How to Chromecast Jellyfin [Two Ways]

Jellyfin Chromecast

Pocket Guide

  • Cast from Android & iOS: Install JellyfinOpen → Click Add Server → Type Host address → Select ConnectSign in Cast icon → Tap your Chromecast.
  • Cast from PC: Install Jellyfin → launch the app Sign in Cast icon → Select your Chromecast.

Jellyfin is a free software media server that allows you to collect, manage, and stream media files. Using the Jellyfin server, you can easily watch live TV and recorded videos for free. You can also share any media files using this app. Jellyfin is completely safe and secure to use. The Jellyfin app is available on Play Store and App Store. Jellyfin is a Chromecast-compatible app. If you are a Google Chromecast user, you can cast the Jellyfin app from your smartphone or PC to Chromecast-connected TV. By casting the Jellyfin app on your TV, you can stream your favorite media files on a big screen.


  • Connect a Chromecast device to the HDMI port of your TV/monitor and set it up.
  • Ensure that the casting device (smartphone or PC) and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

How to Chromecast Jellyfin via Smartphone [Android and iOS]

[1] Navigate to the Google Play Store or App 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] After signing in, click on the Cast icon

Click on the Cast icon

[8] From the list of devices, select your Chromecast device to cast the Jellyfin app.

[9] Once connected, stream any media on the Jellyfin app and watch it on your Chromecast-connected TV.

How 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-connected TV.

How to Setup a Jellyfin Server

[1] Launch the Jellyfin application on your PC.

[2] Choose your desired language and tap Next to proceed further.

[3] Type the username and create a password. Then, select Next.

Tap Next on Jellyfin app

[4] Tap the Plus icon and upload the media files to your Jellyfin server. After uploading the files, click Next.

Upload media files

[5] Select your meta language and hit the option Next.

[6] Tick the checkbox placed near the option Allow remote connections to this Jellyfin Server.

Tap Next

[7] Finally, select Next to complete the process.

How to Fix Jellyfin Not Working on Chromecast

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


1. Does Jellyfin work on Google TV?

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.