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Easy Ways on How to Chromecast from iPhone to TV in 2023

Easy Ways on How to Chromecast from iPhone to TV in 2023

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Wondering how to cast on Chromecast from iPhone? Unlike AirPlay, the iPhone does not allow you to connect to your TV via Chromecast. However, there are several ways to Chromecast from your iPhone. Follow this simple guide to learn more.

How to Set Up a Chromecast

With the Google Home app, you can easily set up a Chromecast using your iPhone. Here are a few things that you need to check before setting up your Chromecast:

  • Ensure you’ve turned on Bluetooth on your iPhone.
  • Your iPhone should be on Wi-Fi with an active internet connection.
  • Don’t use the cellular data on your iPhone to set up Chromecast.

Once ready, follow these simple instructions to set up your Chromecast using the iPhone:

  1. Plug in the Chromecast to your TV.
  2. Download and install the Google Home app on your iPhone.Download the Google Home app from the App Store
  3. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  4. Scroll down and select Google Home.Select Google Home from the iPhone's Settings
  5. Turn on the toggles next to Bluetooth and Local Network.Enable Bluetooth and Local Network access to the Google Home app in Settings
  6. Open the Google Home app and tap the Plus (+) icon in the top left corner.Tap the Plus button in the Google Home app
  7. Choose the Set up device option from the listed options.Tap the Set up device option
  8. Select New devices on the next screen.Select the New Device option on the Set up a device screen
  9. Choose your home when prompted and hit Next. Your iPhone will start looking for nearby devices.Choose your Home and hit the Next option
  10. Select Next when your iPhone finds your Chromecast.Tap Next when the Google Home app finds your Chromecast
  11. Tap Yes when the code appears, and you should see the same code on TV.Tap Yes when the code appears in the Google Home app and match it with your Chromecast's code shown on the TV
  12. Tap the Yes, I’m in option or the No, thanks option, depending on your preference.Tap Yes I'm in or No, Thanks as your preference with the Help improve Chromecast screen
  13. Choose where you put the device and tap Next.Choose where you put the device and tap the Next button
  14. Select the Wi-Fi network you’d like to use and tap Next.Choose your Wi-Fi network for Chromecast and hit the Next button
  15. Tap Continue on the Linking your Chromecast screen.Tap Continue on the Linking your Chromecast screen
  16. Hit Next and then Continue on the following screens.Hit Next and then Continue in the final setup screens
  17. Tap Skip Tutorial and then Finish Tutorial to finish the tutorial and setup.Tap Skip Tutorial and then Finish Tutorial to finish the tutorial and setup

Once you finish the setup, you’ll return to the home screen of Google Home.

How to Cast iPhone to TV Using the Google Home App

Once done with the Chromecast setup through the Google Home app, you can start casting from your iPhone. The Google Home app has Google Assistant built-in, which you can use to play media from apps like YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, and more.

Follow these steps to learn how to use the Google Home app to cast from iPhone:

  1. Open the Google Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Google Assistant (Mic) icon, and Google Assistant will appear. Choose Yes if asked for microphone access.Tap the Google Assistant button in the Google Home app
  3. Hit the Google Assistant pop-up and start typing. Whatever you write, always add on Chromecast at the end.Tap on the Google Assistant popup to bring up the keyboard and type the search query
  4. Once typed, hit the Search button on the on-screen keyboard. Your Chromecast should start playing the desired media.Type your query with on Chromecast in the end and hit the Search button
  5. You can control the media from the Google Home app and select Stop Casting to stop the Chromecast from casting. There are other options, like the Open app, if you want to open the app for more control.Control your casting from the Google Home app with media controls and hit Stop Casting when done

For instance, if you want to play a particular Netflix show like Wednesday, you can type, “play Wednesday on Netflix on Chromecast”. Similarly, if you want to play an MKBHD video, you can type, “Play MKBHD on YouTube on Chromecast”. You can be more specific if you want to play a particular YouTube video.

Can You Screen Share iPhone to Chromecast?

Again, Apple doesn’t let you screen share your iPhone to a Chromecast directly when you want to screen mirror. In the same way, you can’t use the Google Home app for Chromecast iPhone mirroring. If you’re wondering how to mirror iPhone to Chromecast, you need not worry about it. You can mirror the iPhone’s screen to Chromecast with some third-party apps like DoCast.

1. DoCast

DoCast is an iOS app designed exclusively for Chromecast devices and TVs equipped with built-in Chromecast technology, which includes Android TVs. With just a few simple taps, you can connect to your Chromecast, set the video quality to high-definition, and instantly cast your iPhone’s screen onto your television while enjoying the lowest latency.

