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Google Chromecast Setup Guide & FAQs

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Looking for a Google Chromecast setup guide? You’re in the right place. In this post I’m going to cover how to setup a Chromecast device step by step.

Providing a platform for you to stream all of your favourite movies and TV shows is only a fraction of what Chromecast can do. Chromecast devices are also extremely portable, allowing you to have a consistent entertainment experience everywhere you go and is the only casting service that currently works directly with Mat Quest devices. So for all the VR lovers out there, you can cast your Meta Quest experiences via your TV with friends and family all through this one device!

For those of you still on the fence about getting a Chromecast, I can share from my experience – it's been a game-changer. I got mine from Amazon, and it’s exactly what I needed for my setup at home. If you're curious, you can check out the same model I bought just below.

Buy Google Cromecast yo cast meta quest 3 on TV

Google Chromecast Setup Instructions

1. Unbox your device & plug it into one of your TV’s HDMI ports.

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Chromecast setup - plugin HDMI cable

NOTE: Take note of which port you plug the Chromecast into as you’ll need to know for the next step.

Chromecast setup - take of of HDMI port

2. Download the Google Home App to your phone. (if you haven't already got it)

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home app downloading

3. Turn TV on, select "Input" on your remote & then select the HDMI port number you plugged the device into.

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select HDMI Port you plugged into
NOTE: A welcome screen should pop up with a prompt to select  your preferred language as show below.

Chromecast setup tutorial

4. After language selection, scan the QR code on your TV screen.

Scan QR code that shows up on the TV screen.

Your phone will automatically redirect to the Google Home App where you'll need to select which home you want to add the device to.

The Google Home app will then begin searching for your Chromecast device.

Select Home
Chrome Will Start Searching

5. Once found, select the room you wish to add your new device to and select your wifi network to connect.

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6. Once you're connected to the internet, your Chromecast will prompt you to grant access to your gmail account for a smooth setup. Click "Continue".

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Sign into google account

7. Once signed in you then just need to follow the Chromecast setup prompts like activating voice assistant & selecting which apps you want loaded onto your device.

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choose your chromecast apps

8. After selecting your preferences, you'll then be promoted to complete the rest of the setup directly on your TV and test your remote control.

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9. From here, Chromecast will start finalising the setup. This can take up to an hour depending on the strength of your internet connection and how many apps you selected to load on the device.

Chromecast setup configuration will begin

10. Once the device has completed the setup, you'll be presented with a message on your TV screen that reads "Your Chromecast with Google TV is ready!". Simply hit start exploring and you're off to the races.

Chromecast setup complete

And that’s it!

If you have trouble completing your setup via the Google Home app, you do have the option to complete the setup directly on your TV screen. There's a few more steps involved like manually connecting to your wifi and manually signing in to your gmail account, but it still works none the less.

To complete your Chromecast setup using this method, just the "Set up on TV instead" option just below the QR code on the first screen.

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Hopefully this guide was able to help you setup your Chromecast successfully. If you landed here by searching either “google Chromecast setup wifi”, “how set up Chromecast” or “google Chromecast setup tv”, comment “Search Term Hero” in the below for me so I know my content is reaching the right people.

Chromecast FAQs

On a final note, I thought it might be useful to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that get asked about Chromecast devices on the internet. Just so anyone that’s struggling to find a straight answer, can get some clarity on how Chromecast works.

Thanks for swinging by! Until next time.


The Meta Junkie

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