Chromecast support in Opera browser: How to set it up

Would you like to stream your favorite online videos on a big screen? Now you can do it from Opera on your computer with the Chromecast support we’ve just added. Read on to find out how.

How to wire up your Opera browser with Chromecast

  1. Get the Download Chrome extension from Opera add-ons catalog. This allows you to use Chrome extensions with the Opera browser. This pro tip might come in handy for other use cases, too.
  2. Go to the Chrome Web Store and get the Google Cast extension – it’s the official Google extension for sending content to Chromecast.
  3. Is your Chromecast device already plugged into the HDMI port on your display? Make sure both Chromecast and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. The device will be detected and you can begin casting from Google-cast enabled sites. Please note, that at this point, you can not cast a tab from Opera.

If you need a more detailed instruction on setting up Chromecast, please check this help article.


What kind of videos can I stream from Opera?

As I mentioned above, Opera supports streaming from Google Cast-enabled sites. At this point, it’s YouTube and Netflix.

Why Chromecast?

Chromecast was first released in 2013 and quickly garnered good reviews and won over many users across the globe. According to a market report by Strategy Analytics, Chromecast was the most popular streaming device sold in 2015. It’s praised for being compact, affordable and convenient to manage with the device you’re streaming from.

On a side note, it’s expected that Google will release a new version of Chromecast supporting 4K video as soon as the beginning of October. I’m looking forward to checking that one out.

Are you using Chromecast? Have you already tried streaming video from Opera with Chromecast support?
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