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Cast DVD to Chromecast: How to Stream DVD from PC/Mac to TV via Chromecast

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:26:07 • Proven solutions

“How do I stream DVDs from a computer to a TV using Chromecast?”

If you love enjoying movies, videos, and other content on the big TV screen, then Google Chromecast is one of the simplest and the most convenient ways. This device from Google facilitates casting content from PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet, and Chromebook. Using this device, you can directly cast the screen without any file transfer. So if you do not have a DVD player, you can stream DVD to Chromecast compatible format and enjoy videos on the TV screen.

Part 1. How to Stream DVD to the TV via Chromecast

In order to cast DVDs to Chromecast, you need to first convert your DVD files to Chromecast compatible formats like MP4, WebM and others. Before talking about the streaming process, knowing in detail about the device is important.

Google Chromecast is a device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and allows streaming shows, games, movies, and other content. The device is compatible working with iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows PC, Mac, and Chromebook. After Chromecast is connected, your devices work like a remote and allow you to have control on your TV from anywhere at home. The device allows streaming through all popular apps, including big names like YouTube, Netflix, WatchESPN, Google Play, HBO GO, Pandora, and others. Chromecast allows casting local files with the Google Cast browser extension, but DVDs are directly not supported. Thus to cast the disc, you first need to convert the DVD to formats supported by the device.

What you need before streaming DVD to the TV via Chromecast:

Before you start to play Chromecast DVDs from the laptop, make sure to arrange for the following essentials for preventing any hassles.

  • A Google Chromecast device.
  • DVD that you want to cast to the TV.
  • TV where you want to cast your DVD.
  • PC with installed video converter software for converting your DVDs to Chromecast supported formats.

Steps on Stream DVD to the TV from PC via Chromecast:

Step 1 Open Wondershare DVD to TV Converter and load DVD files.

Launch UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) on your PC. Next, you need to add DVD files to the main interface for which insert the desired DVD into your system and select the Load DVD from the Convert tab. From the drop-down menu, select the inserted DVD and files. If your DVD files are already present on your PC, add them by hitting +Add Files.

load DVD files to the DVD to TV converter

Step 2 Select Chromecast compatible format.

After the files are added, convert them to a format that is compatible with playing on Chromecast. From the drop-down menu beside Output Format, select MP4 and the related resolution from the Video tab as the output format.

Select Chromecast compatible format

Step 3 Convert DVD to Chromecast format.

At the File Location tab, select the location on PC where you want to save the DVD converted files. Click Start All to start the process of converting DVD files.

Part 2. Where to Get Chromecast or Chromecast Alternatives

Digital Media Players have reached a whole new level with the launch of different media streaming devices. Google Chromecast is undoubtedly the best in its category, but there are other alternatives to the device that are decent enough. Some of these alternatives are Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, and others. If Chromecast is not available in your area or you are planning to go for its alternatives because of any reason, the below information will be useful for you.

1. Google Chromecast

Product by Google, Chromecast is an excellent media streaming device that allows different streaming media through PC, smartphone, Chromebook, and other devices to your TV. An array of applications is supported by the device, including YouTube, Netflix, and many others. Chromecast also supports online upgrade without any need for an app or a driver.

2. Roku Streaming Stick

Roku Streaming Stick is a powerful media streaming device that comes with a voice remote, TV power, and volume keys. The stick with its power cord simply plugs into the back of your TV and offers clutter and free settings. The stick comes with a huge collection of free as well as paid channels where you can enjoy original TV series, movies, news, sports, and other content.

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3. Apple TV (4th Generation) 32GB

iOS devices have been a hot favorite among tech-savvy people, and Apple TV is no exception to this. Developed by Apple Inc, the device works as a digital media player and a micro-console. Apple TV facilitates receiving digital data from different sources and then streams them to the capable TV set. It is an HDMI compliant source and can only be controlled externally as it does not have any integrated controls. Additional features include 1080o HD quality video, an A8 chip, Siri remote with voice search, Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound, and others.

4. Amazon Fire Stick

Amazon Fire Stick is an HDMI-port plug-in device that offers lots of features and functions of the larger Fire TV. Using the stick, you get access to huge content from channels and popular apps like Hulu, HBO, Netflix, Prime Video, and others. Using the stick, you can launch as well as control the content with Alexa Voice Remote.

5. Samsung All-Share Cast Hub

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub allows mirroring the screen of your device on your HDTV. This media streaming device besides streaming files from your tablet or smartphone also allows casting presentations on your official set-up. The device needs a Samsung supported device that can be a smartphone or a tablet. WiFi connection or HDMI cable can be used for media streaming to HDTV.

6. PiCast

If you want to go for open-source alternatives to media streaming devices, then PiCast is an apt choice. For this method to work, you would need Raspberry Pi, which you need to configure. PiCast can be used with multiple platforms, and it relies on an Ethernet connection and is thus very reliable. The PiCast app is updated regularly for adding the latest features. The Raspberry Pi3 starter kit includes Pi3 Model B Quad Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM and features Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.

Cast DVD to Chromecast using Wondershare UniConverter by converting it to Chromecast compatible format now.

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