Can you Google the Chromecast use without wifi? Fortunately, that answer is a 'yes' and in this article we explain what you want to know about it. So if your WiFi doesn't work at home for a while, you can fall back on two options.
Chromecast use without Wi-Fi
De Chromecast is a handy device for your television that allows you to send the image from a computer or smartphone to a television or screen. And if you Chromecast built-in, you can also forward audio and video to soundbars, media players and smart speakers.
Also read: What is casting?
The link between the source and target device is done through the local Wi-Fi network. But what if your WiFi network is down and you really want to watch a video (film, series or your own material) on your smartphone? Fortunately, there are still options you can fall back on.
Can you get a Chromecast use without wifi? Of course, you can also use these options when you are in an environment with a poor WiFi connection, such as a hotel room. You plug you Chromecast box, grabs your phone and can use one of the two options below.
Chromecast without WiFi: 2 options
Where it was previously possible to use the Chromecast without using WiFi through guest mode, that is unfortunately no longer possible. Google no longer supports this option for current software versions of the Chromecast.
Fortunately, that does not mean that you always need WiFi, there are two more methods to cast without WiFi.
Before explaining the options, let me first define "Wi-Fi". This is sometimes used colloquially as a synonym for (fixed) internet. Wifi is officially the wireless network with which you connect with your smartphone, laptop or Chromecast.
Below are two options that do not require wireless internet, but still require an active fixed or mobile connection.
1. Chromecast without wifi via hotspot
In the first method for the Chromecast without wifi you need a smartphone or other mobile data device (such as a mifi router).
You turn your smartphone (or mifi) into a hotspot, so that it serves as a router/wifi. This way you can connect to your Chromecast and still stream to the TV, but with a mobile connection.
Follow the steps below to get your Chromecast without connecting wifi to a hotspot.
2. TV (or screen) with HDMI port
3. Power point (socket)
4. Smartphone/tablet (2x) with at least 1x mobile data.
In this way you can use the Chromecast stream to tv without wifi. Useful!
2. Chromecast over Ethernet
If you don't have WiFi or a mobile connection at your disposal, you can also use the fixed internet connection with a cable.
You then need an Ethernet cable (internet cable) that you connect from your router/modem to the TV (or the location of your Chromecast) have lying around.
Then you need to buy an accessory so that you can use your Chromecast can connect via Ethernet.
Do you happen to have the Chromecast Ultra, then you're in luck, it's included. If you have a different model, you will have to buy a different plug. For the Chromecast with Google TV, you can find it here. For the older models (with micro USB) can you use this.
If you have such a plug with ethernet, you can plug in your internet cable here Chromecast, after the reset, can be set via the Google Home app.
Also read: Has a Chromecast Bluetooth?
Chromecast guest mode
With the Chromecast guest mode, you could easily give others access to your streaming device via a pin code. This way you could also stream to the TV without being connected to the same WiFi network.
Officially, Google supports the Chromecast guest mode is no more, so this is unfortunately no longer an option. If you still want to cast without WiFi, the two options above are the only option!
Chromecast setup without wifi
Do you want to see the Chromecast set up without WiFi, you can use the same options as mentioned above: namely via the hotspot method or with an Ethernet adapter for the Chromecast.
If you want to do the setup without WiFi, you can follow the same steps as above to finally stream to the TV without WiFi.
do you have wifi?
Do you have no problems with WiFi in your home and do you want the Chromecast use it for what it is intended for? Take our Chromecast installation guide then go on. If you do have WiFi problems, you can try to fix it change wifi network. But without WiFi, the device can also be used.