How to set up Chromecast with Google Home App (Step-by-Step)
Google’s Chromecast line of media players is called the Chromecast. The device is small enough to be tucked behind your TV. The Chromecast dongle is a device that takes content from the Internet and displays it on your TV. It doesn’t matter if the TV has smart capabilities.
Chromecast allows you to show your smartphone’s content directly on your TV. Chromecast does this by using a feature called screencasting. It allows you to show your smartphone’s content on your TV by simply pressing a button.
First, connect your Chromecast dongle via the HDMI port to your TV. You can then stream from your TV directly or use your phone to cast any content to a larger screen.
Chromecast can also be set up via an app that is accessible on your Android Smart TV or Android smartphone, tablet, or Apple iPhone or iPad. Let’s take a look at the Google Home app to set up Chromecast.
This is the process of linking a Chromecast dongle to the Google Home App
- Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Chromecast to a power source.
- Connect the Chromecast dongle than to the HDMI port at the back of the TV
Once you see the Chromecast startup screen, turn on your TV. Chromecast will notify you that it is working by displaying the prompt “Set me Up” on your TV screen.
Before you start the setup process, make sure your Chromecast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network that your TV. You should also ensure that your Chromecast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV via an Android or Apple smartphone, tablet, or tablet.
- Install the Google Home App on your smartphone. The Home app for Android can be downloaded from the Play Store. For Apple, it can be downloaded from the App Store.
- Start the Google Home App on Your Smartphone.
- Click the menu button (three-lined icon), located in the upper left corner of your app’s home screen.
- Make sure the Google account that you use is the same as the one used by your Google Home speaker. This is important when using voice control on Chromecast.
- Next, click on More Settings, and then click on “TVs and Speakers”. You will see a list of all connected devices.
- Click on the plus icon in the lower-right corner to add a device. You should see your Chromecast appear as a new connected device if it is set up on the same Wi-Fi network.
Click on the checkbox next to the device name and then click on “Add”. Now your Chromecast can be fully configured using the Google Home App.
How can you cast from your smartphone to a Chromecast dongle?
First, make sure that your Android smartphone/iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast dongle.
Launch any Chromecast-supported application, such as YouTube and Google Chrome.
Click on the cast button. The cast iron is similar to a Wi-Fi signal. The cast icon may be located in the upper right corner of the top left corner depending on which app you are using.
To cast, select the Chromecast device and click on the cast button. You will be able to see the list of Chromecast dongles if you have more Chromecasts. After connecting, the Chromecast icon will change from white to blue.
Chromecast on the Google Home app has additional features:
When your Chromecast dongle has been connected to the Google Home app, you can use Google Assistant voice commands for casting content from YouTube, Netflix, and HBO Max.
The Home App can be used to ask your Chromecast to play, stop, pause or skip content on your TV.
You can also use the Home app to turn on your TV or turn it off.
The Google Home App and Chromecast sync are truly amazing. It allows you to do things wirelessly that were previously impossible. Google makes both the Chromecast dongle and the home app seamlessly.