Do you want to enjoy the view and the facilities of smart television? But your family’s old television is a heritage of your home? And that is not a smart television. What are you going to do?
Here is the easiest solution for you. Buy a small piece of hardware and enjoy the smart TV facility in your old LCD television set. This small piece of hardware is the Chromecast. When you want to enjoy the facility of the smart tv, you have to know How to use Chromecast?
Most of the users are facing trouble using and casting the Chromecast. When you plug in the Chromecast, you can simply handle all the operations from your handheld device.
Let’s see first what Google Chromecast is.
What Is Google Chromecast?
With a single word, a Chromecast is a family dongle. And this one pocket size hardware is turning your regular LCD television into a smart television. This small device is transporting the contents from one device to another for view.
You only have to configure the device into your television HDMI port. Google had first introduced this device in 2013, and in 2015, they are upgrading the device. And in 2018, they are introducing their third generation Google Chromecast for smart television. This third-generation version is entirely supporting the HD contents with a better WIFI facility and strong connecting ports.
The Benefits Of The Chromecast
The biggest advantage of the Chromecast is its unique design in turning any television that has an HDMI port into a smart tv. This is the reason most of the users who are having the LCD or LED television and their televisions have the HDMI port are choosing the Chromecast.
Here are the advantages of using Chromecast.
- The installation is simple and effortless.
- This smart device is not only turning your television into a smart television. By using this device, you can connect any LCD screen with your smartphone or MacBook.
- Chromecast is a convenient pocket-size device. So you can carry it anywhere.
- You can easily show the pictures from your smart device on a big giant screen.
- You can easily browse the channels. Some of the apps are very smooth. Your television movies are very streaming smoothly.
- Most of the global apps are supported by Chromecast, so your apps are running without any interruptions and seamlessly.
How To Use Chromecast
Chromecast is transmitting the contents from one device to another. If you are going to use your android device, you have to set up the Chromecast as per your requirements.
Here is the step-by-step guide for using the Chromecast device.
Step1: First you have to plug in the device to your television HDMI port and open the power supply line. Chromecast Ultra has a wall socket, and the Chromecast has a USB socket.
Step2: If you are going to use your handheld device. Now, most of the android devices are Chromecast supported.
Step3: Then you have to install the Google chrome mobile apps on your devices. When you are plugging the device in the port, you are automatically redirected to the google home apps.
Step4: When you are plugin, the Chromecast is automatically connected with the Wi-Fi with which your device is getting connected.
Step5: If you want to access the television from your PC, you can simply install the Chromecast browser on your PC. And from there, you can simply handle all the operations of your television.
Step6: The casting of the Chromecast is very easy. You only have to open anycast enable app from your device. And press the cast button like any play option. You can simply run a youtube video to check the casting of the Chromecast. After you plug in the device, your television is working as the mirror of your smart device.
Step 7: If you are casting Chromecast from firefox on android. You have to type about: config” in the browser. And after typing it, press enter. Then recheck the browser casting and enable the options.
Step8: After you are enabling the options. You can enjoy the firefox casting. And see the videos and the movies from your devices.
Step9: But do you want to disable the Chromecast from your device? Like the casting, you only have to follow some easy steps. Just type the chrome://flags into the address bar. And after typing it, press enters to confirm the query.
Step10: Open the load media router component extension. If you want to get a faster result, you have to type it in the search box. Here you can see a drop-down menu. You only have to click on the option to open the drop-down menu then choose the disable option from the drop-down menu.
Which Apps Are The Chromecast Enabling?
After you are installing the google home apps, you can simply open the cast enabling apps and enjoy the facilities of the smart television. You can install the cast enabling apps that are currently not on your device.
Here are the names of the popular apps which you can install on your device.
- Amazon Video
- HBO Now
- Google Photos
- Watch ESPN
These all apps are very smoothly streaming in the Chromecast. If you are not installing these apps into your device. You can simply install these apps from the google home applications and enjoy seamless viewing.
Wrapping It Up:
Chromecast is a very convenient device that is going to give you smart television features. But without purchasing a smart television for your home. These small device installations are very easy and not very time taking. You have to make sure your device and Chromecast are connected with the same fast wifi connection. So what is your opinion about Chromecast? Do not forget to share your experiences with us.
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