How to Mirror iPad to Chromecast: Only Effective Solutions

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Google Chromecast has made it possible to mirror your iPad’s screen onto larger displays. Of course, the streaming device doesn’t support the function natively and you need a third-party app for it.

And luckily, there are many such apps available today that allow you to cast iPad screen to Chromecast. In fact, most of the iPhone Chromecast apps can be used on the Apple tablet as well. In this article, you’ll learn how to cast to Chromecast from iPad using third-party apps.

1. How to Mirror iPad to Chromecast with DoCast

Mirror iPad to Chromecast: Best Working Solutions

DoCast is an app that you can use for mirroring iPad to TV Chromecast. It’s also capable of casting offline videos and images, and streaming music. What makes this app stand out is the fact that it doesn’t show any ads at all and it has a minimalistic user interface.

With the free version, you can mirror your iPad’s screen for a total of 15 minutes per session and cast videos for 3 minutes per session. The best thing is that you can easily remove these limitations by upgrading to the premium version for just $1.99 per week. 

If you get the lifetime or yearly subscription, you’ll receive a “special gift”.

DoCast QR code

Here’s how you can use DoCast on your iPad:

1. Download DoCast from the App Store.

docast on app store

2. After launching the app, it’ll start searching for your Chromecast device/TV.

3. Tap your device/TV to connect to it. Make sure it’s on the same Wi-Fi as your iPad.

Connecting iPad to Chromecast via a third-party app

4. On the main dashboard, tap Screen.

Main menu of the third-party Chromecast app DoCast

5. After tweaking the settings according to your preferences, tap the red button above the text Start mirroring.

Tweaking the settings of Chromecast screen mirroring app DoCast

6. Tap Start Broadcast to mirror your iPad to TV Chromecast.

Screen mirroring iPad to TV via DoCast

Pros

  • The app doesn’t display any intrusive ads
  • Can mirror iPad’s screen with sound
  • Mirrors iPad’s screen without any latency
  • Some of the app's subscription plans come with a "special gift"

Cons

  • Free version only mirrors for 15 minutes per session
Our review:  DoCast has been our go-to screen mirroring app for quite some time now. It’s fast, ad-free, and offers a seamless experience. It’s perfect for those who want to mirror their iPad or phone’s screen and cast offline media content.

2. Mirroring iPad to Chromecast by AirBeamTV

AirBeamTV lets you mirror your iPad’s screen and cast offline/online videos. Apart from iPadOS, you can use the app on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows.

Here’s how you can Chromecast iPad to TV using AirBeamTV:

1. Download AirBeamTV from the App Store.

AirBeamTV for the iPad on the App Store

2. Open the app and tap Screen Mirror.

Screen Mirroring using AirBeamTV on iPad

3. Select your Chromecast device from the list that pops up at the bottom. 

Connecting AirBeamTV to Chromecast on iPad

4. Tap Start Broadcast for screen mirroring to begin.

Screen Broadcasting from iPad via AirBeamTV

Pros

  • Free version doesn’t show too many ads
  • Can be used on desktop as well as smartphones
  • Main dashboard has a sleek design, making it very user-friendly

Cons

  • Not suitable for gaming because it has a 2-3 second lag
Our review:   AirBeamTV has a user-friendly design but it’s not the best app for gaming since it has a latency of 2-3 seconds. If you want to connect your iPad to Chromecast and mirror its screen and watch movies or TV shows, then you should consider using AirBeamTV.

3. Screen Mirror iPad to Chromecast with Replica

Replica has a free version that lets you mirror your iPad’s screen for 15 minutes. It has other features as well, two of which allow you to Chromecast from iPad to TV. 

Here’s how to cast iPad’s screen to Chromecast with Replica:

1. First, download Replica from the App Store.

Replica on the App Store for iPad

2. The app will detect your Chromecast device if it’s nearby. Tap your Chromecast to connect to it.

Detecting Chromecast device on Replica

3. Tap Screen Mirroring and then Start Broadcast if you want your entire screen to be displayed on the TV.

Main screen of the Replica on iPad

4. For offline casting, tap Gallery and then select the photo or video you want to cast.

Pros

  • Has a minimalistic and user-friendly UI
  • Offers a free trial version for 3 days
  • Has multiple features including screen mirroring and casting

Cons

  • Free version supports screen mirroring for just 15 minutes
Our review:  We love Replica’s minimalistic and user-friendly app, but the free version sometimes goes overboards with the ads and we found them a bit intrusive. It does have a lot of features, though, including live camera and “intercom”.

4. Mirroring iPad to Chromecast - LetsView

LetsView is much more than a casting app. You can use it for remote file sharing, screen mirroring, and casting media to multiple platforms such as Android, Mac, and Windows.

Here’s how to cast iPad to Chromecast via LetsView:

1. Download LetsView on your iPad from the App Store.

LetsView app on App Store for iPad

2. On your TV, download the LetsView app from Google Play. Alternatively, download the APK file from its official site and then install it on your TV. 

3. Tap the first icon in the upper-right corner on your iPad.

Mirroring iPad's screen to Chromecast via LetsView

4. Enter the PIN code you see on your TV to start mirroring your iPad’s screen.

Connecting iPad to Chromecast via a PIN code on LetsView

Pros

  • Compatible with desktop (including Windows) and smartphones
  • Screen mirroring only requires a PIN code to set up
  • Has a simple and intuitive interface
  • Supports cross-platform screen mirroring

Cons

  • Consumes excessive battery
Our review:  We like LetsView for the convenience it provides. To screen mirror to Chromecast on iPad, all you have to do is use a PIN code. But because it’s not as lightweight as other mirroring apps, it tends to drain your battery faster.

