In spite of all sharing settings correct, many users are facing a issue of Cast to device not working. There are many error messages like contacting device or no device found, but all of those error messages leads to only one thing and that is your windows 10 PC is unable to cast media on other devices. Here are some of the best fixes for this problem.
Method 1 – Turn on Network Discovery
1 – Open settings by press windows key + I together.
2- Now, Click on Network and Internet
3 – Now, scroll down in the right side and click on Network & Sharing centre.
4 – Now, click on Change adapter sharing settings from the left menu.
5 – Now, Just choose the radio button saying Turn on Network discovery. Also Turn on File and printer sharing.
6 – Finally, click on Save changes.
Now, try to see that your problem is resolved or not.
Method 2 – Check cast to device settings in Control panel
1. Search Windows defender firewall in windows 10 search box.
2. Now, Click on Windows defender firewall from the search result.
3. Now, Click on Allow an app or feature through Windows defender firewall.
4. Click on Change settings.
5. Now, make sure Both Public and private options are checked in Cast to device functionality.
6. Click on OK.
Method 3 – Check necessary services
1. Press Windows key + R together from the keyboard.
2. Type services.msc in it and click OK to open service manager window.
3. now, check whether these services are running or not. If any of these services are not running, double click on them one by one, click on start if they are not running .
1. DNS Client (Automatic(Triggered))
2. Function Discovery Resource Publication (Manual)
3. SSDP Discovery (Manual)
4. UPnP Device Host (Manual)
The startup type settings are written in brackets on the right side. Make sure they are set correctly.
Also, click on dependencies tab and make sure that any services dependent on them are also running. If they are not running, start them also.
Method 4 – Turn on Media Streaming
1. Search windows media player in windows search box and open windows media player.
2. Now, Click on stream and then click on Turn On Media Streaming.
3. Again, click on turn on media streaming in next window.
4. Finally , click on OK.
5. Now, Try again.
Method 5 – Update Network adapter Driver
1 – Press windows key + I together to open run command box.
2 – Now, write devmgmt.msc in it and hit enter to Open Device manager.
3 – Just Click on Network adaptors -> The network adaptor name.
4 – Do a right click and then click on update driver software.
5 – Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
6- Finally reboot your computer and then try to cast to device.
Method 6 – Troubleshoot Network adapters
1 – Open settings by pressing windows key + i together.
2 – Now, click on update & Security.
3 – Now, from the left menu, click on Troubleshoot
4 – Now, Choose Network adapters in the section find and fix other problems from right section.
5 – follow on-screen instructions to troubleshoot
Saurav is associated with IT industry and computers for more than a decade and is writing on The Geek Page on topics revolving on windows 10 and softwares.