Google Meet has decided to add Chromecast support to enable users to have work meetings on their favourite screen. With Google Meet on Android TV, you can now cast your meeting to your screen. It will be streamed on Chromecast streaming sticks, smart displays as well as your Android TV. With the Chromecast support, users can conduct and line-up meetings. It also makes it easier to attend lectures and seminars. With this, Google Meet will also become a great tool to connect with friends and family on the big screen.
The news came in via a blog post submitted by Google employee Grace Y. She announced that this new feature has been introduced to support the new coronavirus-induced learning environment. More specifically, it is meant for teachers and students, as schools opt for distance learning. She also wrote that the tech giant will enable users to join or host meetings via Chromecast. This will enable users to connect with classmates, collaborate on projects, and attend lectures.
The news comes after Google introduced group calls on Google Meet and Google Duo via Nest Hub Max. Grace explains in the official blog, “As work from home opportunities increase, Meet provides an enterprise-grade solution for employees to stay connected and on top of work projects. Change up the usual environment and enjoy your morning meetings on your TV screen in the living room, with a big cup of coffee in hand.”
Follow these simple steps if you want to know how to use Google Meet on Chromecast
The first step in how to use Google Meet on Chromecast is that you need to have a Google account. Ensure you have the latest version of Google Chrome installed along with latest firmware. To start casting before you join the meeting, follow these instructions:
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- Open your meeting using the Meet app or Google Calendar, and you’ll see “Cast this meeting.”
- In the Cast tab, select the Cast-enabled device you want to use.
- To switch to casting during a meeting, tap on the three-dot menu button on the bottom right.
- Choose “Cast this meeting.”
- To stop casting, tap on the menu once again and click on “Stop casting meeting.”
When casting a Meet to your TV, your own audio and video feed will come from the computer. So it might get a little awkward if you don’t occasionally glance at the camera to avoid looking distracted.
The models that the supported include the Chromecast Ultra and both the current and second-gen Chromecasts. Remember, Google accepts that “performance may vary” across Android TV and Cast-enabled displays. Therefore, it is best to stick to your laptop, especially if the meeting is critical.