Now that you have got yourself a new Google Chromecast device, you must be eager to setup Chromecast and start using it. So, let’s go ahead and take a look at how to Setup and use Google Chromecast and advanced steps to get the best out your Chromecast device.
About Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast can be defined as an inexpensive digital media player that allows you to wirelessly stream movies, music and videos playing on your smartphone, tablet or computer on to the large screen of your Home Television.
Chromecast device is basically designed to establish a wireless connection between your TV and another device playing a Movie, Video or any other type of media on it.
The second device which is actually playing the media can be an iPhone, Android Phone, Windows PC, Mac or Chromebook.
In case you have not yet bought your Chromecast device, you may want to take a look at: Which Chromecast Model to buy.
Steps to Setup and Use Google Chromecast
Once you have got the Chromecast device in your hands, the next step is to plug your Chromecast into the HDMI port of your Home Television and start the setup process.
While the steps to Set up Chromecast are quite similar on all devices, you are better off following the exact steps for each of the following devices.
- How to Setup Chromecast on Windows 10 Computer
- How to Setup Chromecast on Android and iPhone
- How to Setup Chromecast on Mac
After your Chromecast is setup, simply start playing a movie or video on any device (smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC) and tap on the Cast icon that appears in the top-right corner of the screen.
The movie or video will immediately start casting on the large screen of your Home Television. Once the media starts playing on the TV screen, you will be able to use your smartphone as a remote control.
How to Change Chromecast Background
When the Chromecast device is not being used, it displays a slideshow of high quality images on the screen of your TV. While these images are quite appealing, they end up consuming data.
Some users have reported up to 40 GB/Month of data being used by Chromecast, even when it is idle. This can be a problem in case you have a data cap.
Luckily, you can take control of things by following the steps provided in this guide: How to Change Chromecast Background.
How to Change WiFi Network on Chromecast
Google Chromecast device can only remember one WiFi Network at a time.
This means that you will have to go through the steps to Change WiFi Network on Chromecast, in case you happen to change your Router or want Chromecast to use another WiFi Network.
The steps to switch or Change WiFi Network on Chromecast can be found in this guide: How to Switch or Change Chromecast WiFi Network.
How to Use Guest Mode on Chromecast
The Guest Mode in Chromecast allows Guests and visitors to your house to cast videos on the screen of your Home Television, without actually being connected to your Home WiFi Network.
By making use of Guest Mode feature in Google Chromecast, your Guests will be able to share their Photos and Videos with everyone in the room, without going through the process of logging into your Home WiFi Network.
If you find this interesting, you can take a look at this guide: How to Setup and Use Guest Mode in Google Chromecast
How to Cast Chrome Browser to TV
Google’s Chrome browser comes with in-built support for Chromecast on desktop devices, which allows you to Cast just about anything playing in Chrome browser onto the larger screen of your Home Television.
To cast Chrome Browser from iPhone or Android Phone, you can take a look at any of the following guides.
- How to Cast Chrome Browser to TV From iPhone or iPad
- How to Cast Chrome Browser to TV From Android Phone
How to Factory Reset Chromecast
If you are having problems with Chromecast, your first option would be to Reboot the Chromecast device. If this does not help, the next option is to Reset Chromecast to its Factory Default Settings and start from a clean slate.
Both Rebooting and Resetting Chromecast device is easy, you can find the exact steps in this guide: How to Reboot or Factory Reset Chromecast.