AirServer® is the most advanced screen mirroring receiver for Mac. AirServer allows you to receive AirPlay and Google Cast streams, similar to an Apple TV or a Chromecast device, so you can stream content, cast or mirror your display from an iOS device, macOS, Windows, Android, Chromebook or any other AirPlay and Google Cast compatible device. Bringing in your Mac as an Input in Switcher Studio Opening Switcher Cast on your Mac. Launch Switcher Cast from your Applications folder or Spotlight Search. Your Mac's built-in camera (FaceTime HD), and main display will be listed as Sources, as well as any connected displays.
Want to cast the Mac screen to your 55″ HDTV? Obviously, you could do it with an HDMI cable, however, things get real mess with those wires lying around. In case you have the Chromecast in your possession, there’s an easier way to mirror Mac screen to your TV.
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Google Chrome is a perfect companion to Chromecast. With the cast feature native to Chrome, Google has made it even simpler to Cast Mac Screen to Chromecast. No matter you want to cast a particular tab or your entire Mac Desktop, you are in for a treat. However, other browsers like Mozilla Firefox are left in the cold.
How to Cast a Browser Tab from Mac to Chromecast:
Before you proceed, make sure your preferred browser is Google Chrome. Chromecast is native to Google, and it has done its part to ensure that users are locked into Chrome.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and head over to the website you want to cast on a big TV screen. Also, make sure both your Mac and Chromecast device are on the same WiFi network.
Tap the Chrome Menu (yes, the three vertical-dot icons at the top right corner of the browser screen).
Step 2: From the Chrome Menu, tap on Cast and allow Google Chrome to locate the Chromecast device on your network.
Once, Chrome has done searching the Chromecast device on your network, it’ll show up on the screen.
Step 3: Tap on your device name, and you’ll be perplexed to see how easily the Chrome tab has been cast to your TV.
If you wish to stop casting the tab, anytime tap on Stop and Chrome will stop casting the screen to your TV.
How to Mirror Mac Desktop to Chromecast:
If you wish to cast the entire Mac desktop to Chromecast, steps remain more or less the same.
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Step 1: Head over to Google Chrome and tap on the Chrome Menu. This time, you don’t have to launch any particular website. Just tap on Cast.
Step 2: Please wait, while Chrome identifies the Chromecast device on your network. Once it’s there on the list, tap on it.
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Step 3: Next, tap the back arrow and click on Cast to drop down.
Under Share Your Screen, tap on Cast desktop, Select your Chromecast device and finally tap on Cast.
Step 4: From the subsequent window, tap on Share and you’ll see the entire Mac desktop being cast to your Chromecast device.
How to Cast Supported Video Streaming Services to Chromecast:
Services like Netflix and YouTube are Chromecast friendly. They provide native support to Chromecast, thereby, streaming videos is like a cake walk. For demonstration purpose, I am showing you how to cast YouTube videos from Mac to Chromecast. Rest assured, steps remain the same for any other Chromecast compatible video service.
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Step 1: Head over to YouTube and launch the video you want to cast from your Mac. Make sure, you are doing it from Chrome only.
Step 2: Next, below the end of timeline slider, you’ll see the Cast icon. Obviously, your TV should be connected to Chromecast before you see this icon.
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Tap on Cast and you’ll instantly see the video playing on your TV.
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