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Chromecast connect to wifi: this is how you do it

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Wesley Akkerman

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You just got a new one Google Chromecast that you want to use as soon as possible. In this article you can read all about you Chromecast connect to Wi-Fi. Fortunately, this is done within a few minutes, provided you have all the necessary information at hand and have the right app on your smartphone or tablet.

Now if you have a Google Chromecast buy, then that's probably one Chromecast of the third generation, a Chromecast with Google TV HD or a Chromecast with Google TV.

For such Chromecast to install, you need the Google Home app on your smartphone (for Android or for iOS).

The preparations

Je Chromecast connecting to WiFi only works if you meet a number of requirements. So of course you need the device and the aforementioned app. Make sure you install the most recent version. You also need a Google account, otherwise the link will not work.

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De Chromecast connect to a target device, such as a television. You also need a source device. That is the same smartphone on which you also install the Home app. This source device must support 5GHz networks, so check if it does.

In addition, there are some minimum system requirements for the mobile device you want to cast from. You also need an internet connection and access to your local network.

So make sure you have your network details (network name and password) at hand.

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Chromecast connect to Wi-Fi

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De Chromecast connecting to wifi is actually very easy. After following this step-by-step plan, you can also start casting. Also, if you have a Chromecast Ultra, you can also connect it to the internet via an Ethernet cable. The plug adapter has an opening for such a cable, so you don't need WiFi.
close the Chromecast at
The HDMI cable goes into the TV and the plug goes into the socket (and into the Chromecast).
Download and open the Google Home app
You will make the connection with the Google Home app in the following steps. Here's the links Android en iOS
Make sure your smartphone/tablet and Chromecast be on the same network (IMPORTANT)
We can't stress it enough: make sure the Chromecast and your source device (your smartphone or tablet) are on the same Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, both devices will not find each other.
Press the plus sign (+) in the Google Home app
After opening the Google Home app, press the plus sign on the screen. You'll find it at the top left.
Now select Set up device
Choose 'Set up device' in the Google Home app
Then tap new device
Choose 'new device' here
Follow the steps on your smartphone/tablet and TV
The next steps on the smartphone/tablet and TV are fairly self-explanatory. Complete the wizard.
The Google Home app will indicate if everything was successful
The Google Home app gives a signal when everything is ready and you can happily start casting!

Looking for a more interactive guide? Then you can go on the Google website.

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Problems connecting?

Je Chromecast Connecting to Wi-Fi can cause problems. Don't worry, that's not the end of the world.

It is and remains smart equipment that depends on all kinds of factors, but fortunately there are some general actions you can take to solve the problems.

  • You can do the Chromecast restart by unplugging and waiting XNUMX seconds.
  • You can also disconnect the router from the power supply, wait thirty seconds and supply the device with power again.
  • Je Chromecast factory reset is also an option.

If the problems are not solved by then, there are two things you can do. Either you look for help on the internet, via forums and the like, or you contact the support department vanGoogle.

After installing

After setting up the WiFi connection, you can immediately start casting. Casting is the principle of sending content from one device to another.

The source device sends a movie, series, documentary, song or a photo and the source device then neatly displays that content.

Casting is part of the Google Cast platform. Many apps and devices support Google Cast.

Think not only of smartphones, tablets and televisions, but also smart speakers, soundbars and media players. Many major players in the streaming market also bid support.

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And by that we mean players in the video and audio market. Then remember Netflix, Disney+, NPO, Amazon Prime VIdeo and other major video streaming services of the moment.

And of course you have Spotify as the largest music streaming service, as well as Deezer and Soundcloud.

When you start all over again, of course you have to do the Chromecast just install. If you want to change the Wi-Fi network later, then that is also possible.

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