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 on the Chromecast. But what if you change your WiFi network to other providers or change the password. You need to manually connect Google Chromecast to new WiFi connection (for the first time alone). Follow the below steps to connect Chromecast to WiFi.
- Google Chromecast
- Google Home app
- Android or iOS smartphone
- WiFi network
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There are three different cases in connecting your Chromecast to new WiFi network.
1. If you have changed your WiFi network and the old network is no longer available, you need to set up your Chromecast from the beginning.
2. If you change your existing WiFi’s password or username, Chromecast won’t recognize your WiFi network, so you need to follow the Chromecast setup procedure.
3. If your Chromecast is reconnected to an existing WiFi network and you want to connect it to a new one, the following steps will be useful.
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.
Step 1: Open Google Home on your smartphone.
Step 2: Tap on your Chromecast device from the Home screen.
Step 3: On the next screen, click the Settings icon on the top of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down until you find the WiFi option, and the connected WiFi will appear below. Tap on the WiFi option.
Step 5: Under WiFi Settings, choose the Forget Network option.
Step 6: For iOS, follow the command Settings –> General Settings –> WiFi –> Forget This Network –> Forget WiFi network.
Step 7: Now, you have successfully removed the current WiFi network from your Chromecast.
Step 8: To connect to a new WiFi network, follow the setup procedure as you did for the first time.
Note: The Chromecast device can remember only one WiFi network at a time.
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If you want to change the WiFi network on your Chromecast, you need to go through the setup process one way or another. As the Chromecast device has no dedicated remote control, make sure that your smartphone works fine without any hanging issues. If you have any queries in connecting Chromecast WiFi process, comment below.