Share your screen with Google Chrome Cast in 30 seconds!

We’ve all struggled to get our laptop screens to display on a boardroom TV and it always seems to be a lot more complicated than it should be.  Fortunately, Google have come up with a simple, cheap solution that can be up and running in less that 30 seconds.  It also works through the wireless network  so you no longer need to have a host of different monitor leads all over the boardroom table for people to use.

We have been playing with the Google Chrome Cast in the office for the past few months and it is so easy and reliable it is now our preferred solution for our clients, in fact we have already installed it in 9 locations to date.  Our clients love the simplicity of plugging the Chrome Cast device into any TV’s HDMI port, going to the web browser, selecting “Cast” from the drop down menu and up it appears on the TV.

Once the Google Chrome cast device is connected to your TV simply select Cast from the drop down menu in your browser and it will share your screen on the TV in seconds.  Even if you have multiple TV’s with multiple Chrome Cast devices you get select the correct TV you want to use each time.

The Cast box that comes up also allows you to select what you want to share from just the window you are currently in or sharing the entire desktop to the TV.

As you Can see we use the Chrome Cast device at Leap IT and it works seamlessly every time, no mess, no fuss, just what we like.  Its not just screen sharing it can be used for as well it is a great device to have at home as well, once connected to the TV in your lounge you an send your mobile phone screen to the TV for example to show photos, or stream You Tube videos, Netflix, Sky Sports, Sky movies and many other apps from your phone straight to the TV.

This is what he chromecast Looks like this tiny device fits into any HDMI and allows internet devices to connect and Cast their screen or images.

If you’d like any further information or help with your IT Systems feel free to get in touch at [email protected] or alternatively why not give us a call on 0121 296 5545.


For over 17 years, Leap IT has been working with more than 200 businesses throughout the West Midlands and across the UK. We work closely with you to really understand what your business needs so that we can make sure you always receive the best advice and achieve the best value. With a breadth of solutions spanning IT SupportCommunicationsCloud Computing, and Print, we see that your IT is completely covered from end to end. We ensure that your IT works exactly as it should, all of the time.  This way, you can be free to focus on your business and use technology to help you progress rather than worrying about it holding you back. Nor should you settle for less.  It’s what drives us on to be more responsive, more innovative, and more switched-on than your typical IT partner.  We’re here to take your business’ IT to where it needs to be.