It also shows time (and date) on the TV screen. Sometimes, you may want to change the time format from 12-hour format to 24-hour format for your Chroemcast. Or, you may find the time is not correct because the wrong time zone was used.
This guide shows you how to change Chromecast time format and time zone from your Android devices using the Chromecast app.
Step 1: Turn on the TV and power up your Chromecast device
You should see the normal Chromecast screen with photos, your WiFi network ID and time on the TV.
Step 2: Install Chromecast app in your Android device
To change Chromecast time format or Chromecast time zone from an Android device, the Chromecast app is required. Of course, the Chromecast app has some other functions.
You can start Play store in your Android device, then search for “Chromecast”.
Tap the Chromecast, then tap install as shown below.
Before actually installing Chromecast app to your device, Play Store asks you to review the permission this app requires. This is similar to other apps.
You need tap “Accept” to finish the installation.
Once the app is installed, you will notice that you now have two options of “uninstall” and “open”, install the original option of “install”.
Step 3: Start Chromecast app in your Android device
To start Chromecast app, go to app drawer (apps).
In different systems, the icon may be different. In a Samsung device, it is a 16 dots (as shown below); in Moto devices or Nexus devices, it is 6 dots in a circle.
In the app drawer, you can find the Chromecast app you installed. Tap it to start the app.
When you run the app first time, you will be asked to review the terms and privacy for the app.
Tap “Accept” to continue.
In the app interface, tap anywhere and you will find the app is searching for Chromecast devices in the same WiFi network as your Android device.
Step 4: Select the Chromecast device
The Chromecast app should be able to find your Chromecast devices in a few seconds, normally within one minute.
Tap the name of the device for which you want to change the Chromecast time format and time zone.
Step 5: Change Chromecast time format
In the device information page, you can tap the Time format to change your Chromecast time format.
You can choose 12-hour time format or 24-hour time format for your Chromecast.
That’s all. Now your Chromecast time format should be changed instantly on the TV.
You can verify the Chromecast time format by checking whether you get AM or PM if you choose 12-hour format.
Step 6: Change Chromecast time zone
In addition to changing Chromecast time format, you can also change the Chromecast time zone.
During the initial setup, Chromecast gets the time zone info from your router and Google location services and set your Chromecast time zone accordingly.
If you want, you can change the Chromecast time zone from the same device info page in the Chromecast app.
Just tap the time zone to select the time zone you are in.
Step 7: Enjoy.
After these steps, your TV should show the new Chromecast time format based on the new time zone.
Do you have any questions on changing Chromecast time format and time zone?
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For more Chromecast tutorial, you may check our Chromecast how-to guide page.