As a Chromecast user, you would have experienced a great set of entertainment by casting various contents from your phone/PC/Laptop to your TV. At the same time, there may be issues in connecting your devices. There are various reasons for Chromecast devices not working properly. Here are some of the major reasons and their solutions.
Common Reasons for Chromecast Not Working Properly:
The common reason which affects the performance of Chromecast is Internet availability. When there is a poor internet connection, your Chromecast device may not receive accessibility. As a result, it cannot work or stream contents properly. Sometimes router configuration, WiFi signal strength, improper power supply, device model & its settings may also be a reason for poor performance.
Simple Fixes for Chromecast Not Working Properly
- Check the WiFi network
- Restart your Chromecast
- Reboot your smartphone & PC
- Update Chrome browser on PC
- Use HDMI extender
- Reset modem or router
- Factory reset Chromecast
Check Wi-Fi Network:
The first thing that you have to check is whether your WiFi is properly working or not. If there is an issue with the WiFi network, then obviously the device wouldn’t be able to stream contents. To fix this plug out the cables of the WiFi router and wait for a minute after that you can again plugin the cables. Now connect your devices and check whether your device receives the internet connection properly. If it was fixed, you can continue casting or try out other measures mentioned below.
Restart your Chromecast:
If the Chromecast device still remains unresponsive or if it continues with issues, then restart your Chromecast. This is the simple yet best option that you can do. Simply unplug your Chromecast, wait for a few minutes, and then plug it back in. Now, cast the media you want and check whether the issue is fixed or not.
Reboot Smartphones or PC or Laptop:
If the problem still continues, reboot the device whatever you use for casting media. Because many issues can be fixed by rebooting your devices. After rebooting the device, the issues will be fixed automatically.
Update Chrome Browser:
If you cast content from your computer, then there is a lot of chance that your browser may not be updated. Updating Chrome is seen as an essential thing when it comes to casting or streaming online content. Because almost all major streaming sites are designed to work in the latest version of Chrome browser.
- Open Chrome Browser in your PC or Laptop.
- Click on the three dotted menu (top right corner of your screen).
- Select Settings.
- Select About Chrome.
- Check for the update and then install it.
- After updating the browser, relaunch it and then cast the media to Chromecast.
Use the Extender:
The extender is a simple HDMI cable that you can use to kept Chromecast slightly away from your TV. You can purchase it from Amazon. It will ensure that your Chromecast will receive the signal from the casting device directly without any interruption from the TV.
Reset Modem / Router:
Apart from your Chromecast device, your modem or router, or gateway may also cause some issues. To fix this, you should check whether other devices which are connected to the same modem or router also facing issues in getting a connection or not. If so, you will have to restart the modem or router. It may work out sometimes.
Factory Data Reset:
If you still encounter issues with your Chromecast device, then reset Chromecast to factory settings. Doing this would fix the problems. All you need to do is hold on to the button which is on the back of the device for at least 25 – 30 seconds without unplugging the Chromecast. Your screen will go blank, followed by that your Chromecast will restart.
If the issue is not fixed even after the factory reset, you must contact customer care to fix the problems. Or, you have to replace the existing Chromecast device with a new one. Keep on visiting our site for more Chromecast-related tutorials.