Google’s Chromecast is a small dongle, a $35 device which you can use to stream media directly from your handheld device like iPads, iPhones, tablets, and smartphones running Android. You can also use this from your PC or Mac. In order to set it up correctly, you can follow the Google Support center’s instructions, or read this detailed article on the same.

The Chromecast setup instructions on their official site have separate items for Android and iPad/iPhone.

  1. Get Everything Powered up

Chromecast is a simple dongle with loads of unique features for dedicated streamers, gamers offering a simple formula to set up unlike Roku, Apple TV, and all others. Here we list a basic step, about powering things up.

  • The Chromecast dongle has an HDMI connector and a small USB connected on its two sides.
  • The HDMI goes directly into your TV but it does not power it up.
  • You can connect a separate USB cord to the dongle and the other end to the USB port of your TV.
  • Or, you can use the adapter and connect the other end to a power outlet.
  • Turn on your TV of course.
  1. Match the Input Source

Just like you do with plugging in external monitors, hooking up projectors to laptops, you have to also switch to the appropriate input setting. From the TV, change the input to accept this HDMI device. This should greet you with “Set me up” screen.

  • The Chromecast needs to be plugged in but also allowed to stream to the TV.
  • For this, make changes to the input settings of your TV and allow input from the HDMI port of the same.
  • Only now, the Chromecast can actually communicate with the TV via its HDMI port.
  1. Make Use of the Corresponding App

Google has offered an easy to use an app called Google Home to set up your Chromecast. It can also do many other devices as well. For Android, you can search for the same on Play Store, and Apple Version you need the iOS version of the same.

  • The Google Home can be used to set up your dongle via the smartphone.
  • It helps to manage all your devices, even multiple Chromecast at the same time.
  • It allows renaming devices, choosing Wi-Fi networks and more.
  1. Find your Device

The actual step of setting up your Chromecast begins with finding the device on your installed app above. When you open the app and search for devices, it should automatically detect the Chromecast. Kindly remember that everything is powered up already above. Most of the setting up process is done by the Google Home app automatically.

  • The device needs to be detected by the Google Home app automatically.
  • You need to allow the app to access your location and click OK.
  • On the next screen, you shall find that the dongle has been detected.
  • Next, you will have to pair it up with your TV like a bluetooth device.
  1. Hook it up with Your TV

After following the above steps, you will be moved to a new screen. Here you will have to match the generated key with the one beamed on your TV. It is just like the Bluetooth pairing step. When you see both the numbers matching, you have to click on “I see the code”.

  • Hooking up Chromecast with your TV is a breeze unlike many other streaming devices out there.
  • You need to pair it up with the TV similar to a Bluetooth device and match the two keys.
  • Once it is done, the next step shall be guided by the Google Home app.
  1. Find the Right Network and Move on

The next step is definitely to search for the Wi-Fi network. These two devices will need to be on the same network. If this particular step has got you confused, do read the below points carefully.

  • Your smartphone needs internet to connect such as your Home Wi-Fi to work. For example, to run YouTube.
  • The Chromecast will also need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, just like that, and this should also be your Home Wi-Fi.
  • That is, both the devices should connect or work on the same internet connection, whether your home, office, college Wi-Fi, etc.
  1. Cast Your Favorite Content

Once you have done the above step, you can open any compatible app on your smartphone that allows casting content via devices. For example, Netflix and YouTube support casting through Chromecast natively.

  • This means that you can select Chromecast from a list of devices to cast.
  • Once done, the media will be streamed to your TV directly.


  • Chromecast is developed by Google, so Android has lots of apps that support the same.

Do note that the Chromecast will need an internet to connect to work, just like your main device, the iPhone or iPad.

How do I set up chromecast on my TV?

Your television will now instruct you to download the Google Home app to your Android device, iPhone, or iPad. With the app installed, open the “Home” app on your phone or tablet. Your device should automatically detect the Chromecast (1). Tap the “Set Up Chromecast” button.

How do I connect my chromecast to my WIFI?

