So, you could resist yourself buying a Chromecast and now want to get started with your phenomenal streaming device then by performing couple of steps you will be able to set up chromecast, (chromecast.com/setup). After the setup procedure you will be able to stream YouTube video on your phone or stream Netflix on your tablet and then wireless sent content on a big screen. Here in this blog, we will discuss more about chromecast and will thoroughly make you familiar with your device.
Let’s start with what is Google Chromecast.
Well, Google Chromecast is an affordable HDMI dongle that lets you cast your favorite content to your TV after Chromecast App download.
Google launched Chromecast in 2013 and that time it was priced for $30 and after that in 2015 Google launched its second generation of Chromecast known as Chromecast 2, which is faster, more responsive and comes in affordable price too. This Chromecast came with an updated Chromecast app. After in 2016 Google introduced Chromecast Ultra which costs $69 and it offers ability to cast 4K content. Apart from this Google also has Chromecast Audion for $35 which let you cast wireless to your old speakers and turning them into ultra-modern speakers.
How it works:
Chromecast lets you send TV shows, movies, photos etc. from your computer or your mobile device to your TV screens. All you need to simply tab the cast button which is either available in your Chrome browser or Cast-enabled apps. To know which of the apps and sites support Chromecast visit the Google page.
Moreover, you don’t require a remote to manage it as this can be simply done by Google Cast app or Google Cast browser extension. If you need any Chromecast support regarding Google cast app then you are free to take it.
- TV having HDMI input
- You should have access to open power outlet or USB port on you TV
- It should have access to Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G network for Chromecast first generation or Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4/5G network for Chromecast second generation and Chromecast Ultra.
- You also need Google cast mobile app which is compatible with Android and iOS device
- You also require Chrome browser
How to Set up your Chromecast
Just plug in one end of the USB power cable into the Chromecast and other end of the USB power cable to an open USB port on your TV or to the power supply and then plug you Chromecast into an open HDMI input on your TV and by taking Chromecast help you will be able to set up Chromecast.
Once you chromecast get plugged in you will be able to see the Home screen. In case you are not able to see the home screen then use the input or source button available on you TV’s remote to change the input till you see the Chromecast home screen.
How to cast on your mobile device:
First of all, download the Google Cast app on your phone and after installation it will search your Chromecast automatically and will prompt you to connect you chromecast to same network as your mobile device is connected to. After this, open the Google cast-enabled app and the corner you will see the Cast button and select the Chromecast device you like to cast to and wait till the content gets displayed on your TV. Once you get connected cast button will change its color. In addition to this, you can also cast your Android screen to your TV.