Reboot your Chromecast device

Rebooting (also called resetting) your Chromecast device may fix several issues. There are two ways to reboot (or reset) your Chromecast device:

Option 1 — From the Google Home app

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Chromecast device. 
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. In the upper right corner of the home screen, tap Devices Devices to see your available Chromecast devices. 
  4. In the top right corner of the device you'd like to reboot, tap the device card menu Menu and then  Settings.
  5. In the top right corner of the Device Settings page, tap the More button More and then Reboot.

Option 2 — From the power source

  1. Unplug the power cord from the Chromecast device.
  2.  Leave it unplugged for ~1 minute.
  3.  Plug the power cord back in.

Note: Unplugging the Chromecast from the TV’s HDMI port does not reboot the device. It must be disconnected from the power source in order to reboot.

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