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Plug in Chromecast

You can connect Chromecast to your TV in a few simple steps. It's important to use the cords and adapters that come inside the Chromecast box.
First, choose the Chromecast that looks like yours below:

Chromecast (1st gen)
 

It's important to use the cords and adapters that come inside the Chromecast box. 

Once your Chromecast is plugged in, you should see the Chromecast home screen. If you do not see the Chromecast home screen on your TV after setting up Chromecast, use the Input or Source button on your TV’s remote control to change the input until you see the Chromecast home screen.

Do not plug the USB cable into a port labeled 'Service'; it must be labeled 'USB' or display the USB symbol.
  • A: Plug one end of the USB power cable into your Chromecast and the other end of the cable into the power supply and then into a nearby power outlet. Use the USB power cable and power adapter that is included in the box for optimal performance
  • B: Plug your Chromecast into any open HDMI input on your TV.
  • C: If you do not have access to an open outlet, you can also power your Chromecast by plugging the USB power cord directly into an open USB port on your TV.
Chromecast

 

  • A: Plug one end of the USB power cable into your Chromecast and the other end of the cable into the power supply.Use the USB power cable and power adapter that is included in the box for optimal performance.

  • B: Plug your Chromecast into any open HDMI input on your TV.

  • C: Plug the power supply into an open outlet.

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Chromecast Ultra
  • A: Plug one end of the power supply into your Chromecast Ultra and the other end of the cable into an open outlet. You can also connect your Chromecast Ultra to an Ethernet network through the port on the power supply. 

  • B: Plug your Chromecast Ultra into any open HDMI input on your TV.

Important: Chromecast Ultra won't work with any other USB cable, or any USB cable plugged into a TV. You must use the power supply included in the Chromecast Ultra box.


Once your Chromecast Ultra is plugged in, you should see the Chromecast home screen. If you do not see the Chromecast home screen on your TV after setting up Chromecast, use the Input or Source button on your TV’s remote control to change the input until you see the Chromecast home screen.

Elise is a Chromecast expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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