Would you like to stream your favorite online videos on a big screen? Now you can do it from Opera on your computer with the Chromecast support we’ve just added. Read on to find out how.

How to wire up your Opera browser with Chromecast

  1. Get the Download Chrome extension from Opera add-ons catalog. This allows you to use Chrome extensions with the Opera browser. This pro tip might come in handy for other use cases, too.
  2. Go to the Chrome Web Store and get the Google Cast extension – it’s the official Google extension for sending content to Chromecast.
  3. Is your Chromecast device already plugged into the HDMI port on your display? Make sure both Chromecast and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. The device will be detected and you can begin casting from Google-cast enabled sites. Please note, that at this point, you can not cast a tab from Opera.

If you need a more detailed instruction on setting up Chromecast, please check this help article.

What kind of videos can I stream from Opera?

As I mentioned above, Opera supports streaming from Google Cast-enabled sites. At this point, it’s YouTube and Netflix.

Why Chromecast?

Chromecast was first released in 2013 and quickly garnered good reviews and won over many users across the globe. According to a market report by Strategy Analytics, Chromecast was the most popular streaming device sold in 2015. It’s praised for being compact, affordable and convenient to manage with the device you’re streaming from.

On a side note, it’s expected that Google will release a new version of Chromecast supporting 4K video as soon as the beginning of October. I’m looking forward to checking that one out.

Are you using Chromecast? Have you already tried streaming video from Opera with Chromecast support?
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  • NoName

    The new Chrome browser does no longer need an extension to work with Chromecast.
    Are you sure, that the extension is up to date in the future as well?

    • Good point. We’ll definitely keep an eye on that to make sure our solution for this is time-proof.

  • Adad Joseph

    Thats good news

  • kriskazy

    Really Good news

  • Wizardling

    I prefer the Roku Streaming Stick with it’s real remote. A WiFi remote too – no need for line of sight, as with IR remotes.

    • I saw that one had very good reviews, but haven’t tried it myself yet.

  • Lucian

    Been waiting for this for a lonnng time 🙂

  • Radu Avramescu

    When I try to cast a tab I get this error:
    “Failure capturing media.
    Unable to capture the media contents. Please try again.”

    However, the casting works just fine from Chrome.

    • Hi Radu, as I mentioned in the post, we currently don’t support casting a tab.

      • Radu Avramescu

        Thanks, I think I missed that point.

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  • Sharo Kirima

    hello I need to recover data and bookmarks of my opera account delete
    them by accident and I need them back because I have very important
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  • Nicolas Coppola

    no funciona =(=(

    Se ha producido un error al capturar el contenido multimedia.
    No se puede capturar el contenido multimedia. Inténtalo de nuevo.

    • Samuel Alonso

      I have the same issue 🙁

      Por el momento veo que no soporta el plugin con una pestaña de navegador.

  • Ronald G Baker

    I’m sorry, but I’m OLD … what do you mean by “a tab”? Every site seems to open as a tab in Opera. I’ve installed the “Download Chrome Extension” and the “Google Cast” Extension. They both seemed to install fine, but I still can’t get Netflix to work from Opera – I get the “Failure Capturing Media” message. Netflix works fine from Chrome, but I don’t like Chrome & would prefer not to use it. Is there some other way to get into Netflix through Opera WITHOUT it being a tab? Thanks, Ron.

  • Nicolas Coppola

    It does not work with netflix

    • Art Vandelay

      Plex doesn’t work either.

  • jlsjonas

    chromecast extention mentions being casting youtube, but youtube isn’t detecting it and just keeps playing locally, likewise the youtube app (chromecast) isn’t doing anything