How to set up your Chromecast


how to configure chromecast with app setup

Except for the fourth generation Chromecast with Google TV, Chromecasts are devices that do not include any type of operating system (OS). And it is that they are designed to only reproduce the content that you send from your mobile, tablet or PC, on the screen to which they are connected by HDMI. In other words, Chromecasts alone can’t do anything.

And when we say nothing, it is literally nothing. Having no OS, they are not even able to show on your TV an interface that allows you to easily configure them the first time you are going to use them. However, Google created an “app” to make setting up a Chromecast from scratch simple and quick to do. You do not know her? It’s called ChromecastSetup and we’ll explain how to use it right away.

Guide to configure your Chromecast with ChromecastSetup

chromecast setup first steps

If we write application with quotes before it is because ChromecastSetup is not really an app. Is about a web page that guides you through the initial setup of your Chromecast. You can set up your Chromecast without the help of this website, but ChromecastSetup will make your task easier. This is how it is used:

  • Access the website (you can do it from your mobile or PC).
  • The first thing you should do is select your language in the upper right corner.
  • Then click on Start.
  • The website will tell you that to continue you need the following:
    • The Chromecast.
    • A screen or TV with HDMI.
    • Your mobile or tablet (Android or iOS).
    • A Google account.
    • Be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • After clicking Next, you will be asked to connect the chromecast: first to the current with the included adapter and then to the HDMI port of your TV.
  • Now turn on your TV and select with the control the HDMI input to which the Chromecast is connected.
  • You’ll see a Chromecast welcome message with your identification number that you must write down.
  • The next thing you have to do is install the Google Home app on your Android or iOS.
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Google Home

‎Google Home

chromecast setup with chromecast setup

  • Next, activate the Bluetooth of your deviceopen Google Home, select a Google account, then choose or create a home in the app.
  • Afterwards, you will have to choose your Chromecast in the app. Make sure it has the same number that you saw in the welcome message shown on TV.
    • If you don’t see the steps to set up your Chromecast, tap the “+” button (it’s at the top left of the main Google Home screen) and go to Set up device > New device.
  • A code will appear on the TV. You must confirm that it is the same one that appears in the application.
  • Connect the Chromecast to the same WiFi to which your phone or tablet is connected. Ready!

Chromecast symbol watch TDT

Your Chromecast is now set up! Now you can send content from any device to play it on your TV. Don’t know how to do it? It is very simple, you just have to press the Chromecast button (the one above this paragraph) that appears in most video, movie and series applications, such as YouTube, Netflix, Disney +, VLC, Twitch, etc. This button is usually at the top of the video player in any app. To enjoy!


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