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Chromecast is now available in Microsoft Edge Chromium

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser comes with support for Chromecast. It is a native feature, provided by the Chromium engine. To enable it, you need to active two flags.

As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Chromecast is a line of digital media players developed by Google. The devices, usually designed as small USB dongles, allows the user with a smartpone or computer to render Internet-streamed video and audio on a high-definition TV with help of mobile and desktop web apps. Also, the Google Chrome web browser and many Chromium based browsers like Opera and Vivaldi allow streaming web content the same way.

Starting in build 76.0.167.0, the Chromecast feature is available in Microsoft Edge Chromium by default. You will find the command 'More Tools > Cast media to device' in the main menu of the browser.

Build 76.0.167.0 was released to the Canary ring users yesterday. At the moment of this writing, the Edge versions are as follows:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

The browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview

Here is everything you need to know about the new Microsoft Edge browser:

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