Chromecast by Google is plausibly the best streaming devices one can lay hands on. Here is an instinctive guide to set up your device so you can start binge-watching.

Plug and Watch

Your new Chromecast came with an HDMI connection and a USB connection to power it up.

  • Firstly, plug-in the device into the HDMI port of your TV and then connect it to the USB power cable.
  • Next, connect the cable either to an external power source or to your TV itself.
  • After this, you will need to ensure that the Chromecast and your other device being used for setting up are connected to the same network or Wi-Fi.

Connect Chromecast to TV with Wi-Fi

‘Google Home’ is the application we use to manage our Chromecast. While the application was designed to work in iOS and Android devices, one can work around the system to get things working on the desktop.

  • For desktop or laptop personal computers, you can use Google Chrome as a substitute, as an easier approach.
  • As an alternative, you can also use Android emulator software where you can install ‘Google Home’ from the ‘Play Store’.
  • For everything to work smoothly, both the Chromecast and the casting device need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This Wi-Fi could be provided from the mobile hotspot.

Connect Chromecast to the TV from Your Laptop

The first choice of device for most people when casting their screen on the TV is their laptop computer. Here’s how you can connect your PC with the Chromecast.

  • Though it is the same across all kinds of devices, you will have to first download and install the Google Home application in your mobile or tablet device.
  • Next, you will have to navigate to the website you wish to cast on your TV, from Chrome on the laptop PC.
  • Now, after you click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top right corner of your screen, you will find an option to ‘Cast’.
  • Here, you must select the network common among the devices and select the appropriate ‘Source’ (desktop, in this case).


  • Once the device is connected to the TV, you can then switch tabs on your device and the contents of that tab will be displayed accordingly.

If you have more than monitors set up, you will be given the option to choose the screen you wish to display the contents on. And that’s how easy it is to set up and use your Chromecast (

How do I connect chromecast?

How to Chromecast from Android device
  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap the Account tab.
  3. Scroll down and tap Mirror device.
  4. Tap Cast Screen/Audio. To successfully use this feature, you need to turn on the “microphone” permission in the Google Play Services app.
  5. Finally, choose your Chromecast device. You’re done!

Why is my TV not connecting to chromecast?

First try turning off your Chromecast by unplugging it, and while it’s unplugged power off your mobile device and home router. Keep everything off for about 1 minute. Turn your router and/or cable modem back on, and wait for the connection to fully reestablish, about 2 minutes. Turn on your Chromecast.

How do I connect my chromecast to my WIFI?

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra
  1. Plug in your Chromecast.
  2. Download the Google Home appon your Chromecast-supported Android device.
  3. Open the Google Home app .
  4. Follow the steps. If you don’t find the steps to set up your Chromecast:
  5. Setup is successful. You’re all done!

How do I connect my casting device to my TV?

Cast video to your Android TV
  1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android TV.
  2. Open the app that has the content you want to cast.
  3. In the app, find and select Cast .
  4. On your device, select the name of your TV .
  5. When Cast. changes color, you’re successfully connected.

How do I wirelessly connect my phone to my TV?

Go to the TV’s Menu, select Network and search for Screen Mirroring to check if the TV supports the mirroring function. Alternatively, pull down the settings shade on your Android phone and check for Screen Mirroring or Smart View to connect to your Smart TV and cast your phone’s screen.

How can I show my phone screen on my TV?

Why is my TV not showing up on screen mirroring?

TV not showing up as an option

Some TVs don’t have the screen mirroring option turned on by default. Depending on the type of TV, you may need to navigate to the settings and turn on the screen mirroring capabilities. You may also need to reset the network by turning your TV, router, and your smartphone off and on.

How do I connect my phone to my TV via HDMI?

Why is my TV not picking up HDMI?

Disconnect and reconnect the HDMI cable

Sometimes, a bad connection may occur and cause this problem. Disconnect the HDMI cable from the HDMI Input terminal on the TV. Disconnect the HDMI cable from the HDMI Output terminal on the connected device.

Why won’t my phone connect to my TV with HDMI?

Make sure that the mobile device is being connected to the HDMI Input of the TV that is labeled MHL. Make sure that the MHL input on the TV is enabled: On the supplied remote, press HOME → then select Settings → Setup or Channels & Inputs → BRAVIA Sync settings (HDMI CONTROL) → Auto Input Change (MHL).

Does my phone support HDMI output?

You can also contact your device manufacturer directly and ask if your device supports HD video output, or if it can be connected to an HDMI display. You can also check the MHL-enabled device list and the SlimPort supported device list to see if your device includes this technology.

Which mobile phones support HDMI output?

State of HDMI capable phones in 2021

In 2017 Samsung were the first major manufacturer to release a phone that supported HDMI output in about 2 years with their Samsung Galaxy S8.

Is my phone support HDMI alt mode?

Current TVs, at least those released after 2011, should be compatible with Alt Mode. Current phones and tablets with USB-Type-C will most likely need an HDMI chip inside them to be compatible. Phones, tablets, and laptops supporting Alt Mode are expected to be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2017.

Does my phone support MHL function?

To determine if your mobile device supports MHL, research the manufacturer specifications for your mobile device. You can also search for your device on the following website:

How do I make my phone support MHL?

Just plug it into a power source and an HDMI port, and you’ll be ready to begin. You can enable Miracast in Settings -> Display. From here, select Wireless display and toggle it ‘on’ at the top. Then you can search for Miracast devices and connect to them.

What can I do if my phone doesn’t support MHL?

You cant. To support MHL output to HDMI, your phone also has to support MHL. MHL is a technology which converts video in a way it can be sent over a microUSB connector. For that to work, there has to be a converter chip on both sides of the connection, in the cable (or TV) and in the phone itself.