How to Chromecast Windows Media Player to TV?

How does it feel if we say that you can easily cast a windows media player to your TV by using Google Chromecast? Yes, you heard that right!

Windows Media Player (WMP) is a standard media player developed by Microsoft stakeholders for all Windows PCs.

With this application, you can easily access any media (photos, videos, music files, etc.) stored on your local drive, CD, or external drive.

It is compatible with Microsoft, so it only supports devices based on the Windows operating system.

There are several ways to watch movies or other media files on your PC on TV. However, Chromecast device users can do this with Windows Media Player.

Windows Media Player is not a supported Chromecast application, but you can enjoy it using your PC’s Chrome browser.

Today in this article we will explain you How to Chromecast windows media player to the TV.

Follow the below guide step by step to easily Chromecast WPM and enjoy uninterrupted audio and video files.

How to chromecast windows media player to tv?

Part1: Install Windows Media Player on Windows

Usually, all Windows devices use Windows Media Player as their default media player. However, if you delete or lose it for any reason, you can easily reinstall Windows Media Player on Windows. If you already have it you can skip this part and go to Step II.

Step 1: Go to the settings by pressing the Windows logo key + shortcut IN keyboard. You can also right-click the Windows icon> go to the option search > type Settings to open it.

Windows settings

Step 2: Under the Settings, go to the option Apps.

Windows apps

Step 3: Then, from the list select Apps and Features.

Apps and features

Step 4: Now, go to the Optional feature option present on the right side.

Step 5: On the Manage Optional Features screen, go to the + Add Features icon.

Optional features

Step 6: A list of Add optional features appears on the screen. Just scroll down and hit on the Windows Media Player or use the search box to install it.

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Step 7: After selecting Windows Media Player, it expands with the additional information on the screen> Hit the Install button. Now, the Windows Media Player option disappears from the Options Features screen.

 Windows Media Player installation

Step 8: Clicking the back icon takes you to the optional features screen. Here you can track the installation process.

 Windows Media Player features

Step 9: After successful installation, you can use Windows Media Player on your desktop.

Step 10: Now, close all windows and start Windows Media Player. You can find Windows Media Player in the recently added section as well.

Step 11: Tap it to launch WPM.

Part2: Chromecast Windows Media Player to TV

It’s time to get ready for a safe and efficient installation between Chromecast and Windows Media Player.

From here, you must use the Chrome browser to mirror the WMP screen on your TV through your Chromecast device.

Chrome browser acts as a bridge between Windows Media Player and Chromecast devices and displays the screen from desktop to TV.

Step 1: To set up a Chromecast, connect Google Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port.

Step 2: Make sure your desktop and Chromecast are linked to a similar WiFi network.

Step 3: Open your updated Google Chrome Browser on your PC.

Step 4: Sign in with your email id and password.

Step 5: Click the three dots present at the top right of your screen.

Step 6: Go to the option Cast among the list.

Go to cast option

Step 7: Once you hit the Cast option, it starts searching nearby available devices.

Step 8: Tap on the Source drop-down button and choose the Cast Desktop option from the list.

 cast desktop

Step 9: Select your Chromecast device.

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Step 11: You will now see a pop-up window sending the entire screen.

Step 12: Select the option Share by clicking on the screen.

Share entire screen

Step 13: Now, launch and run Window Media Player and play any of your favorite videos.

Step 14: If you follow all of the above instructions correctly, the video played in Windows Media Player on your computer using Windows Media Player will be streamed on the TV connected to the Chromecast. It’s done, enjoy your favorite content on the big screen.

Chromecast Window Media Player to the TV bugs and fixes

Troubleshoot Hardware and Device

This allows you to fix some hardware and device errors, including casting problems in Windows.This method may not solve the problem of Cast to Device, but it is worth a try.

Step 1: Go to the Start> Go to the Settings> Select Update & Security> Hit option Troubleshoot.

Run troubleshooter

Step 2: Now browse option Hardware and Devices> Select Run the troubleshooter.

Step 3: It will detect bugs and fix them if any.

Configure Windows Media Player streaming permissions

Many users claimed that resetting streaming rights in Windows Media Player may fix an issue where the casting screen from the Windows 10 device is not working properly. This adjusts the player settings to stream media as needed.

Step 1: Open Windows Media Player by entering in the search box.

Step 2: Select Stream> Select option Allow Internet access to home media and hit ok.

Step 3: Now again go to Stream> Go to Turn on media streaming and confirm it.

Turn on media streaming

Step 4: Go back to the main window, mark the option Automatically allow devices to play my media.

Configure Network Setting

To search for other devices on your computer, you need to enable network discovery.

To do this,

Step 1: Go to Start> Go to Settings> Select Network & Internet> Go to Status.

Step 2: Select Network and Sharing Center> Choose Change advanced sharing settings.

Change advanced sharing settings

Step 3: Mark options 1.Turn on network discovery, 2.Turn on file and printer sharing.

Advanced sharing settings

Step 4: Save the changes and try to cast again.

Why Windows Media Player (WMP)?

  • It has advanced features such as creating playlists and synchronizing with external devices and provides an interface to download free media and purchase multimedia online.
  • Windows Media Player copies a CD to your computer’s hard drive, or uses it to burn a CD or DVD and sync your files with a portable device (such as an MP3 player).
  • The Media Guide option lets you search music on the Internet, movies, TV sites, and radio. It is free and ideal for Windows users.
  • Windows Media Player is a complete player that can play audio CDs, audio files, DVDs, and videos and play specific audio and video directly from the Internet.
  • It is very user-friendly.
  • Windows Media Player automatically downloads all the information from the CD you want to rip and imports it as an MP3 file. Files include an album title, artist name, song title, year, etc.

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That’s it! We have explained how to Chromecast Window Media Player to the TV.

Install the latest version of Google Chrome browser and Chromecast device. Start enjoying your favorite movies from your desktop to your TV through the Chromecast.

Compared to other methods, the Windows Media Player Chromecast method is very simple.

Follow the steps above to Chromecast Windows Media Player on your TV. Windows Media Player does not have a built-in version, so you need to use the method described above to perform the casting.

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