How to Cast Apple TV to Chromecast for Easy Viewing

What to Know

  • You can't Chromecast from the Apple TV app, but you can cast Apple TV+ content from a Chrome browser or the Google TV app.
  • If you have Chromecast with Google TV, the easiest way to stream Apple TV content is to install the Apple TV app on the Chromecast. 

Sadly, you can no longer stream content from your Apple TV app to your Chromecast. However, it's still possible to Chromecast Apple TV content! If you have a Google TV, you can install the Apple TV app directly on your Chromecast. Otherwise, you can log into Apple TV from a Chrome browser or from the Google TV app. Below, we'll cover how to set up and play Apple TV on Chromecast.

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How to Play Apple TV on Chromecast with Google TV

If you have Chromecast with Google TV, this is different from other Chromecast devices. While Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra can only stream video from another device, Chromecast with Google TV can run apps and stream video on its own. This means you just need to install the Apple TV app. Then, you can play your Apple TV content directly from the Chromecast. 

  1. If you have Chromecast with Google TV, select the Apps tab on your Chromecast.
  2. Select Search For Apps and enter Apple TV. 
  3. Select Install.
  4. When the Apple TV app finishes installing, select Open.
  5. Now you can play Apple TV+ content directly on the Chromecast with Google TV.

How to Stream Apple TV to Chromecast from Chrome Browser

If you can't install the Apple TV directly on your Chromecast, you can log into Apple TV from a Chrome browser and cast your content. The steps below are for a Mac, but will also work for an iPhone as long as you have the Chrome browser installed. Now, here's how to watch Apple TV on Chromecast: 

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  1. Make sure your Chromecast is powered on and connected to your TV and Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Apple TV plus in your Chromecast web browser. Click Sign In.

    Sign in to cast Apple TV
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password. If you have an iPhone with iOS 17 or later, you can also select Sign in with Passkey to sign in from your iPhone.

    Sign in with your Apple ID
  4. Enter the two-factor authentication code from your iPhone or other Apple Device.
  5. Select a TV show you want to watch, and click Play.

    Tap Play to Chromecast
  6. Click the menu icon (three dots).

    Tap the menu icon
  7. Click Cast.

    Tap Cast to play your show or movie.
  8. In the Cast tab, select your Chromecast device.

    Select Chromecast device.
  9. You'll see "Casting tab" text appear beneath your Chromecast device. This means the Apple TV content is being cast to your Chromecast.
  10. To stop the Chromecast, click the menu icon (three dots). Select Stop.

    Stop Chromecasting Apple TV from browser

How to Cast Apple TV to Chromecast from iPhone

If you want to Chromecast from iPhone to TV, you can install the Google TV app. This will allow you to sign in to your Apple TV account and cast your favorite shows and movies. You do not need to pay a subscription for the Google TV app, so this option won't cost extra. Here's how to set up an Apple TV Chromecast from your iPhone.

  1. Download the Google TV app from the App Store. 
  2. Tap Sign In and enter your Google username and password.

  3. Tap the Apple TV toggle to enable it as a streaming service. 

  4. Select an Apple TV show you want to watch. If you're not seeing the show you want, tap the Search icon to look for your Apple TV show or movie. 

  5. You’ll need to sign in to Apple TV Plus using your Apple ID and password.
  6. Enter the verification code from your iPhone or other Apple device.
  7. Tap TV Nearby to connect your device.

  8. Select your TV from the list of devices.

  9. Click Watch On TV

Your show or movie will now play on the TV! We hope this cast Apple TV to Chromecast article has shown you new ways to stream your favorite shows and movies on a bigger screen. If you'd like, you can also learn more ways to enjoy Apple TV on third-party devices like Roku.

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life. In the last 10 years, she has been published in dozens of publications internationally and won an excellence award. Since joining iPhone Life in 2020, she has written how-to articles as well as complex guides about Apple products, software, and apps. Olena grew up using Macs and exploring all the latest tech. Her Maui home is the epitome of an Apple ecosystem, full of compatible smart gear to boot. Olena’s favorite device is the Apple Watch Ultra because it can survive all her adventures and travels, and even her furbabies.