How to cast Opera browser to TV using Google Chromecast

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Chromecast is a simple plug and play dongle from Google. It has been a great success among the millennials, owing to its cheap pricing and great support for third-party apps. However, not many prefer the Chrome browser due to rigorous RAM Consumption in the background and often runs slow sometimes. What if you prefer other browsers like the Opera as your daily driver? Will Chromecast work in Opera? How to cast from Opera? We are here to answer your questions.

How to cast Opera using chromecast

Cast Opera browser to a TV using Google Chromecast

For starters, Opera is also a popularly used Web browser due to its Native Ad-blocker, VPN support. It gives you the best surfing experience while minimizing potential malware and frauds online. In addition to this, Opera also has casting support for external displays using Chromecast when accessed from the PC version. Follow the steps below to connect your Opera Browser to the Chromecast connected displays.

Pre-requisites

  1. Connect Google Chromecast dongle on TV via HDMI port.
  2. PC with the latest version of Opera installed.
  3. Make sure your Google Chromecast and your PC or Laptop are connected to the same WiFi network.

Related: How to cast Phone screen to PC or a Laptop

Steps to Cast Opera browser to Chromecast:

  1. Set up your Chromecast and turn it on. If you have doubts regarding the setup, click here.
  2. Open the Opera browser on your PC or laptop.
  3. Click on the O logo at the top left corner of the browser. select settings. You can also access it through the ALT+P shortcut key from the keyboard.
  4. Select Advanced>Browser option in the settings window.

5. Search for the option “Enable Chromecast support”. You can use the search bar on the right side.

6. Click on the “Enable Chromecast support” toggle to enable it. Now the browser is ready to cast on the screen.

Enable Chromecast support

Modes of casting in Opera Browser

You can either cast a tab on Opera, Chromecast supported websites natively like YouTube, or use it as a desktop mode. To do this follow the steps below.

  1. Open a new tab on Opera. Visit a website of your choice.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the website to open quick settings.
    casting in Opera Browser
  3. You can see the cast option. Click on it to open Native cast settings. Select the device and mode of casting you to want.Cast Opera Browser
  4. Now you can see the contents accordingly in your Chromecast enabled display.
    Cast Opera Browser

Note: The method written above for casting Opera Browser to TV doesn’t work anymore in the US because of license issues. Although in other countries the casting support is working perfectly.

However, If you’re in the US and want to use the Chromecast Support on Opera Browser. Then you must try editing the country in Local State file.

  • To locate the “Local State” file in the profile folder go to opera://about/” and look for the path of profile folder in the path section.
  • Once you find the Local State File open it and locate “location”:{“country”:”us”,”country_from_server”:”US”}.
  • Now you can edit the country name in the code and try using the Chromecast support.

How to cast Opera using Google Chrome Extensions

Additionally, you can also you Chrome Extensions on Opera if you are facing problems with the native casting method as some websites might be blacklisted for playing videos.

  1. Open your Opera browser and type addons.opera.com
  2. In the search bar, type Chromecast extensions or you can click here.
  3. Once done, you can add Google Chrome extensions to your Opera browser.
    Chrome extensions on opera
  4. You can download any third-party extensions like PlayTo for Chromecast.
  5. Once done you can play any videos on the internet or cast other contents on the screen. Although, we recommend you to be ready for unprecedented bugs while doing this as this is porting an extension to another browser.

Related: How to cast Firefox browser to the TV using Google Chromecast.

The above methods clearly explain that casting is indeed possible in the Opera browser. If you are looking for a smooth, simple browser you can use Opera for casting your device as it is a very good alternative to Google Chrome with additional VPN and ad-blocking features. We hope you enjoy casting your device and do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

5 COMMENTS

    • It’s working and we have even made a video guide to cast opera browser. We have updated this article with a Video kindly watch it.

  1. this dosent work anymore in the US and according to opera it’s because google wont liscense the tech to opera in the US.

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