chromecast setup pc

In case you wish to configure your Chromecast setup with the help of your PC, then this guide is for you. If you wonder whether you can install it using the laptop (Chromecast setup PC) or not, Yes! You absolutely can. Not only Chromecast works well with Smartphone devices but also with the laptop. So, open your laptop device, and let’s get started with the installation-

1. Prerequisites to begin with the installation- 

  • Google Chromecast device (A Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, or TV with Chromecast Built-In).
  • A laptop or computer device which meets the minimum requirements, if you want to check the minimum requirements, click here
  • And download the latest versions of the Google Chrome browser on your device. If you already have the browser, update it if you need version 72 or higher.
  • Also, make sure to connect your computer device and the Chromecast device to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Install the Chromecast setup using your PC (Chromecast setup PC)- 

  • To begin with the installation, firstly, connects the Chromecast device to the HDMI port of your television device.
  • And then, connect the power adapter of your Chromecast device into a wall jack. Then press the power button to turn it on.
  • Now, open your device and launch the Google Chromecast browser on it.
  • Check for the three dots icon in the upper right corner in the Chrome window.
  • Next, hit on the three-dot icon and select the Cast option.
  • After that, a list appears listing all the available devices to cast on. And at the bottom of the list, a Source button appears.
  • Then, select your television device from the list and click on the Source button. The source button provides you with three options to cast the content.
  1. Cast A Tab- If you choose this option, you can cast only a particular tab to the television from your PC.
  2. Cast full Desktop Screen-With the help of this option, you can cast full desktop screens on your TV device.
  3. Cast Only A File- In the cast a file option, you can only choose a video, audio, or any other single media file. You can’t cast more than one file at a time.
  • So, once you select the casting option, choose the media to cast, and you’re good to go.

4. Troubleshooting the issues with setting up my Google Chromecast- 

If you face any issues with casting, try these troubleshooting methods on your device.

I can’t connect Chromecast to the Wi-Fi network I’m selecting-

  • Check that the PC device meets the minimum system requirements.
  • If you see this error on your PC device, confirm that the router is connected to the power supply.
  • Also, check that your Chromecast connects to the power socket and its power light turns on solid white.
  • Close Google Chrome and relaunch it.
  • Try another PC device to set up the Chromecast.

I can’t find my Cast devices- 

  • Check that your Chromecast and PC connect to the same network.
  • You must use the latest version of the Google Chrome browser.
  • Also, the Chromecast device must turn on.
  • Ensure that your PC device meets the minimum system requirements.
  • Reboot the Chromecast and then relaunch Google Chrome.

 I’m having trouble physically connecting my Chromecast-

  • If you are facing this issue, you might have encountered an HDCP issue. You can easily fix the issue by rebooting your television device.
  • It can also be an issue with the reset button (the only button on the Chromecast device). If your Chromecast is plugged in, check for the reset button if it struck while plugging in the Chromecast to the TV. You can check whether the reset button is stuck or not by clicking it. If it bounces back, then it is okay.
  • Reconnect the Chromecast device into the HDMI port of your television device.
  • Reboot the television device to fix the issue.

I don’t see the Chromecast’s home screen on my TV-

  • Firstly, check that your Chromecast device is connected to the correct HDMI port.
  • And also, the power adaptor of your Chromecast device is connected to the power socket and receiving power supply. Finally, check the power LED on the Chromecast device; it must turn on solid white.
  • Unplug the Chromecast device from the television. Reboot it and then plug it again.
  • Reboot the television. Firstly, unplug the Chromecast and then reboot the television and connect the Chromecast again into the HDMI port of your TV.

I’m seeing a yellow exclamation mark error first screen on my Chromecast-

The error indicates that your Chromecast device is in recovery mode. This happens when you reboot Chromecast multiple times without allowing it to reboot its full cycle. So, if Chromecast fails to go through a full reboot cycle, it will result in this issue. Try these solutions to fix the issue-

  • Unplug the Chromecast device to reboot it. Wait for 2 to 5 minutes and then plugin again.
  • Plug the Chromecast device into the wall jack properly.
  • Reboot your television device also.

5. Google Chromecast Customer Support- 

If you continue to face issues with your Chromecast device, kindly contact Google Chromecast’s customer support to get the best possible solutions. You can contact Chromecast support by chat or call and then address the issue you have with the Chromecast device. They will provide you with the solutions as soon as they can. You can click here to contact Google Customer support


We’ve tried to cover all the necessary instructions for you. You can easily install your Chromecast device using a personal computer device by following these instructions. However, if you need any further information on your Chromecast setup, please get in touch with the Chromecast support facility here


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