Google Chromecast is a device which is used to cast media files from a device to TV. By using Chromecast, you can turn your TV into a Smart TV. There are plenty of Chromecast compatible apps available with plenty of hours of video and audio contents. Google Chromecast allows users to use their smartphone as a remote to control the device. You can use the Google Home app to adjust volume, change screen wallpapers, change the device name and WiFi settings. You can also use the Google Home app to restart/reboot Chromecast easily.

Reasons to Restart/Reboot Chromecast

  • To ensure proper software update
  • Slowness in the device
  • Chromecast not connecting to WiFi
  • To check for a Software update
  • If the device gets stuck on a page or gets hung

How to Restart/Reboot Chromecast?

There are two ways to restart Chromecast.

  1. Using the Google Home app
  2. By power offing the device

Restart/Reboot Chromecast using Google Home app

1: Open Google Home app.

2: You will find the device name under “Other Cast Devices” option. Click on the Chromecast device name.

How to Restart/Reboot Chromecast?

3: The device page will open on your Home app. Click on the “Settings” icon on the top of your page.

Settings icon

4: The device settings page will open.

5: Click on the “Three-dotted Menu” icon on the top right corner of your page.

How to Restart/Reboot Chromecast?

6: Now click on the “Reboot” button.

How to Restart/Reboot Chromecast?

7: Click “OK” on the prompt message to reboot your Chromecast.

Click OK

The TV screen will now change to “Restarting your Chromecast”.

How to Restart/Reboot Chromecast?

Related: How to Reset Chromecast?

By disconnecting the Power Supply

This is the simplest method we usually do if a device is not working properly.

1: Switch off the power supply of your Chromecast device or unplug the adapter from the power supply.

2: Leave it unplugged for around a minute to ensure proper shutdown.

3: Now switch on the power supply or connect the adapter to the power unit to switch on the Chromecast.

Note: The Chromecast doesn’t turn off if you plug out it from the HDMI port of the TV. You have to cut down the power supply to turn it off.

Related: How to Update Chromecast?


The above are the two methods available to reboot Chromecast. If you looking for a proper restart, then you can follow the first method to restart using the Google Home app. If you are not able to connect to the Chromecast using the Home app, then you can use the second method to restart Chromecast.

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