How to use Google Chromecast with your iPhone to stream videos, music, and more to a TV

Woman controls smart tv with phoneMaskot/Getty ImagesYour Chromecast is designed to connect to lots of devices, including iPhones.
  • You can connect a Chromecast to your iPhone using the Google Home app.
  • Once you’ve linked your streaming accounts to the Google Home app, you can control your Chromecast with your iPhone.
  • To connect your iPhone to the Chromecast, they’ll both need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
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Since its debut in 2013, Google has positioned its Chromecast as one of the most affordable and dynamic streaming devices on the market. Compatible with all sorts of devices, the Chromecast lets you stream movies, music, websites, and more on your TV.

If you’re looking to stream to a Chromecast from your iPhone, here’s how to set up and watch almost any content from your paired Apple and Google devices.

How to stream to Chromecast from an iPhone

The Google Home app for iPhone lets you link Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, HBO, and other popular streaming services and stream them using the Chromecast that’s plugged into your TV. Just make sure that every device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

1. With your Google Home app open on your iPhone, tap the Media icon.

Casting 1Abbey White/InsiderClick the media button to start casting.

2. Under the “Manage Your System” section, select whether you want to access available Music, Video, Podcast, or Radio services.

Casting 3Abbey White/InsiderSelect which media type you want to cast to your Chromecast.

3. In the list of available apps, tap “Link” under the service you want to add to your iPhone’s Google Home app.

Casting 3Abbey White/InsiderClick ‘Link’ under the streaming app you want to cast to your Chromecast.

4. In the confirmation box, tap “Link Account” to be brought to the service’s sign in page where you can enter your account username and password.

Casting 4Abbey White/InsiderClick ‘Link Account’ to link your streaming app with your Google Home app.

5. Once logged in, closeout of Google Home and tap the icon for the streaming service you just linked.

6. Select the media you want to play on your TV through your Chromecast device.

7. On your iPhone’s screen, locate the Google Chromecast “casting” icon, which may be located in various places depending on the app.

Casting 5Abbey White/InsiderTap the cast button in your streaming app.

8. Select the name of your Chromecast from the list of available Chromecast devices and begin watching.

Casting 6Abbey White/InsiderSelect the Chromecast device from the app list.

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