How To Watch Google Drive Videos Through Your Chromecast

Google Chromecast is great for watching movies from various devices on your TV. Similarly, Google Drive is a convenient way of managing files on different devices. It allows you to create your personal online movie library. Here’s how to directly use it for streaming. Read more to find about How To Watch Google Drive Videos Through Your Chromecast

How To Watch Google Drive Videos Through Your Chromecast

While Google Drive easily stores your photos and videos, it doesn’t natively support casting directly from the app. Let us help you with an easy workaround. Here are step-by-step methods to watch Google Drive movies on your Chromecast:

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How To Watch Google Drive Videos Through Your Chromecast

  • Open Google Photos on your device with Google Drive
  • Next, navigate to the desired file in Google Drive
  • Tap on the three-dotted ‘more options’ icon and select ‘open with’
  • One the file is downloaded and open with Google Photos
  • Now, the video should start playing
  • Next, simply cast it to your Chromecast using the cast button
  • That’s it

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Alternatively, you can upload your Google Drive movies and pictures directly to Google Photos:

  • Navigate to
  • Click the upload button the top right
  • Select the new Google Drive options to upload your movies
  • Now, your videos should show up in your Photos app for easy casting

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If you are a regular user, installing a dedicated casting app is a better option. Many apps (such as AllCast, AllConnect, LocalCast, etc) support casting from Google Drive and other sources.

However, all you have to do is, allow the casting app access to your Google Drive account. Open the files in Google Drive within the casting app. When prompted, select the correct Google account from a list and confirm the required permissions. You can always revoke these permissions later.

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