Get Started with Chromecast
Plug In Chromecast
Remember, 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)
- A Mac, Windows or Chromebook computer, or an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.
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. If you’re having trouble fitting Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port, or if you need to improve your Wi-Fi reception, try using the HDMI extender that came in 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.