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How to Cast Firefox on Google Chromecast

Is it possible to cast Firefox to Google Chromecast? Let's find it out.

Google Chromecast is an amazon device to cast pictures, videos, and audio from your smartphone or PC to TV. Apart from that, you can also cast browser web pages to your TV via Google Chromecast. In that scenario, the following section deals with the different methods to Chromecast Firefox browser.

Along with Google Chrome, Firefox is a popular web browser preferred by people worldwide. One can use Firefox to play videos from various services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, and much more. Even though Firefox doesn’t have built-in cast support, you can Chromecast it with a few tricks.

Firefox Chromecast

How to Chromecast Firefox Browser Using Extension/Addon

Step 1 – Connect your Firefox browser installed Windows laptop or desktop and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.

Step 2 – Visit this Github page to add the fx_cast plugin to your Firefox browser. The extension will bring a cast icon to Chromecast from your Firefox browser.

Step 3 – Tap on the Firefox extension option to download it.

Add fx_cast extension

Step 4 – After downloading, tap the Continue to Installation option on the warning prompt.

Add fx_cast extension

Step 5 – Click Add to allow all the necessary permissions.

Add Chromecast extension on Firefox

Step 6 – After adding the extension, you can find a Cast icon on the menu bar.

Cast from Firefox browser

Step 7 – Browser the web page you want and then right-click anywhere on the screen.

Step 8 – Hit the Cast option and then choose your Chromecast device to mirror the web page on your TV. On sites like YouTube, you can find the cast icon directly on the media player.

Chromecast Firefox Browser Using Google Chrome

Step 1 – Like the previous method, connect your Windows/Mac and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.

Step 2 – Launch the Google Chrome browser on your device and right-click on the screen to choose the Cast menu.

Chromecast Firefox Using Google Chrome

Step 3 – Once the Chromecast device name appears on the screen, hit the Sources tab and choose the Cast Desktop option.

Step 4 – Choose the screen and click the Share option.

Step 5 – The PC screen will appear on the TV screen immediately. Next, launch the Firefox browser and browse for the web page you want.

Chromecast Firefox Browser Using Smartphone

Since the Firefox browser doesn’t have built-in cast support, you need to screen mirror your smartphone. Unfortunately, the screen mirroring procedure differs on Android and iOS devices.

Using Android

  • Connect your Android smartphone or tablet and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.
  • Pull down the notification panel on your smartphone and hit the Cast menu.
  • Choose your Chromecast device and allow permission to mirror your Android device.
  • After screen mirroing the smartphone, launch the Firefox browser and start browsing.

Using iPhone

  • Install Replica app on your iPhone and ensure that the device was connected to the same WiFi network as Chromecast.
  • On the home screen of Replica, choose your Chromecast device.
  • Choose Start Broadcast to screen mirror tghe iPhone screen.
  • Now, open the Firefox and play the video you want.

The above-mentioned fx_cast plugin is not an official one, and it may not work all the time correctly. So if you want to cast a certain content from your smartphone via Chromecast, make sure to use the apps that have built-in support and Chrome browser (only on PC and laptop).

Raashid

Content Writer @techowns.com

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