Google Chromecast is the best casting device for any TVs. You can cast any media file from your smartphone to your TV. It is a simple device that it won’t have any mechanical buttons on it other than the reset button. If you don’t have buttons, how can you turn on the Google Chromecast? Follow the below steps to know how to turn on Chromecast.

Practically, you don’t need to turn on Chromecast. Even for the Setup process, you just need to do all the external wire connections and connect it to the HDMI port. The casting device will be automatically turned on when you connect it to the power source and the HDMI port of the TV.

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But what if you unplug the Chromecast from the TV. The device will go to Standby mode if the TV is turned off. If you unplug it from the TV, it will be turned off. So, when the next time you need to turn on Chromecast, just plug it back to the TV. Voila… your device is turned on.

Chromecast Turn On issues

If your Chrome cast is not turned on, make sure that you are using the external cables that come with the device. If it doesn’t work, try restarting the Chromecast or resetting the Chromecast. The casting device is meant to be working for the long-term. If you face any issues, get your Chrome cast to the Google Service Center.

Things to Check if your Chromecast doesn’t Turn On

This is a rare case. The Chrome cast switches on whenever the TV is on and your device is connected to the power supply. Here are common mistakes we make,

  1. Check whether the Chromecast is connected to the power supply and ensure the device light is blinking. If the power supply is proper, you will find a white light on your device. If the light doesn’t turn on, then check the power supply.
  2. If the light is on, then check whether the device is plugged properly to your HDMI port of the TV. Check whether the source is correctly selected on your TV. There might be multiple HDMI ports on your TV. Check whether you have selected the proper HDMI port as your source on your TV.
  3. If you the HDMI source is not working, then try plugging your device to the other HDMI port and check.
Properly Connected Chromecast

The above are the manual checks which can be performed on your device. If nothing is working, then visit the service centre and get it repaired.

Related: Chromecast Keeps Disconnecting: Issues & Solutions


By the construction of the Chromecast, you don’t need to turn it on manually. It will be automatically turned on when all the external connections are done. So, when the next time you need to turn on Chromecast, don’t search for any button and just head to the external connection. If you have any other issues in the device, tell us in the comments section, we will give you the necessary solution.