How to Disable and Uninstall Chromecast in Google Chrome
Sending videos to a Chromecast-enabled device can be useful, but not everyone wants this feature. In fact, it can be a major annoyance and cause problems. We will show you how to remove the Chromecast button from the Google Chrome web browser.
The “Google Cast” icon appears on videos in Google Chrome if you have a Chromecast-enabled device on the same network as your computer browser. If that device isn’t yours, you may never want to accidentally cast to it. Fortunately, the button can be disabled.
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We are using two Chrome flags to remove the Chromecast button from the browser. The flags worked successfully in our tests, but they don’t seem to work for everyone.
Warning: Features placed behind Chrome flags are there for a reason. They may be unstable, negatively affect your browser’s performance, and may disappear without notice. Enable flags at your own risk.
Open first Google Chrome on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. Then type chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter.
Then use the search box to find a flag titled “Load Media Router Component Extension”.
Select the drop-down menu for the flag and choose ‘Disabled’.
Now use the search box again to find a flag titled “Cast Media Route Provider” and disable it in the same way.
After you change the flag status, Chrome will ask you to restart the browser to apply the changes. Click the “Restart” button at the bottom of the screen.
After Chrome restarts, you will no longer see the Chromecast icon appear on videos, although it may appear for a moment and then disappear again. Again, this method doesn’t seem to work for everyone, but it’s worth a try.
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