September 2, 2021

Chromecast Change wifi Network

How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network

Only a few gadgets let you cast music and videos from your phone or tablet to your Smart TV or PC. Google Chromecast may be the most portable and small of all the gadgets.

Google Chromecast cannot remember more than one WiFi connection at a given time. You will need to change your WiFi frequently if your Chromecast is used a lot or you have multiple WiFi links in your home.

If you have already connected Chromecast to a WiFi network, changing the WiFi link is easy. This becomes more complicated if you have to change your WiFi router.

The Google Home app on Android or iOS won’t recognize the Chromecast, and you will need to reset it. Let’s take a look at the steps you need to follow to establish a new WiFi connection for your Chromecast.

Chromecast switching from one active WiFi to another Active WiFi

  • Make sure your Chromecast is connected to the same WiFi network as your smart TV and smartphone
  • Turn on your TV, and ensure that Chromecast is turned on.
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network
  • Launch the Google Home app on Android or iOS.
  • Click the 3-line menu icon in the top-left corner of the home screen
  • The new menu will open, click on “Devices”, and you’ll be taken to the next page.
  • Click on “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  • You will find the WiFi option in the settings menu. Click on it
  • You will see a pop-up with all your WiFi network names; click it
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network
  • Click on the network you wish to use and you’ll be able to see all of your WiFi networks
  • In the box below, enter your WiFi password
  • To complete the setup, click OK
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network

Chromecast reset from a non-active WiFi connection

If your Chromecast is still connected to an old WiFi network but is not active, you will need to reset it and connect to a new WiFi. If the network is not present, Google Home App won’t verify the Chromecast.

Your Chromecast won’t be able to tell the difference and will continue trying to connect to the old network. Your old WiFi network is not available, so your Chromecast cannot be told to forget about an unavailable network.

The reset steps are the same for both the 1st and 2nd Gen devices.

1 st Generation Chromecast

  • Make sure your Chromecast is connected to the TV’s power supply. It will automatically turn on.
  • Continue to hold the reset button (located next to the Micro USB port) for approximately 15 seconds
  • Holding down the reset button will cause a static white light to turn red and flash.
  • Wait for the flashing red light to turn to a flashing light white before you can press the reset button
  • The Chromecast will then reset to factory default settings, and then start over.

Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast Ultra 2nd and 3rd Generations

How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network
  • Make sure your Chromecast is connected to the TV’s power supply.
  • Continue to hold the reset button (located on the side) for approximately 15 seconds
  • You’ll notice the LED flashing orange as you hold down the reset button.
  • Wait for the flashing orange light to turn to a light that is white before you release the reset button
  • The Chromecast will then reset to factory default settings, and then start over.

Chromecast: Setting up a second network

  • Google Home App Launched
  • You will find a (+) sign in the upper left corner.
  • Click the “Set up device” option.
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network
  • Click on “Setup new devices”
  • The app will search for your device
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network
  • When asked if you would like to connect to Chromecast, click “Yes”.
  • Connecting the app will prompt you to confirm that the codes on your phone and TV are the same
  • Make sure the codes match and then click “Yes”.
  • Follow these instructions until you reach the WiFi page
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network
  • Enter the password and choose your WiFi network.
  • Let the device connect to the internet, and then complete the process
How to set up Chromecast for a new WiFi network

Last Thought

As you can see, it is very easy to set up a new WiFi network on your Google Chromecast. Only one WiFi network can be connected to the Chromecast at a time.

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