How to Configure Google Chromecast with your TV

Chromecast is a small and powerful device that can convert a normal television set into a smart TV. It is a standard video adapter that makes it simple and affordable to wirelessly beam content from your tablet, android phones, iOS devices, or any other device to your television.

If there is an HDMI port on your television, you can turn it into a smart television that connects to your phone or computer’s apps. By turning your normal television set to smart TV, you can easily enjoy your favorite Netflix shows or other web series.

In this post, we will learn about google Chromecast. We will see how we can configure Google Chromecast with your TV. There will be clear instructions on how to connect your Chromecast with your TV and the things that you should be considered before using Chromecast.

Why Chromecast Important?

Google Chromecast is widely used for watching your favorite movies and shows on a bigger screen. With Chromecast, you don’t have to pay any extra charge for watching online movies and shows. But if you want to watch some premium streams like Netflix, you have to pay the subscription charge.

With the help of Chromecast, you can play many video games from Google and Nintendo switch on a large screen. There are over 100 Chromecast games available on Google Play, but if you’re a Nintendo enthusiast, you can grab CastNES, an NES emulator, and have a quality time.

With Chromecast, you can easily synchronize your mobile devices or laptop on your TV. This feature will help you to display the contents of a mobile or laptop on a big screen. It is also very helpful when you are giving a presentation. Having a presentation on such a big screen can help your presentation looks more understandable.

Things You Should Consider Before Configuring Chromecast

The first thing you need to know is the selection of the Chromecast. In the market, there are different versions of Chromecast. From the previous version to the latest version, there are some necessary changes done. So, make sure to stick with the latest one.

The latest Chromecast will do the same thing, i.e., you can connect and view contents from smartphone and pc to your TV screen. The advantage of this Chromecast is that it will also come with a modern Android-based operating system that includes native video software and physical remote control.

Another thing you need to configure is device compatibility. You need to be sure that your Android or Apple phone can run the latest version of google home. Similarly, if you are looking to connect Chromecast with your computer, you also have to check its compatibility.

How to Setup Google Chromecast Device on your TV?

After knowing the importance of Chromecast and the things you need to consider before buying Chromecast for your TV, let’s see how to configure this device.

In mobile devices

Step 1: Connect your Chromecast device to the power supply.

Step 2: The Chromecast is attached with an HDMI cable. Plug that HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your TV set.

Step 3: After plugging, now download the Google Home app on your smartphone. The software is available on both Android and iOS devices.

Step 4: Open the mobile app and then set up your Chromecast device. For that, click on ‘Set up Device.’ This app will automatically find the nearby Chromecast devices. Make sure you have enabled Bluetooth in your smartphone.


Step 1: Connect your Chromecast to the power supply and the television set.

Step 2: Then make sure that your Chromecast and your PC are on the same network.

Step 3: After that, open your google chrome. On the Google page, click on the three dots that are located at the top right corner of the page.

Step 4: A popup menu will open. There click on the ‘cast’ option.

Step 5: After that, it will start looking for the nearby Chromecast device and show you the option.

Step 6: Now, simply click on the device name, and then your PC will be connected to the Chromecast. The casting has three options. Either you can cast a particular tab, an entire desktop, or just a file.

In Mac

Step 1: Connect your Chromecast to the power supply and the television set.

Step 2: Open the Chrome browser on Mac and then download and install the Chromecast.

Step 3: Make sure that your Chromecast and Mac are connected to the same network.

Step 4: Now open your Chromecast app, and then follow the on-screen setup process.

Step 5: Make sure that the Chromecast is wired into the HDMI input on your television. You should verify that the code shown on TV fits the code displayed on the Chromecast app.

Step 6: Once the Chromecast setup process is done, you will get a confirmation message on your screen.

Problems That You May Encounter With Chromecast

Chromecast is a very helpful device, but you never know when it might stop working. Sometimes you may encounter problems like Chromecast not connecting with WiFi networks, or it’s not showing on your PC or smartphone.

Sometimes your Chromecast might stop connecting to the network. It might be because your Chromecast is far from your network or your software is not up to date. For that, the best thing you can do is to move the Chromecast near the WiFi device and make sure that your system is all updated.

While trying to connect your Chromecast with your PC, it might not be listed in the cast option. So, for that, try restarting the Chromecast if you can’t see it. It is most likely not linked to the network, and restarting it would allow it to reconnect.

What if the Chromecast delivers you poor video quality? Well, let me tell you that Chromecast is designed to provide you the highest quality of video from the internet. If you are not getting the bad video quality, it might be because of the poor internet quality or problems with your HDMI.

Summing Up

If you already have a smart TV set, then there is no need for Chromecast, but if you have a standard TV set, you can use Chromecast. This small device can convert any TV having an HDMI port into a smart TV. After configuring Google Chromecast, you can either enjoy YouTube or Netflix and even play your favorite games.

I hope this post was helpful in setting up the Chromecast device. If you have any suggestions for us or queries regarding this article, let us know in the comment section.

Prajwal is a senior editor @Windowslovers. A Tech enthusiast who loves to read and write articles that aid users in getting the most out of their gadgets and tech it easy.

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