Jellyfin is a freely available software media service that allows you to collect, manage, and stream media files. Using the Jellyfin server, you can watch live TV and recorded videos. You can stream the Jellyfin media content using your Android or iOS devices, Roku, Fire TV, Windows, PC, or Chromecast in a few simple steps. It is secure to stream through the Jellyfin server. Let’s see how to Chromecast the Jellyfin app to view all the media content on a big screen.

Prerequisite

  • Make sure the HDMI port of your TV/monitor is connected to the Chromecast device.
  • Ensure that both the devices are connected to the same network.

Steps to Chromecast Jellyfin via Smartphone

[1] Navigate to the Google Play Store on your smartphone.

[2] Search for the Jellyfin app and install it.

Chromecast Jellyfin via Smartphone

[3] Launch the Jellyfin app on your smartphone.

[4] Tap on Add Server option.

[5] Enter the Host address in the respective field and tap on Connect button.

Enter the Host address

[6] Sign in to your Jellyfin account.

Sign in to Jellyfin account

[7] Click on the Cast icon

Click on the Cast icon

[8] From the list of devices, select your Chromecast device.

[9] Once you’re connected, you will be able to stream all the media from your smartphone to the Chromecast-connected TV.

Steps to Chromecast Jellyfin Using PC

[1] Install the desktop version of Jellyfin from the official website on your Windows or Mac PC.

[2] Open the Jellyfin application on your PC.

[3] Sign in to your Jellyfin account and play any media content from the server.

Enter the Host address

[4] From the playback screen, click on the Cast icon.

[5] Select your Chromecast device.

[6] Now, the media content will appear on the Chromecast device.

Jellyfin Chromecast Not Working

If you have any issues like Chromecast not showing on the list of devices, or the Jellyfin app is not casting to Chromecast, you can try the below solutions.

  • Restart the Chromecast device and try again.
  • Update the Jellyfin app from the App Store or App Store.
  • Make sure that both the smartphone and Chromecast devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
  • Update the Chromecast to its latest firmware.

FAQs

1. Does Jellyfin work on Google TV?

Yes, you can install the Jellyfin on Chromecast with Google TV from the Play Store.

2. Does Jellyfin have an app?

Yes, the Jellyfin app is officially available in the Play Store, App Store, and Amazon Store.