Set up your Chromecast Audio

The Google Home app walks you through the steps to set up your Google Chromecast Audio device.

If you've already set up your Chromecast Audio 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.

Note: Chromecast Audio setup on your computer is no longer supported. To set up your Chromecast Audio, use a mobile device.


What you need to get started

  • A Chromecast Audio device.
  • The latest version of the Google Home app Google Home app.
  • Access to an available power outlet and a secure wireless network.
  • A speaker system.
  • Meet the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements to run the Google Home app Google Home app
  • Access to a secure wireless network. Make sure you have the wireless network password handy.
  • Connection to Wi-Fi (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) and an internet connection.
  • A compatible iOS device or tablet.
  • Availability and performance of certain features, services and applications are device- and network-dependent and might not be available in all areas. Subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Set up Chromecast Audio

  1. Plug in Chromecast Audio.
  2. Download the Google Home app on your Chromecast Audio supported iOS device.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth. If you already have Bluetooth turned on, you can skip to the next step.
    • Note: It's recommended to turn on Bluetooth to help improve the setup process.
    • If you don't want to turn on Bluetooth for setup:
      1. Tap No Thanks.
      2. Open your phone’s “Settings” app tap Wi-Fi.
      3. Connect to the Wi-Fi network that matches your Chromecast device. Look for something like “ChromecastXXXX.b.”
  4. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  5. If prompted, allow the Google Home app to find and connect to devices on your local network. If you don’t get a prompt:
    1. Open your iPhone or iPad’s “Settings” app.
    2. Tap Bluetooth turn on Bluetooth.
    3. Go back to the “Settings” main page.
    4. Tap Privacy Local Network turn on Google Home app.
    5. Go back to the Google Home app Google Home app.
  6. Follow the steps to set up your device.
    1. If you can't find the steps to set up your Chromecast Audio: Tap Devices Add Google Nest or partner device Google Nest or partner device.
    2. Follow the setup steps.
  7. Setup is successful. You’re all done!

Once your device is successfully set up, discover what you can do with Chromecast.

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

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