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This extension finds videos on the web sites you are browsing and allows you to play them on your Chromecast device.

Image from store CastBuddy
Description from store Stream web videos directly on your Chromecast from websites which have not added Chromecast support yet. This extension finds videos on the web sites you are browsing and allows you to play them on your Chromecast device. When it finds Chromecast comptible videos ( .webm, .mp4, .mkv etc), count of videos is shown over extension's menubar icon, which you can click to Select a video and extension will send it to your Chromecast device. Once a casting session is established, you can control video playback from Extension's popup page. Instructions for using CastBuddy: https://castbuddy-extension.bitbucket.io/help/index.html Features: * Find compatible videos and allows you to stream directly on your Chromecast * Control playback ( Play/Pause/Seek) from extension's menu * No need to keep your computer running once streaming starts on Chromecast * Allows you to manually enter a URL for Video to play on your Chromecast * Support for adding videos to Queue v1.0.8 - Experimenting with external website based player v1.0.6 Launch player in a new window to workaround issue with latest chrome update which doesn't allow starting chromecast sessions from popup. v1.0.5 - Revert changes made in 1.0.4 as the didn't work properly and also broke functionality that was working with older chrome version v1.0.4 - Attempt to fix issue with latest chrome update

Latest reviews

  • (2022-08-08) Jaeger4Pan: Doesnt work
  • (2022-03-30) carsten krause: Nutzloser Schrott, mehr als das Symbol bekommt man nicht auf seinem TV zu sehen!
  • (2022-03-04) Carlo Koch: Ehrenmann!!! Was eine geile Erweiterung du bist echt ein Ehrenmann!! Endlich mit der Youtube App Chromecasten :D
  • (2022-02-02) alekss: Doesn't work on macOS BigSur M1
  • (2022-01-19) Cannon Earnest: Works like a Charm. I am using this to play my daughter's flinto class videos in my tv. I controls from my laptop chrome browser, simple.
  • (2022-01-15) Guillaume Perrault Archambault: I guess it's no longer maintained. Doesn't work at all.
  • (2021-12-22) István Szabó: Hello I can't select the chromecast because the new chrome update doesn't allow it. Anyway, very good extension.
  • (2021-12-09) M S: Doesn't seem to cast anything it finds - does the loading line then shows the castbuddy logo. Every time.
  • (2021-05-24) Copper Lz: next update please relocate the `+` button to add new m3u8 files somewhere where i don't have to scrool the ui left to right, thanks
  • (2021-05-13) Szymon Nowak: Kiedyś było w porządku, lecz od jakiegoś czasu gdy rozszerzenie nie jest w focusie, przerywa przesyłanie. Wystarczy kliknać w dowolne miejsce poza rozszerzeniem lub otworzyć nowa karte i wywala.
  • (2021-01-19) Dan: No audio .
  • (2020-12-23) Thomas: It doesn't detect videos
  • (2020-11-02) Matteo Iniguez: It would cast but show nothing but your logo...Im casting from my computer
  • (2020-09-21) Quang Hoang Nguyen: Is stop working for me now. Castbuddy find the videos but can't find my tv. If I press on the stream cast icon to stream to tv. Is not showing the tab to choice the tv anymore. Any tips????
  • (2020-09-13) Tony B: It casted the video but takes the screen hostage while it's playing. If I try to go to a different tab or try to scroll on the page, the video instantly stops
  • (2020-08-29) Enrique Rodriguez: the older version was better it would play the next stream automatically
  • (2020-08-23) Pedro Cabral Berumen: The last update was a big mistake, now the information inside the pop-up (to find, add and control videos) doesn´t fit and always have to scroll in horizontal way. But the saddest thing is that now the volume control doens´t exists anymore. I like it before when it was easy to scroll in the queue and the volume option was enabled to use it directly from the extension.
  • (2020-08-15) Yesenia Fontanez: Esta nueva version es totalmente inutil una total basura ya no se puede conectar al chrome cast la version anterior era muchisimo mejor.
  • (2020-07-30) Mehmet AKINCI: iyi
  • (2020-03-27) P N: Maybe I don't know how to use it properly, but I can't make it working on a youtube page, it doesn't accept the Youtube URL of the video.
