How to Update Google Chromecast Firmware to Latest Version

Update Chromecast

Chromecast is one of the most user-friendly devices. It doesn’t require a complex navigation process and tedious interface. The device even updates automatically without any human intervention. There are no manual options to update the Chromecast device. But if you want to make sure that the device is updated, you can use the Google Home app.

Though there are different types of Chromecast available, the auto-update process remains the same. In addition to that, you can force update the Google Chromecast device using Windows Powershell on your PC. Let’s see the possible methods to update the casting device.

How to Check the Chromecast Firmware

You have to perform certain steps before updating Chromecast.

1. Connect Chromecast Ultra or any other model to the HDMI port of a TV.

How to Update Chromecast?

2. Open the Google Home app on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

Google Home app

3. Tap on the Devices drop-down button to see the set of available devices.

Choose the Device drop down menu

4. Click on the Chromecast device you want to check the version.

5. On the device page, click on the Settings menu.

Go to Settings to update Chromecast

6. Scroll down to the bottom to find the firmware version number of your Chromecast device.

7. Compare the version number with Google’s support page.

8. If the version numbers are the same, your device is up to date, and no update is available. If the number varies, you need to update your Chromecast device.

How to Update Google Chromecast Firmware

To update the firmware, you just need to restart the Chromecast. While restarting, the device will be updated automatically.

1. Go to the Device Settings page on the Google Home app.

2. Scroll down and tap the Reboot option.

3. The Chromecast will start rebooting. While rebooting, the Chromecast will check for updates and downloads the files required automatically.

5. You can check the update progress on your TV screen.

How to Update Chromecast?

The update might take place for 10 to 15 minutes. You can’t cast anything during an update. After the update is completed, you can check the version to make sure the device is updated properly.

What to do if my Chromecast is not updated automatically?

If your device hasn’t downloaded the latest Chromecast version or the automatic update gets failed, you need to update the device manually.

How to Force Chromecast Update from a PC

1. Connect your phone and Chromecast device with the same WiFi connection.

2. Launch the Google Home app on your phone and locate your Chromecast device.

3. Click on the Settings icon and go to the bottom of the page to check for the latest Chromecast update.

4. Now, turn on your PC and connect it to the same WiFi as your Chromecast device.

5. Search and launch Windows Powershell.

6. Then, copy-paste the below command.

Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -ContentType “application / json” -Body ‘{“params”: “ota foreground”}’ -Uri “http: // [IP ADDRESS]: 8008 / setup/reboot” -Verbose -UserAgent ” curl “

7. For Mac and Linux, open the Terminal app and execute the below command.

Curl -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/json” -d ‘{“params”: “otaforeground”}’ http://[IP ADDRESS]8008/setup/reboot -v.

8. Replace the IP ADDRESS with the IP Address of the Chromecast’s home WiFi.

9. When the screen displays Process Completed screen, your Chromecast will be updated.

By updating the software, you might get new features added or some bug fixes. Make sure to update the device whenever it is available.


What is the latest software version for Chromecast Ultra?

As of July 2023, the latest software version available for Chromecast Ultra is 1.56.281627

How to update Chromecast Audio Firmware?

Google discontinued the Chromecast Audio device. There are no security or software updates available for the device.

How to update the Chromecast app?

There is no dedicated app for Chromecast to update it. However, you can update the Google Home app to get new features on the app.