Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

by | Jan 2, 2019

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

Keyboards make it easy to go to specific sites and display specific content on your computer. Large screens make televisions shine in displaying content. Google Chromecast brings the two together.

If you have a Google Chromecast, this short tutorial will show you how to add a Chromecast button to your Chrome web browser making it easier to start streaming content from your laptop or desktop computer to your TV. Follow along:

Start the Chrome web browser

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

Left-click the Chrome menu button

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

Left-click on the Cast… menu item

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

At this point you can start streaming or you can continue following along to make it even easier to stream in the future.

After you left-click on the Cast… menu item, you’ll notice a Chromecast button on the Chrome toolbar.

Right-click the Chromecast button on the Chrome toolbar

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

Left-click Always show icon menu item

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

That’s it! In the future, you’ll only need to left-click the Chromecast button on your toolbar to start casting.

You can remove the Chromecast button by right-clicking the button and left-clicking the Always show icon menu item.

Note that this only works in the Chrome web browser.


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