Many think that it’s quite hard to install Google Chromecast, but in fact it’s quite easy to install it. In case you’re using Google Chromecast for the first time and you encounter some problems when installing it, then don’t worry because by reading this article you will learn the easiest way to install Google Chromecast.
What is Chromecast?
Chromecast is a device that plugs in into your TV’s HDMI port. In order to run Chromecast, it will need power and this is why you will either have to plug in an USB cable into your TV and plug it into your Chromecast, or use a wall outlet.
After powering your Chromecast, you can plug it in you TV’s HDMI port and turn on the TV, select the HDMI port that your Chromecast is using and start the installation.
Now, since you have your Chromecast plugged into your TV’s HDMI port and you’ve turned on your TV and selected the right HDMI port (the one Chromecast is connected to), you can use the browser from your smartphone or tablet to visit the Chromecast Setup Page. If you don’t know the website, just do a fast search on Google and you’ll find it right away.
After you get to the website, you will get directly to the Playstore download page for Chromecast application. Download and install Chromecast on your device and you will notice that the user interface is very similar to all other Google applications.
Tap on the Menu button that’s placed in the top left side (the three dashes button) and you will notice that you have “devices” options. Tap on it so that it will scan the network for your Chromecast. After it finds it, the device’s name will be shown on your smartphone’s display screen and on the TV’s screen. Tap on setup so that you can start the installation process and select your country.
Then, you’ll get a code for verification that will be seen on your TV and on your smartphone. If you see it on both devices, then tap on “I see the code” and name your Chromecast as you wish. Now, you will have to connect your Chromecast to your wireless router. Chose the router from the list and connect to it using the password (in case it has one. In case you don’t have a password on your router, we suggest setting one as soon as possible). Once the Chromecast is connected to your wireless router, it will start downloading and installing the newest software version, which might take a few minutes until it is completed.
Now you’re done, you have installed Chromecast on your TV!