5. How to Stream iPad to Google Chromecast via Streamer for Chromecast TVs

Streamer for Chromecast TVs includes various features, such as screen mirroring iPad to Chromecast, streaming music, casting online videos, and even transferring files from PC to phone remotely.

Below, we have explained in step-by-step details how you can mirror iPad’s screen to Chromecast with this app:

2. Tap Select Device at the top to connect to your Chromecast.

connecting to a device in streamer x chromecast

3. Tap your Chromecast device to pair with it.

connecting to a chromecast device in streamer x chromecast

4. Go back to the main menu and tap Screen Mirror.

5. Adjust the settings and tap Start Mirroring.

screen mirroring with streamer x chromecast

6. Tap Start Broadcast to begin mirroring your iPad.

screen broadcasting with streamer x chromecast

Pros

  • No ads in the free version
  • Includes both mirroring and video casting
  • Remotely transfer files from PC to phone

Cons

  • Can’t mirror with audio in free version
Our review:  While the app is great if you want bonus features like video casting and remote file transfers, it may not be suitable for gaming as there is slight latency in screen mirroring and no audio in the free version. We recommend it if you just want to watch videos and look at pictures on your Chromecast TV.

6. Mirror iPad’s Screen to TV with Chromecast - ApowerMirror

With ApowerMirror, you can cast iPad to Chromecast either with a USB cable (which usually results in better quality) or over a Wi-Fi connection.

Here’s how to use ApowerMirror:

1. Download ApowerMirror on iPad and TV from the App Store and Google Play, respectively.

ApowerMirror app for iPad on the App Store

2. Tap the LocalCast button in the center of the screen.

Accessing ApowerMirror's main screen on iPad

3. Tap the PIN code and enter the 4-digit code you see on your TV.

Entering PIN code on ApowerMirror for screen mirroring

4. You can also tap the QR code on your TV and scan it with ApowerMirror on your iPad.

Pros

  • Allows you to mirror your iPad’s screen via a USB
  • Has multiple advanced features such as screen recording and a whiteboard
  • Works on multiple platforms including Windows, Android, and iOS

Cons

  • Most advanced features require a premium subscription
Our review:  What we love the most about ApowerMirror is that it lets you mirror your iPad’s screen with a USB cable, which will often give you better performance. It offers three other options, which provides versatility based on your preferences and specific situations.

Comparison of the Best Screen Mirroring Apps

Apps DoCast AirBeamTV Replica LetsView Google Home ApowerMirror Streamer for Chromecast TVs 
Screen mirroring with sound Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes (premium version)
Photo and video streaming Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Web video streaming capability No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Works on iPhone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of a free trial Yes Yes Yes No No (free app with no paid version) Yes Yes
Price From $3.99 per month From $2.49 per month From $29.99 per month  From $7.99 per month Free From $19.99 per month From $4.99/month

Key Factors in Selecting the Best Chromecast App for the iPad

Deciding which app you should use to Google cast from iPad to your TV can be difficult because of how many there are. Here are some factors we recommend you take into consideration:

  • 📱 Features – See if the app you want to get has all the features you’re interested in. Most screen mirroring apps offer bonus features such as casting online/offline media content and IPTV.
  • User reviews – Not every app will work the way it’s been advertised by the developers, so it’s important to read about other people’s experiences with it first.
  • 😊 User-friendliness – Make sure the app you want to get has a user-friendly interface and isn’t riddled with ads.
  • 💸 Price – Most Chromecast apps are budget-friendly, costing as little as $2.50 per month, but some are more expensive than others. It’s important to check if the one you want to get is within your budget.

Conclusion

Mirroring from iPad to Chromecast is a simple procedure that takes only a few minutes to set up. All you need is a third-party app such as DoCast and you’re ready to start watching whatever you want on a larger screen.

You can use another mirror iPad to Chromecast app for free called AirBeamTV. Apart from screen mirroring, it also lets you Chromecast from iPad online videos. For screen mirroring, though, there’s no better option than DoCast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Chromecast works with iPad as long as you’re on iPadOS 15. First, you have to use Google Home to set it up and then you can use any third-party app you want for screen mirroring.

To mirror your iPad to Chromecast, you need a third-party app such as the ones described in this article. We recommend DoCast as it has a minimalistic UI and it supports screen mirroring and offline casting. Moreover, it doesn’t show any ads, which makes it very user-friendly.

If you can’t cast from iPad to Chromecast, it might be because your Chromecast is connected to a different Wi-Fi network. iPad or iPhone not connecting to Chromecast is usually not a cause for concern because it can easily be fixed by setting up the streaming device with Google Home.

No, you can’t AirPlay to Chromecast because they’re two different technologies. AirPlay is Apple’s natively casting and mirroring technology, while Chromecast belongs to Google. What you can do is use a third-party app like DoCast to mirror your iPad’s screen to Chromecast.

To cast Netflix from your iPad to your TV using Chromecast, you’ll need the Google Home app. It’ll help you set up your Chromecast device, after which you can open any video on YouTube and tap the casting icon in the top-right corner to stream it.

Yes, you can screen mirror to Chromecast, but you need a third-party app since it’s not supported natively on Apple devices. You can use an app called DoCast on your iPhone and iPad. It’s free and also lets you cast media content, including photos, videos, and music.