  • (2020-03-25) Oscar: i cant add video files from my pc?
  • (2020-03-24) Ruby Rendle: does not find any devises to chrome cast on yes i have got chrome cast on my tv's but for some reason it does not pick it up
  • (2020-02-15) George Machun: I was hopeful this would work but it just didn't seem to work at all well. Endless loading but no playing. Too bad it's a great idea.
  • (2020-01-01) Clara P: I thought this would be the answer to all of my issues, however the website I wan't to stream from does not work. The extension says "No compatible videos found on current page, visit any page containing videos you would like to cast.". I know the video isn't compatible with chromecast, that is the point of the extension, to watch the videos that chromecast won't connect to itself.
  • (2019-12-13) Channel: it's buffering a lot..
  • (2019-12-10) Роман Иванина: Отлично работает. Транслирует видео со многих сайтов, глюков не замечено. Спасибо!
  • (2019-10-15) zbik zbik: super! Jak na razie wszystko da się wrzucić na TV, a jak jest jakaś oporna stronka, to rzutowanie "pulpitu" załatwia sprawę.
  • (2019-07-14) Ryan Morwick: They did it! Nice one, they did it right out the gate!!
  • (2019-07-02) Fisherman Renji: It detects Video and everything fine, and I was able to queue everything I wanted up, but when it came time to cast, it just loaded forever.
  • (2019-05-31) BİBİSTİK: bok
  • (2019-03-08) Laura Peralta: Used to work flawlessly but now refuses to connect to chromecast.
  • (2019-03-01) Görkem Akkaya: harika
  • (2019-02-10) nazım KOZAN: harika
  • (2018-10-28) Graziana Ghio: E' stato aggiornato, ora pare che funzioni anche con l'ultima versione di Chrome, la 70.0.3538.67 . Grazie, è un grande aiuto, senza CustBuddy il mio pc non riusciva più a castare nulla
  • (2018-10-19) David Pinos: Works great and on most sites. Thank you for the constant updates.
  • (2018-09-26) hamiid Yare: good
  • (2018-09-21) Marcos Sanchez: It stopped working with the latest chrome version
  • (2018-09-20) Moa Hajaji: con l'aggiornamento di cherome nn fuoziona piu!!
  • (2018-09-18) Amir Samir: I works well, just make sure to disable flash in the website you are trying this on
  • (2018-09-16) stefano pivato: con aggiornamento di chrome, non funziona più. pessimo!
  • (2018-09-12) Mahmut Keklik: yotubun kendi ozelliginden tv baglanıyorum. ama film sitesinden yapıyorum ceviyor film buluyor ama aktarmaya gelince tv bulunmuyor aktarılacak cıhaz bulunamadı diyor
  • (2018-09-09) Works about half the time.. the other half it sits there and does nothing even when it detects a video stream.
  • (2018-08-29) Jannes Schwarz: absolute trash
  • (2018-08-28) Keerthi Nandan Vitta: This is what every one wants.... :) I liked it a lot and can cast any web url video. We can queue the videos and dont need to keep your pc on while playing the videos. Thats the perfect app for chrome cast
  • (2018-08-22) Franck F: Very good
  • (2018-07-28) Sensei Rodney: beauty!!!
  • (2018-07-21) Michaël Lessard: Not really user-friendly and keeps playing the wrong video (the one it as in memory).
  • (2018-06-27) HavadaKaradA -Destan: saçma sapan
  • (2018-06-26) Emriye Sivrikaya: kapanıyor sayfa
  • (2018-06-17) Petri Sakkinen: Does not work.

Latest issues

  • (2022-03-07, v:1.1.0) Adem Temel: nasi yapuyoz
  • (2022-01-29, v:1.1.0) Donna Nicholas: I'm no longer able to cast up on my TV ..... why?
    For some reason I can't cast to TV from my iPhone the function has disappears and have tried to reload but not happening. I've spent hours trying to fix this and have done quite a bit of trouble shoot.
  • (2021-12-19, v:1.0.3) David K: Chrome 96.0.4664.110 on Mac OSX 'Start Cast' button no longer works
    Chrome upgraded because of some security fixes. Now the 'Start Cast' button does not work.
