Chromecast is a streaming adapter designed by Google to watch all your media content on a big screen. The Chromecast is an excellent media tool to stream all the popular streaming content in one place. You can watch all your media files, including videos, audio, and pictures which are stored in local storage and directly online. Generally, you have to connect the Chromecast device and the casting device to the WiFi network in order to perform casting. But there are ways available to cast to Chromecast without internet or WiFi networks. If you don’t have a WiFi router or WiFi modem, you can go through the following steps to cast without WiFi. Moreover, this method can be applied to all types of Chromecast devices available.
Can you Chromecast without WiFi / Internet?
Yes. It is possible to watch all your media files on the Chromecast-connected TV screen using a mobile hotspot. You have to use two mobile devices for casting without the internet. The first device is for WiFi Hotspot purposes and another one (primary device) contains all the media contents which you want to cast. You can also use the Guest Mode feature to cast without internet connectivity.
How to Use Chromecast without WiFi using Android Phone
It is very simple to cast your favorite media to Chromecast, and Google even allows you to cast all your local media files to Google Chromecast without an internet connection. You need to download and store all the media files in the device storage. Before, casting to Chromecast keep your device updated with the latest Firmware.
Step1: Connect your Google Chromecast to the HDMI port of the TV.
Step2: Turn on the WiFi hotpot (without internet) and connect the Chromecast to the WiFi.
Step3: Go to Settings on your smartphone.
Step4: Choose Connecting and sharing option.
Step5: Select the Cast option.
Step6: Enable Cast by clicking on the toggle to cast your mobile screen contents to an external monitor (Chromecast-connected TV).
Step7: It will search for the nearby available device.
Step8: Select your Chromecast device from the search result.
Now your Chromecast TV screen displays the same contents which appear on your mobile screen.
How to Chromecast without WiFi via Google Home App
Step1: Turn on the WiFi Hotspot on your mobile device without the internet.
Step2: Connect your Chromecast with mobile WiFi.
Step3: Install and launch the Google Home app on your primary device.
Step4: Open the Google Home app and select the WiFi option.
Step5: Select the same mobile WiFi to which your Chromecast is connected.
Step6: It will search for the nearest compatible device. Select your Chromecast device from the search result.
Step7: Four-digit pin will be displayed on the TV screen. Enter the pin into the Google Home app to connect your device to the Chromecast.
Once the device is connected, open the VLC player or any other app on your mobile to stream media files on your Chromecast-connected TV screen.
How to Cast without the Internet using Chromecast Guest Mode
Step1: Install and launch the Google Home app on your smartphone.
Step2: Select your device and then, click on the Settings option on the top right.
Step3: Now, select Recognition & Sharing under the general tab.
Step4: Select the Guest Mode feature and toggle it on. Make a note on the pin displayed.
Step5: On your Android device, go to Settings > Devices & Sharing > Cast Options > Turn on Guest Mode.
Step6: Open the app that you wish to cast and click on the Cast option.
Step7: If you are prompted to enter the pin, enter the Guest Mode PIN to connect.
Chromecast supports all media formats to stream on your big screen. You can follow any of these above methods to stream your local store’s media file to Chromecast-connected TV even without the internet. All android device has good compatibility with Google Chromecast when compared to iOS devices and Mac.
You can use the Guest Mode feature to use Chromecast without WiFi or a Hotspot.