Why does my Chromecast mirror all the time?

Bill from Lousiana

Episode 1426 (2:17:47)

Original Chromecast

Bill has the original Chromecast, but he has problems watching content on it in mirrored mode. Leo says he won't want it to mirror. He'll want it to hand off the information to the Chromecast. Then his device just becomes a remote. If he's doing it from the browser, Chromecast isn't designed for that. He should use the Chromecast button inside the apps he's using, like Netflix or YouTube. Chromecast in Chrome has been beta and it could be that it just doesn't work anymore.

Image By EricaJoy (Flickr: Chromecast) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons