How to cast Google Meet video conferences to your TV with Chromecast

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(Pocket-lint) - Those of you who usage Google Meet to video league tin present formed your meetings to a large screen. Google Meet has added enactment for Chromecast, enabling you to formed contented from your instrumentality to TVs utilizing Chromecast, Android TVs, oregon astute displays.

"We admit that galore schools are moving to distance/remote learning, and we wanted to enactment this caller learning situation for teachers and students," explained Google. "Meet connected Chromecast volition fto you big oregon articulation meetings giving you the accidental to link with classmates, collaborate connected projects, and adjacent be lectures."

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How to formed Google Meet to the TV from a computer

If you'd similar to usage a antithetic surface for Google Meet than your computer, you tin formed to your Chromecast and cast-enabled TVs, oregon cast-enabled devices specified arsenic Android TVs, TV dongles and astute displays. With this functionality, you'll inactive beryllium utilizing the camera, microphone, and audio from your computer, but you’ll besides spot your gathering connected the larger screen.

This uses integrated casting functionality wrong Meet successful a Chrome browser. If you privation to formed Meet from a smartphone, truthful the instuctions beneath the adjacent section. 

What you need

  • TV with a connected Chromecast, a cast-enabled TV, oregon a Cast-enabled display.
  • A computer
  • Google account

Supported Chromecast models see second-generation Chromecasts and later, truthful that includes the Chromecast with Google TV. You'll person to person the Chromecast connected and setup which is elemental - conscionable plug it successful and travel the instructions. 

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Start casting

You tin commencement casting earlier you articulation a gathering oregon anytime during a meeting. To formed your Google Meet to the TV, update to the latest mentation of Chrome, past unfastened the gathering successful Chrome, and look for the "cast this meeting" enactment either some earlier oregon during a meeting.

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Before you join

  1. Open your meeting.
  2. Select Cast this meeting.
  3. In the Cast tab, prime the Cast-enabled instrumentality you privation to use.

During a meeting

  1. In the bottommost right, prime the three-dot paper > Cast this meeting.
  2. In the Cast tab, prime the Cast-enabled instrumentality you privation to use.

Stop casting

  1. In the bottommost right, prime the three-dot menu.
  2. Select Stop casting meeting.

How to formed Google Meet to the TV from a smartphone

If you privation to formed Google Meet from a smartphone, past it's beauteous casual connected Android utilizing the in-built formed functionality. As above, you'll request to marque definite you person the Chromecast oregon cast-enabled instrumentality setup successful advance. 

Then you'll person to formed the full telephone show to your instrumentality - there's nary enactment to conscionable formed the Meet app from a smartphone. That means you request to find the formed enactment connected your telephone - this is often successful the Quick Settings tray, truthful swipe down from the apical of the surface and look for the shortcut. It mightiness not beryllium successful the enactment of shortcuts you have, but it's casual to add. 

Then you simply pat this Screen Cast enactment (but beryllium alert that immoderate manufacturers person antithetic names for the service) and prime your Chromecast. This volition reflector your telephone connected the TV, truthful you tin past marque your Meet call. 

You tin besides commencement casting successful the mediate of a telephone via the aforesaid method.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 19 August 2020.

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