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Chromecast is a device from Google that allows streaming video from computers, phones, and tablets.
It is plugged into the HDMI port of the projector.

System Requirements

  • To access the Chromcast device, you need to have already connected to the hackrva-lan ssid

MS Windows

  • Windows 7 or later


Not specified on the site, however, there is a download for chrome on 32-bit and 64-bit debian and fedora based distros.


Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Procedures for Usage

The basic procedure for using Chromecast can be summarized as follows:

  • compatible device is being used
  • chrome browser is installed with the cast plugin
  • a chromcast device is installed into the desired projection medium,
  • the chromcast device is setup to access a wireless network common to both it, and the source device being streamed.


  1. Install Google Chrome browser
  2. Download the chromecast extension
  3. Connect your laptop to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast
    • [hackrva-lan]
  4. Surf to desired content, using Chrome browser
  5. Click the "cast" button, within the Chrome browser extension
  6. Options: select 'tab' or 'desktop'
    • [New tabs opened from the original selected tab may need to be re-cast]

Mobile Devices

On mobile devices, you will need the appropriate app installed on the tablet, or smart phone, being used.


IOS compatible application from the AppStore for the following:

  • iPad
  • iPhone


Get the chromcast app from Google Play store