Guide for Installing and Setting Up your Chromecast

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The Chromecast is a device developed by Google, allowing you to connect your TV to the Internet. The Chromecast is of the size of a USB key and plugs directly into the HDMI port of your TV. From there, you can stream audio, video, and pictures from any device connected to the same WiFi network (i.e. your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer, or laptop).

How To Install and Configure the Chromecast

To install and configure your Chromecast, plug it into the HDMI port of your TV. Before doing this, you will need to connect it to a USB port to power it up. If you don't have any free USB ports available, use the provided AC adapter.

For more details on how to configure the Chromecast, read our article on how to install the Chromecast on your TV.

Please refer to this page to download Chromecast for iOS. For Android phones, the capability is built in and you won't need to download an additional app.

Streaming Content to Your TV

To stream content to your TV using your Chromecast, you have several possible options depending on the type of content that you want to stream.

Display a Web Page or a Youtube Video on Your TV

To view a web or broadcast a YouTube video on your TV, you will need to install the Google Cast extension for Google Chrome.

Once installed, a small icon will be available at the top-right of your Google Chrome browser. It allows you to stream (i.e. cast) the content displayed in your browser window directly on your TV.

Stream Video or Pictures

Plex Media Server allows you to turn your PC into a multimedia server. You can stream content — including movies, pictures, and music — stored on your PC to other devices.

Learn how to create your media server with Plex by reading this article.

Once the server is configured, you can access your media content from almost anywhere by simply using the Plex web browser.

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