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7 Best Fixes for Cast Media to Device Not Working in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is a feature-rich browser that enhances your browsing experience. It is the default browser for Windows PC and can also be used on Mac. With the Cast Media to Device feature, you can easily share web pages with your smart TV.
Some users report that this feature doesn’t always work and prevents screen casting web pages. If you are facing the same issue, here are some solutions to fix Cast Media to Device not working in Microsoft Edge on Mac and Windows.
1. Check Device Support
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The first thing you need to ensure is that your smart TV or streaming device supports Miracast or is certified by the DLNA or Digital Living Network Alliance. This certification enables devices to share data like photos and videos in your home network. Visit the product page of your smart TV and check for Miracast or DLNA certification. As for streaming devices, the Fire TV Stick and Apple TV 4K are DLNA certified.
2. Ensure Same Wi-Fi Network Connectivity
The Cast Media to Device feature only works between devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is similar to how Apple devices can only transfer data when connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Therefore, the next step is to connect your computer and smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
3. Disable VPN Connection
A VPN connection allows access to regionally restricted content but may interfere with screen casting in Microsoft Edge. Disable your VPN and check if the issue is resolved.
4. Clear Edge Browser Cache
If the ‘Cast Media to Device’ option is not working in Microsoft Edge, clear the browser cache on your Mac or Windows PC. This will restore all settings to default. Clear cache and cookies in Microsoft Edge to resolve the issue.
5. Remove Faulty Extensions
Extensions add features to web browsers, but they can impact browsing. This happens when extensions are not updated and become obsolete. To fix this, you should check and remove outdated extensions.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step 2: Click the Extensions icon at the top-right corner.
Step 3: Manage Extensions.
Step 4: Click on Remove under an Extension name.
Step 5: Click on Remove at the top right side to confirm if the feature is working.
If not, repeat the steps until you remove the extension causing this issue.
6. Force Quit and Relaunch Edge
You can force quit and relaunch Microsoft Edge on your Mac or Windows PC to give the app a fresh start.
Click the Apple logo at the top-left corner and select Force Quit.
Step 2: Select Microsoft Edge from the apps list and click Force Quit.
Step 3: Relaunch Microsoft Edge to check if the problem is solved.
Step 1: Click the Start icon on Windows 11, type “Task Manager,” and press Enter.
Step 2: Click on Microsoft Edge and select Force Stop.
Step 3: Close the window and relaunch Microsoft Edge to check if the problem is solved.
7. Update Microsoft Edge
If none of the solutions have worked, there might be a bug in the current version preventing the feature from working. We suggest installing the latest update for Microsoft Edge on your Mac or Windows PC.
Open Microsoft Edge on your Mac or Windows PC.
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Step 2: Click the three horizontal dots and select Settings.
Step 3: Click on About Microsoft Edge at the bottom-left corner.
Step 4: If an update is available, download and install it. Check if the problem is solved.
Cast Media to Device
To fix the issue of Cast Media to Device not working in Microsoft Edge, follow these solutions. The browser has a Sidebar with options like Windows Copilot, Edge Drop, Skype, OneNote, and more. Check our post to learn how to customize the sidebar in Microsoft Edge.
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