How to stream videos in iPhone and iPad to Chromecast using nPlayer

nPlayer, the No.1 iOS video player, supports Chromecast. Now, with nPlayer and Chromecast, you can watch videos on any devices. Before we go into details, please let me briefly explain how it works. nPlayer plays a role as a repeater: it sends video or audio files to Chromecast and Chromecast plays them. Please note! Not all videos and audios available on nPlayer can be played on Chromecast but only those that meet the standard of Chromecast can be.

For videos, Chromecast only supports mp4 and mkv formats and h.264 and VP8 codecs. For audio files, it supports AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV and WebM formats and HE-AAC, AAC, LC, MP3, Vorbis and WAV (LPCM) codes. If a device connected to Chromecast supports AC-3/E-AC-3, Chromecast also supports Dolby codec. (DTS not applicable) Please check out HERE for more details.
Here is one more thing you need to be aware of: the official size of a video that Chromecast supports is 1080p. However, we found that the streaming quality is limited to 720p but it is usually sufficient for most videos.

So the bottom line is:
1) Chromecast only supports mp4 or mkv files.
1-1) Other than mp4 and mkv files, no video files can be played on nPlayer.

2) Chromecast only supports h.264, VP8 video codec.
2-1) Video files encoded by any other video codec cannot be played on nPlayer.

3) Chromecast only supports HE-AAC, AAC LC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM) audio codec.
3-1) If only Dolby codec (AC3) is built in the device connected to Chromecast, it will work.

Now, let’s try and play a video file to Chromecast with nPlayer. Forget about the long introduction, ‘cause it is very simple. All you have to do is a simple push of a button!
(We will skip the Chromecast settings here.)

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First, play a video on nPlayer. And then, push the icon in the lower left corner (See the picture).
You will see the name of Chromecast installed in the same network.
※ nPlayer and Chromecast must be in the same network.

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Once you click the name, you can stream it to Chromecast.
Very easy, right? Now you can watch videos anytime, anywhere with nPlayer and Chromecast.
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  • TheWanderer

    Are subtitles still visible when chromecasting?

    • nPlayer

      You can see subtitles on Chromecast but we do not support graphic subtitles.

      • Phillipe

        What do you mean by graphic subtitles?

        • nPlayer

          The Chromecast’s playing principle is, if nPlayer sends a file to the Chromecast, playback is done by the Chromecast. Not all videos and audios available on nPlayer can be played on Chromecast but only those that meet the standard of Chromecast can be.

          Chromecast supports text-based subtitles formats such as SMI and SRT. Embedded subtitles and graphic subtitles formats(ASS, SSA) are not supported on Chromecast. Hope this helps.

  • Sajal K Basu

    Cannot see the update yet… Can you please confirm its updated in the app store

    • nPlayer

      It has not been updated yet. It is currently being reviewed by Apple.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Will nPlayer 3 support iOS 6?

    • nPlayer

      nPlayer is supported by iOS 7.0 or above

      • Mohammad Ridwan

        :'(

  • Michael

    Please support chromecast audio!!! Great app!

  • Josh Miller

    I can’t get the Chromecast icon to appear at all!!!! Both my iPhone and Chromecast are on the same WiFi network! What is going on?

  • Aabotaiban

    Nplayer is does not cast audio when I play mkv video on chromecast. I know there is nothing wrong with the because I can cast the same video file with working audio using Plex so something wrong with nplayer. Even when I go to chromecast home screen were supported programs are listen, I can see Plex but not nplayer. Please update the software

  • Kan

    Why Nplayer didnot passthrough AC3 audio to chromecast ?
    Some app like FileBrowser can do it.

  • Wicked

    Before I buy the pro version can this player play video in chromecast even if my iphone is lock?

    Playerxtreme cant play chromecast video if screen is lock.

    • nPlayer

      Yes, it can be played on background. Thank you.

      • Wicked

        Thanks I will buy the pro version now

  • Carlos

    I can’t get the Chromecast icon to appear at all!!!! Both my iPad and Chromecast are on the same WiFi network! What is going on? please tell what to do to solve this

    • Raphael Andrade

      It’s the same with me. )))):
      Any answer, nPlayer Team?