Video conferencing through multiple devices at home has become a mandatory requisite these days when people are sitting inside their homes to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, online teleconferencing apps are becoming increasingly popular.  The Zoom Meetings app is one such application and it has more than 300 Million active users worldwide. But video calling through a small screen may be tiresome now and then. If you have a Chromecast lying around in your house, Then you can easily cast Zoom Meetings calls to your TV.

How to cast zoom meetings calls

What is Zoom Cloud Meetings?

It is basically a cloud-based video conferencing app that provides additional online chat services as well. All this is done through a separate peer-to-peer software that is safely handled by a separate cloud server. The app is generally useful for video conferencing, distance learning, and social relations, etc.

As for the Zoom Meetings applications, you can add up to 1000 participants and viewers. It is currently available on Android, iOS, and desktops powering Mac and Windows operating systems.

Cast/Mirror Zoom Meetings through Android/iOS devices

Zoom meetings service doesn’t have native Chromecast support yet, but that shouldn’t stop us from cast it to a TV. Follow the steps below

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Pre-requisites:

  1. Chromecast connected to a TV through HDMI port.
  2. Android Phone
  3. Zoom Meetings app installed on the device.
  4. Make sure your Chromecast and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.

Steps to Cast on Android devices

  1. Open your Android phone and tap on the Cast icon in the notification panel. You can find it in the settings under the Connected Devices tab. In some smartphones, it can also be found under the screen sharing option.
  2. Now the display connected to Chromecast will appear, Tap on it and connect the TV.
  3. You can now open the Zoom application and start making a call or arrange a conference. The contents will be displayed on the TV.

Cast Zoom Meetings from iOS devices (iPhone & iPad)

  1. Apple doesn’t allow native screen mirroring across platforms. Hence you have to work around a little bit to mirror the screen.
  2. Download the the third party app like Chromecast Streamer app from the App Store and install it.
  3. Open it and click on the Cast icon at the top.
  4. Select the Chromecast to connect iOS device to the display.
  5. Now, select the Screen Cast option. A pop up for Screen broadcasting will appear. Click on it to start casting the contents.
  6. You can now open the Zoom app and start making a call and it will be casted on the TV.Related: How to cast AT&T TV Now (DirecTV Now) to Chromecast

Cast Zoom Meetings from a PC (Windows/Mac)

Casting from the PC is much easier with the Google Chrome browser. It is available on both Windows and Mac operating systems. Follow the steps below:

Pre-requisites:

  1. Chromecast connected to a TV through HDMI port.
  2. Google Chrome browser installed on the desktop/ laptop.
  3. Make sure your Chromecast and the desktop are connected to the same WiFi network.

Steps to cast

  1. Download the zoom application for your desktop. You can also use the web version of the app through the browser but it has limited features and Zoom recommends installing a private software client to access all the features.
  2. Open Google Chrome browser on your desktop/laptop and click on the three-dotted menu on the top right corner.
    cast via Google Chrome
  3. Select the cast option.
  4. Now select the TV displayed.
  5. On the source tab, select Cast Tab if you are accessing Zoom through the web version.
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  6. You can also cast the whole desktop by selecting the cast desktop option.
  7. Once done, you are all set. You can now cast the video calls to the TV.

Note: It must be noted that some users are reporting audio issues with the audio getting cut on the TV speaker and the audio shoots out from the phone. This issue is seemingly found on other Video conferencing applications as well. This could be due to the fact that the microphone of the smartphone is used as audio input for the calls. The issue seems to be a third party one and Zoom needs to fix it from their side.

Additionally, you can also use an external speaker connected to the Smartphone through Bluetooth for better audio projection.

We hope you successfully cast the Zoom meetings app to your Chromecast connected TV.  If you find any problem or issue while using these above listed methods, kindly tell us via comments below.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there, I appreciate the article.

    I am trying to cast a Zoom meeting from my Samsung 7 Android phone to my TV via Chromecast. This connection works great for casting YouTube videos.

    However, I cannot follow the instructions in your first step above for android phones because they do not match my options. There is no Cast icon in the notification panel. There is nothing in the settings called the Connected Devices tab. There is also nothing in the settings called the screen sharing option. I also tried using the search line at the top of the settings display for all of these terms.

    HELP! Thanks.

  2. Tried to zoom meeting over chromecast. Audio wouldn’t work throught the TV but did play from the phone. So I tried to play the audio from the phone through a bluetooth speaker. The phone wouldn’t connect to the bluetooth to the speaker. This not a normal occurrence. All I can think is that the audio was directed to chromecast and not free to channel to bluetooth.

  3. I’ve had the same problem in the past where the sound doesn’t work when casting my screen. Try switching the hdmi cable from hdmi 2 to hdmi 1 (or vice versa) to see if it fixes the sound problem. You can also try rebooting your router which sometimes will fix the problem.

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