in the Google Chrome web browser.
  3. Click the name of your Chromecast dongle or smart TV.

    Twitch website in the Google Chrome web browser.
  4. The Twitch stream should begin playing on your TV. A blue Cast icon should appear within your Google Chrome toolbar.

    Twitch website in the Google Chrome web browser.

How to Watch Twitch on TV Without Chromecast

While Chromecast is a useful piece of technology used to watch a Twitch stream from phones and tablets on a bigger screen, it isn’t the only way to watch your favorite Twitch streamer on your TV.

Here are several alternatives to Twitch TV casting with Chromecast.