CyberGhost - Chromecast compatibility
Our VPN works on all Chromecast generations
- Google Chromecast 1
- Google Chromecast 2
- Google Chromecast 3
- Google Chromecast Ultra
- Google Chromecast Audio
The #1 reason for using a VPN for Chromecast
Chromecast with Google TV is a very handy gadget made by Google that lets non-Smart TV owners stream Netflix, YouTube, and any other content they wish.
However, streaming apps come with geo-restrictions – nothing new here. So, if you’re not living in the US, you won’t be able to access Netflix’s US content library. That’s the main benefit of using a Chromecast VPN.
If you know the country where the content you want to access is available, a VPN gives you the option to virtually teleport there by replacing your real IP address with one that matches the location where you want to appear from.
How to cast with Chromecast behind a VPN connection
Option 1 – Configure your VPN router
By choosing this option, all your internet-connected gadgets, and not just your Chromecast dongle, will enjoy all the VPN benefits as long as they’re linked to the same router.
Be advised - the process can seem a bit overwhelming, especially for beginners. Fear not, though, as we’ve prepared a step-by-step guide on how to configure your router to help you through the process.
One last thing to consider before starting the process is to make sure your router is VPN-compatible. You can do that by checking the VPN manual or by doing a quick Google search.
Option 2 – Get a pre-flashed VPN router
If your router does not support a VPN connection or simply doesn't want to go through the hustle and bustle of configuring your own VPN router, you can simply purchase one that comes with CyberGhost already installed.
Option 3 – Use a virtual router
Don’t own a router? No problem. You can still make your Chromecast VPN work by sharing a CyberGhost VPN connection from your Mac or PC. You still get all the benefits of using a virtual private network with no extra equipment needed. You will need to keep your computer on for the entire time you’ll be using your Chromecast dongle, though.
Option 4 - Wireless screen mirroring
The fourth and final way to enjoy the benefits of a VPN connection when using a Chromecast implies mirroring the image from your Android or iOS phone or from your computer directly to your TV. To make this work, you’ll need a TV that allows screen mirroring and a smartphone or a computer with the CyberGhost VPN app installed.
How does a VPN work?
VPN stands for virtual private network. Think of this software as an intermediate between your device and the internet. Instead of sending your requests directly to the websites you’re trying to reach, you first send them to the VPN provider. From here, your data gets encrypted and redirected towards the website you wanted to access in the first place. The benefits are plenty:
- your entire online activity is kept hidden
- You can find amazing online shopping discounts
- Your banking transactions are 100% secured
- You can torrent anonymously
- ISP throttling becomes a distant memory
- accessing previously restricted websites suddenly becomes possible
- you’re protected against hackers and cybercriminals when connected to public Wi-Fi networks
Best streaming VPN servers
If you want nothing but the best streaming experience – with zero buffering, instant loading speeds, and the best video quality possible – CyberGhost VPN is the way to go. We have hundreds of servers dedicated for streaming and streaming alone. Each streaming server serves its own platform. We have servers for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, HBO MAX, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, and much much more.
Want to find out more about how to use Chromecast with a VPN app? Check out the FAQ section below or get in touch with our Customer Support team. They’re available 24/7 via either email or live chat and can answer your questions in English, German, French, or Romanian.
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