How to factory reset your Chromecast

A factory reset will reset the Chromecast device to its default factory settings. Note: This action will clear your data and can't be undone.

You can perform a factory reset on your Chromecast by using one of the following methods:

Chromecast (1st Gen) Chromecast (1st generation)

From the Google Home app

Note: This option is only available if you still have access to the network your Chromecast was set up on.    

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your Chromecast device.
  3. At the top right corner, tap Settings Settings  Remove device.
  4. Tap Factory reset.
  5. Confirm you would like to reset your device by tapping Factory reset.

From the Chromecast device

  1. While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV, hold down the button on the Chromecast device for at least 25 seconds or until the solid LED light turns into a flashing red light.
  2. Once the LED light turns blinking white and the TV goes blank, release the button. The device will begin the reboot sequence.
 Chromecast (2nd generation), Chromecast, or Chromecast Ultra

From the Google Home app

Note: This option is only available if you still have access to the network your Chromecast was set up on.    

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your Chromecast device.
  3. At the top right corner, tap Settings Settings  Remove device.
  4. Tap Factory reset.
  5. Confirm you would like to reset your device by tapping Factory reset.

From the Chromecast device

While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV, hold down the button on the side of the Chromecast. The LED will begin blinking orange. When the LED light turns white, release the button and the Chromecast will begin the reboot sequence.
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