Whenever you have problems or have questions on Chromecast, Chromecast how-to guides are here for you!
The setup and use of Chromecast are not complicated. But considering so many different devices (smartphones, PCs, TVs) may be involved, you may need some help on how to set up Chromecast for your own devices and how to use Chromecast in your living room.
These Chromecast how-to guides will save you time. It is not necessary to fiddle around to make Chromecast work for you as expected. The step-by-step guide will show you how to make it work.
We also publish Chromecast 101 Series Books if you want to read the guides offline. Currently, there are 2 books available:
- Chromecast 101: The Unofficial Chromecast Setup Manual and
- Chromecast 101: How to Stream Local Media Files with Chromecast.
Some Chromecast How-to guides/tutorials are short, while some are quite long. All are detailed enough for you to follow.
These Chromecast how-to guides are organized according to the task to be performed.
Some Chromecast tips and tricks are also covered on this page to help you use the device more efficiently.
This is a live page: we are adding new Chromecast how-to guides regularly. So, do check this page regularly.
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Comparison of 5 methods for streaming local media files to Chromecast (the ultimate guide for streaming local media files with Chromecast)
Although Chromecast is designed as a “streaming” device from the internet, you can stream local media content to a TV through Chromecast. So, you can enjoy your own family videos or your video and music collections on the PC, on the smartphone, or on tablets on the big screen through Chromecast. This guide compares 6 different methods to stream local media files to Chromecast. You definitely can find one or more ways to meet your needs. Read on…
How to stream local video to Chromecast? (in full-screen and in the background).
You may not know you can stream your local media files, photos, music, and videos on the PC to Chromecast with the Chrome browser. This is the simplest yet robust method to stream local media files to Chromecast. This guide shows you how to use Chrome browser to stream local media to Chromecast. Read on …
Chromecast can remember one and only one wireless network. When you change wireless router settings or want to use Chromecast on a new network, you have to reset the Chromecast device. Then, set up a Chromecast device with new network info. Occasionally, Chromecast may go crazy, and you may also consider a factory data reset. This guide teaches you two methods to reset the Chromecast.
How to rename Chromecast? (give your Chromecast a new name)
During the initial setup, you can name your Chromecast so that you can distinguish it from other Chromecast devices.
After the initial setup, you can still rename the Chromecast if you want. For example, the name of your ex-girlfriend probably is no longer a good choice when you enjoy the device with your new girlfriend. Sometimes, you may want to rename Chromecast to something meaningful if you forget to change the default name during the initial setup.
Continue to read this guide on how to rename your Chromecast …
Microsoft OneDrive for Android offers free 30GB of cloud storage. You may automatically backup your photos or videos to the OneDrive storage. It is an alternative to Google Photos. Now, since version 3.2, you can stream photos and videos in your OnerDrive to Chromecast. This guide shows you how to set up camera roll backup in Android devices and how to stream photos and videos from OneDrive to Chromecast. Read on …
Google updated the Chromecast app with the release of new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015) and Chromecast Audio. The new Chromecast app introduced new features to help you find apps and content that can be used with Chromecast devices.
This Chromecast guide shows you how to use the new Chromecast for new Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and old Chromecast devices. Read on…
There are many Chromecast-enabled (cast-ready) apps for Android and iOS. You can easily enjoy the game on the TV and use your Android or iOS devices as a game controller.
This Chromecast guide shows you how to play games on Chromecast from mobile devices (Android and iOS). The differences (and advantages) between playing games on Chromecast from mobile devices and Android screen mirroring are also explained. Read on…
You can launch Videostream for Google cast app, and other Chrome apps in three different ways: from the Chrome apps page, using the desktop shortcut, and using the bookmarks bar.
This guide shows you the detailed steps to use these three methods to launch Videostream and other Chrome apps.
Chromecast Preview Program is a free opt-in program for Chromecast device owners to enjoy the latest version of Chromecast’s firmware before it is made broadly available.
This Chromecast guide shows you two methods to enable or disable Google Home and Chromecast casting notifications (remote control notifications).
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This chromecast guide explains the top 5 new features and improvements in the new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015): Chromecast Audio, new design, 802.11AC WiFi support and new antenna design, fast play and Chromecast gaming, and the updated Chromecast app. Read on …
What are the improvements and new features in Chromecast Ultra? Should you get a Chromecast Ultra or just Chromecast 2nd Gen?
Compared to Chromecast 2nd Gen, only Chromecast Ultra can stream 4K content.
This Chromecast guide first explains the requirements of using Chromecast to stream 4K content and then shows you the solutions for some problems related to streaming 4K content with Chromecast Ultra.
With version 2.9.1, you can now use VLC for Android to stream local media to Chromecast. Videos and music files of all formats supported by the VLC media player can now be streamed to Chromecast. Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.
This Chromecast how-to guide shows you how to use VLC for Android to stream local media to Chromecast: installing the app, enrolling in the Android beta program, streaming local media with VLC for Android, and Chromecast streaming controls for VLC for Android.
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Chromecast support was finally introduced in VLC media player 3.0. So, you can now easily use the VLC media player on your PC to stream music and video to Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.
This Chromecast how-to guide shows you how to use the VLC media player on a PC to stream music and video to Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.
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This Chromecast guide explains the new features of Chromecast 2018 (3rd gen of Chromecast), including faster hardware, plain design, 1080p@60fps support, Bluetooth support, and multiroom group play support, and whether it is worth updating your Chromecast.
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From July 2019, Amazon Prime Video finally supported Chromecast, and you can easily chromecast Amazon Prime Video to your TV.
This Chromecast how-to guide explains to you how to use Chromecast to stream Amazon Prime videos and the difference between Chromecast and Watch on Second Screen.
Although Chromecast Audio was discontinued, you can still make your vintage speakers or favourite AVR systems alive by using Chromecast to stream music to dumb speakers, just like what Chromecast Audio does.
This Chromecast guide explains why you may consider using Chromecast to stream music to dumb speakers and how to set up the system so that you can continue streaming music to the speakers and AV systems without Chromecast Audio.
Read on to learn how to replace Chromecast Audio with a Chromecast …
This Chromecast how-to guide explains what the voice remote for Chromecast with Google TV can do, the layout of the voice remote and the functions of each button/part, and how to control Chromecast with Google TV if you cannot find the voice remote.
The LED light on the voice remote for Chromecast with Google TV can give you some quick information about the status of the remote.
This Chromecast with Google TV guide explains the meaning of the LED light on the voice remote for Chromecast with Google TV to help you understand the status of the remote correctly.
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