Chromecast compatible phones, computers and tablets

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Compatibility Legend
Works: the device is fully compatible on default settings.
Issues: the device is compatible, but it has some issues.
Incompatible: this device isn't compatible.
Not Tested: the device has yet to be tested.

This section deals with your Chromecast "remotes" - devices that queue or play media over Chromecast.

Phone[edit]

A phone can be used as a "remote" to launch movies and shows on Chromecast. Chromecast is compatible with just about every iOS and Android phone released since 2011. Other phone types, such as Windows and Blackberry, are usually incompatible. See the list below Operating System list to check.

App support is generally better on Android.

Smartphone Operating System Compatibility
Operating System Compatible with Chromecast? Notes / Links
iOS 7.0 (or higher) Works This includes iPhone 5, iPhone 6, etc. Note that iTunes and other Apple-branded apps are not supported.
iOS 6.x (or lower) Incompatible Chromecast requires iOS 7.0 or higher. However, some report success with apps such as AllCast, LocalCast and AirParrot.
Android 4.1 or higher Works Android 4.1 will work with Chromecast. For the current full set of features, Android 4.4 is required.
Android 4.0 or lower Incompatible Not officially supported. However, some 3rd party apps in the play store may allow limited functionality. Click this link on your phone to check your version.
Blackberry (all versions) Incompatible There is no official support for Blackberry and there are reports that the ability for a PC to tab cast gets broken if you install BB Link on the PC. You can use the "Send feedback form" you'll find in the Chrome browser's cast icon to request BB support.
Windows Phone (All versions) Incompatible There is Tube Cast, but it's very limited (no stop/pause/rewind) and only plays youtube videos.
Chromecast compatibility with specific phones
Smartphone Compatibility
Phone Name Model Cost Year OS Compatible with Chromecast? Notes More Edit
HTC Evo Shift PG06100 $ 2011 Android 2.2 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Pd98120 $ 2011 Android 4.4 Works Details
HTC One (M7) M7 WLS $ 2012 Android 5.1 Works Details
HTC One X S720e $ 2012 Android 4.2 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
HTC ThunderBolt ADR6400L $ 2011 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
iPhone 5 A1428 $$ 2012 iOS 9.2 Works Details
LG G Flex D950 $$ 2013 Android 4.2 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
LG G2 D800 $ 2013 Android 5.0 Works Details
LG Optimus GT540 $ 2010 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Moto G (1st generation) XT1032 $ 2013 Android 5.1 Works Details
Moto X (1st generation) XT1053 $ 2013 Android 5.1 Issues Mirror Casting does not work Details
Motorola Atrix MB860 $ 2011 Android 2.3 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Droid Bionic XT875 $ 2011 Android 6.0 Works Details
Nexus 4 E960 $ 2012 Android 5.1 Works Details
Nexus 5 D820 $$ 2013 Android 6.0 Works Details
Nexus 5x LG-H790 $$ 2015 Android 6.1 Works Details
Nokia 808 PureView RM-807 $ 2012 Symbian Incompatible Chromecast doesn't work with Symbian Details
Nokia Asha 311 RM-714 $ 2012 Nokia Asha Series 40 OS Incompatible Details
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 $ 2012 Android 2.3 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 $ 2013 Android 5.0 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7105 $$ 2012 Android 4.4 Works Details
SPH-M820 $ 2011 Android 4.4 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 $ 2011 Android 4.1 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9305 $ 2012 Android 4.3 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 $ 2013 Android 5.0 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920A $$$ 2015 Android 6.1 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F $$$ 2015 Android 6.1 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920T $$$ 2015 Android 6.1 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102 $ 2012 Android 2.3 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Sony Xperia S LT26i $ 2012 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Sony Xperia U ST25i $ 2012 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Sony Xperia Z C6603 $$ 2013 Android 5.1 Works Details
Sony Xperia Z1s C6916 $ 2013 Android 5.1 Works Details
iPhone 4 a1349 $ 2011 iOS 7.1 Works Details

Computer[edit]

A computer can be used as a "remote" to launch movies and shows on Chromecast. HD content can strain older computers, so make sure your CPU meets the requirements below.

