How Do I Cast From Google Drive to Android TV?

Android, Android TV

Are you tired of watching videos on a small screen? Do you want to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on a bigger screen?

With Google Drive and Android TV, you can easily cast your media files from your Drive to your TV. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of casting from Google Drive to Android TV.

Step 1: Set up Google Drive

Before we begin, make sure you have the Google Drive app installed on your Android device. If not, download it from the Play Store and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2: Upload Media Files

The next step is to upload the media files you want to cast to your Google Drive. Open the Google Drive app and tap on the “+” button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Select “Upload” and choose the files you want to upload from your device’s storage. Wait for the files to finish uploading.

Step 3: Install Google Drive for Android TV

To cast from Google Drive to your Android TV, you need to have the Google Drive app installed on your TV as well. Open the Play Store on your Android TV and search for “Google Drive.” Install the app and sign in with the same Google account used on your mobile device.

Step 4: Access Your Media Files

Once you have installed Google Drive on both devices, open it on your Android TV. You will see all the media files that were uploaded from your mobile device. Use the navigation buttons on your remote control or gamepad to select a file.

Casting Through Streaming Apps

If you want to cast videos or music files, select a file and press the “Play” button on your remote control. Google Drive will prompt you to choose a streaming app to play the file. Select your preferred streaming app, such as VLC or MX Player, and the media file will start playing on your Android TV.

Casting Through Photo Viewer

If you want to cast photos or images, select a file and press the “View” button on your remote control. Google Drive will open the photo viewer. You can navigate through your photos using the arrow buttons on your remote control.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Media on Android TV

That’s it! You have successfully casted media from Google Drive to your Android TV. Sit back, relax, and enjoy watching your favorite videos, listening to music, or browsing through your photo collection on the big screen.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues while casting from Google Drive to Android TV, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Check Network Connection: Make sure both your mobile device and Android TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Update Apps: Ensure that both Google Drive apps on your mobile device and Android TV are up-to-date.
  • Restart Devices: Try restarting both devices to resolve any temporary glitches.
  • Clear App Cache: If you are still experiencing issues, clear the app cache for Google Drive on both devices.

By following these steps and troubleshooting tips, you can easily cast media files from Google Drive to Android TV. Enjoy a seamless entertainment experience with the convenience of casting!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us.