This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable or enable Google Cast in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.
The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.
Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable Google cast in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.
By default, Microsoft Edge allows users to cast content from any cast enabled website to any Chrome cast device. Users will be able to launch and cast from the app menu, page context menus, media controls on Cast-enabled websites, and (if shown) the Cast toolbar icon.
Google cast is enabled by default in Microsoft Edge. If you want to cast in Edge, simply go to the three horizontal dots ( . ) at the to right corner and go to More tools –> Cast media to device.
To get started with disabling the Google Cast in Edge, follow the steps below:
Disable Google Cast via registry
You can disable Google Cast in Edge from Windows registry.
If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can disable this feature via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:
Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system or in your environment to not use Google Cast in Edge. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.
To disable, press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.
In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.
When Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.
From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see existing EnableMediaRouter value already created.
If you don’t see Edge key or folder, create one.
Name the new DWORD value as:
After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value of 0 to disable and 1 to enable.
0 = Force disabled
1 = Force enabled
The Google Cast is gone from the settings page.
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