How to Setup Chromecast [Complete Guide]

Setup Chromecast

The Chromecast first generation was released on 24 July 2013, by Google. The latest available Chromecast is the 3rd Generation that was released on October 10, 2018. Even though the Chromecast devices are two years older, they are still considered as one of the best streaming devices. Here, we guide you on how to setup Google Chromecast with simple steps.

Types of Chromecast

  • Chromecast 1st Generation
  • Chromecast 2nd Generation
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Chromecast 3rd Generation
  • Chromecast Audio

Though Google Chromecast has five different versions of devices, the Google Chromecast setup process is similar to all the devices. Chromecast 1st Generation has a design of thumb drive, and all the other generations are in a circular shape.

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Steps to Setup Chromecast using Smartphone

Follow the procedure given below to setup chromecast from an Android or iOS device.

  • External Wire Connection
  • Google Home app
  • On-screen process
  • Extra Options

External Wire Connections

Step 1: At first, connect the Chromecast to the HDMI port of the TV.

Step 2: Now, power the Chromecast with the USB cable. You can use a compatible USB port or any power outlet. For Chromecast Ultra, you need to power the device using a power adapter.

Step 3: Turn on the TV and switch to the HDMI port that connected with the Chromecast.

Google Home App

Google Home

Step 1: After finishing all the external wire connections, download the Google Home app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Step 2: Now, open Google Home on your Android or iOS (iPhone or iPad) device.

On-Screen Process

Step 1: While opening the app, you will get a pop-up for the Google Chromecast Setup process. If you don’t get the pop-up, tap on Devices on the top-right corner.

Step 2: Click the SET UP button.

Setup Chromecast

Step 3: Now, both your smartphone and TV will display a code. If both the codes get matched, click YES and CONTINUE.

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Step 4: Now, enter a name to your Chromecast and click OK.

Setup Chromecast

Step 5: On the next screen, you need to choose the WiFi connection. Select the WiFi network same as your smartphone.

Connect to WiFi

Step 6: Next, enter the WiFi password by clicking the Enter manually button or click on the Use Save Password checkbox to enter automatically.

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Step 7: Now, click OK to proceed further.

Step 8: It will take a while to connect to WiFi. When it is connected, you will get the following screen.

WiFi connected

Step 9: Now, click the Next button on the Linking your Chromecast screen.

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Step 10: If you wish to add any video streaming services, click the + icon. If you don’t, then click Not Now.

Step 11: When you get the All done! screen, click Continue.

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Step 12: The Chromecast will look for updates. When everything is set, the below-shown screen will appear. Click Continue to finish the setup process.

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That’s it, you have finished with the setup process of Chromecast

Extra Options

Link Google Account

If you want, link your Google Account to the Chromecast. It has nothing to do with the casting process, but it will allow you to set background pictures from your Google Photos. Click SIGN IN and sign in with your Gmail account.

Related: How to Change Chromecast WiFi Network

How to Setup Chromecast from PC

To set up Chromecast, you need to have the Google Home app. As of now, it is not available for both Windows or Mac PC. So, if you want to setup Chromecast from a laptop or computer, then try installing any Android Emulators like Bluestacks or Nox on your PC and install Google Home app. After the installation, follow the same steps mentioned above to setup Chromecast from PC. Other than this, there is no possible way.

Final Words

Now, you can cast all the Chromecast supported apps on your TV. Just open the app and tap on the Cast icon, and your Chromecast device will appear, select it. The content will appear to your TV via Chromecast. Before casting anything, connect your smartphone to the WiFi network in which the Chromecast is connected.

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