While trying to cast a video in Chrome on Ubuntu I discovered that the system wasn’t recognizing my Chromecast device. So I did what any techie would do: I tried turning the Chromecast off and on again. After that didn’t work I scavenged the Internet for answers. To my avail a savvy user had a quick solution to the problem.

Go to chrome://flags/#media-router in your browser and under Media Router change the setting from Default to Disabled. You will then need to reboot the Chrome browser for the changes to take place. You should be able to cast videos to your Chromecast again.

It seems that Google is no longer supporting 32-bit based Chrome on Linux systems anymore. You must have a 64-bit system to download the latest version of the browser. Oh well, at least I got my Chromecast to work again.