Operating System Compatibility
Operating System Compatible with Chromecast? High-quality requirements Low-quality requirements Notes / Links
Windows Vista/7/8/10 (or higher) Works 2nd-generation Core i5 (2GHz+), 3rd/4th-generation Core i5 processor, or equivalent Core i3 or equivalent Learn more about your computer's CPU here.
Mac OSX 10.7 (or higher) Works Macbook Pro 2011 or newer, Macbook Air 2012 or newer Macbook Pro 2010, Macbook Air 2011 Learn more about your computer's CPU here. iTunes is not supported.
Mac OSX 10.6 (or lower) Incompatible To find your version of OSX, go to the Apple menu and choose "About This Mac". The version number of OS X you're using appears directly below the words "OS X."
Chromebook (any version) Works All 2014 models and later, 2013 Haswell-based models, and Samsung Chromebook 2
Windows XP Issues Not officially supported. limited performance, may need to use android or windows 7 to do initial setup. More info here: https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/chrome/ZdQuzBCni00/xkb0kzHXxBMJ
Linux (any version) Issues Not officially supported. Requires a quality processor. More information here.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/324236/how-can-i-use-chromecast

Tablet[edit]

A tablet can be used as a "remote" to launch movies and shows on Chromecast. Chromecast is compatible with most iOS and Android tablets. However, some customized Android tablets like the Kindle Fire have issues. See the list below to check.

App support is generally better on Android systems. Flagship iOS apps like iTunes and Apple Music are not supported.

