Chromecast by Google has been akin to Amazon Fire in enabling digital entertainment through a device brought onto your TV. With its entertainment possibilities are several. Not only can one watch online entertainment like sites and videos on YouTube but also photos, TV shows, films and much more. With Chromecast about 200,000 films and TV shows become available to viewers as well as games, sports, music, and radio.

In order to connect the device to your TV and synchronize and stream content through it, the following steps need to be done.

  1. Plugging in the Device

The initial steps you need to take are.

  • Plug in Chromecast to your TV.
  • Connect the USB power cable to the device and the other end needs to be plugged into a power source which could be the TV or a power adapter which is then connected to a power outlet; it is recommended that you use the AC adapter that is given.
  1. Connect the Device

You would need to synchronize the device with an app that can be on your laptop, tablet or mobile. Whichever device you choose to connect with Chromecast, it needs to be on the same wireless network or broadband connectivity.

  1. Google Home App

Once the device is set up and connected, it is time to synchronize content.  This can be done through the Google Home app. This app needs to be downloaded on the device through which you would run the Chromecast. Hence, choose the app version accordingly. It can be found on the Google Play store easily.

  1. Chromecast Set up with the App

Once the app has been installed and you have plugged in the device ensures that internet connection is on and detected by both devices your tablet and smartphone with the app and Chromecast.

  • Open the app and click on Set up.
  • Confirm the Google account that you wish to link to Chromecast.
  • Once an account is linked there are certain permissions that are required; for instance, turn on location services.
  • Run the scan feature for the app to located nearby devices.
  • Once Chromecast is detected, click on it and allow set up.
  • The app connects the phone to Chromecast and allows configuration.
  • A code is displayed on the TV to synchronize the device.
  • You need to select the region as well as choose or specify the room where the device is located.

The last steps comprise of creating a password and confirming email subscription for updates and other services.

How does Google chromecast connect to TV?

Tap the Cast button in a cast-enabled app.
  1. Plug in Chromecast and visit
  2. Connect Chromecast to your Wi‑Fi network.
  3. Tap the Cast button in a cast-enabled app.

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!

Why is my chromecast not connecting?

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.

Why can’t my phone find my chromecast?

If your Google Home still can’t find Chromecast during setup, make sure your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network you intend to connect your Chromecast device to. To do this, check that your Android is connected to the Wi-Fi network. If you’re using an iPhone, ensure it’s connected to Wi-Fi.

How do I make chromecast discoverable?

Plug your Chromecast into your TV and download the Google Home app on your phone or tablet. Open the Google Home app and tap the devices button in the upper right-hand corner. Tap “Set Up” under the option for your Chromecast and follow the prompts.

How do I connect chromecast to my phone?

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!

How do I control chromecast?

Control the Chromecast with Google TV with Remote Android TV

Download Remote Android TV from the Google Play Store. On the first launch, you’ll be asked to allow the app to record audio. Tap “Allow” to proceed. Next, select your Chromecast with Google TV from the device list.

How can I cast my phone to my TV without chromecast?

Can I use chromecast with mobile data?

Chromecast requires a network; either WiFi or Ethernet if you buy the optional adapter. It doesn’t support mobile data directly.

Can you use chromecast with mobile hotspot?

Yes. You can use Chromecast with a mobile hotspot, but it’s not an officially supported feature, the hotspot needs to have internet, and mobile phones can‘t connect to their own hotspots, so you‘ll need a third device to configure the Chromecast.

Do you have to have WiFi to use chromecast?

No, you don’t. It is possible to mirror the display of your mobile screen to the ChromeCast stick or player without using WiFi or Internet. However, this ‘ChromeCast mirror without WiFi‘ feature, is available for Android devices only. Unfortunately no similar options for iOS devices are available at present.

How can I use chromecast without Internet?

Use Chromecast Guest Mode. Use WLAN without internet (following pre-setup procedures) for mirroring a device. Use mobile hot-spot as the router and a second device to connect to Chromecast. Use a travel router for WLAN and your device to connect to Chromecast.

How do I mirror my iPhone screen on chromecast?

How do I connect my iPhone to chromecast?

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra
  1. Plug in Chromecast.
  2. Download the Google Home app on your Chromecast-supported iOS device.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth. If you already have Bluetooth turned on, you can skip to the next step.
  4. Open the Google Home app .
  5. Follow the steps.
  6. Setup is successful.

How do I AirPlay to chromecast?

To start mirroring to Chromecast open Control Center on your iOS device, tap AirPlay, tap the name of your laptop, and turn the mirroring switch to on. You should then see your iOS device’s screen on your Chromecast. Press the full screen button on your laptop and enjoy.

How do I share my screen with chromecast?

Step 2. Cast your screen from your Android device
  1. Make sure your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  2. Open the Google Home app .
  3. Tap the device you want to cast your screen to.
  4. Tap Cast my screen. Cast screen.