Free up storage on Chromecast with Google TV

If you run out of storage on your Chromecast with Google TV, follow the steps below.

1. Clear your cache

To clear the cache for all apps on your device:

  1. Navigate to your profile icon and then  select Settings  and then System  and then Storage and then Internal shared storage and then Cached data.
  2. Select OK to clear cached data for all apps.

Note: Clearing your app cache only removes temporary data. You’ll remain signed into your apps and media will load faster.

2. Uninstall apps that you don’t use

  1. Navigate to your profile icon and then select Settings and then Apps and then See all apps.
  2. Choose an app and then Uninstall and then OK.

3. Expand your Chromecast’s storage

To expand your Chromecast’s storage, you’ll need a:

  • Compatible USB-C hub with a power delivery port.
  • USB-C charger (higher than 1.5A / 7.5w).
  • Portable storage device, such as a USB stick or SD card.
    • If you use a USB storage device, use USB 2.0 or greater speeds.

To expand your storage:

  1. Connect your Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port.
  2. Connect the USB-C hub to your Chromecast.
  3. Connect the USB-C charger to a power outlet and to the power delivery port of the USB-C hub.
  4. Connect your USB storage device to the hub. You’ll be prompted to reformat the storage device in order to expand your system storage.
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