Article ID : 00139077 / Last Modified : 23/01/2017

How to use Google Cast on an Android device or iOS mobile device

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Before proceeding, please check the following:

  • The TV and the mobile device must be connected to the same network
  • The Google Cast function is available on select mobile apps.
  • Make sure the mobile device is running the latest version of the Google Cast-enabled app
  • Your Android device must be using the Android 2.3 version or later in order to use the Cast feature
  • Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch must be using the iOS 7.0 version or later in order to use the Cast feature.

NOTES:

  • The Google Cast function works only when casting a video from an app such as YouTube on an Android TV. For details, refer to the URL below:
    https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html
  • The Google Cast-enabled app of the Android TV and the mobile device must be running the latest version.
  • The Google Cast function works if the Android device has the Android 2.3 version or later, and iOS 7.0 version or later for an Apple iOS mobile device.
  • Casting from the Google Chrome Internet browser on a mobile device is not supported.

Follow these steps to cast videos, TV shows or websites from a Google Cast-enabled app installed on an Android device or an Apple iOS mobile device to Sony's Android TV:

  1. Launch the Google Cast-enabled app on the mobile device.  
  2. On the app screen, tap the Google Cast icon.

    Google cast phone

  3. Select the Android TV model.
  4. Tap Play to start playback.

    Google Cast - playback

    NOTES
    :
  • After tapping Play, the video from the app will now start playing on the TV screen.
  • The Google Cast-enabled app shown in this example of the step 4 is the YouTube app.