Just use Google Chromecast!
Sometimes, I want to move what I’m watching or listening to on my Nest display to the TV—whether it’s a YouTube video or my favorite TV show of the moment.
With Google Assistant, I can just say, “Hey Google, show Netflix on the TV,”and it’ll start playing there. (We talked a little bit about using a Nest device to run your TV before!)
In order to do this, you just need to have Google Chromecast set up. Chromecast makes it super easy to wirelessly show whatever’s on your Nest display on your TV—and you can also use it to play things from your phone or your computer, too.
I find myself Chromecasting more and more these days. There are a ton of other great ways to use it:
- Display videos or a slideshow of photos from my phone
- During a video call, so I can see my friends larger
- As a massive display for my laptop, so I can see what I’m working on in greater detail
- For broadcasting games like Jackbox when I’m playing with a group
To start Chromecasting from your Nest speaker or display:
- First, you’ll need either a TV with Chromecast built in (Sony, Sharp, Vizio, and Toshiba are just a few that offer it) or a Chromecast device plugged in and set up with your TV
- Make sure that all your devices are set to the same Google account and wifi network
- Say “Hey, Google, show me videos of cats from YouTube on the TV” to your Nest Hub, and they’ll show up on your TV 🙂
Pro Tip: To Chromecast from your computer to your TV, just follow steps #1 & #2 above, then open Chrome, click “View” and choose Cast and select your device. You can Cast your whole desktop, just a tab, or a particular file.