Set up your Chromecast device

The Google Home app will walk you through the steps to set up your Chromecast device. This includes Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra. 

If you've already set up your Chromecast on a mobile device, you don't need to set it up again on a different mobile device if all devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. 

Tap here for an interactive guide

We no longer support Chromecast setup on a computer. To set up your Chromecast, please use a mobile device.

What you need to get started

  • A Chromecast device
  • Latest version of the Google Home app Google Home app
  • Google account.
  • A display device with an HDMI input, for example, a high-definition television (HDTV)
  • Access to an available power outlet and a secure wireless network.
  • Meet the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements to run the Google Home app Google Home app
  • An internet connection. 
  • Access to a secure wireless network (make sure you have the wireless network password handy)
  • For Chromecast (1st generation), connection to a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G network. For Chromecast, connection to a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4/5G network. For Chromecast Ultra, connection to a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 5G network.
  • A compatible phone or tablet
  • Availability and performance of certain features, services and applications are device- and network-dependent and may not be available in all areas; subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

  1. Plug in Chromecast. 
  2. Install the Google Home app Google Home app by downloading the Google Home app on your Chromecast-supported iOS device.
  3. Make sure to connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Chromecast device.
    1. If you're setting up a Chromecast Ultra, you can also choose to connect it directly to your network using an Ethernet cable instead.
  4. Bluetooth: If you already have Bluetooth turned on, you can skip to the next step.
    1. Highly recommended: If you don’t have Bluetooth turned on, the Google Home app will ask you to turn on Bluetooth to help improve the setup process. You can swipe up from the bottom of your Home screen to turn on Bluetooth.
    2. If you don't want to turn on Bluetooth for setup,
      1. Tap No Thanks.
      2. Tap your iPhone's Home button and then tap the Settings app and then Wi-Fi.
      3. Connect to the Wi-Fi network that matches your Chromecast device. Look for something like ChromecastXXXX.b.
  5. Open the Google HomeGoogle Home app.
  6. Follow the steps.
    1. If you don’t see the steps to set up your Chromecast:
      1. At the top left of the Google Home app home screen, tap Add  Set up device  Set up new devices.
      2. Follow the remaining steps.
  7. Set up is successful. You're all done! 
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