How to Connect Chromecast to WiFi [Quick Guide]

Connect Chromecast to WiFi

Google Chromecast needs a stable WiFi connection for casting purposes. The casting device (smartphone or PC) must be connected to the Chromecast’s Home WiFi to cast a video or audio file. You can’t cast media files onto Chromecast without a common WiFi network. Let’s see a detailed guide on how to connect Chromecast to your WiFi.

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 network whenever you turn it on. But keep in mind that Chromecast will store only one WiFi network.


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

Points to Remember

Chromecast stores only one WiFi network, so some limitations exist while connecting to a new network.

  • If the Chromecast’s Home WiFi is unavailable, reset the Chromecast device to get a new WiFi connection.
  • If the Chromecast is connected to a WiFi network and you want to change it to new WiFi, you can use the Google Home app.
  • If you have changed the Home WiFi name or password, Chromecast won’t connect to the network automatically. You must set the WiFi to old credentials, or factory reset the Chromecast device.

How to Change the Chromecast WIFI Network

Before stepping into the connection process, make sure to connect your smartphone to the same WiFi network as that of your Chromecast.

#1. Open Google Home on your Android or iOS smartphone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store or App Store.

#2. Tap the Devices drop-down button and click your Chromecast device’s tile.

Choose your Chromecast

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

Tap the Settings icon

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

Click on WiFi to change the network on Chromecast

#5. On the pop-up, tap the Forget button.

Tap the Forget button

Now, you have successfully removed the current WiFi network from your Chromecast. Your Chromecast device will be removed from the Google Home app. Refresh the app and set up the Chromecast from step one.

How to Change the WiFi on Chromecast with Google TV

If you plan to buy the latest Chromecast device on Google TV or using one already, you can use the steps below to change the WiFi network.

1. Tap on the Google account icon in the upper right corner of the TV screen.

2. Choose the Settings option from the drop-down menu.

3. Under Settings, select the Network & Internet option using the Select button on the remote.

choose Network & Internet

4. Choose the network you want to connect to from the list of available WiFi networks. If the WiFi network is secured, you will be asked to enter the password.

5. Enter the password in the respective field using the virtual keyboard.

6. After entering the password, click on the Tick button. You have now changed the WiFi network in your Chromecast with Google TV.

How to Change WiFi on Chromecast Without the App

If you don’t want to use the Google Home app to change the WiFi, you can use the button on the device.

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. This will reset the Chromecast to factory defaults.

5. Now, set up the Chromecast device with a new WiFi.


1. Why is my Chromecast not connecting to WiFi?

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, connect to a 2.4GHz band, or factory reset your Chromecast device.

2. Does Chromecast connect directly to WiFi?

Yes, Chromecast will automatically connect to home WiFi.

3. Is it possible to use Chromecast without WiFi?

Yes, you can Chromecast media files to TV without the internet using the Guest Mode. But you can cast only the offline media files.