How To Setup Google Chromecast: Your Complete Guide To the World’s Best Streaming Stick

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At last, Google Chromecast is available in India. The affordable streaming dongle attaches to your T.V, and lets you stream and control video using your smartphone, PC and tablet. The Chromecast is now available to buy in India at a price of Rs. 2,999.

The Chromecast is an all-round media streaming device that can make it very easy for you to enjoy YouTube and other Google-powered content on your big screen TV.

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To be precise, Google Chromecast is an external media device that you need plug into your TV, when then stream content by support of select apps and services.

So, to make things really simple, here's a basic guide to setting up your Google Chromecast.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

The package itself is neat and simple. There is no manual. The small retail box flips open to give you basic information related to setup. The Chromecast is a small USB Pen drive-like device that has an HDMI port on one end, and a micro-USB port on the other.

Simply plug the HDMI end into your TV set, and give it some power, either by plugging it into a powered USB port on your TV, or by using the supplied wall adapter. Beneath the Chromecast stick is where all the cables are packed.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast
 

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

Now plug the male HDMI connector on the Chromecast into an HDMI port on your TV. Then attach the included USB cable to the microUSB port in the Chromecast, and connect the other end of the USB cable to the power adapter, and plug it into an outlet. By now, the Chromecast should start flashing as it turns on.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

Connect your smartphone or computer to a Wi-Fi network. Go to Google's Chromecast setup page on your PC or find the Chromecast app on the Google Play or iTunes App stores. Chromecast won't work with any other browser except Google Chrome. Install Google's Chrome browser on your PC or Mac.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

Once you install Google Chromecast utility, it will automatically start searching for the Chromecast. Once it finds, it will display the Chromecast's name on your PC and TV. Click OK to continue. Once it connects, you will notice a code that will appear both on PC and TV.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

If the code matches, click the correct box to move on to the next setup procedure.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

Now select the Wi-Fi network you want the Chomecast to use, and enter the password. You can also change the name of the Chromecast device.

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

Once the Chromecast is setup, you should notice the image on the TV. The background image changes from time to time. Your Chromecast has been setup successfully; it's time to stream YouTube videos, apps, and Chrome browser tab.

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