Since you already have the Google Home app installed on your mobile device, tap on the “Set up 1 device” option on the Home Screen. Choose a Home for your device and hit “Next.” The app searches for wireless devices nearby. After it locates your Chromecast, tap “Yes” to move on.

Why is my chromecast not connecting to my TV?

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 relink my chromecast?

Once you’ve got the Chromecast in-hand—still plugged into the power and TV! —just press the one and only physical button on the side of the unit for roughly eight seconds. The Chromecast’s indicator light will blink while you’re holding the button—slowly at first, then faster once it gets closer to resetting.

Why is my TV not showing anything?

If the power indicator light is on, there may be an issue with the TV’s software. Unplug the TV from the wall, and, if possible, remove the power cord from the back of the TV to perform a soft reset. Wait 30 seconds, and plug the TV back into a working outlet to test it again.

What is HDMI handshake?

One of the most notorious errors that can happen in this pathway is with the HDMIHandshake.” The HDMI Handshake is the process of both the source (streaming device, UHD blu-ray, gaming console) and the sink (television, projector, monitor) recognizing each other and determining that they are both authorized to

Why is my TV not showing picture but has sound?

If your TV is getting its signal from an external source. i.e. a cable box or a DVD player, then the possible reason why it is not displaying a picture is that the cable connecting the TV to the cable box or DVD player is loose or damaged. Visit your nearest TV repair expert and buy a new cable.

Why won’t my TV turn on but red light is on?

Try unplugging the TV from the electrical outlet. While its unplugged, hold down the power button on the TV itself for about 30 seconds. Once that time is up, release the button and plug it back into power.

Why is my TV not responding to the remote?

A remote control that will not respond or control your TV usually means low batteries. Make sure you are pointing the remote at the TV. There also may be something interfering with the signal such as other electronics, certain types of lighting, or something blocking the TV remote sensor.

How do I get my TV to turn on?

To turn on your TV without the remote, just walk over to the TV and hit the power button.
  1. Read through any manuals that came with your television if you still have them.
  2. Check if your TV has a visible touch power button.
  3. Check the the left and right sides and the top of your TV, some TVs have power buttons there.

How do I know if my TV fuse is blown?

Remove the fuse from its holder. In some cases you may need a small screwdriver to unscrew the fuse holder cap. Look at the fuse wire. If there is a visible gap in the wire or a dark or metallic smear inside the glass then the fuse is blown and needs to be replaced.

How do you check a fuse on a TV?

Is there a fuse inside a TV?

With the inner workings of the television exposed, locate the fuses. Fuses are small cylinders with a metal end cap on each end of a glass tube. After locating the fuses, inspect them closely to discover if they are burnt out.

What size fuse is needed for a TV?

Plugs for appliances rated up to about 700 watts should have a 3-amp fuse (coloured red). For example: 3A Fuse – Table lamp, standard lamp, television, video, computer, mixer, blender, fridge, freezer, power drill, jig saw, soldering iron.

Can you put a 13amp fuse in a TV?

A 10A fuse would not be appropriate for any TV set unless the set were designed to consume a couple of kilowatts! If you‘re referring to the fuse in a standard UK 13A plug, then look at the rating plate which you‘ll find somewhere on the back of the set. If less than 700 watts — and it will be — then you use a 3A fuse.

Can I use a 10amp fuse in a 15 amp?

Yes, the 15 Amp fuse may be sized for a device in that particular circuit, and the 10 Amp fuse may be very short lived.

Can I use a 5 amp fuse instead of a 10 amp fuse?

Possibly yes. It is possible to short out a circuit by overdrawing more than 5 Amp by removing the 5 Amp fuse and putting in a 10 Amp fuse.

What happens if you use the wrong amp fuse?

Fuses are present to protect the components of the electrical system. Rather than destroying the circuit when there is a surge of power, the fuse blows to protect it. If you use a fuse with the wrong amperage, the fuse won’t blow as intended, damaging the circuit and resulting in a much larger repair bill.