Can I send video to Chromecast and audio to Bluetooth?

Answered by Edward Huber

You can absolutely send video to Chromecast while simultaneously sending audio to a Bluetooth-enabled device such as headphones, a headset, or speakers. This feature comes in handy when you want to enjoy a video on your TV but prefer to listen to the audio privately through your Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

To set up this configuration, you’ll need a few things: a Chromecast device, a TV with an HDMI port, a Bluetooth-enabled device (headphones, headset, or speakers), and a smartphone or tablet with the Google Home app installed.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to send video to Chromecast and audio to Bluetooth:

1. Ensure that your Chromecast device is set up and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your smartphone or tablet.

2. Connect your Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port and follow the on-screen instructions for setup.

3. On your smartphone or tablet, open the Google Home app. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

4. Tap on the “Devices” icon in the top right corner of the app. This will display a list of available devices on your network, including your Chromecast.

5. Select your Chromecast device from the list. This will open the device settings page.

6. On the device settings page, tap on the “Settings” gear icon in the top right corner.

7. Scroll down to find the “Audio” section and tap on it.

8. In the “Audio” section, you’ll find an option called “Pair Bluetooth headphones and speakers.” Tap on it.

9. The Google Home app will then search for available Bluetooth devices. Make sure your Bluetooth headphones, headset, or speakers are in pairing mode and visible to other devices.

10. Once your Bluetooth device is detected, tap on it to select it. The app will then connect your Chromecast to the Bluetooth device.

11. After the connection is established, you can start streaming a video to your Chromecast as you normally would. The audio from the video will automatically be routed to your Bluetooth device.

It’s important to note that not all Chromecast models support Bluetooth audio output. The Chromecast with Google TV, which was released in 2020, does support this feature. However, older models like the Chromecast 2nd generation or Chromecast Ultra may not have Bluetooth capabilities.

With a Chromecast device like the Chromecast with Google TV and a Bluetooth-enabled device, you can easily send video to your TV while sending the audio to your Bluetooth headphones, headset, or speakers. This allows for a more personalized and immersive viewing experience, especially when you want to enjoy content without disturbing others or when you prefer a higher-quality audio output from your Bluetooth devices.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you set up your Chromecast and Bluetooth devices for simultaneous video and audio streaming. Enjoy your multimedia content with this versatile setup!