Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, face-to-face meetings have been postponed and video conferences have become the wave of the future.
With the majority of the world’s workforce transitioning to a “work from home” setup, Zoom became the go-to video conferencing platform. True enough, more than 300 million people worldwide rely on Zoom for work, distance learning, and staying connected with friends and family.
Zoom’s flexible tech features and the ability to hold large conferences with up to 1,000 participants, it’s only logical that users cast their meetings on a larger screen.
Zoom is available on Windows and Mac OS computers as well as Android and iOS devices.
Using a Chromecast device is one of the most popular ways to cast Zoom meetings onto your TV from a computer, smartphone, or tablet:
- Use Google Chrome to Chromecast Zoom from a Mac or Windows PC.
- Use the Screencast function on the Android and the Streamer for Chromecast app on iOS to Chromecast Zoom.
In this article, learn how to Chromecast Zoom to your TV using a PC. smartphone, or tablet. We have articles that cover other chat apps, eg How to Enable Camera on Omegle and will add more as we write them.
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How to connect Zoom to TV with Chromecast
The use of video conferences is becoming more expansive than ever. It only makes sense that Zoom developed a lot of ways to cast the application onto a different screen from various devices.
You can cast Zoom to your TV using streaming devices like Roku and Chromecast. You can also use AirPlay to stream Zoom from Apple devices.
However, from our experience, the easiest and most fool-proof way to cast Zoom is with a Chromecast device.
To get started, make sure that you have a Zoom account set up. You will also need to setup Chromecast on your TV.
Set up Chromecast on your TV
One of the best ways to cast Zoom to your TV is with a Chromecast device. It’s relatively expensive and you can use it to cast videos and movies from a wide range of streaming platforms and media players.
For the purpose of future-proofing, we recommend that you invest in the latest model of the Google Chromecast. Getting an older model will likely lead to compatibility issues. It will also be difficult to repair older Chromecast devices since the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations are discontinued.
The Chromecast with Google TV supports various applications and it isn’t likely to experience any technical issues with Zoom. This version also comes with voice control, making it super intuitive to use.
Here’s how to set up your Chromecast on your TV:
- Plugin Chromecast to a power outlet using a USB cord and an adapter. Connect Chromecast to your Smart TV via the HDMI port.
- Press the power button on your TV remote. Then press the source or input button. To configure your TV, choose the HDMI port with the Chromecast device.
- Connect your TV to a stable WiFi network. Make sure to connect it to the same network as your source device.
Ways to Chromecast Zoom
As mentioned, there are various ways to cast a Zoom meeting to your TV using Chromecast. Moving on, make sure that your chosen source device is compatible with Zoom.
When you Chromecast Zoom from your device, the audio source will most likely be the source device. If that’s an issue, connect Bluetooth speakers or headphones to your source device to improve communication quality.
How to Chromecast Zoom to TV with Windows or Mac
Unfortunately, the Zoom Cloud meeting app doesn’t have a default Cast function. Since Chromecast is a Google product, you need to use Google Chrome to cast your Zoom meeting.
Windows users need their PC or laptop to run on Windows 7/8/10/11 to support Zoom meetings. Mac users need to update to macOS 10.9 or later.
Meanwhile, processor and RAM minimum and recommended specifications are as follows:
Single Core 1Ghz or HIgher
Recommended: Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher
6Gb or Higher
Here’s how to cast Zoom using Chromecast:
- Sign in to your Zoom account using the Zoom Cloud Meeting app. Launch or Join a meeting as normal.
- Click the three-dot icon (settings) on the upper right-hand corner of Google Chrome. Select Cast from the dropdown menu. A cast tab will open with a list of sources. Select your Chromecast device then click Cast > Share. You can choose to share your entire desktop or just the Zoom app.
if it doesn’t work and you get an error when you click the cast button, please read our article on Chromecast Only Available For Specific Video Sites which is the most common error.
Note: If you leave screen-sharing enabled on your Mac and go to another app, then you will be shown a “Your Screen is Being Observed” notification.
How to Chromecast Zoom to TV with Android
While the Zoom app for Android doesn’t have a default cast function, you can use the device’s built-in Screen Cast function to Chromecast Zoom.
- Pull down the Notification Panel and tap Screen Cast. Choose your Chromecast device from the list.
- Launch or Join a meeting as normal on your Zoom mobile app. The meeting should appear on your TV.
How to Chromecast Zoom to TV with iOS
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users need to download the third-party app, Streamer for Chromecast, to cast Zoom onto a TV:
- Launch the Streamer for Chromecast app and tap the Cast icon.
- Under the Connect to Chromecast tab, select your device and tap Connect.
- From the list, tap Screen Cast > Start Mirroring > Start Broadcasting.
- Open the Zoom app and launch or join a meeting. The Zoom meeting should appear on your TV.
As Zoom meetings are getting more complex, users are looking for ways to project large meetings onto a bigger screen.
A Chromecast device is one of the most affordable and hassle-free ways to Chromecast Zoom meetings to a TV from a PC, smartphone, or tablet.
Cast Zoom to Chrome from your Windows or Mac computer using Google Chrome. Simply click the Cast button under settings and launch your Zoom meeting to start mirroring.
For Android users, use the built-in Screen Cast function on your device to Chromecast Zoom onto your TV.
Meanwhile, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users need to download a Chromecast Streamer third-party app to successfully Chromecast Zoom meetings onto a TV.