  • (2021-10-09, v:1.0.3) Fernanda: Subtitles.
    Everything it's good with this extension. I really love it but since I like to watch foreign movies with subtitles when I send it to the chromecast there's no option to choose or put subtitles, and have to keep watching them on my laptop instead. I would really appreciated if you took this into consideration :(
  • (2021-09-12, v:1.0.2) Hans Georg Mitteregger: Casting
    Hi, since i updated chrome, castbuddy is not casting anymore. Chromecasts are not found. With chrome it is no problem to see the chromecasts.
  • (2021-08-02, v:1.0.2) Pedro Cabral Berumen: No casting anymore
    When I click the "cast button" nothing happens, it doesn't even open the chrome pop up with the devices options to connect/send.
  • (2021-07-18, v:1.0.2) Nik RuLeZ: Problems Casting Instagram live
    Hi I used to be able to cast instagram live stream to the nvidia shield via casting recently (past 45 or so) am not able to do so. It tries to load up but fails and just shows the castbuddy logo after 3/4 seconds. Has anything changed? The stream URL looks like this: https://instagram.flhr4-4.fna.fbcdn.net/hvideo-prn-ldc/_nc_cat-110/v/r8ssiHIHrhmftj_qm2LOe/pbef-1/_nc_ohc-J5xLUlGcy8AAX-t73NM/live-dash/dash-abr/17882349878386309.mpd?_nc_rl=AfBb_yj3uILsNij0Xvo&ccb=2-4&ms=m_CN&oh=2573ff8c64099b95bf9583e3789156b4&oe=60F127E1 That URL used to work but since it's stopped working in castbuddy ... I've tried to use VLC and it works ... even by casting from VLC to nvidia shield. The only problem with this approach is that VLC needs to stay open. Any suggestions to fix this so I can enjoy my live IG streams being casted on the nvidia shield again? Thanks in advance Nik
  • (2020-11-15, v:1.0.2) Antje Berger: castbuddy does not work on linux?
    Hi. I have a chromebook and there castbuddy works like it should. But on my Linux Mint notebook it does not work eiher with chrome nor chromium. In linux the video gets detected and when I click on the cast button the castbuddy windows gets closed and nothing happens. What could be the problem?
  • (2020-09-21, v:1.0.1) Henuel: Trouble since today
    When clicking the cast icon, Castbuddy add the video to the playlist, the Chromecast menu doesn't shows up.
  • (2020-09-21, v:1.0.1) Chris Hensley: It's not working.
    It's completely stopped working for me. I'm clicking the cast icon to play the video and nothing. It only turns the icon blue like I'm trying to copy and paste it.
  • (2020-09-08, v:1.0.0) Nik RuLeZ: Feature missing from updated cast buddy
    * Allows you to manually enter a URL for Video to play on your Chromecast Where do I now access this feature from??
  • (2020-08-16, v:0.1.0) Enrique Rodriguez: paid service when it was free
    will stop using this version of cast buddy
  • (2020-08-12, v:0.1.0) Enrique Rodriguez: New Cast Buddy their is an old saying if it aint broke leave it alone totally messed with it the extension you could be able to play the next stream automatically now you have to click the icon to play the next stream messed it up fix it please
    New Cast Buddy their is an old saying if it aint broke leave it alone totally messed with it the extension you could be able to play the next stream automatically now you have to click the icon to play the next stream messed it up fix it please I've used your extension a long while it worked fine till now its a bummer!!!!!!!!
  • (2020-08-12, v:0.1.0) Copper Lz: M3U8
  • (2020-07-21, v:0.0.106) Zheng Xu: Community contribution?
    I wonder if you guys plan to open source the code so that we can make community contribution? I had a few ways to improve the video URL fetching.
