Samsung TV Chromecast Setup (Separate Device NEEDED!)
If you have a Samsung TV and just got Chromecast, you are probably eager to set it up and begin streaming.
Samsung TV Chromecast Setup Instructions
None of Samsung’s TVs come with Chromecast built-in, you need to buy the device separately. To setup Chomecast, plug the HDMI side into the HDMI port on your TV and the other side into a power outlet. Then install the Google Home app on your smart device and select “Set up device”.
Here is the official list from Google of the brands that offer TV models with Chromecast built-in – you’ll notice that Samsung isn’t on the list.
So if you want to use Chromecast on your Samsung TV, the first thing you need to do is buy the device.
What Do I Need to Get Started?
The good news is that setting up Chromecast on Samsung TVs is extremely easy and user-friendly.
It should only take you a few minutes as long as you have all the right equipment and a stable internet connection.
Before we get started, lets gather a few things to make the process run a bit smoother.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your Google Chromecast device with included cables
- Smartphone or tablet with Google Home app installed
- A stable internet connection
- Your username and password for your WiFi
How to Setup Chromecast on Samsung TVs
Since Chromecast isn’t built in to any Samsung TVs, the setup process will be the same for all models.
Plugin the Chromecast
Plug the HDMI side of your Chromecast directly into the HDMI port on your TV.
Make sure the micro-USB side is plugged into the charging block of your Chromecast and that the charging block is connected to a power outlet.
Some people think the Chromecast doesn’t need to be plugged into a power source to work, but to get the most efficient use out of your Chromecast, always plug it into a dedicated wall outlet.
Finally, make sure your TV is turned on and that you’re on the correct source input. If you’re not, just hit the source button on your remote until you come across HDMI and see the Chromecast wallpaper.
Download the Google Home App
Download the Google Home app onto your smart device.
You will need a Google account to use the app. Follow the on-screen prompts. Then, go to the home screen of the Google app and follow these steps:
- Select the + symbol.
- Tap Set Up Device.
- Tap New Device.
The Google Home App will automatically starting searching for your Chromecast.
You will then need to enter your WiFi information and complete a few more prompts. Make sure that you connect your Chromecast to the same WiFi network as your mobile device or tablet.
At this stage, your Chromecast should be ready to use.
To cast, just open up the dedicated app of the service you want to stream and click on the cast button at the upper right hand corner of the app.
For example, if you want to cast Netflix from your phone: open the Netflix app, select your show, and then click the cast icon at the upper right hand corner and select your TV!
If you followed the above tips and your Chromecast isn’t working, there might have been an issue or error along the way.
Most issues can be very easily fixed. Try some of the following troubleshooting tips:
Check Your Internet Connection
Having a solid WiFi connection will allow your Chromecast to work much more efficiently.
Make sure you entered your login credentials correctly onto the Google Home App.
Check that your WiFi signal is strong on your phone and that you can stream media.
Double check that the device with the Google Home app and your TV are on the same WiFi network!
Check that your Chromecast is On
Ensure that your Chromecast is plugged in and on.
If you are having issues, you can try resetting Chromecast and the TV. To reset it, press and hold the small round reset button for at least 25 seconds.
Also, use another charging block or charging cable to see if that is the problem.
You can turn the TV on, unplug Chromecast, wait a few minutes, and then plug Chromecast back in. This should reset the settings and let you start over to see if you can fix the issue.
Keep Chromecast Plugged into the Port
The Chromecast needs to be plugged into an HDMI port at all times. Make it is securely seated in the HDMI port and isn’t loose at all.
Some older models of Samsung TVs don’t have HDMI ports, but you can still use Chromecast, you just need to buy an HDMI to AV converter.
Then, insert the Chromecast’s HDMI end into the converter and put the converter’s cables into the back of the TV.
None of Samsung’s TV models have Chromecast built-in, so you’ll have to start by buying a Chromecast device.
Once you have your Chromecast you can set it up with your Samsung TV by following these steps:
- Plug the Chromecast HDMI cord into the HDMI port on your TV
- Plug the other end of the Chromecast into a power outlet
- Turn your TV on and hit source on your remote until you land on the HDMI input screen
- Download the Google Home app onto your smart device
- Add your Chromecast device by clicking on “Set up device” within the app
- Follow the on-screen prompts
If you are having trouble getting your Chromecast to connect, make sure to:
- Check your internet connection
- Make sure the Chromecast is powered on
- Check that the Chromecast cables are well connected
Now you’re ready to start streaming all your favorite shows!