How to Connect Chromecast to WIFI [With Setup Guide]

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While setting up Chromecast for the first time, you have to connect your Chromecast to a WIFI network. After that, your Chromecast will consider this as your home network and connect automatically to the same network whenever you turn it on. But keep in mind that Chromecast is will store only one WIFI network. So, if you want to connect to a new WIFI network, you have to reset the Chromecast manually.


  • Google Chromecast
  • Any TV with an HDMI port
  • Google Home app
  • Android or iOS smartphone
  • Stable WIFI network

Points to Remember

If you have changed the WIFI name or the old WIFI no longer exists, you must set up the Chromecast from the beginning.
If you change your existing WIFI password or username, Chromecast won’t recognize your WIFI network, so you need to follow the Chromecast setup procedure.
In case Chromecast is reconnected to an existing WIFI network and you want to connect it to a new WIFI network, you have to manually reset the Chromecast device.

How to Change the Chromecast WIFI network

Before stepping into the connection process, download the Google Home app on your Android or iOS smartphone. Connect your smartphone and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.

#1. Open Google Home on your Android or iOS smartphone.

#2. Click your Chromecast device’s tile and hold it for a few seconds.

#3. Next, click on Device information (Settings icon) at the top of the screen.

Settings icon on Google Home

#4. Scroll down until you find the WIFI option. The connected WIFI will be displayed here. Tap on the WIFI option.

connect chromecast to wifi

#5. Under WIFI Settings, tap Forget this network.

#6. It will take you to the home screen to do the initial setup.

For iOS, you can follow the below steps.

Tap SettingsGeneral SettingsWiFiForget This NetworkForget WiFi network.

Now, you have successfully removed the current WiFi network from your Chromecast.

How to Change WIFI Network on Chromecast by Manual Reset

1. Press the Reset button located near the micro-USB charging port.

Reset button on Chromecast device

2. Keep hold of the Reset button until the flashing LED light switches from orange to white.

3. After that, disconnect the USB power cable and leave it for a few seconds.

4. Then reconnect the USB power cable to reset Chromecast to factory defaults.

5. If the reset is completed, make sure to set up a Chromecast to use.

How to Set up Chromecast

Follow the below instructions to set up a Chromecast device for the first time.

1. Connect the Chromecast device to the TV’s HDMI port and turn on your TV.

2. Press the Source/Input button on the TV remote.

Tip: It will display a prompt as Set me up if you click on Chromecast from the input.

3. Open the Google Home app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

4. Click on Get Started and sign in to your Google account.

Get started option on Google Home

5. Then tap New devices and then click Create another home.

6. Further, tap Next if your device is detected.

7. Click Yes if it displays a 4-digit code.

8. Enter a name for your device and click Continue.

9. Finally, connect your smartphone and Chromecast to the same WIFI network.

Note: If necessary, you can also turn off Chromecast if you don’t want to use the device.


1. How to fix if Chromecast can’t connect to a WIFI network?

If Chromecast is not connecting to a WIFI network, check whether it is plugged properly and turned on. It is also important to enter the correct password to connect to a WIFI network. If it doesn’t work, restart the WIFI router, or connect to a 2.4GHz band, or factory reset your Chromecast device.