Google Meet now lets you cast your videoconferences to the TV screen. This would be a fantastic idea of the century. The idea of having your work meetings on the biggest screen in your house seem appealing. However, Google Meet is adding Chromecast support to give you that lifetime experience. You can now cast your meeting to the company’s Chromecast streaming sticks, Android TV, and smart displays.
Google opened up its Google Meet videoconferencing service to anybody who wants to use it, instead of just offering it to enterprise and education customers via G Suite. The company says anybody with a Google account will now be able to create free meetings of up to 100 people that can last any amount of time.
Google Meet now lets you Cast your Video Conferences to the TV Screen
According to Google Grace Yang writing on Chromecast support forum, “Early this year, we launched Google Meet on Nest Hub Max, and it just felt right to expand Meet to even more screens in your home,”
Also, “We recognize that many schools are moving to distance/remote learning, and we wanted to support this new learning environment for teachers and students,” Yang said. “Meet on Chromecast will let you host or join meetings giving you the opportunity to connect with classmates, collaborate on projects, and even attend lectures.”
When you cast a Meet to your TV, your own audio and video feed will still be coming from your computer. This makes it a little difficult if you don’t occasionally glance at the camera to avoid looking distracted.
The Supported Chromecast models include the Chromecast Ultra and both the current and second-gen Chromecasts. Google notes that “performance may vary” across Android TV and Cast-enabled displays. So if a meeting is critical, maybe stick to your laptop.
To cast your Google Meet to the TV, open the meeting in Chrome and you should see a “cast this meeting” option, which is accessible both before and during a meeting.
Here is How to Cast Google Meet Video Conference on TV screen
To cast Google Meet video conference on a TV screen follow these steps:
- Begin the Google Meet video conference and turn on your cast enabled display.
- Wait for your computer to detect the cast device
- Choose Cast this meeting. In the Cast tab,
- Choose the Cast-enabled device you want to use.
However, if you want to join when a meeting is going on, choose the three-dot menu ‘ Cast this meeting’ at the right-side button. In the Cast tab, choose the Cast-enabled device you want to use.
To stop casting the menu, choose the option ‘Stop casting meeting’ from the button right. Also, according to Google “performance of the video casting may vary on Chromecast-aided screens and Android TV”. Therefore, a few test runs may be needed to judge screen quality. The current and second-generation will be supporting this feature, along with the Chromecast Ultra.