DoCast QR code

Here is how to cast iPhone to TV using DoCast:

  1. Go to the App Store and download DoCast.Download DoCast from the App Store on your iPhone
  2. Launch the app and wait for it to detect your Chromecast. When it does, tap on it to connect. Chromecast device on the DoCast app
  3. Select Photos or Videos.The Main menu of the DoCast app
  4. Choose the quality for the cast – you can choose high definition by tapping the circle at the end.Casting settings in the DoCast app
  5. Tap on a photo or video you want to stream from your gallery so you can cast iPhone to Chromecast.

So, that’s how to cast on Chromecast from iPhone with DoCast. If you want, you can also share your screen using the Mirror option. That way, you can watch content from other apps on your TV.

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2. Replica

The Replica app lets you connect your iPhone to Chromecast with ease. It has a minimal and no-brainer interface that supports all Chromecast-enabled devices alongside Tesla. The best part about this app is that it has almost no noticeable latency in high definition.

Follow these instructions to use the Replica app to stream web content from iPhone to Chromecast:

  1. Download the Replica app on your iPhone.Download the Replica app from the App Store
  2. Open the app and allow all the necessary permissions.
  3. Select your Chromecast from the list of devices on the app’s home screen.Select Chromecast device from the listed options
  4. Tap the Web Browser option.Select the Web Browser option after selecting the Chromecast
  5. Press the Close (X) button on the top-right corner after 10 seconds in the upgrade prompt.Tap the Close button on the Upgrade to Premium popup
  6. Go to your favorite website from Replica’s web browser. For instance, you can go to YouTube.Go to your favorite site from the address bar in the Replica app
  7. Select any video you want to watch. A Video Found pop-up should appear automatically.
  8. Tap the Send option at the bottom of the screen. The video should start playing on Chromecast. A screen with media controls will also pop up to control the video.Select any video of your choice and hit the Send button at the bottom in the Replica app

You can also cast media from your iPhone to Chromecast using this app. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Open the Replica app on your iPhone.
  2. Select your Chromecast from the list of devices on the app’s home screen.Select Chromecast device from the listed options
  3. Tap the Gallery option.Tap the Gallery option in the Replica app after selecting your Chromecast
  4. Choose Allow Access to All Photos when prompted.
  5. Select the photo or video you want to cast to Chromecast.Select the image you want to cast from the Gallery in the Replica app

The photo/video will start casting to the Chromecast, and you can tap on different photos or videos to change them. Moreover, you can use Replica to iPhone mirror to Chromecast. Replica offers a free 7-day trial to test the app, and after that, you can go for the Premium version, which would cost you $29.99/year or $2.99/month.

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3. SmartTV Cast: Screen Mirroring

The SmartTV Cast app casts your iPhone’s media and files, IPTV channels, and more. It supports all Chromecasts, Smart TVs, Roku, Fire TVs, and other devices. The app has a beautiful and straightforward interface that lets you cast easily. Furthermore, you can also use this app for Chromecast iPhone Mirroring.

Follow these simple steps to cast web content from iPhone to Chromecast:

  1. Download the SmartTV Cast app on your iPhone.Download the SmartTV Cast app from the App Store
  2. Launch it, go through the setup, and provide it with the necessary permissions.
  3. Tap the Connect a Device option on the top.Tap the Connect to device option at the top in SmartTV Cast app
  4. Select your Chromecast device from the provided devices list, and hit Done.Select the Chromecast from the listed device and hit Done
  5. Go to the Web tab at the bottom, and tap the YouTube button. You can also enter your favorite website in the Search website field.Tap the Web tab at the bottom and then the YouTube option
  6. Select any video of your choice and tap the Cast Video button at the bottom. Tap the video of your choice.Select the Send video option and then choose the video of your choice to cast

The video will start playing and show display media controls. You can swipe down the controls and hit the Close (X) option to stop the video from casting.

Similarly, you can also cast your iPhone’s media to the Chromecast if you follow these instructions:

  1. Open the SmartTV Cast app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Connect a Device on the top.Tap the Connect to device option at the top in SmartTV Cast app
  3. Select your Chromecast device from the list.Select the Chromecast from the listed device and hit Done
  4. Select the Media tab at the bottom of the screen.Select the Media tab from the bottom in the SmartTV Cast app
  5. Choose the Photos option to cast photos or the Videos option for casting videos to Chromecast.Tap Photos or Videos depending on what you want to cast
  6. Choose Allow Access to All Photos when prompted.
  7. Select the photo or video you want to cast to the Chromecast.Select the photo or video you want to cast

The photos/videos will start playing on your Chromecast, and you can change them by tapping on the other photos/videos. SmartTV Cast is free to download, but getting the Premium version is mandatory to cast anything to your Chromecast, and it’ll cost you $19.99/year or $1.99/month.

