How to Set Up a New Google Chromecast

Want to cast YouTube or Netflix on your TV with Google Chromecast? Google Chromecast is one of the inexpensive streaming device, and arguably the best. Before you start casting anything, the internet offers, you’ll need to set up it on your device. The setup procedure is generally uncomplicated and intuitive; here are the clear steps to set it up.

Initial setup you’ve to do:

•    Insert the Chromecast in the HDMI port of your TV.

•    Connect the Chromecast device with the same Wi-Fi network.

•    Now, install the Google Home app in your Android or iOS device.

How to Set Up a New Google Chromecast with Android Device

1.    Plug in your Chromecast into the HDMI port of the TV.

2.    Now, connect the Chromecast to the power source.

If the TV already has a USB port, then you can plug the Chromecast’s USB cable into it to power your Chromecast. Otherwise, you have to use the wall adapter to plug it into the power board.

3.    Now, power on your TV.

4.    Press ‘Source or Input’ button to change the HDMI input.

5.    Select the HDMI to which your Chromecast is connected.

6.    Now, take your Android device and open settings.

7.    Go to ‘Wi-Fi’ and select the same home network that you want to use with your Chromecast.

8.    Connect to the Wi-Fi network.

9.    Now, open ‘Play Store.’

10.    Type ‘Google Home’ in the search field.

11.    Select ‘Google Home’ from searches.

12.    Tap ‘Install’ and grant permission.

13.    Wait and tap ‘Open.’

14.    Now, tap ‘Devices’ in the Home app.

15.    Tap ‘Allow,’ if prompt.

16.    Tap your Chromecast in Devices.

17.    Tap ‘SET UP’ button and wait for Chromecast to connect.

18.    Verify the code appear on the screen. It should match with your TV’s.

19.    Enter a name for your Chromecast.

20.    Choose the same ‘Wi-Fi network’ you want to use with the Chromecast.

21.    If, prompts to enter the Wi-Fi password, enter the password.

Once it connects, now you can use YouTube, Netflix, Hulu or any other compatible app to play music or videos on your Google Chromecast.

How to Set Up a New Google Chromecast with iOS Device

1.    Plug in your Chromecast into the HDMI port of the TV.

2.    Now, connect the Chromecast to the power source.

If the TV already has a USB port, then you can plug the Chromecast’s USB cable into it to power your Chromecast. Otherwise, you have to use the wall adapter to plug it into the power board.

3.    Now, power on your TV.

4.    Press ‘Source or Input’ button to change the HDMI input.

5.    Select the HDMI to which your Chromecast is connected.

6.    Now, take your Android device and connect it with the same home network that you want to use with your Chromecast.

7.    Now, open ‘App Store.’

8.    Type ‘Google Home’ in the search field.

9.    Select ‘Google Home’ from searches.

10.    Tap ‘Get’ and grant permission.

11.    Wait and tap ‘Open.’

12.    Now, tap ‘+ADD NEW DEVICE’ in the Home app.

13.    Press ‘Home’ and open settings.

14.    Tap ‘Wi-Fi’ and select your Chromecast.

15.    Now, tap the ‘Home’ button twice.

16.    Open ‘Home’ app.

17.    Verify the code appear on the screen. It should match with your TV’s.

18.    Enter a name for your Chromecast.

19.    Choose the same ‘Wi-Fi network’ you want to use with the Chromecast.

20.    If, prompts to enter the Wi-Fi password, enter the password.

Once it connects, now you can use YouTube, Netflix, Hulu or any other compatible app to play music or videos on your Google Chromecast.

Deam Jones is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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