How to Connect to Chromecast: In this tutorial, we are going to go through a step by step of how you can connect your device whether a phone or tablet or laptop to Chromecast. You must have been in a situation where you needed a big screen to watch your favorite movies or TV show. You can achieve this through Chromecast which is very easy to set.
Without wasting time lets go through the steps that will get your device set:
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Plug in the Chromecast to your TV
You will have to plug your Chromecast dongle into the HDMI’s port on your TV and a USB wire into a compatible port for power. This is very essential if you are using a 4K compatible Chromecast Ultra which needs enough power to sustain it.
Download the Google Home App
You need to download the Google Home app through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store if you are using iOS. Most of the Android high-end smartphones come with the app preinstalled. If you are using a computer you do not have to download it just having a Google Chrome installed is enough.
Select Devices in Google Home
This is located in the upper right corner of the application main screen. you might get a prompt at the bottom of the screen demanding you to set up a new device; this will also work.
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Select Set Up
The Google Home app will set up your Chromecast. Just wait until when you are prompted to tap continues.
Check the code against your TV
There will appear a code on both on your app and TV screen and they should match, then select yes.
Choose a Name
You will have to select a name and you can set up privacy settings as well as a Guest option on this stage.
Connect the Chromecast to the Internet.
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Now you will have to choose a network and get a password from your mobile device, you can type it manually. Remember that Chromecast and your apps should be used on the same network.
Sign in to your Google Account (optional)
Although it is not necessary to sign in, you will be able to access all your contents on your YouTube and whatever movies, music and TV shows you purchased through your Google account if you do sign in.
Take the tutorial (optional)
If you had never used a Chromecast before, it is better to let Google Home demonstrate to you how Casting works. The good thing is that Google Home is loaded with a demonstration that will show you a tutorial that will guide you through each step on how to set up your device with your TV through Chromecast.
If you followed the instructions well then by now you will have set your smartphone with your TV, just sit and relax and watch your best movies, TV shows and play games on the big screen.