I’m a huge fan of the Google Chromecast. I’ve owned one since its launch and the Chromecast is a great way to stream online video from the internet. I recently upgraded my router so I could get my Chromecast to work with a new connection. I was able to connect the Chromecast from a new router, but my old connection had changed its Wifi name and password. After some research, I discovered there are a number of ways to connect the Chromecast to a new connection, and I would like to share a couple with you.
If you want to connect your Chromecast to a new WiFi and you are not sure which way to go, then we will try to help you. We have discovered some ways to do so. So, let us look at the ways to connect your Chromecast to a new WiFi.
Chromecast is a small and compact media-streaming device that isn’t very costly. It’s a simple media streaming device that allows you to stream videos, music and other media from your TV to your own personal devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets. This simple device is a great companion for newcomers to the world of media streaming devices, as it allows you to stream media from your PC or laptop to the TV you’re watching.
The Chromecast is a popular set-top box used to stream all kinds of multimedia content from small screens on mobile phones, tablets and PCs to large TV screens. While setting up the device, you can set up a WiFi connection on your Chromecast so that it automatically connects when the device is turned on. However, in some cases, you may need to connect the Chromecast to a new WiFi connection. Here are some reasons to change your WiFi network or upgrade to the Chromecast.
- Change of router
- Move the Chromecast to a new location in your home with a new WiFi system
Whatever the reason, it’s easy to switch your network to the Chromecast. Since the Chromecast cannot remember two WiFi networks at the same time, you will need to reboot the Chromecast to change the networks.
How do I connect the Chromecast to a new WiFi network?
To change your WiFi network or switch to the Chromecast, you’ll need the Google Home app, which you can download from the Play Store and App Store.
Step 1: Connect the Chromecast to your TV and make sure the Google Home app is installed on your device (Android/iPhone/iPad) and connected to the same WiFi network as the Chromecast.
Step 2: Launch the Google Home app and select your Chromecast device.
Step 3: Now click on the Settings icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select WiFi.
Step 5: A new pop-up window will appear on the screen. Select Forgotten Network.
Step 6: Now click on the + symbol in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 7: Select Configure Device.
Step 8: Select Set up new devices in the home.
Step 9: Select your profile and click Next.
Step 10: Wait for the Google Home app to recognize your Chromecast.
Step 11: Once detected, press Yes.
Step 12: The alphanumeric code is displayed both in the Google Home app and on the TV connected to Chromecast.
Step 13: Press Yes if the codes match.
Step 14: On the next screen, click Yes, I’m in if you want to share your device statistics with Google. Or click on No, thank you.
Step 15: Select the new WiFi network and click Next.
Step 16: If you want the Chromecast to automatically accept the device password, press OK. Click Manual Entry if you want to enter the WiFi password manually.
Step 17: If you chose the manual option, enter the password on the next screen and click Connect.
Step 18: Wait a few seconds for the Chromecast to connect to the new WiFi network. Once the connection is established, you will get a connection confirmation on the screen.
Step 19: On subsequent screens, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Step 20: Your Chromecast will connect to the new WiFi network and you can start streaming media to your Chromecast.
Changing WiFi networks for the Chromecast is not difficult if the previous WiFi network connected to your Chromecast is still active. However, things get more complicated when the old network is no longer active or when you have bought a new router. In this case, you need to reset the device and restart the Chromecast installation process. Having trouble changing your Chromecast’s WiFi network? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
If you’re interested in more Chromecast tutorials, you can follow our profiles on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to watch your favorite TV series, movies, YouTube videos or game streaming on your laptop or desktop, you must first get a WiFi connection. Even if you have a powerful router, the best WiFi gives an average connection speed of about 10Mbps. If you’re streaming a movie that’s more than 30 minutes long, you may want to get a faster WiFi connection so that you get a smoother and more visually rich user experience.