How to set up new 2020 Chromecast with Google TV


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Chromecast with Google TV was launched recently, and you can check out the full Chromecast with Google TV review here if you want to know more about this TV and media streamer and how it works. In this post we’ll look at how to get things set up and running. You will need a few things to get started; your Chromecast with the voice remote, a TV with an HDMI input, a smartphone with the latest Google Home app, Wi-Fi  in your home and a Google or Gmail account.

How to set up Chromecast with Google TV

Plug your Chromecast into one of the HDMI ports on your television and plug it in to power. Switch the TV input to the HDMI port that it’s connected to and wait for the remote to pair with the Chromecast; this will likley happen automatically.

If the TV screen shows “Start pairing,” press and hold the Back and Home buttons on the remote until the LED light on the remote starts pulsing.

When the TV  shows you ‘set up with the Google Home app’, make sure your phone is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast, and open the Google Home app .

Hopefully your Home app will be displaying a small bubble notification, ‘set up the Chromecast with Google TV’. Tap ‘Set up Chromecast’, and the app will ask you to scan a QR code that’s showing on the TV. If you can’t find that bubble, tap the +  in the top left corner, choose ‘Set up device’> and ‘Set up new devices’.

The Google Home app will take you through a series of steps to complete the set up and when you see, “Set up here is finished,” continue setup with the TV and remote.

How to set up the Chromecast remote

chromecast with google tv, review, how, 2020, newYou can set up your Chromecast remote to control your TV, receiver or soundbar in addition to your streamer.  Some TVs will set it up this automatically for you; if yours does, the TV screen will show “Your Chromecast remote is set up.” If your remote doesn’t set up automatically, the TV screen will show “Control volume and power with your Chromecast remote.” Just choose ‘Set up remote’ to make your selections.

The awesome thing about Chromecast with Google TV is that it handles the setup itself. It’s fast and simple and you’ll be streaming or casting in an instant.


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