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Disable the Chromecast function in Google Chrome

Web browsers, such as Google Chrome, allow you to send content to your television or screen through broadcasting or retransmission devices such as Chromecast. This allows you to send any content from your computer to the screen or television. However, many users do not want or want to disable this remote content delivery feature.

Chromecast function
Sending content remotely is done through the send function represented as the Cast icon. Google Chrome allows you to send any open tab in your browser or even send everything that is displayed on the desktop of your Windows 10 computer to your TV. In addition, there are many websites such as YouTube that allow you to send videos directly to your TV or monitor via Chromecast.

This is usually a very useful function for example to watch movies played on your computer directly on a television or screen wirelessly through the local internet network. However, it may happen that some user does not want this function to remain active.

The decision to disable the function of sending content through Google Chrome to a screen or TV is a very personal one. However, the most common reason why users may decide to disable the sending of content from your Chrome browser is parental control or to avoid accidentally sending content from your computer to the TV unexpectedly and interrupting what you are doing. viewing at that time.

That said, below we will show you step by step how to deactivate the function of broadcasting content from your Google Chrome browser to a television or screen through a Broadcast device such as Google Chrome:

How to disable Chromecast function in Google Chrome.
Open your Google Chrome browser.

In the taskbar you must enter the following:


Once in the flags configuration you will have to search for the term:

Now in the search results the configuration of the function that we want to deactivate will be displayed.

Just to the right of said configuration you must display the menu and select the option: Disable

Finally, you only have to save the changes by clicking on the button: Relaunch

Once the Google Chrome browser has been restarted, the Chromecast function will be disabled and you will not be able to send content from your Google Chrome browser to a TV or Monitor through ChromeCast.

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