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How to use Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) on Sony's Google TV™ or Android TV™

    Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) lets you watch your favorite entertainment and apps from your mobile device or computer on your Google TV or Android TV.
    Note: To learn more about Chromecast built-in, visit the Official Chromecast built-in website.

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    Before you start

    • Make sure the TV and mobile device or computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
    • The Chromecast-enabled (Google Cast-enabled) app of the TV and the mobile device or computer must be running the latest software versions.
    • For a mobile device, the Chromecast built-in function will only work if an Android device has the Android 2.3 version or later, or if an Apple iOS device has iOS 7.0 version or later.
    • For a computer, the computer must meet the minimum system requirements.

    How to cast using the mobile device

    You can check the detailed instructions in the following video


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    Follow the steps below when casting photos, movies, or music from a Chromecast-enabled app on an Android or an Apple iOS mobile device to the TV.

    1. Launch the Chromecast-enabled app on the mobile device.
    2. On the app screen, tap the Chromecast built-in icon.

    3. Select the TV model.
    4. Tap Play to start playback. The content will begin to play on the selected TV.

    Note: With an Android mobile device, you can show a Chrome tab or your screen on the TV. For more details, refer to the Cast a Chrome tab on your TV website.

    How to cast using the computer

    You can wirelessly display the screen on the television using Google Chrome:

    1. Connect to your computer same Wi-Fi network as the television.
    2. Open the Chrome browser.
    3. On the right side of the browser screen click the Settings icon, select Cast.
    4. On the Cast tab select Television Available to connect the TV wirelessly.

      Note: If the TV shows the entire the computer screen instead of just the browser screen, on the Cast tab, click Source, and then select Cast desktop.

    Notes:

    • If the Google Chrome browser is not installed on the computer, you will need to install it before attempting this procedure.
    • Update your Google Chrome browser if needed.
    • The browser specifications are subject to change without notice.
    • It is not possible to watch paid video streaming service via Cast.
    • Depending on the content type, some video playback may not be compatible with Cast.

    Troubleshooting

    If the Chromecast built-in function does not work, refer to the article Casting from mobile devices or computers to the TV fails.