Microsoft Edge - Cast Media to Device in Windows 10

    Microsoft Edge - Cast Media to Device in Windows 10

    How to Cast Media to Device from Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    How to Cast Media to Device from Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10576, you can now use Microsoft Edge to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device on your network.

    Cast media to device in Windows 10 is the new version of Play To.

    This tutorial will show you how to use Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device on your network.

    Note   Note
    Casting protected content (content from places like Netflix and Hulu) is not supported.



    Here's How:

    1. Open Microsoft Edge.

    2. Go to a website that contains the media (ex: video, picture, audio) that you want to cast, click/tap on the More . . . button at the top right, and click/tap on Cast media to device. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Microsoft has a few scenarios for you to try out:
    • Cast a video from YouTube: Go to YouTube.com in Microsoft Edge. Click on the “…” menu and the top left, and select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.
    • Cast a Facebook photo album: Login to Facebook in Microsoft Edge and click on the first photo in one of your photo albums to cast. Click on the “…” menu and the top left, and select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to. Navigate through your photo album by clicking on the forward and backward buttons.
    • Cast your music from Pandora: Login to Pandora in Microsoft Edge to get to your music and click on the “…” menu and the top left, and select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.


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    3. Windows will now try to connect to your network and detect your Miracast or DLNA device. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on the Miracast or DLNA device (ex: TV-63C8000) you want to cast to. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Windows will now connect and cast to your Miracast or DLNA device (ex: TV-63C8000) . (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       2015-12-24 #1

    I just discovered this useful feature. I can cast to my DLNA Sony TV but the video playback from web sites such as YouTube is very choppy. The laptop is connected via WiFi to my router and the TV is hard wired to the router. Are there any fixes to improve the playback? Casting a HD video file from the laptop to the TV works fine so I suspect the problem is the Edge browser rather than the network.
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