Your Handbook on How to Cast Apple TV to Chromecast
Updated On May 5, 2023 | by Divya Sharma
If you’re wondering if you will be able to cast your Apple TV, Google Chromecast together, or Google TV with an in-built Chromecast? You do not need to worry, as there is always a way to fix things quickly.
Apple TV is a widely used app with a broad range of content. It is available on various streaming devices like Roku TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, etc. Though you can connect Google Chromecast to Samsung TV, Android TV, etc., easily, Google TV doesn’t support purchases within the Apple TV app or Chromecast Apple TV directly. However, there is a workaround, and you can still stream your purchased or rented content on it.
If you have an advanced version of Google TV, it must have a built-in Chromecast. And even if you have an old smart TV and a Google Chromecast device, you can still watch your Apple TV content on it. Read and follow the ways to make your streaming from Apple TV to Chromecast effortless.
3 Ways to Cast Apple TV to Chromecast
Before jumping to the solutions, you need to learn a few things about your Apple TV app, Chromecast, and Google TV. As we all know, Google Chromecast devices are particularly designed to cast phone and computer content, and the Apple TV app is specially designed to cast on Airplay.
Connecting both different devices and making them work can be a bit complicated but not unattainable. Provided that, let’s jump onto the solutions –
Chromecast with Google TV
Before streaming Apple TV on Chromecast with Google TV, if you don’t own a Google TV or planning to buy a new one, you need to know that Google TV comes with built-in Chromecast technology. You won’t need to have a separate Chromecast device. Now, let’s get to the process –
- Install the Apple TV app on your Google TV.
- Open the App.
- Sign in with credentials and run the app.
Streaming the Apple TV app on Google TV is the easiest process if you already have an Apple TV subscription. As you cannot make Apple TV purchases on Google TV.
Chromecast on Smart TV
Streaming Apple TV on Chromecast with a Smart TV manually is a bit of a knotty process, but not that hard. You can achieve your goals of Apple TV Chromecast in a few steps, and before starting the process make sure that your Chromecast device and Smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network –
- Connect your Chromecast device to the Smart TV.
- Open Chrome Browser.
- Open the Apple TV app, and select the Sign In button on the top-right.
- Open a movie or show and tap on the Play Episode button.
- Click on the menu icon on the top right of the screen.
- Select Cast.
- Click on your Chromecast device.
Wait for the process to get completed, and enjoy watching your Apple TV content on your Chromecast device.
Connect to Chromecast Using Airplay
If you have an iPhone or MacBook and you want to connect your Apple TV app directly through the phone, first make sure that your TV and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and follow these steps –
- Open your Apple TV app on your iPhone or MacBook.
- Play any movie or show.
- Select the Cast icon
- Select your Chromecast device
And enjoy your shows uninterruptedly on the big screen. The process of Apple TV Chromecast connecting can take a few minutes; wait patiently. If it doesn’t get connected, restart your Chromecast device or try reconnecting your Wi-Fi network.
Cast Apple TV Through Your iPhone on TV
If you don’t want to go through Chromecast settings, learn how to cast Apple TV to TV by just using your iPhone. This will need you to install any third-party app like AirDroid Cast on your iPhone and follow the steps.
- Open the AirDroid Cast on your Smart TV’s webpage.
- Now, open the AirDroid Cast app on your phone.
- Now open your AirDroid Cast app’s scanner or Copy the Code from your TV Screen.
- After scanning, click on Allow.
Once you allow your TV’s webpage to device casting, your TV will start casting your phone, and you’ll be able to operate Apple TV and whatever content you wish to stream.
Apple TV+ Subscriptions and Plans
If you haven’t purchased any premium plans or planning to purchase an Apple TV+ subscription, it costs $6.99/per month with a 7-day free trial period, which is quite inexpensive in comparison to other streaming platforms.
Also, if you have purchased any new product from Apple, you’ll get a 3-month free subscription to Apple TV, you’ll just need to redeem it within 90 days of your purchase.
Q1 – Does Google TV support iPhone?
Yes, all you need to do is open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. Search for Google TV, and if it doesn’t show up, search for Google Play Movies & TV and select Get/Open.
Q2 – Can we play Airplay on Chromecast?
Apple’s Airplay is unsuitable for Google devices, but you can use third-party apps like Alternative, iWebTV, Replica App, etc. You can use these apps for screen mirroring.
Q3 – How to cast Apple TV to Samsung TV?
Airplay provides wireless screen mirroring features to the users. To cast Apple TV Airplay to your Samsung TV,
- First, go to Settings in your TV,
- Turn on the Apple Airplay Mode,
- Go to the top-right of your screen, Tap Screen Mirroring,
- Select your Samsung TV in the available device list,
- Copy the code from your TV screen and paste it to your iPhone.