How to cast Binge

Casting Binge from compatible device to a bigger screen is a few taps or clicks away.
How to cast Binge

Sometimes you want to watch content on a TV rather than a smaller computer monitor or mobile device screen. Thankfully, when it comes to Binge, there are straightforward steps to casting content from compatible Binge device to Chromecast or AirPlay.

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Chromecast configuration

Binge recommends using either the Chromecast Ultra, the latest third-gen devices, or Android TVs that have similar streaming capabilities. The first-generation Chromecast isn’t supported.

Chromecast setup

Follow these steps to ensure your Chromecast device is configured correctly for Binge casting:

  1. Connect the power cable to the compatible Chromecast device
  2. Connect the Chromecast to an HDCP1.4-compatible HDMI port
  3. Plug in the Chromecast’s power supply
  4. Ensure your Chromecast is connected to the same WiFi network that your Binge device is currently connected to
  5. Download the Google Home App from the Google Play Store (Android users) or App Store (iOS users)
  6. Alternatively, if you’re casting from PC or Mac, ensure you have the latest version of the Google Chrome browser installed
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Cast from an Android device

Whether you’re casting from an Android phone or tablet, follow these steps to cast from your Android device (Android 7 and above):

  1. Open Binge on your Android device (sign in if prompted)
  2. Pick a TV episode, movie, or documentary to watch\
  3. Tap on the cast icon (screen with WiFi fan signal in the bottom right corner), which is at the top of each Binge page
  4. Tap on the compatible Chromecast device to cast content to
  5. Once the content starts playing, you should see pause, rewind, fast-forward and play controls at the bottom of the Binge app
  6. Alternatively, you can minimise the app and use your phone or tablet while casting continues
  7. Tap the cast icon again, then select ‘Stop casting’ once you’ve finished
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Cast from an Apple device

Whether you’re casting from an iPhone or an iPad, here are the steps to cast from your Apple device (iOS 12 and above):

  1. Ensure you’re signed in to Binge
  2. Pick the movie, TV show or documentary you want to watch
  3. Tap the cast icon (screen with WiFi signal fan in the bottom right corner) at the top of the Binge app
  4. Tap the compatible device you want to cast content to
  5. You can now close the app to keep using your phone or tablet
  6. Tap the cast icon again and select ‘Stop casting’ once you’re done

Cast from a web browser

As long as you’re using a Mac with MacOS 10.12 or above, or a PC with Windows 10, here’s what you need to do to cast Binge content:

  1. Check to see that you have the latest version of Google Chrome
  2. Visit the Binge website (www.binge.com.au) and sign in if prompted
  3. Click or tap on the Chromecast icon at the top of the browser, which looks like a screen with a WiFi fan sign in the bottom right corner
  4. Click or tap on a documentary, TV show, or movie you’d like to watch
  5. Click or tap on the compatible Chromecast device you want to cast content to
  6. You should now see pause, rewind, fast-forward and play controls (if paused) at the bottom of the Binge browser window in a blue bar
  7. Tap the cast icon again, either at the top of the browser or in the blue playback bar at the bottom of the browser, and select ‘Stop casting’ once you’re done
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Chromecast troubleshooting

Having trouble casting? Here’s what Binge recommends to rectify Chromecast issues.

  • Confirm that the Chromecast is properly connected to a power supply and HDMI port
  • Disconnect the Chromecast power then reconnect it to reset
  • Sign out from the Binge app (or via your browser), then sign in again
  • Reset your wireless device by powering it off then back on again

Binge also advises that the best Chromecast results come from an internet connection of at least 5Mbps download. Check out our comprehensive guide for more Binge troubleshooting solutions.

AirPlay configuration

If you use an Apple TV to AirPlay content rather than Google Chromecast, ensure you’ve got these boxes checked before trying to watch Binge content:

  • An Apple mobile or tablet with iOS 12 (or later)
  • A fourth-generation Apple TV (or higher) is recommended
  • A strong WiFi connection
  • A TV with an HDCP 1.4-compliant HDMI port
  • An HDMI cable with HDCP1.4 (minimum)

How to AirPlay Binge content

These are the basic steps for playing Binge content on an Apple TV device via your iOS phone or tablet:

  1. Connect your Apple TV to your TV with an HDMI cable
  2. Sign in and ensure your iOS mobile or tablet is connected to the same WiFi network as your Apple TV
  3. Tap the AirPlay icon (it looks like a screen with a triangle down the bottom) on your iOS phone or tablet
  4. You can now control playback via your iOS device
  5. To stop watching via AirPlay, tap the AirPlay icon and choose ‘Stop casting’