Chromecasts are a great addition to any home entertainment system. Use them to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, or even your Android smartphone. At least if everything works properly. If your Chromecast is not working, it can be a frustrating experience killing your viewers.
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We've put together a list of ways you can fix your Chromecast if it does not more works. They are streaming back in no time.
Restart your Chromecast device.
Check your Wi-Fi.
Often when your smartphone, apps or other connected devices are not in use. If it does not work, it depends on your router. Just because it works on a device does not mean your Chromecast will not work.
Turning your router off and on quickly should eliminate potential problems. Just unplug your router for a few minutes and plug it in again. After connecting your router, try connecting again.
Also read: What to do if your phone does not establish a Wi-Fi connection?  Another possible cause of bad connectivity is the location of the Chromecast behind your TV. The device is well hidden, but may not get enough Wi-Fi juice to stream your favorite programs.
If your Wi-Fi is okay and you still have problems, connect the included HDMI Extender and physically disconnect your Chromecast from your TV. If you have a Chromecast Ultra, you can also connect an Ethernet cable to the Power Brick.
Restart your computer or smartphone.
As always, many problems are resolved with a quick reboot. Regardless of whether you are restarting from your phone, tablet or computer, this may be the doctor's instruction.
If your Chromecast still does not work after a reboot, continue to the next fix in the list.  Update your Chrome browser.
If you normally transfer from your computer, a newer version of Chrome may be available. As a result, your Chromecast may stop working or the Cast button may disappear on different sites. Follow the steps below to check.
How to Update Google Chrome
- Open Chrome on your computer.
- Click the top right icon More (three dots).
- Click Update Google Chrome (button will not appear if you are in the latest version.).
- Click Restart Factory reset on your Chromecast
If all else fails and your Chromecast still does not work, it's time to do a factory reset. The good news is that you do not lose data, but you need to set up your Chromecast from scratch.
Press and hold the button on the back of the device for at least 25 seconds without removing the Chromecast. Your TV screen will eventually go dark and reset will start.
When the process completes, you can restart the setup process. If possible, use a different device than the first time. This eliminates device-related issues, and it's just as easy on smartphones, Windows, or Chromebooks.
Also read: Setting up Chromecast for all platforms
Chromecast blackout or turning off
This is a niche issue as what is above listed. If your Chromecast turns off suddenly, fails on a regular basis, or restarts frequently, the problem is probably related to the power supply.
Chromecasts are powered by the included USB cable and many TVs have USB ports conveniently located next to the HDMI ports. Connecting the USB cable to your TV appears to be a cable-saving measure, but can cause power problems.
This may cause your Chromecast to stop working for a variety of reasons. Turning off your TV will stop powering the USB ports and will restart each time you turn off your TV. Worse, cheaper TVs may have poorly configured or unstable USB ports.
Disconnecting your Chromecast USB cable from the TV and connecting the included charger may resolve this issue. If you no longer have the charger, try using an old phone charger or buy a third-party charger.
This troubleshooting guide tells you what to do if your Chromecast does not work. Are there any bug fixes? Let us know in the comments below!