If you want to use your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to watch content on your highly-rated TV, it’s easier than ever using Google’s Chromecast device and free Chromecast app. But if the process is intimidating to you, we’ve provided step-by-step instructions on how to set up Chromecast on TV. Read below to learn everything you’ll need to get started.
First, you’ll need a Google account and access to a secure WiFi connection. Next:
You should now see the Chromecast welcome screen on your television. Write down or remember the Chromecast device number displayed on the bottom of the screen.
You’re now ready to start casting content from your mobile device. Casting content to your television is now as simple as navigating to the desired site on your Chromecast-connected mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, pressing the “cast” button in your internet browser, and selecting your television at the prompt. Also, you can connect soundbar to tv for better audio performance when streaming content.
Remember to only use the AC adapter that came with your Chromecast device- using another can potentially damage your device.
Can I Chromecast from my Android device?
Yes, you can easily Chromecast from your Android device with your Chrome browser app as long as you have the Google Home app installed and are connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Chromecast device.
Can I Chromecast from my desktop PC or Mac?
Yes, following the same instructions as you do for your smartphone’s Chromecasting, you can Chromecast from any computer or device with a Chrome browser and Google Home extension installed, as long as it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi.
Can I share photos or other content from my computer or phone with Chromecast?
Yes, so long as your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Chromecast device, you can cast content on your phone using your Chrome browser and the “Cast” button.
What does Chromecast do?
A Chromecast device or “dongle” receives data over your Wi-Fi network and displays it via an HDMI cable to your connected television, similar to how the “mirroring” function works on your phone.
STAT: 36.9 million users use Chromecast to watch content on their television- second only to Amazon’s Firestick. (source)