Chromecast is a nifty and easy to use the device with Chromecast setup. It is a small, Frisbee shaped device with a minimalistic design. It has two main hardware ports. One of them has a USB point for charging and powering up using big screen’s power, another is an HDMI OUT port to be connected into that screen.
Chromecast’s functioning is simple, connect your smartphone with it, open the content you want to see on a bigger screen and click on cast overlay and you are good to go after Chromecast Support.
As it is said devil lies in the details, the same implies to Chromecast itself is setting up Chromecast. Though it is easy to use in android, there are multiple ways to operate it. There are many ways to connect it as well as cast the content. A layman user might get confused in all of them. Similarly, Chromecast setup is not a one-dimensional process it also has multiple layers so that everything is smooth and efficient in Google Chromecast setup.
The biggest and most common issue is that many users do not even know how to cast their content with this device. The reason behind this confusion is that there is no difference between the content which can be cast or not cast.
In reality, there is no content in android which cannot be cast to Google Chromecast. Some of the apps internally support casting, wiz, the cast button overlay. For those apps which do not support casting out of the box, android screen mirroring casts the content on google Chromecast. This added feature has been proven more of a bane than a boon.
In iOS, only those apps can be cast which are supported by the first party. There is no option of screen mirroring. In android, it has been creating an issue because many tutorials teach users to use solely android screen mirroring to cast every content, while other tutorials teach the use of cast app. This is why users get confused and there is a problem in Chromecast setup.
Here are some of the steps to properly connect and cast content to google Chromecast from your android device according to Chromecast help:
- Connect your android device to that Wi-Fi hotspot to which Chromecast is connected. It is very important for both devices to be on the same network to work.
- Now when both are on the same network, open the google cast app in your smartphone, formerly known as google Chromecast companion. However, if the app still shows old name, update it to the latest firmware version for smooth operation.
- Now inside the app, look on the top left corner of the screen. Tap once on the navigation drawer on the navigation bar. It will open up a popup.
- Tap the “Cast screen” button. This button will be greyed out if the app is not updated so update it.
- After clicking on that button, there will be an option to select a device. If there are multiple chrome casts in your home, select the one where you want to stream and route the content.
If you are doing streaming from Google Cast app, there are some other steps:
- From list of apps in your app drawer, open the google cast app.
- In the navigation bar which is located up, tap on the top left corner on three vertical dots.
- Then you will see a cast button, tap on it and select disconnect.