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Set up Chromecast for all platforms (Android, iOS and Windows)



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Google launched its Chromecast streaming digital media players in 2013. Since then, various models of the affordable dongle-based device have sold up to 55 million units. It is easy to see why; The affordable Chromecast models allow users to stream apps from their smartphone to their TV. They can watch movies and TV shows from apps like Netflix and Hulu, along with many Chromecast supported games and audio sources.

You can also stream your current Chrome browser content to your big screen TV via Chromecast, and if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you can also mirror the screen to the TV with a connected Chromecast.

Currently Chromecast supports Android, iOS, Windows and Mac platforms. In this article, we'll show you how to set up your new Chromecast no matter which supported operating system you own, so you can enjoy the streaming benefits of this device. The configuration is largely the same for all Chromecast models.

Set up Chromecast for Android phones and tablets

  Chromecast configuration for Android devices

1. Turn on your TV. If you own a regular Chromecast, plug it into your TV's HDMI port and plug the power cord into an available USB port on your TV. If none is available, connect the Chromecast to the nearest power outlet with the included cable. If you own a Chromecast Ultra, plug it into your TV's HDMI port and plug the charging cord into an electrical outlet (it doesn't work with a USB cable or port). You can also connect the Chromecast Ultra to a nearby Ethernet port if you want a wired internet connection.

2. Download and install the Google Home app on your Android phone or tablet.

3. Open the Google Home app and tap the option Get started . Then you will be asked to confirm which Google account you want to use for the Chromecast. If you don't have a Google account, you need one before you can proceed.

4. You must authorize your Android device to use location services and access so that it can find your Chromecast. When done, tap OK to continue.

5. The app then scans the area to find your Chromecast. If so, tap Next . If you have more than one Chromecast nearby, the app will list those. Just tap the device you want to set up and then tap Next .

6. Tap Next when the Google Home app detects your Chromecast. If you have more than one Chromecast nearby, the app will list those. Just tap the device you want to set up and then tap Next .

7. The TV to which Chromecast is connected must then display a unique code. If you see it, tap Yes. If you don't, your phone or tablet may not be close enough to the Chromecast. Go a little closer, tap Try again and then tap Search for devices to repeat the previous process.

8. You will be asked to share your Chromecast's stats and any crash reports with Google. You can tap Yes, I'm in or No, thanks for this selection.

9. Some users may be asked which region of the world they are in. If this is shown in the Google Home app settings, go to the region list, then tap the region you are in and then tap Continue .

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10. You will then be asked from a list which room the Chromecast is in your house. Tap it and then tap Next. To create your own room name, tap Add Custom Room, enter the name of that room, then tap Next .

11. When you connect your Chromecast to your Wi-Fi network, choose the network in the Google Home app you want to connect to and type Next . If you are connecting your Chromecast Ultra via the wired Ethernet connection, you can skip this step and the next.

12. If your Android phone or tablet is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above, your Wi-Fi home network password should automatically fill in the password field in the Google Home app when you press OK ticks. If this happens, tap Connect to complete the process. You can also choose the option Enter manually and you can enter your Wi-Fi network password yourself and tap Connect .

13. The app will then ask you to link the Chromecast to your Google account for a more personalized experience. Just tap Continue on this page.

14. The Google Home app shows you a summary of what you've set up, and gives you options to sign up for email updates, watch a video tutorial on how to cast and an option to set other functionality. These are all optional and not necessary to complete the Chromecast installation.

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15. That's it: you're ready to stream, mirror and cast with your Android phone or tablet.

Read more : Best Chromecast apps for Android

Set up Chromecast for iOS (iPhone and iPad)

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1. Turn on your TV. If you own a regular Chromecast, plug it into your TV's HDMI port and plug the power cord into an available USB port on your TV. If none is available, connect the Chromecast to the nearest power outlet with the included cable. If you own a Chromecast Ultra, plug it into the HDMI port on your TV and then plug the charging cord into an electrical outlet (it doesn't work with a USB cable or port). You can also connect the Chromecast Ultra to a nearby Ethernet port if you want a wired internet connection.

2. Download and install the Google Home app on your iPhone or iPad.

3. Open the Google Home app and tap the option Get started . You will be asked to confirm which Google account you want to use for the Chromecast. If you don't have a Google account, you have one before you can proceed.

