If you don’t have a smart TV, you are seriously missing something very entertaining and useful at your home. A smart TV allows you to watch whatever you want, play YouTube videos, browse websites, play games, stream unlimited favorites movies on demand, and much more. If you want to convert your old fashioned HDTV to a smart Android TV, then this article is just for you!
Google Chromecast allows one to stream their phones to a TV’s large screen which mirrors your Android device screen to your ordinary TV. When you stream your phone screen to your TV, it makes your TV an Android device with a huge HD display. Enjoy your favorite games on large display which will improve your gaming experience. In this article, we will check the specifications of Google Chromecast, and we’ll see how you can stream your phone to the TV. So, read this article carefully. Make sure to read it thoroughly to understand the full process.
- Resolution: up to 1080p 60 fps
- wireless: wi-fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz/5GHz)
- power 5v, 1A power supply
- Ports: HDMI to plug into the TV, Micro-USB to get power
- Supported OS: Android, Mac, iOS, Windows
- Requirements: TV with an HDMI port, Wifi network, Wifi enabled supported device.
How To Connect Google Chromecast To A Wifi Network?
You first need to connect your Chromecast to a wifi network.
Step 1: Connect your smartphone to your wifi network.
Step 2: Download the free Google Home app from your Smartphone’s app store.
Step 3: Open the app and navigate to Add, select set up device and then proceed the instructions accordingly.
How to Cast your Android Device to your TV using Google Chromecast?
An Android is the best device to stream your favorite content on to your TV because it allows you to do anything possible in an Android device.
You can use any third party apps that Google Chromecast doesn’t support with the help of an Android device you can stream your whole Android display to the TV.
To connect your Android device successfully to your TV, follow the below steps carefully:
Step 1: Go to your Android device settings, then go to connected devices.
Step 2: Tap Cast and then navigate to your Chromecast from the list.
Congratulations, Chromecast is connected to your device successfully.
Now you can see your Android device display on your TV. Do whatever your mind says, and enjoy on a big screen. Watch YouTube, play games, watch unlimited movies, videos, photos, and much more.
Note: If you only want to watch YouTube on your TV, you can use YouTube’s recommended screen casting option. But, it will only stream video that you play on YouTube.
An extra benefit of streaming with an Android phone is, you can connect your Android phone to the Chromecast even without a wifi connection and simply use your smartphones internet to go online. However, using your phone’s internet is not a wise decision because you can drain all your data in minutes.
How to mirror the iPhone on TV with Chromecast?
There is no way to cast your iPhone’s screen to a Chromecast device; however, you can cast content if an app contains the feature of screencasting such as YouTube. I know this is not fair, but Google Chromecast was originally built for Android users.
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