Google is back with another set of videos aimed at helping Chromecast newbies get more from their tiny TV add-on. 

Having walked us through making use of the various Backdrop personalisation features, and helped get unplanned YouTube parties going with Guest Mode guide, the latest short how to’s focus on using other devices with the dongle. 

“How to cast anything from the web browser to your TV”

The steps detailed in the video are super simple:

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Add the Cast Extension (link)
  • Go to a web site
  • Click the button

It’s also nice to see someone was able to get hold of a Toshiba Chromebook 2 — those things are like gold dust!

My sister made use of this feature over Christmas to regale us all with photos from her Instagram, a street view tour of getting from her flat to the gym, and (inevitably) forcing us to sit through YouTube videos!

“How to mirror your Android phone or tablet to the TV”

“How to use your phone as your remote”

Are there any other Chromecast features you’d like to see Google offer a walkthrough for? Let us know in the comments. 

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