Microsoft is building a new Edge based on Chromium. As expected, there are many features in Google Chrome. One of them is to stream multimedia content to a second screen.
Microsoft is launching its new chrome-based version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and macOS this fall. And you can now install the beta version of Chrome based Edge. As it is based on Google's open source Chromium code, you will find many similarities with Chrome. And one of the interesting features that it includes is the ability to stream or "stream" media to your Google Chromecast. This allows you to send media from the browser to a second screen. Here’s how to do it.
Stream media from Microsoft Edge
To get started, go to the page with the media you want to send to the big screen or to the monitor. Then click on the Menu button and choose More tools> Stream media to the device .
That will add a "Transmit" button in the upper right corner of the browser. If you are an avid YouTube viewer, it will be familiar to you. The "Stream tab" will find all Chromecast devices on your network. And you can choose which device you want to send the media to.
The audio or video on the page will start playing on any device you send it to. To stop streaming media, click on the "Stream" button again and then on "Stop Streaming" in the menu.
It is also worth noting that the transmission function is not only for audio and video. You can use this function to send your browser screen to a second screen with a Chromecast connected. This is useful when you are using Office Online and want to show a PowerPoint presentation on a second screen, for example.
If you are still running the original or "old" version, you can also stream multimedia content from that Edge. . The new version of Edge has improved a lot compared to the original Edge that was released with Windows 10 in 2015. It is really worth a try and deepen. If you are running the beta version or if you are new to Chromium Edge, check out some of our other articles, which include: