How to Connect Chromebook to Projector (2-Minute Guide)

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Are you wondering how to connect Chromebook to projector? If yes, you’ve landed on the right page.

Chromebooks are a variation of laptops popular among students. They are cost-effective, lightweight, and powerful enough to help with day-to-day activities.

In this article, I’ve listed a detailed guide about how to connect Chromebook to projector with and without HDMI and how to mirror them.

Are you ready?

Let’s get started!

How to connect Chromebook to Projector?

The easiest way to connect a Chromebook to a projector is by using an HDMI cable. If your Chromebook doesn’t have an HDMI port, you can use a USB-C to HDMI adapter. Also, if your projector supports wireless casting, you can wirelessly mirror your Chromebook onto your projector.


Don’t go yet:

Because, I’ve explained the above solutions in great detail and a few troubleshooting ideas if you run into any problems.

I’ve mentioned different ways to connect a Chromebook to a projector, including wired and wireless methods. Hence, don’t forget to read the whole article and choose the best methods according to your situation.

How to Connect Chromebook to Projector with HDMI

HDMI is a popular method to instantly mirror your Chromebook onto a projector without any lag.

For this method, it requires several prerequisites:

Here’s you can connect both devices:

  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the Chromebook’s HDMI port
  2. Connect the HDMI cable’s other end to the HDMI port on your projector
  3. Select the correct HDMI input on your projector
  4. Navigate to Settings > Device > Display and turn on the ‘Mirroring’ option, or select ‘Mirror Built-in Display’
  5. Check the final connection
Connect Chromebook to HDMI and mirror built-in display
Enable ‘Mirror Built-in Display’ option

As you can see, in just 4 steps, you can connect Chromebook to a projector with HDMI.

Now, are you wondering how to Chromebook to projector without an HDMI port? If yes, check the following method.

How to Connect Chromebook to Projector without HDMI

To make Chromebooks sleek, modern Chromebooks don’t come with an HDMI port. They instead come with DisplayPort over USB-C, which supports 8K resolution, USB 3.1 data, and 100W power output.

The port looks like any other USB-C port and supports USB-C devices. It’s also similar to the Thunderbolt 4 port on a MacBook.

To connect your Chromebook to Projector through the USB-C port, you’ll need a USB-C to HDMI dongle.

Here are a few things to keep handy before making the connection:

Here’s a quick summary of how to connect Chromebook to Projector without HDMI:

  1. Power off both devices
  2. Connect the USB-C to HDMI adapter to the USB-C port on your Chromebook. Do not connect it to the USB-C charging port
  3. Connect the HDMI cable from the adapter to the HDMI port on your projector
  4. Navigate to Settings > Device > Display and turn on the ‘Mirroring’ option, or select ‘Mirror Built-in Display’
  5. Power on both devices and check the connection

In just 4 steps, you’ve connected your Chromebook to a projector using an HDMI adapter.

Ensure you buy a good quality HDMI adapter and avoid the cheaper ones.

Use USB-C to HDMI cable to avoid purchasing a separate USB-C to HDMI adapter & HDMI cable
Use USB-C to HDMI cable to avoid purchasing a separate USB-C to HDMI adapter & HDMI cable

In addition, you can also purchase a USB-C to HDMI cable, eliminating the need for an adapter. However, be ready to pay a slight premium over the regular HDMI cable.

How to Mirror Chromebook to Projector: Connect Wirelessly

If your projector supports wireless casting. In that case, you can wirelessly connect your Chromebook to a projector.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect Chromebook to a projector wirelessly.

Step 1: For wireless casting to work, ensure both devices, Chromebook and projector, are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It is a crucial step.

Step 2: Turn on ‘Miracast’ or ‘Casting’ on your projector to enable wireless casting. You can find it in the projector’s settings menu or refer to your projector’s manual.

Step 3: In your Chromebook, open Chrome browser, click the ‘three dots’ in the top right corner, and select ‘Cast’

Step 4: Select your projector name from the ‘Cast’ tab. In the same tab, you can also select if you want to cast your Chrome tab or the whole desktop. Select ‘Cast Desktop’ for seamless screen casting.

If all goes well, you’ve successfully mirrored your Chromebook to the projector wirelessly.

Suppose your projector doesn’t support Miracast or wireless screen casting. In that case, you can purchase a Chromecast to mirror Chromebook to projector wirelessly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect my Chromebook to any type of projector?

Yes! You can connect your Chromebook to all types of projectors as long as it has an HDMI port or supports Miracast. You can also connect it to a projector with VGA or RCA port, but you’ll need specific adapters.

How to adjust the screen resolution after connecting Chromebook to projector?

Navigate to Settings > Device > Display. Within the Display page, you can adjust the screen resolution using the ‘Display Size’ option.

Can I play audio from my Chromebook through the projector?

Yes! You can play the audio from your Chromebook through the projector speakers or a speaker system connected to the projector.

Can I connect more than one Chromebook to the same projector at the same time?

Using HDMI, you can connect multiple Chromebooks to your projector; however, you can only display one simultaneously. On the other hand, you can only connect one Chromebook while using wireless screen mirroring.


I hope this article helped you learn about how to connect Chromebook to projector through wired and wireless methods.

Through the wired method, you won’t notice any lag; however, the same cannot be said about wireless screen mirroring.

If you have any questions, please don’t forget to leave them in the comment section below.

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