Chrome 51 and up now has built-in casting capability. Unfortunately, it is not appearing for me. Here is what my version of Chrome says is its version number:

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I have a Nexus Player on the same network which I've used to chrome cast for many months. It works very reliably. Everything, like YouTube, Google Photos and other computers with an old Chrome browser + Google Cast extension, can connect to it except this Chrome browser. The option simply doesn't show up:

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Does anyone have an idea what may be wrong or a suggestion on how to resolve?

  • I have the same version of Chrome, except on Linux... not showing up for me either. The standard extension I've always used still works though. – acejavelin Jul 23 '16 at 22:15

You can manually enable it under "Media Router" in Chrome's flags: chrome://flags/#media-router

It doesn't show up for me either, so I can't tell you why, but after manually enabling it, the casting works fine.

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  • Much appreciated. Worked perfectly for me; Chrome 55.0.2883.28 beta (64-bit), running under Ubuntu 14.04. – Gui Ambros Mar 26 '17 at 1:05

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