Google Chromecast and 4K ready devices are now common in every household. The ever-expanding app support is most useful and amazing one. You can stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and YouTube. So, if you want to make your old TV smart at a reasonable rate, then Chromecast is the best investment for you.
Not only music and videos, you can watch a bevy of things which most of users are not aware of. Let it be mirroring the phone screen to TV screen and converting the photo album into a screensaver. This all is accessible through Chromecast. Now, we are going to discuss something about Chromecast which will help you in making master in casting the content from this marvelous device.
If you have already performed this task, then go to next step. In case you are new to this product, then we are going to help you from the scratch. The essential devices are; smartphone, tablet or computer with google chrome browser installed in it. If you met these requirements, then you need to go to the official page of Chromecast setup. Plug the device into TV with the help of HDMI port. Provide power to it through a power adapter.
Connecting Chromecast to Google home
If you have purchased Google home device which works on your voice commands, then you will be glad to hear that you can connect your Google Chromecast to the Google home device. After which you can easily open YouTube or any other channel service with the help of your voice. You don’t need to enter the name of channel manually with hands.
You must ensure that both the devices are connected on same network. Launch Google home app and click on ‘More settings’ option. Go to ‘Speakers and TV’s’ tab from here and check your device in the connected list. Click on ‘+’ sign to add your Chromecast to Google home app. After this, you are good to go.
Connect Ethernet adapter
A 4K ready Chromecast can be easily connected to the Ethernet. But if you are using a normal Chromecast, then you won’t be able to connect to Ethernet directly. There is loop-hole inside it. You can use Ethernet adapter available in the market which allows you to connect the normal Chromecast to the Ethernet cable.
Use Chromecast as an audio streaming device
Bluetooth technology is one of the great technology to connect the streaming device to the new audio speakers. But what about important notifications which you will miss out on it. We want to clear here that you can use your smartphone having Android or iOS for reading the notifications without interrupting the streaming music.
Mirror your android using Chromecast
Another point of appreciation to Google is that it has bought a platform for Android and iOS-based smartphones to mirror the content to the TV screen with the help of Chromecast. This service is accessible only from Android OS higher than 4.4.2. To cast content using the mirroring function, connect Chromecast and smartphone to the same wireless network. Open Google cast app from phone and click on ‘Cast screen’ option. Click on the Chromecast device. Now, when you open any video on your phone, it will automatically start casting on the TV screen. So, you can enjoy the content on the bigger screen.