Google Meet is now available on Chromecast, uses camera, microphone from your computer

Google Meet is now available on Chromecast, uses camera, microphone from your computer

Video conferences are a daily part of life for millions of workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, and today Google is announcing a big new feature for Meet. Starting today, Google Meet works with Chromecast devices up on your TV.

In a brief post today, Google confirms that Google Meet is rolling out to Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices (Android TV, smart TVs, etc).

Meet on Chromecast works exclusively through the Chrome browser on your desktop or laptop computer. That’s because, when this is running, Google still uses the camera, microphone, and audio from your machine to power the experience. The meeting itself is just cast off to your TV or other display so you can view it on a larger display.

Google says that this functionality will appear when you’re about to join a meeting with a “Cast this Meeting” option. From there, you can select your device. You can also select this option during a meeting under the 3-dot menu. […]

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