Google Chromecast is the best casting device to cast content from your smartphone, tablet, or PC to any TV or speaker. This device is a dongle that connects to the HDMI port of your TV. Chromecast supports Wi-Fi connectivity (Chromecast Ultra supports Ethernet and Wi-Fi) to ensure you have enough data for those demanding streams. No device is perfect; some issues pop up randomly and hinder your enjoyment. One such issue in Chromecast is an error that doesn’t allow you to cast the content to your TV. “Available for specific video sites” is the error that wouldn’t allow you to Chromecast content to your TV. You can try fixing the error with the possible fixes by gliding through the article.
Possible Fixes to Chromecast “Available for specific video sites” Issue
Here are the possible solutions to fix the “Available for specific video sites” error on Chromecast devices.
Solution #1: Sync your Device’s Date and Time
If your TV’s date and time don’t sync with the Chromecast device, it might cause the Available for specific video sites error.
Follow the steps given below for your TV’s Date and Time
1. Turn on your TV and head to Settings >> Systems.
2. Select the Date and Time option and enable the Automatic Date and Time option. This will prompt the system to update the date and time automatically.
3. Restart your smart TV and your Chromecast device.
Check if the error exists.
Solution #2: Uninstall All Recent Updates
For some users uninstalling all the recently installed updates fixed the error. Chromecast device will automatically update itself to the latest updates. Some updates might cause bugs and problems, resulting in crashes and errors. Luckily there is an Uninstall All Updates option on Chromecast.
Follow the steps given below to uninstall all recent updates on your Chromecast:
1. Turn on your TV with the Chromecast device connected.
2. Go to Settings > > Apps.
3. Select System Apps.
4. Choose Chromecast builds and select Uninstall All Updates.
5. Restart your TV and your Chromecast device.
Check if the error exists.
Solution #3: Updating Chromecast/Google Chrome to Latest Version
While updating might cause bugs and problems, not updating to the latest version might also cause troubles with casting, So check if the Chromecast/Google Chrome is running on its latest updates.
Follow the steps given below to check/update Chromecast
1. Turn on your TV with Chromecast connected.
2. Go to Settings >> System >> About >> System Updates.
3. Once you select System Updates, your Chromecast will look for available updates. If it finds one, your Chromecast will begin the update process. If not, you’re on the latest version.
Follow the steps given below to check/update Google Chrome
1. Select the Google Chrome app.
2. Press and hold the OK button.
3. From the pop-up menu, select View Details.
4. Tap the Update button, and the new update will be installed.
5. If you see an Open button instead of an Update button, the app is already up to date.
Once you update your Chromecast and Google Chrome to the latest firmware, check if the error exists.
Solution #4: Adjusting Chrome Flags
Chrome flags might also be the main reason to cause the error in Chromecast. Tweaking a few settings in Chrome flags has been a working solution to fix the error.
Follow the steps given below to adjust the Chrome flags
1. Open the Chrome browser on your Chromecast device.
2. Enter chrome://flags in the address bar.
3. Find Connect to cast devices on all IP addresses.
4. Change the settings from Default to Enabled.
5. Restart the browser and try to cast.
6. If the error exists, search for Load Media Router Component Extension in chrome://flags/ and set it to Enabled.
7. Reboot the TV and Chromecast.
Try to cast and check if the error exists.
Solution #5: Disabling Chrome Extensions
Some Chrome extensions might interfere with the casting and cause issues. Disabling these extensions might fix the problem.
Follow the steps given below to disable Chrome extensions.
1. Open the Chrome browser on Chromecast.
2. Select the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
3. Then, select More Tools >> Extensions.
4. From there, disable the extensions and try to cast them.
5. If the issue persists, enable the extensions since none of them are affecting the casting
6. If the issue exists, one or a few extensions affect the casting.
7. Enable each extension individually one by one and try to cast so that you can find which extension is affecting the casting and disable it to fix the issue.
Solution #6: Factory Reset your Chromecast Device.
If any of the above-mentioned solutions do not fix the error, the last possible solution is factory reset your Chromecast device. This will change all the settings to factory settings which in turn has fixed the Chromecast available for specific video sites error.
Follow the steps given below to reset your Chromecast device.
1. Turn on your TV with Chromecast connected to it.
2. Press and hold the button on the Chromecast dongle.
3. The LED indicator light will glow and blink in yellow.
4. Release the button when the LED light turns yellow to a non-blinking white light.
5. The Chromecast will now reset.
Once the reset is complete, set up your Chromecast and check if the error exists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Open the Google Home app on your smartphone >> Select Chromecast >> Select Settings icon >> Click on the three dots on the top-right corner >> Select Factory reset >> Select OK and then OK.