Let’s get this straight:
Most probably, you are here because you got yourself a Google Chromecast. To be honest, that one’s a great buy!
Now if you don’t own one and just planning to buy one, we suggest reading our Chromecast review first to know if it’s for you!
Okay, so going back…
Although the device comes with an instruction sheet upon purchase, it might not be enough for most people out there since it is not that beginner-friendly.
But don’t you worry! We got you covered!
Here, we will teach you how to set up your Chromecast, step by step!
To start with, all you need is your Chromecast device, Android phone, and a TV with an HDMI outlet. Also, make sure that your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi
Are you ready to set up your Chromecast? Because we are!
How To Set Up Chromecast Using Android Phone
Plugging It In
This part is easy!
All you have to do is to find where the television’s USB and HDMI ports are located and plug the Chromecast device in.
Now, in some cases that your television doesn’t have a USB port, You can plug it into a power adapter and plug it in the nearest electrical outlet.
Change Television’s Source
Since you wanted your television to project something aside from your regular TV function, you should then change the input source of your TV to the Google Chromecast one, hence the HDMI source.
As you know, some televisions have more than one HDMI ports, make sure to choose the port where you plugged the Chromecast device.
And I know what you’re thinking!
“I use the USB port as the input source since my Chromecast device is plugged there too.” Well, I hate to break it to you but the answer is NO. The USB port is just for the power source.
Reminder: The Chromecast device doesn’t get you any channels or streaming services of its own. You need to get those apps on your Android device first in order to cast them on your TV.
Download the Google Home App
The Google Chromecast device works together with the easily-downloadable Google Home app. You can download and install it on almost any Android phone or tablet.
That doesn’t end there.
After downloading, you’ll have to open up the app, accept its terms, and sign in on your Google account to make use of the app and the device as well.
Now, bear with me as the next couple of steps will take a few minutes of your time. But don’t worry, I’ll guide you through it so let’s start!
Grab your phone and open the Google Home App
Click the ‘+’ button on the upper left corner of the screen.
- This button will allow you to add and manage devices in your home.
Set Up the Chromecast device.
Just like any other smart home device, the Chromecast needs to be placed in a virtual room. To do this…
- Click ‘Set up device’
- Then, click ‘Set up new devices in your home’
Set Up your home
If you already own a smart home device, you may skip this part. But, if this is your first smart home device, you need to set up your home. Just follow these steps:
- Click the ‘+’ button to add a home
- Give your house a name and make it a home! You also need to type in your address.
Find Your Chromecast Device
Enable GPS or Location Services
In setting up the device, enabling your location is essential. Why? Because it is the only way for Google to know if there is a smart home device near you.
Wait for it to find your device
Once the GPS is turned on, the app will now find the smart home device that is nearest to your location.
- Click ‘Yes’ if the Chromecast was found
Connect to Chromecast
Now that the Chromecast device was recognized by the app, its time to connect your phone to it.
Connect Your Phone to TV
Now that the app recognizes your Chromecast device, and your phone is connected to the device, it’s time to connect it to your television!
Confirm the Code
A code will be displayed on your TV screen. Be sure that the code on your Android device is the same as the one flashed on your television screen. This way, you can avoid casting your screen on the wrong TV.
Set up your ‘room’
Set up a room in the Google Home app where the device is located. This will let you manage your smart home devices easily. Now, if you already have an existing room for the device’s location, you can skip this step and choose that room instead.
Connecting to Wi-Fi
Obviously, your phone needs to be connected to the internet for it to successfully cast any app using Chromecast.
- Choose your Wi-Fi network
- Type in the password
Cast Your Screen to TV
After all these steps, you could finally see the Chromecast device all set up in your room. Now, to cast the phone screen to TV, you just need to follow these easy steps:
Click on the Chromecast device
It is possible to have more than one Chromecast device in one room, now, I need you to pick which Chromecast device you need.
Click the Cast screen button
Click the cast button, give permission to cast your screen, and enjoy watching!
More on Google Chromecast
How to set up Google Chromecast with hotspot or mobile data?
Setting up Google Chromecast, most of the time requires updates and a steady, strong internet connection. On this note, the device will not allow you to set it up over mobile data or by using a mobile hotspot, unfortunately.
Can I set up Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
The answer is NO. You can only set up Google Chromecast over Wi-Fi because it needs to be updated and connected to the internet without interruption.
Can you set up Chromecast on multiple devices?
Yes, you can! The best part about it is that you don’t need to go through the setting up process every time! You only need to set it up with a single Google Home account and log in this account to multiple phones or tablets. Also, you can use a single Chromecast device to multiple TVs.
How to set up Chromecast on TV?
Step 1: Plug it in your television
Step 2: Change TV’s Input Source
Step 3: Download and Open the Google Home App
Step 4: Setting it up on your home
Step 5: Connect the app to your Chromecast device
Step 6: Connect to wifi
Step 7: Cast Your Screen
Set Up The Google Chromecast
If you want to take your TV viewing to the twenty-first century, Chromecast is the way to go! This device will help you click through the content you want to watch using your smartphone as a remote. The huge TV screen and its strong speakers will help you enjoy and benefit from your content much more than before.
Most of us have a phone or tablet at our fingertips throughout the day, so this is quite a convenient option.
The Google Chromecast is an excellent gift for anyone who simply wants to catch up on shows quite frequently. No more hunting for the remote or waiting around; get the Google Chromecast right now and your smart tech will be all you need!
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