Google has made Chromecast so easy to use that virtually anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop can learn how to stream its favorite series or movies her TV in a few seconds. It's also pretty easy to set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra on your home network, but there are many steps in this process. That's why we've created this simple guide to get you started. However, before you begin, make sure you have a decent Internet connection (at least 5Mbps) and have access to an online app store, such as Apple's App Store or Google Play, to get the most out of Chromecast
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- Step 2: Connect the micro USB cable to your Chromecast, and then connect the wide end of your Chromecast to an open HDMI port on your TV.
- Step 3: You must connect the USB cable to power the Chromecast. If your TV has a USB power connector, connect it there. If the port works, you should see a small LED on your Chromecast. If it does not light up, remove the USB port from the port, plug it into the USB wall charger, and plug the charger into the nearest power outlet.
- If necessary, you can purchase an HDMI extension cable to increase the range of your Chromecast to the nearest point of sale.
- Step 4: Turn on your TV and switch to the appropriate HDMI source. You will know that you are on the right input as soon as you see the "Setup" screen.
- Step 5: You can set up your Chromecast on your laptop at chromecast.com/setup or set it up with your tablet or smartphone by downloading Google Home App.
- Step 6: After you've downloaded the app and accepted the Terms of Service in the Google Home app, tap Devices in the menu at the top right of the screen ,
- Step 7: After you've enabled the app to access your location, Google Home finds the nearest Chromecast. After selecting your Chromecast, tap Setup, then tap Next.
- Step 8: After The app connects to the Chromecast, tap Next.
- Step 9: A code should appear on your phone and TV. If they match, tap "I see the code".
- Step 10: Choose a name for your Chromecast (19659026] Step 11: Once You set your name, set your Chromecast to connect to your Wi-Fi network
Once your Chromecast is connected to Wi-Fi, you're set up.If the device could not connect, you may want to make sure your computer or mobile devices are compatible with your Chromecast. If you're still having problems, visit the Chromecast Help Forum. Some phones and computers may require specific instructions depending on how old or new your software is, so if you want to personalize your Chromecast, consider using your Google Account to log on to the device. However, be sure to turn off email notifications unless you frequently receive updates and updates about using your device. You'll also get a video titled "How to Cast," which you can see below.
Also check out our Chromecast article on tips and tricks to get the most out of your new streaming companion.