How To Set Up Chromecast Device Using Your Android Phone

Aadhya Khatri - Sep 24, 2020


How To Set Up Chromecast Device Using Your Android Phone

Have you just bought a Chromecast and are wondering how to set up Chromecast device? Don't worry, we have you covered

Have you just bought a Chromecast and are wondering how to set up Chromecast device? Or the device has been set up a very long time ago but you need to reconnect it without the instruction?

Whatever the reason why you’re here, rest assured that we have you covered.

If you haven’t purchased one yet and are looking around for Chromecast device reviews to see if the device worth the amount of money you spend on it, our advice is a Chromecast is to go for it if you can.

A Chromecast beams content from your smartphones or tablets to a TV. It can even replace a smart TV device depending on what you need.

Chromecast device beams content
A Chromecast beams content from your smartphones or tablets to a TV

So without any further ado, let’s dive into our guide on how to set up Chromecast device:

Chromecast Device Setup Using Android Phones

Before you can set up the device, here are a few things you need to do:

Step 1: the Chromecast device needs to be plugged into the HDMI input and the USB port on your TV. If you find no free USB port, use a power adapter to connect the device to a power outlet.

Chromecast Setup
The Chromecast device needs to be plugged into the HDMI input and the USB port on your TV

Step 2: Switch to one of the input channels that the Chromecast’s connected to.

So now when the TV and the Chromecast are plugged in, the next step of our guide on how to set up Chromecast device is to tweak your Android phone a little bit:

Step 1: Go to Google Play Store and get the Google Home Android app.

Google Home App Android
Go to Google Play Store and get the Google Home Android app

Step 2: Launch the app, accept the terms, log into your Google account, and follow the app’s instructions.

Step 3: After the first time setup is completed, the app should show the main page.

Step 4: Choose “Add” and then “Set up devices.” Tap on “Set up new devices” when you see the Chromecast appears.

Add Chromecast
Choose “Add” and then “Set up devices.” Tap on “Set up new devices” when you see the Chromecast appears

Step 5: Confirm that you want to use the Chromecast device and give your consent to the app to use Locations services. Save changes by tapping OK.

Step 6: Now the app will scan for the device. When the app found it, tap on “Next.”

Our guide on how to set up Chromecast device involves just a few more steps before you can beam content to your TV:

Step 1: When the TV shows a code to confirm the connection between the app and the Chromecast device, choose “Yes.”

Step 2: Some users will be asked to share crash reports and device stats to Google. If you are willing to do so, choose “Yes, I’m in,” otherwise, tap on “No thanks.”

Step 3: Now choose the room the Chromecast device located or pick the name you like by choosing “Add custom room,” and fill in the room’s name.

Step 4: Go through all the steps to choose a Wi-Fi network. Save changes by tapping on “Set Network.”

Step 5: When the Chromecast device launches, you can enjoy all kinds of content on the big screen of your TV.

Chromecast device connected to TV
When the Chromecast device launches, you can enjoy all kinds of content on the big screen of your TV

Chromecast Device Usage

So that is the end of our how to set up Chromecast device guide. Compatible apps on your handsets should have the Cast icon when connected to the same network.

When you stream videos on YouTube, choose the Cast icon and the specific device. Next, the videos will be displayed on your TV and you can control everything with your phone.

Chromecast Device Price In India

Chromecast comes in two varieties, the regular Chromecast, which supports content up to 1080p, and the Chromecast Ultra, which bumps this up to 4K and HDR color technology.

Chromecast Ultra
Chromecast comes in two varieties, the regular Chromecast, which supports content up to 1080p, and the Chromecast Ultra, which bumps this up to 4K and HDR color technology

Chromecast device in India has entered its third generation, which is priced at Rs. 3,499 on Amazon.in and Flipkart.

According to a report from 9to5 Google, the search engine giant is developing a new Chromecast Ultra device with codename Sabrina.

The report also suggests that the new Sabrina Ultra will have its built-in streaming apps, offering access to apps like Disney+, YouTube TV, and Netflix.

Google Chromecast Ultra Sabrina
The report also suggests that the new Sabrina Ultra will have its built-in streaming apps, offering access to apps like Disney+, YouTube TV, and Netflix

No matter which one you choose, whenever you need to set up the device, refer to how to set up Chromecast device guide.

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