Google Meet will now let you Chromecast your meetings, virtual classes on TV
If you are a person who does not like to use a computer or mobile device screen, then now you can use a different screen for Google Meet. Google will now add support for Chromecast, on Google Meet. This will allow you to stream your meetings on TV. The new update will allow you to conduct your meetings, connect with friends, and attend lectures on the big screen. You can cast your meeting to the company’s Chromecast streaming sticks, Android TV, and smart displays. Google Meet was launched two months back.
Google’s Grace Yang wrote on the Chromecast support forum, “Earlier this year, we launched Google Meet on Nest Hub Max, and it just felt right to expand Meet to even more screens in your home.”
How to use Google Meet on Chromecast:
For using this feature, you will need to have a Google account and latest version of Google Chrome. Chromecast devices should have the latest firmware installed. If you are casting before joining the meeting then first you need to open your meeting using the Meet app or Google Calendar. Further, select the “Cast this meeting” option. Further, you will find the Cast tab, select the Cast-enabled device.
Secondly, to switch to casting during a meeting tap on the three-dot menu button in the bottom right. Then select Cast this meeting. Finally, to stop casting, tap on the menu once again and select Stop casting meeting.
This new feature will work with:
- Chromecast Ultra
- Second-generation Chromecast devices
Although, this will allow you to see the meeting on your TV, you will still be using the camera, microphone and audio from your computer or phone. Google also said that the performance on TVs and displays may vary.
The feature will be helpful for all the people who have become highly dependent on Google Meet during lockdown. For students, this feature will be like a blessing, they will be able to attend their virtual classes on big screens. They will not have to stare at laptop screens for long. This will protect their eyesight too.
Google employee Grace Y. said, “As work from home opportunities increase, Meet provides an enterprise-grade solution for employees to stay connected and on top of work projects. Change up the usual environment and enjoy your morning meetings on your TV screen in the living room, with a big cup of coffee in hand.”
The new update of Google Meet will surely give tough competition to its rival Zoom.