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Most iPhone apps only allow you to cast a streaming video to another device via Chromecast or via AirPlay. But I would like to cast to my Windows 10 PC (for watching Hulu Live TV on a PC, as I discuss in this Superuser question).

Are there any free programs which turn your PC into either a Chromecast receiver or an AirPlay receiver?

I know of two paid programs, Reflector and AirServer, but I want a free one.

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Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome extension that turns your PC into a (limited) Chromecast.

The page says you need a G Suite for Education account, but you don't. The extension will tell you that without a GSE account, anyone (on your network I presume) will be able to cast to the device, but that's fine for a home setting.

The app won't cast everything though. I was able to cast a Chrome tab (YouTube) from my Windows PC to my Linux laptop, but I wasn't able to cast a YouTube video from Android, or Google Play Music from Android.

Your mileage may vary.

  • The Google Cast for Education receiver is not a generic Chromecast Receiver. Indeed, it only receives casts from Chrome PC browsers. – Davor Josipovic Mar 29 at 18:50

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