Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Cast Media to Device feature in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

You can use Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled devices on your network.

You can use the EnableMediaRouter policy to enable or disable the Google Cast (aka: "Cast media to device") feature in Microsoft Edge for all users on the computer.
  • If enabled (default), users will be able to launch it from the app menu, page context menus, media controls on Cast-enabled websites, and (if shown) the Cast toolbar icon.
  • If disabled, the Cast media to device feature will be disabled and completely removed from Microsoft Edge for all users on the computer.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Cast media to device feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the Cast media to device feature in Microsoft Edge.


EXAMPLE: "Cast media to device" feature enabled and disabled in Microsoft Edge

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Cast_media_to_device_disabled.png



Here's How:

The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

EnableMediaRouter DWORD

(delete) = Enable
0 = Disable


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Enable "Cast media to device" feature in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_cast_media_to_device_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg



3 To Disable "Cast media to device" feature in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_cast_media_to_device_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg



4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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