Get Started with Chromecast

Set up Chromecast

To set up your Chromecast you'll need:
  • A display device with an HDMI input, for example, a high-definition television (HDTV)
  • Access to an available power outlet or an available (non-service) USB port on your HDMI-enabled display
  • Access to a secure wireless network (make sure you have the wireless network password handy)
  • Connection to a 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n WiFi network
  • A compatible Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, or Mac, Windows or Chromebook computer (see list below)

(You can turn on video captions in your language. Play the video, and click the "CC" button. Then select your language from the settings gear.)

Setup Chromecast from:

Android phone or tablet (Android 2.3 and higher)
  1. Install the Chromecast app by navigating to chromecast.com/setup on your Chromecast supported Android device. 

    Or click to download the Chromecast app for Android.
  2. Launch app to read Privacy and Terms. Tap Accept.
  3. Select your Chromecast. Tap Set Up.
  4. Check to see that the code on your phone matches the code on your TV. Click I see the code.
  5. Optional: Change the name of your Chromecast. Select Set Name.

    Note: Guest mode is automatically enabled at set up. You can uncheck the box to turn the feature off. Learn more about how guest mode works here.
  6. Connect your Chromecast to your WiFi network. Click Set Network.
  7. Sweet! You are ready to cast.

    Learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast by visiting chromecast.com/learn.

    Need more help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Chromecast Help Forum.
iOS phone or tablet (iOS 7.0 and higher)
  1. Install the Chromecast app by navigating to chromecast.com/setup on your Chromecast supported iOS device.


    Or click to download the Chromecast app for iOS.
  2. Launch app to read Privacy and Terms. Tap Accept.
  3. Select Set Up a New Chromecast.
  4. Exit the Chromecast app > Go to your iOS Settings > Wi-Fi > "ChromecastXXXX"
  5. Navigate back to the Chromecast app. Tap Next.
  6. Make sure the code on your phone matches the code on your TV. Select I See the Code.
  7. Select Your Region. Tap Next.
  8. Optional: Rename your Chromecast. Tap Next.
  9. Connect your Chromecast to your WiFi network. Click Set Up.
  10. Sweet! You are ready to cast.

    Learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast by visiting chromecast.com/learn.

    Need more help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Chromecast Help Forum.
Chromebook (Chrome 28 and higher)
  1. Install the Chromecast app from Chrome Browser by navigating to chromecast.com/setup.

    Need Chrome? Download Chrome Browser now.
  2. Add the Google Cast extension.
  3. Select your Chromecast from list of device. Click Set up.
  4. Read Google Chromecast Terms of Service . Click Accept.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Select your country. Click Continue.
  7. Check to see that the 4-digit alphanumeric code matches on both your casting device and display. Click Accept.
  8. Connect your Chromecast to your WiFi network. Click Set Network.

    Optional: Change the name of your Chromecast.
  9. Congratulations! You're ready to cast.

    Learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast by visiting chromecast.com/learn.

    Need more help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Chromecast Help Forum.
Windows Computer (Windows 7 and higher)
  1. Install the Chromecast app from Chrome Browser by navigating to chromecast.com/setup.

    Need Chrome? Download Chrome Browser now.
  2. Launch the Chromecast app to view Privacy and Terms. Click Accept
  3. Select your Chromecast from list of device. Click Set Up.
  4. To connect your Chromecast to your wireless network. Click Continue.
  5. Confirm the code on your computer matches the code on your TV. Click That’s my code.
  6. Select your home WiFi network and enter your password. Click Continue.
  7. Sweet! You're ready to cast.

    Download the Google Cast extension.

    Learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast by visiting chromecast.com/learn.

    Need more help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Chromecast Help Forum.
Mac OS X Computer (Mac OS 10.7 and higher)
  1. Install the Chromecast app from Chrome Browser by navigating to chromecast.com/setup.

    Need Chrome? Download Chrome Browser now.
  2. Click to Download the Chromecast app.
  3. Launch the Chromecast app.
  4. Find your devices. Click Continue.
  5. Select Country. Click Continue.
  6. Confirm the code on your computer matches the code on your TV. Click That’s my code.
  7. Select your home WiFi network and enter your password. Click Continue.

    Optional: Rename your Chromecast.
  8. Download the Google Cast extension.
  9. Sweet! You're ready to cast.

    Download the Google Cast extension.

    Learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast by visiting chromecast.com/learn.

    Need more help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Chromecast Help Forum.

Once your device is setup, learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast by visiting chromecast.com/learn.

Please note: Your Wi-Fi network configuration may prevent you from setting up Chromecast successfully. Need more help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Chromecast Help Forum.

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