Chromecast Incognito

From time to time you might find yourself wanting to use Chromecast on a tab that you might not otherwise want to show up in your browser history. (Yes, as a warning to parents and a reminder to perverts, Chromecast can beam anything from a browser to the big screen. Anything.)

But in Incognito Mode, extensions are turned off by default. Flipping the switch is easy, and you can do it for individual extensions.

Just type chrome://extensions and you'll be taken to the Extensions page. From there, scroll down until you find "Google Cast," and then click the "Allow in incognito" checkbox. Now it'll work in Incognito mode, and you'll be able to Cast all those ... things .. that you might not want prying eyes to see.

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Tyler Paul says:

OH BOY! I'm going to need both hands for this one!

droidboy13 says:


Remember to close the curtains/shutter first.

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bworley50 says:

When will Google allow this from chrome on the phone? Using a PC sucks. It really does. You know it and I know it.

qwick says:

They won't the Chromecast a tab from your browser feature uses your PC to encode/transcode/stream (whatever you want to call it) which requires a decent CPU even on a PC.

To do this on your phone is would kill the battery + the CPU on probably 90% of phones couldn't handle it, it would be stuttering and lag like hell.

So just forget about that feature coming to phones/tablets. It will be on PC only.

qwick says:

That's supposed to be "They won't add the Chromecast a tab from your browser feature because it uses".

PS. Why is there no edit button??

bworley50 says:

I'm not 100% sure you're correct, but you may be. Either way, why would anyone use a PC for personal use? I just don't get it.

mixmastrzzz says:

The link is broken it is missing a semi colon, not the hyper text but what it leads to.

outlooker says:

I couldn't help activating the dirty part of mind while reading this, it automatically happened.
Am I the only one?

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CrimsonSage says:

No you aren't haha. Thanks to my school friends everything that can be ambiguous is taken up provocatively, if people so much as pronounce "can't" in a weird way, BAM!

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xgalalx says:

Porn ad !!! LOL

"you'll be able to Cast all those ... things .. that you might not want prying eyes to see."

Online banking?


CrimsonSage says:

Where some people make private deposits that you can watch because you can't deposit yourself...

muddy13 says:

Nothing like streaming porn to a 50" television

keithz says:

LOL. Thanks for the Porncast tutorial!

asteinmetz54 says:

Haha okay Phil, we all know why you made this post

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NoNexus says:

This needs an #afterdark tag as well so us android pervs and find it quickly

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eahinrichsen says:

I made a point of ensuring that this worked within an hour of opening up the Chromecast. Because of... reasons.


This makes my inner pervert happy with anticipation.

OmahaPlaya says:

Oh thanks for the tip.

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BigKenW says:

The fact that this post must exist is pretty funny. You would think if someone wanted to perform "online banking" on their TV in incognito mode bad enough, they would do some research on the web.