Running Chromecast on Microsoft Surface by@digitforpc

Running Chromecast on Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is made especially for professional use. By default, the Edge browser is incorporated into Microsoft Surface. Chromecast supports only the Chrome browser, if you are looking to Chromecast Microsoft Surface, you will need to download the Chrome browser first. If your Surface is running on Windows 8, you can’t install the Chrome browser. For this purpose, you need to update your Windows to 10.
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Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is a line of tablet computers developed by Microsoft having all of Microsoft products built-in including Edge, Outlook, and more.  Surface tablets have a 10.6-inch wide touch screen display and come with USB support, dual Wi-Fi antennae, a built-in kickstand to make the tablet stand up by itself, and an optional keyboard that doubles as the tablet’s cover, and it may vary with the generation of Surface.


Microsoft Surface is made especially for professional use. By default, the Edge browser is incorporated into Microsoft Surface. Chromecast supports only the Chrome browser, if you are looking to Chromecast Microsoft Surface, you will need to download the Chrome browser first. If your Surface is running on Windows 8, you can’t install the Chrome browser. For this purpose, you need to update your Windows to 10.


Chromecast Microsoft Surface

Chromecast Microsoft Surface

Requirements to Cast Microsoft Surface

  • Google Chromecast Device
  • Smart TV with HDMI port
  • Microsoft Surface with Windows 10 or the latest and Google Chrome browser installed
  • Broadband Wi-Fi Connection

How to Chromecast Microsoft Surface to TV?

  • The first step is to connect Chromecast to your smart TV using the HDMI port and connect your Surface laptop and Chromecast to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Then, open the Chrome browser on your Microsoft Surface laptop.
  • Click on the three dots on the top-right corner of the screen. It will display a list of options, select “Cast” from the available options.


How to Chromecast Microsoft Surface

How to Chromecast Microsoft Surface

  • A scan for available Chromecast devices will be initiated. Select your device from the list.
  • Once you select your device, click on the Sources tab, and you will see three different options. Select “Cast Desktop” from these options.


How to Chromecast Microsoft Surface

How to Chromecast Microsoft Surface

  • Now, tap on the Chromecast device to make the casting.
  • Finally, when the casting process is successful, you will be able to see the Cast icon on your browser.
  • Everything you do on your Microsoft Surface will be displayed on your TV.

How to disable Microsoft Surface Casting

If you want to stop Chromecast Microsoft Surface, it is very easy to do so. Simply tap on the “Cast” icon on your browser and tap on the Chromecast device. You will be asked to confirm your selection. Select yes and then Chromecast Mircorosft Surface will stop.


Chromecast Micrsoft Surface

Chromecast Micrsoft Surface

How to Chromecast Streaming Apps using Microsoft Surface Laptop

If you are a permanent Windows user, you must have noticed that many streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more don’t offer a built-in casting option for Windows. However, with the Microsoft Surface Chromecast option, you can cast these services to your TV. Let me give you an example of How to Chromecast Netflix using Microsoft Surface.

  • Open the Chrome browser on your Microsoft Surface laptop and visit the official website of Netflix.


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  • Sign in with your credentials.
  • Then select any movie of your choice.
  • Play the movie and then tap on the screen to display the Playback Menu bar.
  • On the right side of your screen, you can see Play on your TV icon, click on it.
  • It will display a list of Chromecast devices, select your Chromecast device.
  • Once you select your Chromecast device, you will be able to watch Netflix content on your TV using Microsoft Surface.

Final Words

Microsoft Surface is an amazing laptop cum tablet that will boost your professional efficiency. You can Chromecast Microsoft Surface and all of its content to your TV but you need to have updated Windows 10 or the latest version. The above tutorial shows simple ways How to Chromecast Microsoft Surface. If you have any queries, you can ask us via the comment section.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to set up Chromecast on Microsoft Surface?

It is very easy to connect your Chromecast to your Microsoft Surface, by plugging the Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV. If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI port, then use an additional adapter to the plugin.

Why can’t I download Google Chrome on my Surface?

If you can’t install Google Chrome on your Surface, it may be due to one of the following reasons.

  • Either your PC is in safe mode.
  • Your PC has disabled the option of third-party applications.

Can I cast Microsoft Surface to TV?

Follow the below-mentioned procedure on your Surface,

  • Select the Network icon on the right side of the taskbar
  • Select the Cast quick setting.
  • In the list of displays and adapters, select the name of the wireless display or adapter that you want to connect to.

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