Google Chromecast is the device that lets you stream online movies and TV shows and do many things on your normal TV. It helps you turn your normal TV into a Smart TV. Google has made its Chromecast so easy that virtually everyone with a Laptop, Computer or Smartphone can learn how to stream movies and TV shows using the Chromecast device.
Moreover, the setup process for the Chromecast device is also very simple and easy and requires no professional intervention for the setup process. There are few simple steps that need to be followed for a successful setup of the Chromecast device with your TV. Below you will come across with the step by step guide to set up and run your Chromecast device with the television.
Requirements for Chromecast.com/Setup:
- High-speed internet connectivity of at least 5 Mbps
- A laptop or desktop
- Online app stores like Google Play Store or Apple App Store
- The Chromecast Device
Step 1 – Open the Chromecast Box
First, you need to purchase the Chromecast device either online or offline from the store and ensure that the box contains USB Power Cable, Micro USB Cable, wall adapter and the user’s manual.
Step 2 – Establishing Connection
The second step is to connect the Micro USB cable to the Chromecast device and plug in the broad end of the cable into the open HDMI port of the TV. The USB cable needs to be used to power on the Chromecast device. If your TV is lacking in the USB port for the Chromecast, then ensure to use the wall adapter to power the Chromecast. There is the wall adapter in the package which can be used for powering the device and plug in the adapter to the wall socket so as to power the device.
If required you can also purchase the HDMI extender cable so as to extend the reach of the Chromecast to the nearest outlet.
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Step 3 – On the TV
After the connection is established you need to turn ON the TV and switch to the corresponding HDMI source where the Chromecast device is connected to. You will come to know about this once the Set Me Up screen open on the screen of your TV.
Step 4 – Open the Computer
The Chromecast setup is only possible with a laptop or desktop computer. You need to visit the website Chromecast.com/setup page for manual setup of the device. From the website, you need to download the Google Home App without which the setup won’t be possible. After downloading the application and accepting the terms of services in the Home App, tap on “Devices” available at the right top corner of the screen.
Once you allow the application to access the location of the Chromecast, Google Home App will automatically find the nearest device and then you need to choose your Chromecast and tap on “Setup” and “Continue”
Step 5 – Develop Connection with Chromecast
Now you need to allow the application to develop a connection with the Chromecast and tap on “Continue”. A prompt window will open with the code and the same code will appear on the phone and the TV where the Chromecast is connected. If the code matches you need to tap on “Yes, I See the Code” and click on “Continue”
Step 6 – Choose The Name of the Chromecast
Now it is the time to choose a name for the Chromecast and ensure to choose a name that is funny, yet tricky. And after choosing a name and entering the name you need to click on the “Continue” button
Step 7 – Connect to the Internet
It is completely up to you if you want to connect the Chromecast with internet via Wi-Fi of router or mobile’s Wi-Fi. No matter which modem you need to connect but ensure that speed of the router is more than 5 Mbps as below this speed the device may not function as intended. Once you are connected to Wi-Fi and internet is accessible, you are done with the setup process.
Now you can open the Chromecast on your TV and access to a whole new world of entrainment and stream movies and TV shows with ease.