If you have recently bought a Google Chromecast device and are looking to set it up with your android smartphone, this tutorial will help you on How to set up Chromecast using your Android phone.
Those of you who haven’t purchased a Chromecast can now get it for only $35 and stream Netflix, Spotify, HBO GO, Hulu, and more from your mobile device or PC to your TV. You also get apps for music, working out, and catching up on sports as well. The idea behind the Chromecast is to bring “smart functionality” to the series of TVs that were sold before smart TV’s were introduced.
These step by step instructions will show you how to get your chrome cast linked with your smartphone in no time.
How to set up Chromecast using your Android phone:
- Plug your Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI input.
- Plug your Chromecast to a USB port on your TV. If there isn’t a free USB slot in you TV or if there isn’t any, you can plug it in with the included USB adapter into any power connection.
- Change your TV’s input channel to the same one your Chromecast is connected to.
- Download the Google Cast Android app from the Google Play Store.
- Open the app, accept the terms, sign in to your Google account and follow instructions.
- The main page should show up after the initial setup is complete.
- Tap “Devices” and hit “Set Up” once you see your Chromecast appear.
- Select “Set Up” once again.
- A code should appear on both your TV and smartphone screens. Make sure it’s the same one on both devices.
- You will be asked if you want to change your Chromecast’s name to something unique. You can do so, or you can leave the default one on. When done, select “Set Name”.
- Next, you will be asked to choose a Wi-Fi network for your Chromecast. Go through the necessary steps and then select “Set Network”.
- Your Chromecast might get some updates. Just wait until they are done.
- Your Chromecast device should launch. After this, you are ready to enjoy your Google Cast experience!
Once you have completed all these steps and everything is set up, the chrome cast compatible applications on your device will show a Cast icon when both devices are connected to the same wireless network.
If you want to watch a youtube video on your TV, just tap the Cast icon in youtube app and select your specific device to Cast on. The content will be displayed on your big screen TV and you can control it from your android device.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below and we’ll do our best to help you out.