How to use the Chromecast

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The RoboJackets office room has a large TV for presentations. You can present on this TV from any CAD station by using the Chromecast attached to the TV.

If you have any trouble with these instructions, remember that you can ask for help on Slack in #it-helpdesk and #shop

How to Cast a Chrome Browser Tab

If you're just trying to present a single tab of your Chrome session, follow these instructions:

  1. Ensure that the Chromecast device is connected to the TV's HDMI port and the TV is turned on
  2. Start Chrome on your CAD station
  3. Open the tool menu (the three dots at the top-right of the window)
  4. Select "Cast..."
  5. Select "RoboJackets Office" to begin casting your current tab

When you're done casting, simply close the tab or select "Stop" from the casting menu, which can be accessed by clicking the blue Chromecast icon.

How to Cast the Whole Desktop

If you're trying to present applications outside of Chrome, follow these instructions:

  1. Ensure that the Chromecast device is connected to the TV's HDMI port and the TV is turned on
  2. Start Chrome on your CAD station
  3. Open the tool menu (the three dots at the top-right of the window)
  4. Select "Cast..."
  5. Select "Cast To" to toggle over to the "Cast Source" menu
  6. Select "Cast desktop", this will take you back to the "Cast To" menu
  7. Select "RoboJackets Office"
  8. Select which of the two screens you'd like to present

When you're done casting, simply close the tab or select "Stop" from the casting menu.