How To Connect Chromebook To Chromecast
Last Updated: July 23, 2020
Do you want to watch your photos and videos on a bigger screen? The Chromebook has a relatively small screen. It is not that convenient for watching videos and movies. That’s why many people use Chromecast to connect the Chromebook to the TV. You can use it to do some presentations and enjoy watching family photos.
But, before you can use it, you have to plug it in. Then, switch the input and set it up. Here, we will show you how you can do that. Just follow these simple steps and you will connect the Chromebook to Chromecast in no-time. So, let’s get right to it.
Let’s plug in the Chromecast. In the picture below, you can see all the parts you will get once you purchase the Chromecast. The cord or the connector has two sides. On one side is the USB connector and on the other is the micro USB. The micro USB goes into the Chromecast. And the USB goes into the power outlet.
Then, what you want to do is connect the Chromecast to the power source and TV. The HDMI extender goes into the HDMI port on the TV. Then, you connect the Chromecast to the HDMI extender.
When you are done connecting all the parts, turn the TV on. Select the HDMI input where you just inserted the Chromecast. Leave it on.
Go to chromecast.com/setup on your Chromebook. Click “Continue”.
This is the Setup page. Here you can verify, open, and add the Chromecast to your Chromebook. Follow all the instructions. Click on the “Cast” button from the top right corner of the screen and select “Options”.
Click “Add Chromecast”. The moment you do that, you will get a small pop-up window where you can select the name of the Chromecast you want to be mirrored on the TV screen. The name there and the name that pops-up on the TV should be the same. If it is, click on “Set up”. Follow all the instructions. Wait for the Chromecast to connect to both of your devices.
You will now get a code. Click “Accept” if the code you received on your Chromebook is the same one you have on your TV screen. When you are done, select your network and type your password.
On the left side of the screen on your TV, you will now see the name of your Chromecast. That’s it! Now you are ready to start casting.
That’s all it takes to connect Chromebook to Chromecast. It is easy and pretty handy too. Especially if you want to screen share your PowerPoint presentation or you want to watch a movie on a bigger screen.
The Chromecast is a streaming adapter that lets you watch the things you do on your Chromebook to a much bigger screen. Once you plug it in, you can set it up via their set up page and use it as you will. It is easy to install and use.