4. The Google Home app wants to use the Bluetooth support of your iPhone or iPad for the next step. Skip this step if Bluetooth is already turned on. If it is turned off or if you don't want to use Bluetooth, tap No thanks . Next, tap the Home button on your device, go to the Settings section and tap Wi-Fi . Connect to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device. Go back to the Google Home app and it should detect the Chromecast.

5. The app then scans the area to find your Chromecast. If so, tap Next . If you have more than one Chromecast nearby, the app will list those. Just tap the device you want to set up and then tap Next .

6. The TV to which the Chromecast is connected must then display a unique code. If you see it, tap Yes. If you don't, your phone or tablet may not be close enough to the Chromecast. Go a little closer, tap Try again and then tap Search for devices to repeat the previous process.

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7. IT will ask if you want to share your Chromecast's stats and any crash reports with Google. You can tap Yes, I'm in or No, thanks for this selection.

8. Some users may be asked which region of the world they are in. If this is shown in the Google Home app settings, go to the region list, then tap the region where you are, then tap Continue .

9. Next you will be asked from a list which room the Chromecast is in your house. Tap it and then tap Next. To create your own room name, tap Add Custom Room, enter the name of that room, then tap Next .

10 . When you connect your Chromecast to your Wi-Fi network, choose the network in the Google Home app you want to connect to and type Next . If you are connecting your Chromecast Ultra via the wired Ethernet connection, you can skip this step and the next.

11. You can enter your WiFi network password in the app and then tap Connect .

12. The app will then ask you to link the Chromecast to your Google account for a more personalized experience. Just tap Continue on this page.

13. The Google Home app shows you a summary of what you've set up, with options to sign up for email updates, watch a video tutorial on how to cast, and an option to set other functionality. None of these are required to complete the Chromecast configuration.

14. That's it: you're ready and ready to stream and cast with your iPhone or iPad.

Read more : Things you didn't know you could do with Chromecast

Set up Chromecast for PC (Windows and Mac)

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1. Turn on your TV. If you own a regular Chromecast, plug it into the HDMI port on your TV and then plug the power cord into an available USB port on your TV. If none is available, connect the Chromecast to the nearest power outlet with the included cable. If you own a Chromecast Ultra, plug it into the HDMI port on your TV and then plug the charging cord into an electrical outlet (it doesn't work with a USB cable or port). You also have the option to connect the Chromecast Ultra to a nearby Ethernet port if you want a wired internet connection.

2. Make sure your Windows or Mac PC is running the latest version of the Chrome web browser. You can do this by going to the Settings section of the browser, then the & # 39; About Google Chrome & # 39; clicking and finally.

3. Go to the chromecast.com/setup web page through the Chrome browser.

4. Once you have reached that page, click the section Set up your Chromecast with this computer .

5. The browser then scans the area to find your Chromecast. If so, click the device name in the browser that is the same as you see on your TV, then click Set me up . You should see a long list of privacy and terms that you must agree to continue the installation process. Click Accept when you are done.

6. The installation process should automatically connect to the Chromecast via its Wi-Fi hotspot. If this happens, continue to the next step. If not, you'll need to go to your PC's Wi-Fi menu and select the Wi-Fi network that matches the name of your Chromecast. You can then connect to that network and then click Next .

7. The TV to which the Chromecast is connected must then display a unique code. If you see it, click Yes . If not, repeat the previous installation process.

8. You will then be asked to indicate in which room the Chromecast is located in your house. Enter that name or leave the default name. Choose the country you are in and then click Next .

9. Connect your Chromecast to your local WiFi network by clicking the upside down arrow. Enter the password for your local network and click Connect . Then click on Next .

10. That's it: you're ready and ready to stream, mirror, and cast media from your Windows and Mac PC to your TV through the Chrome browser.

Lees meer : Hoe u kunt streamen van Kodi naar Chromecast

Hoe Chromecast instellen – conclusie

Zoals u kunt zien, vereist het instellen van een Chromecast om op een ander platform te werken een aantal andere instructies, vooral als u de Chromecast op een pc wilt aansluiten. Heeft u geprobeerd Chromecast te gebruiken om inhoud van uw apparaat naar uw tv met groot scherm te casten of te streamen?


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