Casting Facebook is a simple way to watch some of the videos you want on your smart TV from Facebook. As long as you have the right type of smart TV, this process will not take you long to complete.
You can cast Facebook on your smart TV through Facebook Web or through the app. The first option is often faster, but it will only work on Chromecast devices. Facebook app will allow you to cast Facebook on an Android or Chrome smart TV.
Casting your Facebook onto a smart TV does not need to be difficult. Let’s take a closer look at some of the steps you can take to effectively cast Facebook.
How To Cast Facebook To Your Smart TV?
There are different methods that you can use to help cast Facebook over to your smart TV. Each one will require different steps for you to use to get Facebook to work. Some of the most common options and their steps include:
Casting From Facebook Web
To do this, you need to have the newest version of Chrome running. This does not require you to install the extension, but the Chromecast device should be set up and able to stream. Make sure that both your streaming device and the TV are connected to the same WiFi network.
- With that set-up, you need to turn on the video that you would like to play.
- If the video is auto-playing inside the timeline, look to the bottom right of the player.
- There should be a Cast button between the settings and full-screen buttons.
- Tap that button. You will be prompted to select which device you have.
- Once you click on the right device, the video will then start casting onto the TV monitor, which you can then enjoy.
And that is all you need to do to be able to cast your Facebook video to your TV.
On Facebook App
Facebook app is able to support AirPlay and Chromecast. The steps that you can use for this one include:
- Look for the video you would like to watch. Tap on it.
- You will not be able to cast the video from the timeline view. Switch to its own viewing mode.
- Look for the cast button. It is located near the full-screen button. Tap on that.
- On iOS, you will get the choice of doing it through AirPlay or Chromecast. On Android, you will only see the option for Chromecast.
- Tap on Chromecast and then pick which device you want to use.
Both of these options are effective, and you can choose the one that you like the most for casting any video. When you are done, you will be able to get out of the video and do something else with your smart TV.
Why Can’t I Cast A Facebook Video On My TV?
After trying some of the methods above, you may find that you can’t cast a Facebook video on your smart TV. While this can be a little frustrating, there are a few reasons this can happen, including:
You Have The Wrong Smart TV
Not all smart TVs will be able to cast Facebook on them. You need a TV that is either from Google or one that uses AirPlay and is able to connect with Chromecast.
If the smart TV does not have these capabilities, you will not be able to cast Facebook at all. There are other methods you can use to watch videos from Facebook on your smart TV, but casting will not be an option.
Your Chrome Browser Is Not Up To Date
When you decide to use the first option that we discussed above, getting Facebook to cast from the web, you need to make sure your Chrome browser is up to date.
If you have not updated the Chrome browser since you got the TV, or you do not remember how long it has been since the last update, then it is time to do one before you try casting.
For most smart TVs, this will not take long. Get the browser updated so that it will work with the Facebook app a little bit more.
Once the browser is updated, you can try that method again, and it should work for you.
You Haven’t Installed Facebook
Another issue may be that you have not installed Facebook onto the smart TV, or you are working with an older version of the app.
When this happens, you will not be able to cast Facebook onto your smart TV at all. You need to take the time to get Facebook installed correctly, so that it can cast any of the videos that you would like from the social media site.
Casting Facebook on your smart TV takes just a few minutes as long as you have Facebook already on the TV. Just follow the simple steps above, and you are set to go.
Facebook is a great app that has a lot of fun videos that you would probably enjoy more on the big screen of your TV. Luckily, nowadays it’s a seamless process that won’t require more than a few minutes to set up.
I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.