Google's Chromecast is a physical dongle with built-in software that allows you to mirror your mobile device's screen on your TV. The HDMI cable is included in the design. You may enjoy the larger screen of your TV when you connect your iPhone to it.
The best ways to cast the iPhone's display to TV, with and without using Chromecast, are discussed in this article. While there are several options for casting YouTube videos from an iOS device to a TV, we'll cover the most popular one here.
To use Chromecast for screen sharing, some requirements must be fulfilled first. It includes system requirements. So, you must check if your iPhone device supports it or not.
You may face some location issues while connecting your iPhone to the TV. Make sure to connect both devices with the same Wi-Fi. iOS devices with 7.0 Version or later only support Chromecast devices.
Let's discuss how to Chromecast YouTube from iPhone:
Step 1. Plug in Chromecast Device to your TV
Plug the Chromecast device into your TV using a cable attached to the device, and then open YouTube on your iPhone.
Step 2. Click on Cast
Sign in on YouTube with your Google email and then click on the ‘Cast’ option after playing the video.
Step 3. Select the Chromecast device
From the list of available devices, click on the Chromecast device and start mirroring YouTube on your TV.
If you want to know how to cast YouTube from iPhone to TV without limitations, you must use AirDroid Cast as it has flexible system requirements, unlike the Chromecast device.
AirDroid Cast allows you to cast a screen with full features to control and enjoy the videos with HD quality display, including the best audio sharing service.
To cast YouTube videos from iPhone to a TV, you must try the AirDroid Cast web version. It is the fastest way to share the screen within 2 to 3 minutes. AirDroid Cast Web is the safest way, with no time wasted downloading and installing the application on the receiver device.
Step 1: Download the App on Your iPhone
Download and install the AirDroid Cast app on your iPhone and launch it.
Step 2: Open a Web Browser
Open any web browser on your Smart TV and then type webcast.airdroid.com to start connecting the devices.
Step 3: Scan the Code
Use AirDroid Cast app on your iPhone and enter the code or scan the cast code on your the web browser, open the TV and then allow access. Then you will start watching YouTube from iPhone to TV.
With AirDroid Cast, you can also cast YouTube from iPhone to PC or Mac within 5 minutes. AirDroid Cast allows sharing five screens simultaneously at a single screen with HD quality display. Two-way audio sharing is possible using this wonderful app. Let’s see how to share iPhone screen on Windows PC with AirDroid Cast using AirPlay:
Step 1: Download the App
Download AirDroid Cast app on your iPhone and computer.
Step 2: Select the Medium as AirPlay
Select the medium for connection between the devices as AirPlay. Ensure the AirPlay server is running and both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Enable AirPlay
Open the iPhone Settings and go to Control Center, then tap on Screen mirroring to select the device with AirDroid Cast. Now you will be able to watch your iPhone screen on a PC. (You can also control your iPhone screen on PC by using AirDroid Cast) Open YouTube app and start to enjoy your video.
All the latest Android phones have built-in installed YouTube app. If in some cases, your phone lacks the YouTube app, you can download it from Google Play Store.
It is also one of the simplest ways to cast YouTube videos on TV from your Android phone. Connect the Chromecast and your Android phone to the same Wi-Fi. Here are simple steps to cast YouTube videos to TV:
Step 1: Open YouTube App
Open the YouTube app already installed on your Android phone. If it is not available, then download the app.
Step 2: Play a Video
Play any video on YouTube app and click on the Cast button at the top of the YouTube App screen.
Step 3: Select the Device
Select a Chromecast device from the list displayed when clicking the Cast button, and you will get the YouTube video display on your TV.
Connecting the PC/Mac with TV to cast YouTube videos can be easily managed using the Chromecast device. It is the easiest way to directly cast YouTube videos to TV without any third-party app.
Step 1: Connect Chromecast to TV
You just need to connect your Chromecast device to your TV. Make sure to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Open Google Chrome Browser
Type youtube.com on Google Chrome Browser and then play any video you want to cast.
Step 3: Click on the Cast Button
After you play the video, you will get the Cast button at the top right corner of the Chrome. Click on the Cast button, and a list of available devices will appear.
Step 4: Select the Chromecast
Choose your Chromecast device connected to the TV, and the video you have played on your PC will instantly display on your TV without interruption.
Moreover, if you want to disconnect the session. Again click on the Cast button and tap Disconnect. Video sharing on TV will stop.
If your system is not compatible with processing the Chromecast, then you must prefer the following tools for screen sharing:
AirDroid Cast is a powerful and fastest app for screen casting on multiple platforms. It is compatible to share the screen between Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS. With AirDroid Cast, you can also share one device's control with the other.
It makes AirDroid Cast perfect for online gaming. It is used at home and in offices for entertainment, playing video games and presentations, and teaching students traditionally and online. The connection between devices can be created using various mediums, including wireless, AirPlay and USB Cable.
AirPlay is another method to connect your iOS devices to Apple TV wirelessly. It is only compatible with iOS devices, but the latest Android TV is also launched with AirPlay compatibility.
So, now you can share your iPhone screen with all Apple TVs and Smart TVs that support AirPlay. AirPlay also demands connectivity of devices with the same Wi-Fi. Open a video on your iPhone or iPad and tap on the AirPlay button to select the TV compatible with AirPlay. It will let your iPhone video display on the TV.
HDMI Cable is another source to connect your mobile phone or PC to a TV. It is the cheapest way, and you only need an HDMI Cable that supports TV.
Connect one end of the cable to your mobile and the other end to the HDMI port of the TV. Turn the TV on and select the TV Source as HDMI 1 or 2. Then play YouTube on mobile, and it will display on the TV.
There are several reasons for the improper functioning of Chromecast. For these reasons, five are very common, and most issues are resolved by resolving these problems. Here is the list of five such problems and their solution:
For Chromecast, both devices must connect to the same Wi-Fi; otherwise, they will not enable screen casting. Sometimes, disconnectivity is also a reason for the error in screen casting. The solution to this problem is simple: reset your router, or you may also plug out the router switch once and then plug it in again. Connect both devices with the same Wi-Fi.
Update Google Chromecast
Another basic issue in connectivity is due to an update available for the Google Chrome browser. If you are using Google Chrome for screen sharing, you must ensure that your Chrome browser is up-to-date and needs no further updates. Keeping it updated with the latest version will always be easy for you.
Restart the Chromecast Device
There are minor issues with the Chromecast device, but they don't let the Chromecast work properly. So, you must restart the device to resolve all such errors. To restart the device, go to Settings and then More Settings. Then click on the Reboot button to reboot your Chromecast device.
Use Chromecast Extender
Connect the Chromecast device to a TV using HDMI Extender. It will let the device place in a better way to get more signals and will give uninterrupted services.
Update Google Home App
We know that we need a Google Home App to connect our mobile devices to Chromecast. Chromecast will not respond properly if the Google Home App is not updated. It is usually automatically updated, but sometimes we need to check if any update is available.
The best way to control Chromecast without a phone is using the latest Chromecast with Google TV. In older versions of Chromecast, there was no remote control system, but now Google has added the Chromecast with Google TV that has a remote to control it.
We talked about how to use Chromecast to stream YouTube videos from an iPhone to a TV. Chromecast requires a certain configuration to function properly. As a result, we went with another adaptable app that allows you to stream YouTube videos to your TV from your Android, iOS, or even Mac computer.
AirDroid Cast is completely open-ended and offers many connecting methods, OS-independent or not. Unlike AirDroid Cast, which can share the screen both locally and remotely, Chromecast just requires an HDMI cable for connection and offers only local connectivity.