Google Chromecast multimedia device content streams, but Chromecast is different from other streaming devices. since the content comes from a mobile device. You then «cast» it to your TV via the Chromecast player. Essentially, the Chromecast works as a transmitter between the video or audio streaming provider and the TV via smartphone .

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Chromecast device connected to port HDMI on the TV and is powered by the USB cable. The Chromecast app on your smartphone can be used to access streaming media content from more than just Google Play and Google Music but also from other popular content providers such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Pandora, HBO NOW / HBO GO Story, ESPN and Sling TV . However, if you’re using an iOS device, you won’t be able to stream content from Amazon Video. You will also need an account from any service provider you wish to use to stream content.

Set up Google Chromecast on iPad, iPhone or Android

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Set up your Chromecast device simple, although it takes several steps.

  1. Connect Chromecast dongle to HDMI port on the TV and connect USB power cable either to a compatible port on the TV, or to an electrical outlet .

  2. Go to Google Play Store or apple app store on your mobile device and get the Google Home app. On most devices Android preset Chromecast .

  3. Turn on TV. AT Google Home select devices, located in the upper right corner. The app will take the necessary steps to set up your Chromecast.

  4. At the end of the installation process, a code will appear in the app and on the TV. They must match, and if so, select Yes .

  5. On the next screen choose a name for your Chromecast. On the this stage you can also adjust privacy and guest settings .

  6. Connect your Chromecast to the Internet. Get a password from your mobile device or enter it manually.

  7. If this is your first time using a Chromecast, select textbook, and Google Home will show you how casting works.

How to cast content to Chromecast using iPad, iPhone or Android

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Turn on your mobile device and TV, making sure the latter is set to the correct input.

  1. Open the Google Home app, go to a media or streaming audio provider that you want to use e.g. Netflix and select content that you want to watch or listen to. Click button acting skill to play.

  2. If you have different casting devices, please make sure you select the correct casting device to view the content. If you click on the «Cast» button, if you have other devices for «Casting», the Chromecast will bring up a list of devices that you can select correct device .

  3. Once the content is downloaded to your TV, use your mobile device as a remote control to adjust the volume, start video or audio, and more. To stop viewing content, again click button « Cast» and select » disable» .

Mirror your iPad or iPhone to your TV with Chromecast

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At first glance, it’s impossible to mirror an iPad or iPhone directly on a TV. However, you can use mirroring Airplay from your mobile device to PC, and then use the Google Chrome desktop to mirror to your TV using a third-party app.

  1. Connect mobile device , Chromecast and PC to one WiFi networks .

  2. Install AirPlay receiver app for example, Lonely Screen or Reflector 3 on PC.

  3. Run Google Chrome and in menu click Cast .

  4. Click on the arrow next to Lead to . Click » Desktop Cast» and select the name of your Chromecast .

  5. For mobile device mirroring start the AirPlay receiver, which you have downloaded.

  6. On an iPad or iPhone, swipe up from the button to display Control center, and tap AirPlay Mirroring .

  7. Touch airplay receiver, to start screen mirroring.

The display on the iPad or iPhone should now be mirrored to the PC, Chromecast, and TV. However, when performing an action on a mobile device, there will be a slight delay before it appears on the PC and again on the TV. This will cause problems when watching video or listening to audio.

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