Windows 10 build 10576 is out for Windows insiders in the fast ring and one of its most significant features is the media casting capability in Microsoft Edge which basically is a feature that lets you send YouTube videos, Facebook photo albums and music from Pandora to any device that supports Miracast or DLNA.
To start media casting, go to the supported media source such as YouTube, Facebook, Pandora, click on the … menu at the top right corner, and select “Cast media to device“, and select the Miracast or DLNA device that shows up on the screen that you want to cast to.
It’s fairly easy to follow. As long as you have a supported device in place it should be straightforward, you should start enjoying the cast media on a bigger screen in a moment.
This feature offered in Microsoft Edge works similar to Google’s Cast extension for Chrome. It would be interesting if it supports the local media files, just like Chromecast through Chrome.
While it works great in some cases, it’s worth noting that the current version of Edge doesn’t support casting protected content at the moment. So you won’t be able to cast content from services like Netflix and Hulu, which seems lame. Hopefully there will be a fix in a future release.