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4. Video Cast & TV Mirror Share

The Video Cast & TV Mirror Share app lets you cast photos and media from your iPhone to your Chromecast. It’s a straightforward app with minimum clutter. The app also supports casting websites, IPTV channels, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Photos, and iPhone screen mirroring and has a built-in whiteboard tool.

Here’s how to use the app to cast iPhone to Chromecast:

  1. Download the Video Cast & TV Mirror Share app on your iPhone.Download the Screen Mirroring app from the App Store
  2. Open the app and go through the setup while allowing it the required permissions.
  3. Tap the Cast button on the top left.Tap the Cast option on top right in the Video Cast app
  4. Select your Chromecast from the listed devices.Select your Chromecast device in the Video Cast app
  5. Go back, select the Browser, and go to your preferred website. Alternatively, you can tap the YouTube option instead of the Browser for streaming YouTube.Select the Browser option after connecting to the Chromecast
  6. Once a video starts playing, tap the Video Detected button on the bottom and choose the detected video from the options.Select the video detected option and tap the detected video to cast it in the Video Cast app

The video will play on your Chromecast, and the app will show you the media controls for the video.

Similarly, here’s how you can use this app to cast photos and videos from your iPhone to the Chromecast:

  1. Open the Video Cast app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Cast button on the top left.tap cast on top right in the screen mirroring app
  3. Select your Chromecast device from the list.Select your Chromecast device in the Video Cast app
  4. Come back and tap the Media option.Select the Media option after connecting to the Chromecast
  5. Tap Allow Access to All Photos when prompted.
  6. Select any photo/video to cast from your Chromecast.Select photo or video to cast through the Video Cast app

The photos and videos you selected will start playing on the Chromecast, and you can scroll through them individually. Video Cast & TV Mirror Share is free, but most features require a Premium subscription. The Premium subscription will cost you $19.99/year to unlock all the features.

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Having Problems? Reset Your Chromecast

Sometimes you might face issues with Chromecast, like Wi-Fi, casting, and other issues. In such cases, your best option is to reset your Chromecast. A simple reset may resolve many problems with your Chromecast. There are two ways to reset your Chromecast: physically and using Google Home.

Follow these steps to reset your Chromecast from your iPhone using the Google Home app:

  1. Open the Google Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the connected Chromecast device.Select the connected Chromecast in the Google Home app
  3. Hit the Settings (Gear) icon on the top left.Tap the Settings icon to access Chromecast settings
  4. Tap the three-dot menu on the top left and select Factory Reset.Go to the Menu in Chromecast settings and select the Factory Reset option
  5. Select Reset when you receive the confirmation prompt.Tap the Reset option in the confirmation prompt

Similarly, follow these instructions to physically reset your Chromecast if it doesn’t connect to your iPhone:

  1. Press and hold the reset button on your Chromecast.
  2. Once the indicating light turns white, unplug the USB cable from Chromecast.
  3. Wait for 30 seconds, and plug the cable back into Chromecast.

Your Chromecast will reset irrespective of your chosen method, and you’ll get to the Chromecast setup screen. You can then set up your Chromecast using your iPhone as usual. Check more reasons why your iPhone won’t connect to Chromecast and how to fix it.

Conclusion

We’ve suggested several methods you can use to Chromecast from iPhone to a TV. You can use any of the methods depending on your needs, but we recommend using Google Home to set up your Chromecast and using third-party apps like DoCast for the actual casting. At the end of the day, it’s all about watching your favorite content with your friends and family on a bigger screen.

FAQ

No, you can’t use AirPlay to Chromecast from your iPhone. Chromecast and AirPlay are two completely different technologies. AirPlay is Apple’s proprietary casting technology and doesn’t work with Google’s Chromecast.
Apple doesn’t allow iPhones to connect to your Chromecast directly. However, you can use the Google Home app and some third-party apps to set up and cast your iPhone to Chromecast.
If you want to know how to mirror iPhone on Chromecast, you can use AirPlay if your TV is AirPlay-enabled. If not, you can use an app like DoCast to let your iPhone mirror to Chromecast.
Many people wonder the following: “How to Chromecast from my iPhone?” The answer is simple: use a casting app like DoCast.
Sajid is an Electronics and Communications Engineering graduate who loves writing about tech. He's primarily interested in writing about Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. When he's not writing, you'll find him watching Anime or Marvel.
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