Use Firefox for Android to send videos to Chromecast

In some cases, the Chromecast icon does not appear. This is a known issue. See bug 1325000 for details.

Firefox for Android now lets you watch Internet videos on your TV. All you need is Firefox on your Android phone and a Chromecast device plugged into your TV - no additional apps needed.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Make sure that your Chromecast is on the same WiFi network as your Android device.
  2. Launch Firefox on your Android device, then go to a website with a video format supported by Chromecast. If you have Adobe Flash Player enabled on your device, disable or uninstall it through your Android settings menu to prevent it from overriding the supported formats.
  3. Tap on a video to start playing it.
  4. Tap on the Send to icon send to icon video that appears either on the address bar or on the video player (after any ads have stopped playing):
  5. Choose Chromecast on the Cast to DeviceSend to Device menu.
    cast to device send to chromecast
    • The video will start playing on your TV after a brief load time.
  6. You'll be able to pause or stop the video directly from your Android device using the controls at the bottom of the screen:
    chromecast controls
    • Your video controls will stay at the bottom of the screen while the video is playing, even if you decide to browse other sites.
Video controls: Your Android device is your remote control and can be used to pause or stop videos. While the video will continue to play on your TV if you turn off your Android device, you won't be able to pause or stop it.

Available on Roku! To send videos to your Roku, see Use Firefox for Android to send videos to your Roku.

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