  • (2020-06-10, v:0.0.106) İSMAİL ŞAHAN: a
    cihaz bulunamadı diyo
  • (2020-05-23, v:0.0.106) kadriye asmalı: görüntü
    kaynak desteklenmiyor
  • (2020-05-10, v:0.0.106) LARRY ALLEN: how to change network settings
    how to change chromecast network setting
  • (2020-04-26, v:0.0.106) Burak Nalci: kaynak desteklenmiyor
    ben bilgisayardan bağlanacağım cihazı seçerken kaynak desteklenmiyor diyor
  • (2020-04-12, v:0.0.106) Klajd Klajdush: implement
    can u implement buddy in player menu?
  • (2020-04-11, v:0.0.106) SONGÜL GÜRBÜZ: bilgisayar
    televizyona bağlanamamak
  • (2020-03-04, v:0.0.106) Mohamad Fattah: CastBuddy stopped working
    Hi Team, every time google updates Chrome the app stops working. could you please check why iam unable to load movie using CastBuddy! Problem: Unable to see videos loading on the app, Thanks
  • (2019-12-29, v:0.0.106) GÖNÜLDEN ÖTE: custbudyy lcd ye bağlanma
    custbudy ile film sitesinden lcd ye bağlanmıyorum destekleniyor hatası
  • (2019-12-29, v:0.0.106) GÖNÜLDEN ÖTE: lcd ye bağlanma sorunu
    lsdye bağlanırken desteklenmiyor uyarısı veriyor
  • (2019-12-02, v:0.0.106) Copper Lz: castbuddy
    could you please update the app so m3u8 extention files works nothing is loading
  • (2019-11-25, v:0.0.106) Carlos Camargo: Support for other Cast options.
    Thanks for your great work. Any chance to add compatibility to other cast options, like DLNA or Airplay ?? If you sell as premium option, i want to pay bro. For example, my samsung series 7 don't work with the extension.
  • (2019-11-23, v:0.0.106) yiğit Demir: kaynak desteklenmiyor hatası
    ben bilgisayardan bağlanacağım cihazı seçerken kaynak desteklenmiyor diyor
  • (2019-08-24, v:0.0.106) Oktay X: vkontakte
    vk.com Can you support this site. It uses html5 for videos but cast buddy isn't finding the videos.
  • (2019-08-14, v:0.0.106) Tim Kovalcheck: Cast Buddy Stopped Working
    Ever since Google updated Chrome Cast Buddy stopped working. Also Google says by end of 2019 they will be ditching adobe flash player for chrome and converting all to HTML5 format.
  • (2019-05-16, v:0.0.106) Vladimir Dugat: Monetization of browser extensions
    Hello, We are looking for partners with extensions who are interested in installing our SDK extension for Chrome/Opera/Yandex. Our SDK collects anonymously advertisements. Are you interested in the discussion? This can be an additional income for you. We do not compete with any other monetization. All this is compatible and transparent, does not affect the UX speed, surfing speed and user usability. Thanks! -- Kind regards, Vladimir grow.rdd at gmail.com
  • (2019-03-10, v:0.0.106) Carlos Morelli: Live Streaming
    Does it cast live streams? Every time I open a page with a video streaming live, the extension shows a 0 (zero) notification, and if I click on it, the "no compatible videos were found" message appears. The fact that it shows a 0 notification is as if the extension knows that there is a video playing but it's not able to cast it.
  • (2019-03-10, v:0.0.106) David Durgee: does not find video stream to cast on website
    I installed your extension expecting it to be able to cast the video from this website: http://church-redeemer.churchonline.org/ Unfortunately you are not seeing the video stream: No compatible videos found on current page, visit any page containing videos you would like to cast. Make sure to disable Adobe Flash Plugin under: Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Content Settings -> Flash I have disabled Flash, so that is not the problem. Could you take a look at the site and add support for it? The stream will be available several times today, but you will have to wait a few days for it to be available again after that. Dave
  • (2019-03-08, v:0.0.106) Laura Peralta: Stoped working
    I see this was updated recently, but isn't connecting to chromecast as of today. It used to work wonderfully. nice work! Hope you can fix it again.
  • (2019-02-22, v:0.0.106) John Cole: Not working
    Doesn't seem to be working now?
  • (2019-02-03, v:0.0.105) Stoner MTL: Extension
    Broken since the last update, please fix.


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3.6 (600 votes)
Last update / version
2021-12-31 / 1.1.0
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