Set up your Chromecast device using your computer

Chromecast is a Google's line of digital media players. The devices enable users with a mobile device or personal computer to initiate and control playback of Internet-streamed audio-visual content on a high-definition television or home audio system through mobile and web apps that support the Google Cast technology. Alternatively, content can be mirrored from the Google Chrome web browser running on a personal computer, as well as from the screen of some Android devices.

Are you trying to set up your Chromecast device using your computer? The setup process for the Chromecast device is also very simple and easy! There are few simple steps that need to be followed for successful setup of the Chromecast device with your TV. Below you will come across with the step by step guide to setup and run your Chromecast device with the TV.

Set up your Chromecast device
  1. First you need to connect your Chromecast to your TV. Plug one end of your Chromecast into the open HDMI port of the TV and the other end to a power source.
  2. Turn ON the TV and switch to the corresponding HDMI source and wait for it to detect your attached Chromecast.
  3. Open your Computer and navigate to from the Chrome browser(you must use the latest version of Chrome).
  4. Click “Set up your Chromecast using this computer”.
  5. Chrome looks for Chromecast devices that need to be set up.
  6. Click the device that matches the Chromecast name you see on your TV. It will be something like ChromecastXXXX. Click Set Me Up.
  7. Read Privacy & Terms > Accept. 
  8. Setup will try to automatically connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot produced by your Chromecast device.Click Next.
  9. The code on your device should match the code on your TV. If it does, click Yes. If it doesn’t match, click No and restart the setup process from step 6 above.
  10. Change the name of your Chromecast by typing in a new name (ex. Living Room) or you can leave it as the default name. Choose your country. Click Looks Good.
  11. Choose your Wi-Fi network by clicking the upside down arrow. Enter your password. Click Connect.
  12. Setup will try to automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network. If this is successful, move to step 13. If this is not successful, go back to your Wi-Fi menu and choose the same Wi-Fi network . Important: Make sure you’ve successfully connected to the Wi-Fi network before moving on to the next step. This can take a few minutes.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Once setup has successfully completed, you'll see a list of all of your available Cast devices.
  15. Your Chromecast is now ready to cast. You can cast from your favorite Chromecast cast-enabled mobile app or cast a tab from the Chrome browser on your computer.
  16. Download the Google Home app to get the most out of your Chromecast.