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Netflix Not Working With Chromecast? Here’s Step By Step Fix

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Google Chromecast is best for all those who have simple or Dumb TV and want to make it smart. With the help of this media player, you can make your TV screen smart and play content from local media sources directly on TV screen. You can even watch videos from online channels like YouTube, HBO or Netflix.

However instead of so many advantages of this device, it is not free from glitches. It may become hindrance for your viewing experience.

Getting problem in setting up Netflix on Chromecast?

Are you configuring the Netflix for the first time on your Chromecast? If yes, then do it carefully. Any step if missed by chance put you in trouble.

Ensure that your Chromecast doesn’t has any special character in its name. Any Apostrophe, period or emoji can create an issue. The Netflix app in such cases doesn’t recognize the name of your Chromecast. You can retry after changing the name of Chromecast.

Another thing to check is the version of OS installed in the android or IOS mobile device. If you are using the obsolete version of Chromecast, then update it to the latest version.

Make sure that the Netflix app is updated. You can update the app from Appstore of your OS. For android users the latest version is 2.4 and for ios it is 4.2.

Lastly, you must check that the Chromecast and device should be connected to the same wireless network.

Where’s the cast icon?

If the cast icon is not displaying on the device home screen, then there can be multiple reasons behind it. It all depends on the device or model number of device you are using.

The most prevalent issue encountering on most of the device users is Wi-Fi connection different on both the devices. To fix this, reboot your Chromecast and smartphone and login back to the Netflix app.

For more information and support, you can read instructions from ‘service manuals’ of your Chromecast device available online.

It’s the time to update the Netflix app

Last but not the least, there can be some issue with the Netflix app.

In fact, you may get an error message on the screen displaying the ‘App version you are using is not up to date, update it as early as possible’. This is simple. You can do it on your own.

Netflix app is compatible with Chromecast only and only if you are using version 7.0 or higher in your IOS device like iPad, iphone and tablet.

Open app store and check the latest version of Netflix app if available. For android users, a Netflix version 2.4 is available.

For apple users, Follow the below mentioned steps to fix the problem:

  1. Open Home screen and go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Scroll down to open ‘Netflix app’.
  3. Click ‘Netflix’.
  4. Slide the Reset button to on.
  5. Click home button followed by ‘Netflix’.
  6. Enter the email password and address.
  7. Open the Netflix app again with Chromecast.

Conclusion: At last, we hope the above mentioned fixes will definitely fix your Netflix app problem and you will be able to get back to the streaming experience.


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