Get Started with Chromecast
What's in the Box?
Inside the box, you'll find the Chromecast, a USB power cable, a power adapter (optional), and an HDMI extender (optional). It's important that you only use the cables that come in the box with Chromecast; other USB cables and HDMI extenders may not work.
- Chromecast: Chromecast plugs into any HDMI port on your TV, and uses your existing Wi-Fi network to stream video from the internet to your TV. Chromecast is controlled from devices on the same Wi-Fi network, such as smartphones, tablets, or computers, and is powered using the USB cable (#2).
- USB power cable: The USB power cable provides power to your Chromecast. One end plugs into your Chromecast, and the other end plugs into either a USB port on your TV or the power supply.
- Power supply (optional):The power supply is optional, and can be used with the USB cable to power your Chromecast if your TV does not have a USB port.
- HDMI extender (optional): The HDMI extender is optional, and can be used if your Chromecast does not fit directly into your TV. The HDMI extender may be used to improve your Wi-FI reception, and if recommended for your set up, you may see a notification on your TV screen to use the extender. The HDMI extender should be connected to the TV first, then to the Chromecast.