How to Install VLC on Chromecast with Google TV

VLC on Google TV

VLC is a popular cross-platform media player that allows you to play all types of audio and video file formats. If you’re a Google TV user, you can download the app directly from the Google Play Store. By installing the VLC app, you can stream all your locally stored files. Apart from installing it, you can also cast its content from your smartphone to the TV by connecting both devices to the same WiFi connection. From this article, you will learn how to download, install, and cast the VLD media player app on your Google Smart TV.

How to Download VLC Chromecast with Google TV

1. Turn On your Google Smart TV and connect it to a proper internet connection.

2. Select Apps and click the Search for apps and games bar.

3. Enter VLC using the on-screen virtual keyboard and search for the app.

4. Locate and find the official VLC app from the search result.

5. Click the Install button to download the app on your Google TV.

Click on the Install button

6. Finally, select Open to launch the app and stream the local files on your Google TV.

How to Sideload VLC on Chromecast with Google TV

If you can’t find the VLC app on your Chromecast with Google TV, you can sideload it by using the Downloader app.

[1] Download the Downloader app on Google TV.

[2] Select the Profile menu and click the Settings option.

[3] From the menu, select the System option followed by About.


[4] Tap on the Android TV OS build option seven times, and the developer pop-up will appear.

VLC on Google TV

[5] Then, return back to the Settings option and select the Apps menu.

[6] Now, select the Security & Restrictions option and click on Unknown sources.

[7] Search for the Downloader app and enable the Unknown Sources toggle.


[8] Open the Downloader app and select the Search bar.

[9] Type the VLC download link in the respective field and click the Go button.

VLC on Google TV

[10] The VLC APK file will begin to download. After the download, tap the Install button.

[11] Now, open the VLC app and start watching your desired videos on the TV.

Related: How to Install and Stream using VLC on Firestick

How to Cast VLC on Google TV

[1] Make sure to connect your Google TV and smartphone under the same Wi-Fi connection.

[2] Download the VLC Media Player app from the Google Play Store on your smartphone.

[3] After downloading, launch the VLC app and play your favorite video content.

[4] Now, open the Notification Panel and select the Cast option.

Select the cast option tp stream VLC on Google TV

[5] Choose your Chromecast with Google TV from the available devices.

Now, the content on your smartphone will start to screen mirror on your Google TV.


What are the best VLC alternatives to use on Google TV?

The best VLC alternatives you can use on Google TV are MX Player, Kodi, KM Player, GOM Player, etc.