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Cast audio from pc without wifi (only ethernet) to google home speakers.

adgesemp
Community Member
Hi, my PC is connected to a Rogers internet provider router via ethernet cable, also, from the router, I connected my google wifi router via cable and create the WIFI network mesh that is used for all my google home speakers.
My PC doesn't have a WIFI adapter.
Is there a way to cast audio from my PC chrome web browser to my google speakers?
I can't see any devices when I try to cast from chrome or Spotify.
Any ideas?
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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi adgesemp,

A secure, private WiFi network is required for using the Google cast protocol.

 

Regards,
Cathal

So, are you telling me that this can not be done?

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for the help, @Cathal_S.
 

@adgesemp, Thanks for reaching out. When you play music from a Chrome browser tab, you can mirror what's playing on your Chrome browser onto your speaker or display. Check out the steps below for guidance.

 

Step 1. Set up casting from Chrome: 

  1. If you don't have Chrome yet, download Chrome. 
  2. Make sure you run the latest version of Chrome. If you have trouble, learn how to get Chrome updates.
  3. Though not required, it's recommended to pin the Cast button to your Chrome toolbar.
  4. Make sure your laptop or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your speaker or display.

 

Step 2. Cast content from Chrome to your speaker or display:

There are several ways to cast content from Chrome to your speaker or display. For all options below, make sure your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your speaker or display.
 

Option 1. From the Cast button:

Note: The "Cast desktop" option is not supported on speakers and displays.

  1. If you’ve pinned the Cast button to your toolbar, in the upper right corner of your browser, click the Cast button Inactive cast extension .
  2. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.

Option 2. From a Chromecast-enabled site:

  1. Open a Cast-enabled site.
  2. Click the Cast button Inactive cast extension . This is typically found near other media controls, like play, pause, and volume.
  3. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.

Option 3. From Chrome Setting menu

  1. In the Chrome toolbar in the upper right corner of your browser, click the Chrome Settings menu More menu and then Cast...
  2. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.

Option 4. From a webpage in Chrome:

  1. Open a tab in Chrome browser.
  2. Right click on the webpage and then Cast...
  3. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.

Check out this article for more information.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards,

Juni

adgesemp
Community Member

Thanks.. but I'm sorry it is not much help.

I have done all that already!!!

Did you read the description of my issue?

How can I make my Ethernet connected PC part of my Google mesh?

Chrome doesn't show me any device available for casting audio or video!!!

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey adgesemp,

 

Sorry for the delays. To answer your question, you will need to connect your computer via Ethernet cable on one of your Google WiFi Mesh for you to cast on your Google Home speakers. 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

adgesemp
Community Member

I'll try that.. thanks 

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi adgesemp,

 

Thanks! We'll keep this thread open for few more days and we'll wait for your update.

 

Best,

Princess

adgesemp
Community Member

I can't run a cable.. there is no way!!

Do you think there is a way to do this wirelessly?

Please let me know

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi adgesemp,

 

I'm afraid that's not possible. Casting requires to be connected directly on the same Wi-Fi network where the casting device and Google Nest speakers are connected.

 

You might want to check this link for more info: https://goo.gle/36RSYV5

 

Best,

Princess

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

I just wanted to check if you have additional concerns or questions about your device. 
 

Cheers,

Muddi

adgesemp
Community Member

Of course I do,

I haven't been able to fix this issue!!!

 

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi adgesemp,

 

To confirm, are you able to connect your computer to one of your Google WiFi Mesh?

 

Cheers,

Muddi

adgesemp
Community Member

I previously reply!!..

I did that I can't connect it!!

I need to do it wirelessly

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey adgesemp,

 

I understand that you connect an Ethernet cord from your computer to one of your WiFi points, right?

 

Cheers,
Muddi

adgesemp
Community Member

I tried... Unfortunately.. there is no way to connect it!!!!

It has to be wirelessly!!!!!

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi adgesemp,

 

Got it! The only option now is to connect a WiFi adapter to your computer for wireless connection on your router.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

We just want to check if you have seen our response posted above. Let us know if you have additional questions, otherwise we'll be locking the thread.
 

Best,

Princess

I miss that one.. but anyway that not a real solution for me!!

Why would I want to go wifi when I have a hardwire connection that is easy faster!!!

It doesn't make sense

adgesemp
Community Member

So.. is this defentely a flaw in the system??

No solution to this yet???

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

HI adgesemp,

 

Apologies for the inconvenience however, an active Wi-Fi connection is really important when casting from your PC to your Nest speakers. Also, we have no means  to change the software or hardware of your computer.

 

You can always try to use a Wi-Fi adapter as stated above.

 

Hoping for your kind understanding.

 

Best regards,

Dan

LovelyM
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello everyone, 

Thanks for your assistance here, Dan.

I'm chiming in here to see if you still have some questions or concerns. Let me know so I can further help, as I want to make sure you're all set.

Thanks,
Lovely

LovelyM
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey adgesemp, 

It's been a few days since your last reply — we're going to lock the thread within 24 hours. If you have further concerns, please feel free to create a new post.

Cheers, 
Lovely