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How to Cast YouTube from Phone to PC

Last Updated on Dec. 20, 2021 |

Many users want to cast YouTube videos from their iPhone or Android to the PC, but they don't know how to do it. There are several ways to cast YouTube content from any phone to PC, even if you don't have the latest devices or advanced programming skills.

YouTube app works great from any device, from smartphones, PC and Mac computers to gaming consoles. YouTube also provides a native option for casting videos from an iPhone or Android phone to another digital device connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone. Just press the Cast button, and for a few seconds video you choose will appear on another device. So, where is the catch?

Until recently, users could easily cast video from the YouTube app on their smartphone to the computer, but the Google Chrome feature for casting on PC was removed. However, there are a few options you can use to overcome this obstacle. The fastest and the most convenient approach is to find and install a suitable third-party app that can do the job in this situation.

There are several high-quality apps that let you stream content to your Windows devices. Such apps can are available for both major OS platforms and can be downloaded from the appropriate online app store. Just follow the procedures described in this article and you will be able to successfully install and use those casting applications.

Part 1. YouTube Cast from iPhone to PC

To cast YouTube from iPhone to PC you need to use a third-party app that comes with the features allowing you to perform this operation. Also, with such an app you get many other useful options that can upgrade your multitasking skills and make you more efficient in your private and personal life.

One of the best screencasting apps for iPhone devices is AirDroid Cast, which is very simple to use and also works perfectly with iOS and Windows computers. You can forget about the USB cable because making a connection between phone and computer is wireless. Here is how to cast with AirDroid Cast:

Step 1. Provide the same network connection for both devices.

Step 2. Log in to your personal AirDroid account, on both devices.

Step 3. Search for the Cast option in the app interface.

Step 4. Choose your PC from the list, and send cast requests from the iPhone to PC.

Step 5. On the monitor of the computer, you will see a request for the cast. Accept it.

Step 6. Enable Casting Permission on the iPhone.

Step 7. Your PC will be turned into an AirPlay receiver, and you can choose the YouTube video you want to cast by pressing Play.

Use Airdroid to mirror from Android to PC

Use Airdroid to mirror from Android to PC

Part 2. How to Cast YouTube from Android Phone to PC

The procedure for casting YouTube from Android to the computer with third-party apps also requires a few steps, but it’s not really complicated and typically produces very satisfactory results. With the best apps such as Your Phone Companion, the casting process is completely wireless and coordinated through your Wi-Fi network.

This is why you need to make sure that you have stable Wi-Fi access on the same network for both devices before you start the installation process.

Step 1. Go online to download the recommended apps from the App Store.

Step 2. Install and run the app on both devices and make sure they are connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 3. Wi-Fi network will offer you to pair the Android device with a Windows-based PC. You will be able to see all the content from your smartphone on the computer screen, and to use every app you have on Android, including YouTube.

Step 4. Now, all you have to do is to find the YouTube video you want to cast to a larger screen, and press Play.

Install and Run the App on both Devices

Install and Run the App on both Devices

Part 3. Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

Why Can’t I Cast YouTube From My Phone?

There are a few possible reasons for that. Maybe you haven’t correctly installed the required apps, or your phone doesn’t support casting technology. Try to update your operating system, but first check the Wi-Fi, because both devices need to be on the same connection. Also, don’t use any other apps on your smartphone while you are trying to cast YouTube on the computer. Once the casting successfully begins, you are free to surf the web again.

How to Cast YouTube from Phone to TV?

If you have mastered the casting process from smartphone to computer, casting to TV it won’t be a problem for you. Your TV as well as your smartphone need to have a built-in screencast feature or installed devices that support Google Chromecast.

Step 1: Connect phone and TV to the same network.

Step 2: Open YouTube app and press the Cast button, which is positioned on the top of the Home screen.

Step 3: In your mobile list, find the smart TV or Chromecast device you want to cast to, and press Play. The video will appear on your TV.

When you decide to stop watching videos from YouTube on the TV screen, tap on the Cast icon again, and disconnect the devices.

How do I cast YouTube from my phone to Windows 10?

Find an app that works well with your operating system on both devices and use it to bridge the gap between them. The Your Phone app is developed by Microsoft for Windows 10, especially for connecting Android with Windows 10 devices, so it’s perfect for PC owners. On the other hand, AirDroid works on iOS and Windows devices without issue and could help users who need a broader coverage..


This article demonstrates the best ways to cast YouTube from your iPhone or Android to Windows PC., leading you through the process one step at a time. Depending on the devices you are using, select the option that suits you best, and have a great time watching YouTube clips.

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Roger Smith

Technique editor who has been contributing how-to articles for 5 years at iMobie. And has over 7 years of customer service experience with smartphones before.

Author Avatar Roger Smith

Technique editor who has been contributing how-to articles for 5 years at iMobie. And has over 7 years of customer service experience with smartphones before.

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