Why Won’t Chromecast Cast Certain Videos & Websites? “Available For Specific Video Sites” Fixed

The casting feature before and after

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Bypassing Chromecast & Troubleshooting Tips

  • If Chromecast is not working, use Miracast on Windows or AirPlay on MacBook to mirror your screen to the TV, bypassing the ‘Available For Specific Video Sites‘ issue.
  • Uninstalling updates for the Chromecast built-in app on Google TV and Android TV can resolve casting issues. 
  • Additionally, restarting both the TV and the computer can help re-establish a clean connection with Chromecast.

In this guide, I’ll help you tackle a common issue we all face when using the casting feature with web browsers on Google Chromecast or Google TV. 

For those preferring alternatives to Miracast, I’ve included the best solutions. If Miracast isn’t for you, feel free to skip ahead to the troubleshooting instructions. 

I’ve laid out these steps with clear images to ensure they’re easy to follow. 

Let’s get started!

Effective Solution That You Should Try

Many users encounter a problem when using the Chrome browser to cast content, receiving a message that says Available For Specific Video Sites.

Suppose you frequently face this issue and prefer to avoid extensive troubleshooting steps like factory resetting your TV, restarting your laptop, or rebooting your Chromecast streaming device, there’s a simpler alternative.

Instead of directly addressing the issue, you can use the Mirracast feature on Windows or the AirPlay feature on a MacBook to bypass it.

For those who prefer to directly troubleshoot the issue, you can skip ahead to the detailed solutions provided below.

Utilizing Miracast on Windows Computer

Miracast is a handy feature that allows you to display content from your computer onto your TV. 

Simply navigate to the site or content you wish to cast, then press the Windows + K keys on your keyboard. 

A great advantage of Windows’ Miracast feature is the ability to choose between extending or duplicating your computer screen on the TV.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Make sure both your computer and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

The TCL Google TV and Acer laptop are connected to the same Wi-Fi network

Step 2: Prepare the content you want to cast. For this demonstration, I’m using Netflix on my Chrome browser.

Step 3: With your TV powered on, press the Windows + K keys on your keyboard.

The combination Windows and K on a blue keyboard

Step 4: Select the TV you want to cast to. In my case, I’ll choose the TCL TV. And voilà, you’re all set!

The Acer laptop is screen mirroring to TCL Google TV and showing Netflix

AirPlay Feature for MacBook Users

The AirPlay feature has become standard in modern TVs, allowing you to mirror your MacBook screen to any AirPlay-compatible TV.

Here’s how to cast content from your MacBook to a TV with AirPlay-enabled:

Step 1: Ensure your MacBook and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Enable the AirPlay feature on your TV. The process for this varies depending on the TV brand, so refer to your TV’s manual or settings for guidance.

TV Brands

Enable AirPlay Process


Settings → General → Apple AirPlay Settings


Access from Home screen → AirPlay

Sony with Google TV

Settings → System → Apple AirPlay & Homekit

TCL with Google TV

Settings → System → Apple AirPlay & Homekit

Step 3: On your MacBook, click the AirPlay icon located in the top right corner of the screen, then select Screen Mirroring. A list of available devices for casting will appear.

The Screen mirroring feature on MacBook

samsung tv appears on the screen mirroring list of a macbook

Select your TV from this list. You will then be prompted to enter a 4-digit code displayed on your TV into your MacBook.

Once these steps are completed, your MacBook’s display will be mirrored onto your TV.

Troubleshooting: “Available For Specific Video Sites” While Casting

Uninstall the Chromecast Built-in Updates on Google TV & Android TV

A method that many users on Reddit have found effective—and have confirmed as a working solution— involves uninstalling the Android System WebView update file on your TV. 

This approach is particularly practical for devices like Google TV, Chromecast with Google TV, and Android TVs.

Here is how:

Google TV & Chromecast with Google TV

Step 1: Go to Settings → Apps → See all apps

The Apps feature on Sony TV Settings

All apps from the Sony TV settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select Show System apps

The Show system apps on the Sony TV

Step 3: Find the Chromecast built-in→ select Uninstall updates 

The Chromecast built-in app on the Sony TV

The Chromecast built-in is getting uninstalled on Sony TV

The Chromecast built-in is being removed on Sony TV

Step 4: Restart your TV 

After personally testing this solution on my Chromecast with Google TV, I can confirm that the results were indeed satisfactory.

The Basement TV is available to cast from the Acer on the Sony TV

Android TV

Step 1: Go to Settings → Apps 

The App from the Settings on Sony Android TV

Step 2: Look for Chromecast built-in → select Uninstall Updates

The Chromecast built-in on Sony Android TV

The Chromecast on Sony Android TV is getting uninstalled

Restart Your TV and Computer

Sometimes, the issue with Chromecast not casting certain videos or websites can be resolved by simply restarting both your TV and the computer.

The restart option from the Windows PC

Restarting can clear temporary glitches or connectivity issues in both the Chromecast and the casting device. 

First, turn off your TV and unplug it for a minute before plugging it back in and turning it on. 

Then, reboot your computer to refresh its system and re-establish a clean connection with the Chromecast. 

Enable the “Connect to Cast Devices on All IP Addresses”

Activating this setting can be done through chrome://flags/, a method tried by many users on Reddit. Some have reported that it works effectively on their devices. 

Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Open your Chrome browser, type in the URL chrome://flags/ and press Enter.

The URL to access Chrome flags on Google Chrome browser

Step 2: In the search bar, look for Connect to Cast Devices on All IP Addresses. Set this option to Enable and then relaunch the browser to apply the changes.

The chrome flags setup on Chrome browser

Workaround For Roku TV, Roku Express & Roku Ultra

Roku does not support Chromecast 

This means that normal casting using the Chrome browser might not be possible. 

However, if you’re using a MacBook, you can utilize the AirPlay feature as an alternative. 

For Windows users, the Miracast option, which I explained earlier, is also a viable solution. 

I have personally tested this with my TCL Roku TV and a Windows laptop.

The 43-inch TCL Roku TV is appeared on the Google Cast

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