Do I need a Google account to use Chromecast?
Chromecast requires a wireless network. If you want to use the Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Google Play, or other streaming service features, you need to have accounts set up for those as well. Use Android or iOS phones and tablets—as well as computers and laptops—to control Chromecast.
Can you manually setup Chromecast?
Plug your Chromecast into your TV and download the Google Home app on your phone or tablet. Open the Google Home app and tap the devices button in the upper right-hand corner. Tap “Set Up” under the option for your Chromecast and follow the prompts.
Why cant Google home find my Chromecast?
If your Google Home still cant find Chromecast during setup, make sure your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network you intend to connect your Chromecast device to. Make sure your Google Home app can connect to the network. To do this, check that your Android is connected to the Wi-Fi network.
Does 1st generation Chromecast still work?
The original Chromecast was released in 2013 and remains a useful device, but Google is limiting future updates to bug and security fixes. If you still rely on the original $35 Chromecast for streaming to a TV, then dont expect it to get any better in terms of features. Chromecast recently celebrated its 6th birthday.
Why does my Chromecast keep saying cant connect to Wi-Fi?
Make sure youre using the correct password. Try re-entering it again. If youre setting up from a supported iOS or Android device, make sure youre using the most recent version of the Google Home app. The Chromecast device is within 15 - 20 ft of the mobile device or tablet youre using to set it up.