Tablet Operating System Compatibility
Operating System Compatible with Chromecast? Notes / Links
iOS 7.0 (or higher) Works This includes iPhone 5, iPhone 6, etc. iTunes and other Apple-branded apps are not supported.
iOS 6.x (or lower) Incompatible Chromecast requires iOS 7.0 or higher. However, there is some limited 3rd party supoort with apps such as AllCast, LocalCast and AirParrot.
Android 4.1 or higher Works Android 4.1 will work with Chromecast. For the current full set of features, Android 4.4 is required.
Android 4.0 or lower Incompatible Not officially supported. However, some 3rd party apps in the play store may allow limited functionality. A search in the Play Store for "Chromecast" should give you several options.
Windows 7 (or higher) Works Full versions of Windows are supported by Chromecast, but in most cases the Chrome browser must be used.
Windows RT (All versions) Incompatible [AV Cast and similar apps allow (very) limited Chromecast support.
Chromecast compatibility with specific tablets
Tablet Compatibility
Tablet Name Model Cost Year OS Compatible with Chromecast? Notes More Edit
ASUS ZenPad S 8 Z580C-B1-BK $$ 2015 Android 5.1 Works Details
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A20-K8UH (B3-A30 Android 6.0 Marshmallow) $$ 2015 Android 5.1 Works Details
Acer Iconia Smart S300 $ 2011 Android 2.3 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Acer Iconia Tab A700 A700 $$ 2012 Android 4.1 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
Acer Predator 8 GT-810-15NC $$$ 2015 Android 5.1 Works Details
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 $$ 2011 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
BlackBerry Playbook PRD-38548-001 $ 2011 BlackBerry Tablet OS Incompatible Does not work with Blackberry OS Details
Fire (5th generation) KFFOWI $ 2015 Fire OS 5 Incompatible Works fine by sideloading Google Play and then installing Google Cast. Instructions here. Details
Fire HD 10 (5th generation) KFTBWI $$ 2015 Fire OS 5 Incompatible Unofficially works fine by sideloading Play Store and then installing Google Cast. More details here. Details
Fire HD 6 KFARWI $ 2014 Fire OS 5 Incompatible By rooting the HD 6, Chromecast fully works including screensharing. Details on xda. Details
Fire HD 8 (5th generation) KFMEWI $$ 2015 Fire OS 5 Incompatible Unofficially works fine by sideloading Play Store and then installing Google Cast. More details here. Details
Fire HDX 8.9 (4th generation) KFSAWI $$$ 2014 Fire OS 5 Incompatible Unofficially works through rooting and installing Google Play services and then Google Cast. Rooting may be required to get more app support. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110 $$ 2012 Android 5.1 Works Details
HP Slate 7 Extreme S7-4400US $$ 2013 Android 4.4 Works Details
iPad (1st generation) A1219 $$ 2010 iOS 5.1 Incompatible There is some limited 3rd party support with apps such as AllCast, LocalCast and AirParrot. Details
iPad (3rd generation) A1416 $$$ 2012 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad (4th generation) A1458 $$$ 2012 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad 2 A1395 $$ 2011 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad Air 2 A1566 $$$ 2014 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad Air A1474 $$$ 2013 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad Pro A1584 $$$$ 2015 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad mini (1st generation) A1432 $$ 2012 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad mini 2 A1489 $$ 2013 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad mini 3 A1599 $$$ 2014 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPad mini 4 A1538 $$$ 2015 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPod Touch (1st generation) A1213 $ 2007 iOS 3.1 Incompatible Does not work with versions of iOS before 5.1 Details
iPod Touch (2nd generation) A1288 $ 2008 iOS 4.2 Incompatible Does not work with versions of iOS before 5.1 Details
iPod Touch (3rd generation) A1318 $ 2009 iOS 5.1 Incompatible There is some limited 3rd party supoort with apps such as AllCast, LocalCast and AirParrot. Details
iPod Touch (4th generation) A1367 $ 2010 iOS 6.1 Incompatible There is some limited 3rd party supoort with apps such as AllCast, LocalCast and AirParrot. Details
iPod Touch (5th generation) A1509 $$ 2012 iOS 9.3 Works Details
iPod Touch (6th generation) A1421 $$ 2015 iOS 9.3 Works Details
Kindle Fire (1st generation) D01400 $ 2011 Customized Android 2.3 Incompatible Rooting the Kindle Fire and installing HELLKAT reportedly gives full Chromecast support. Details
Kindle Fire (2nd generation) KFOT $ 2012 Customized Android 4.0 Incompatible Rooting and installing an Android-based 4.4 (or higher) ROM should allow Chromecast support, though this is untested. Details
Kindle Fire HD 7" KFJWI $$ 2012 Customized Android 4.0 Incompatible There have been some reports of success with Chromecast when rooting and installing CyanogenMod 11. Details
Kindle Fire HD 7" (3rd generation) KFSOWI $ 2012 Fire OS 4.1 Incompatible There have been several reports of success with Chromecast when rooting and installing a custom rom. Details
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (3rd generation) KFAPWI $$ 2013 Fire OS 4 Incompatible There have been many reports of success with Chromecast when rooting and installing a custom rom. However, the screenshare feature has issues. Details
Nexus 10 P8110 $$ 2012 Android 5.1 Works Details
Nexus 7 (1st generation) ASUS-1B32 $ 2012 Android 5.1 Works Details
Nexus 7 (2nd generation) ASUS-2B16 $$ 2013 Android 6.0 Works Details
Nexus 9 0P82100 $$ 2014 Android 6.0 Works Details
Nook HD BNTV400 $$ 2012 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Nook Tablet BNTV250A $ 2011 Android 2.3 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7510 $$ 2011 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 $$ 2013 Android 5.1.1 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230 $ 2014 Android 5.1 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 GT-P1010 $$ 2010 Android 2.3 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6210 $$ 2011 Android 4.1 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6810 $$ 2012 Android 4.1 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7310 $$$ 2011 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 SM-T550 $ 2016 Android 6.0 Incompatible This device does not work with Chromecast. It even says it's not compatible and disconnects immediately. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T350 $$ 2015 Android 6.0 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 SM-T560 $$ 2015 Android 5.1 Issues Works, but lacks newer features such as screen casting. Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 SM-T320 $$$ 2014 Android 4.4 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 $$ 2014 Android 5.0 Works Details
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 SM-T710 $$$ 2015 Android 5.1 Works Details
Surface RT 1516 $$ 2012 Windows RT 8.1 Incompatible Not supported, but AV Cast and similar apps will allow limited Chromecast support. Details
Surface 2 RT 1572 $$ 2013 Windows RT 8.1 Incompatible Not supported, but AV Cast and similar apps will allow limited Chromecast support. Details
Surface 3 1645 $$$ 2015 Windows 10 Works Details
Surface Book 1703 $$$$ 2015 Windows 10 Works Details
Surface Pro 1514 $$ 2013 Windows 10 Works Details
Surface Pro 2 1601 $$ 2013 Windows 10 Works Details
Surface Pro 3 1631 $$$$ 2014 Windows 10 Works Details
Surface Pro 4 1724 $$$ 2015 Windows 10 Works Details
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 FZ-A1 $$ 2012 Android 4.0 Incompatible Not officially supported. 3rd party apps like ToasterCast and MegaCast offer limited support. Details
Toughpad FZ-G1 FZ-G1 $$$$ 2013 Windows 8 Works Details
Yoga Tab 3 10 Tab 3 10 $$ 2015 Android 5.1 Works Details

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