While sending films to a Chromecast-enabled device is convenient, it is not for everyone. It can, in fact, be a major inconvenience and cause problems. We’ll teach you how to disable the Chromecast button in Google Chrome.
If you have a Chromecast-enabled device on the same network as your computer browser, the “Google Cast” symbol will display on videos in Google Chrome. If the gadget isn’t yours, you probably don’t want to cast to it. Fortunately, the button can be turned off.
To remove the Chromecast button from the browser, we’ll use two Chrome “flags.” Although the flags worked in our tests, they don’t appear to function for everyone.
- Warning: Chrome flagged features are there for a purpose. They may be unreliable, have a detrimental influence on the performance of your browser, and vanish without warning. At your own risk, enable flags.
Open Google Chrome on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer first. Then, in the address box, type chrome:/flags and press Enter.
Next, look for a flag labeled “Load Media Router Component Extension” in the search box.
Choose “Disabled” from the drop-down selection for the flag.
Now use the search box to locate a flag called “Cast Media Route Provider” and deactivate it in the same manner.
Chrome will prompt you to restart the browser to implement the changes once you alter the flag status. At the bottom of the screen, click the “Relaunch” button.
The Chromecast symbol will no longer display on videos when Chrome restarts, albeit it may appear momentarily and then disappear. This strategy, once again, does not seem to work for everyone, but it is worth a go.