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How to Casting with Ubuntu 18.04

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Hi Guys, Today we will be looking into how to connect the smart devices such as Google home devices, Amazon Alexa over the network to the Ubuntu powered pc.

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There are many ways that you can use to cast your devices.

Method 1 – Using Terminal

Launch the terminal using Ctrl + Alt+T or using the menu. Use the following command to install the mkchromecast. This will allow you to play the media files on the local pc to the casted devices.

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Installation of mkchromecast
List if available devices for casting

Now search for chromecast from the menu. The when it appears on the taskbar, select the desired device.

Method 2 – Using VLC Media Player

Open the VLC Player.

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