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Chromecast in Schools

kelvinbenger
Community Member

Hello,

I am looking at implementing Chromecast for my entire school. We are BYOD so teachers and students use any device they want. The goal will be to have everyone cast their laptop screen and audio onto a projector. Note, I am open to buying any version of Chromecast that will work for my situation.

A few questions:
1.  Can Macs cast their audio? This website suggests it is only for windows (Link)
2. Will Chromecast work well with a projector? Some reviews are saying it isn't built for a projector. Does that mean it will not work well for one?
3. I have never used a Chromecast and all of the interfaces I have seen with it are meant for personal TV viewing (shows and movies, etc). I don't want students to be distracted by all these movie titles and pictures every time a teacher turns on their projector. Is there a way to have a blank screen until screen casting has started?

Thanks!
Kelvin

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Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there kelvinbenger,

I apologize about the late response, thank you for being patient! Were you able to find the answers to your questions? If not, I'd be happy to help out, since I know you've been waiting long enough!

  • Yes, Macs can cast their audio when casting from Google Chrome.
  • While not technically made for projectors, people have had success using a Chromecast with their projector, as long as it meets the requirements.
  • The newest model of Chromecast, the Chromecast with Google TV, is the model that is designed for personal TV viewing. However, all the older models, such as the Chromecast Ultra, will only show Ambient Mode images as it waits to be casted to, so that model may be your best fit.

I look forward to your response, and if you have any other questions or concerns for me, please let me know!

Best regards,
Jeran

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help?

Thank you,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? If not, I'll go ahead and lock up this thread in 24 hours.

Just checking up,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there!

We haven't heard back from kelvinbenger, and it's been a few days, so I'm locking the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.

Have a good one!

Best regards,
Jeran