How to Stream to Chromecast from iPad

How to Stream to Chromecast from iPad

iPads use AirPlay and Chromecast devices use Google Cast as their respective communication protocols. That means you can’t directly connect iPad to Chromecast when you want to watch something on your TV. Luckily, this is not a particularly difficult problem to solve with the right app. Keep on reading to find out how you can use a Chromecast to watch stuff from your iPad on a bigger screen.

How to Screen Mirror iPad to Chromecast with DoCast

If you want to use Chromecast with iPad, you can look into DoCast. The app allows you to stream photos, videos, and DRM-free music from your iPhone or iPad’s library for free. You can also use DoCast to mirror iPad screen to TV and stream various apps that don’t support casting.

Download on the App Store

To Chromecast from iPad using DoCast, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the DoCast Chromecast app for iPad and launch the app after the download finishes.

Find DoCast on the App Store and download it on your iPad

Step 2: Make sure the iPad is connected to the same network as the Chromecast.

Step 3: Your Chromecast will appear on the next screen, so tap on it to select it.

Select your Chromecast device when it appears in DoCast

Step 4: Tap Screen.

Press on the Screen tile in DoCast

Step 5: Choose the orientation, quality, and whether you want the microphone to be on when mirroring.

Step 6: Tap Start mirroring.

Tap on the Start mirroring button in DoCast

You can also cast photos and videos from your iPad’s internal memory with the Photos and Videos options in DoCast.

DoCast QR code

NOTE: Each mirroring session is 15 minutes when using the free version of the app. So, keep that in mind when you start the broadcast.

Some streaming apps that let you Chromecast movies from iPad, like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max, will show you a blank screen or an error. That’s because their content is copyright-protected, which makes sense since these are subscription services.

What Apps Have Built-in Cast Icons?

If you love watching movies, series, and other videos, but on a bigger screen, then you’d be glad to know that you can iPad cast to Chromecast directly using a cast-enabled app. These apps include YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, and YouTube. While the instructions to Chromecast from these apps may be different, you usually just need to launch the app, play a video, tap the Cast icon, and then select Chromecast from the list of devices.

You can also Chromecast music using an iPad from apps like Spotify and Amazon Music. That way, if your TV has better speakers, you can enjoy your music more. For instance, to stream from Spotify, you can open the app, play the music, tap Device, and then choose your Chromecast to start the broadcast. Again, the instructions will vary depending on the app, but some apps like Amazon Music make it easier by having a visible Cast button.

How Do I Cast Other Content from My iPad?

Screen mirroring and casting directly from a Cast-enabled app is not the only way to watch things from your iPad. Some apps also allow you to cast photos and videos from your gallery.

How to Cast a Photo or Video from Your iPad

An app you can use to Chromecast media from your iPad is Replica. It is also a good option for screen mirroring, but here, we’ll show you how to cast photos and videos in HD and for free. It also works with devices other than Chromecast, such as Amazon Fire, Android, Toshiba, and Philips TVs, PlayStation consoles, and even web browsers on your Mac or Windows computer.

To Google Chromecast from iPad with Replica, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download Replica on your iPad and launch the app after the download finishes.

Download Replica from the App Store

Step 2: Make sure the iPad is connected to the same network as the Chromecast.

Step 3: When Replica detects your Chromecast, tap on it to connect.

Click on your Chromecast device

Step 4: Tap Gallery.

Press on the Gallery tile

Step 5: Select photos or videos from your gallery – they will appear on your TV.

NOTE: Replica allows for 15 minutes of free casting per session.

Replica also has a built-in browser that allows you to cast web videos when you tap Web Videos. When you select the Camera option, you will be able to see what your camera sees broadcasted on your TV.

Troubleshooting Common Issues When Chromecasting From iPad to TV

If you’re experiencing connectivity issues when you try to connect Chromecast to iPad, you can easily troubleshoot them. Here are common issues to look out for, and once you resolve them, connecting iPad to Chromecast should be possible again:

  1. Using different networks: the iPad and Chromecast need to be connected to the same network for them to establish a connection.
  2. Temporary software glitch: it could be that either the iPad or Chromecast has glitched out, causing temporary connection problems. By simply restarting these devices, you can fix the issue.
  3. Outdated software: if the app you’re using to connect to the Chromecast is outdated, it can become incompatible with the current version of the Chromecast, making it impossible to cast iPad to TV Chromecast.
  4. Not using the right app: some screen mirroring and casting apps on the App Store don’t support Google Cast, meaning they can’t connect to a Chromecast. Ensure all the apps you download mention Chromecast as a supported device.
  5. Signal problems: you have to make sure that the router connecting the iPad and Chromecast is within range, which is around 100 to 150 feet, of the two devices. If it is range but the connection problems persist, it could be that something, such as a wall or another signal-emitting device, is causing signal interference.

Final Thoughts

Chromecast devices are Google Cast receivers, meaning you can’t directly stream to Chromecast from iPad, which uses AirPlay. However, if you’re looking for a screencast and mirroring app to Chromecast from your iPad, we recommend going with DoCast.

You can start mirroring with a few taps and in HD for a generous amount of time on the free version, even if you got the Chromecast for iPad Mini or you got the Chromecast for iPad Air. You can also cast photos and videos from your iPad to Google Chromecast and make them appear on the bigger screen.


The answer to “Can Chromecast work with AirPlay?” is no, you can’t AirPlay to Chromecast because Chromecast devices only receive signals from Cast-enabled apps and devices.
You can’t cast from iPad to Chromecast because the two devices use two different communication protocols.
You can make Chromecast work with iPad using the Google Home app. Once you download it, launch it and follow the steps to connect the Chromecast to a Wi-Fi network and give it a name. From there, you can start casting from iPad to Chromecast.
You can set up Chromecast with iPad using the Google Home app.
Yes, you can cast iPad to Chromecast using cast-enabled iPad apps, such as DoCast and Replica. Some streaming apps, such as Netflix and Spotify are also cast-enabled.
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