You know what’s easier than procrastinating?
Installing Chromecast on your Samsung TV.
It’s literally plug, download, and play.
The first step?
Keep reading to find out:
- 3 steps to install Chromecast on your Samsung TV.
- Which Smart TVs come with a pre-installed Chromecast.
- One tool you can use if your Samsung TV doesn’t have an HDMI port.
- How to use Chromecast (and what else you can cast on your Samsung TV).
- 3 troubleshooting tips if your Chromecast doesn’t connect to your Samsung TV.
- And so much more…
- Can I install Chromecast on my Samsung TV?
- How to install Chromecast on a Samsung TV? 3 steps
- How to cast to your Samsung TV using Chromecast
- 3 troubleshooting tips if your Chromecast doesn’t connect to your Samsung TV
- Which Samsung TVs have built-in Chromecast devices?
Can I install Chromecast on my Samsung TV?
You can install Chromecast on your Samsung TV by plugging the HDMI cable into your Samsung TV’s HDMI port. Then, you should plug your micro USB cable into your Chromecast’s micro USB port and into your power source. Download the Google Home app, and then set up your device.
How to install Chromecast on a Samsung TV? 3 steps
#1: Plug Chromecast into your Samsung TV’s HDMI port
That means you don’t need to buy additional parts to set up Chromecast on your Samsung TV.
And a double Hooray for the next steps that are easy to do.
How easy? Like breaking eggs easy.
P.S. Just don’t turn your Chromecast into a Chromeomelette, kay?
Here’s what you want to do:
- Plug your Chromecast’s HDMI port into your Samsung TV HDMI port.
Note: Your Samsung HDMI port is located at the back of your TV.
- Plug your micro USB cable into the micro USB port of your Chromecast device.
- Grab your micro USB power adapter and plug it into your power source.
- Turn on your Samsung TV and make sure you’re using the right source input.
- Choose HDMI source from the Samsung menu.
To access your list of sources in your Samsung TV:
- Press the “Home” button (House icon) on your Samsung TV remote.
- Look for a menu bar at the bottom of your TV screen.
- Scroll left until you hit “Source”.
- Click “Source”.
- Then choose HDMI as the source to connect to.
Reading tip: (11 Fixes) Samsung TV HDMI No Signal
#2: Download and install the Google Home app on your smartphone
- Launch the Google Home app on your smartphone.
- Since it’s your first time using the app, you’ll see a short video tutorial on how to do it.
- Tap “Get Started” on the bottom-right part of your phone’s screen.
From here, follow these steps to set up Google Home on your phone:
Step 1: Confirm the Google account you want to sign in with.
Step 2: In the Google Home app, you should see “Create a home” on your screen.
Step 3: Tap the blue “Get started” text on your screen.
Step 4: The Google Home App will ask you to name your home. Give it a nickname.
Step 5: You’ll be asked to input your Home address (You can also skip this step if you want).
Step 6: Set up your Chromecast device.
#3: Set up your Chromecast device
Ahhh, the moment you’ve been waiting for.
Let’s not waste time and get right into what you came here for.
Here’s how to set up your Chromecast device via the Google Home app:
- Tap the (+) symbol in the top-left part of your screen.
- Tap “Set up device” under the “Add to home” section.
- Tap “New device”.
- Choose the home your created earlier and tap “Next”.
- Turn on your Bluetooth.
- Google will start looking for devices.
- Once Google finds your Chromecast device, it will ask if you want to set it up.
- Tap “Yes” to confirm the setup.
- Follow on-screen instructions to set up your Chromecast device.
If these steps feel like an eyesore because you’ve had a long day, don’t sweat it.
Here’s a video on how to set up Chromecast and how to use it the first time:
How to cast to your Samsung TV using Chromecast
You have your Chromecast device fully set up. Now, the only thing left to do is well…
Cast it to your Samsung TV.
Is it hard to do?
Not at all.
It’s like watching Netflix on your phone except you just tap one button to cast it onto your TV.
Just follow these steps:
Step 1: First, open the app you want to cast to your Samsung TV.
Let’s say you pick YouTube.
Step 2: Choose a video on YouTube you want to cast to your Samsung TV.
Step 3: Once the YouTube video starts playing, you should see a cast icon.
The cast icon is on the top-right part of your phone screen beside the “cc” icon.
Step 4: Tap the cast icon and select your Samsung TV.
Step 5: Your Samsung TV will cast the video.
Now, you can cast Will Smith’s slap on your Samsung TV in 4K High Definition.
What else can I cast on my Samsung TV?
Honestly? A whole bunch of stuff.
You can cast photos, music, wallpapers, and even meetings.
Heck, you can even cast your Google presentation to your Samsung TV.
Switch from Zoom to Meet, anyone?
As for music, you can cast Spotify to your Samsung TV. How cool is that?
It’s also really simple to do:
- Open Spotify on your phone.
- Play a song. (I won’t judge if you play Beyonce).
- Tap “Devices Available” at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
- Choose your Samsung TV device.
- Cast Spotify music to your Samsung TV.
Spotify also provides a video tutorial on how to cast music on your TV.
Now, get this.
If you’re tired of Netflix and want to watch Amazon Prime instead, you can cast that too. Who’s up for a binge-marathon on “The Boys”?
The sky’s the limit with all the things you can cast to your Samsung TV with Chromecast.
Well…not literally as infinite as the sky, of course.
But you get what I mean, right?
Why limit your Chromecast device to YouTube and Netflix when you can cast so much more.
3 troubleshooting tips if your Chromecast doesn’t connect to your Samsung TV
#1: Get an HDMI to AV converter
If your Samsung TV doesn’t have an HDMI port, you can buy an HDMI to AV converter online easily.
From here, all it takes is to…
- Plug your Chromecast’s HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your HDMI to AV converter.
- Then, plug the RGB cables into the back of your Samsung TV.
- Great, you’re all set!
“Uhm…that was it?”
Now, go ahead and use your Chromecast device.
Reading recommendation: What Ports Are On A Samsung TV?
#2: Check your WiFi connection
Your WiFi signal might be strong…
But are your Chromecast and phone connected to the same network?
“Why connect both my phone and Chromecast to the same network?”
Put simply, this is how your phone connects to your Chromecast device.
Think walkie-talkies. Both need to be in the same frequency to talk to each other, right?
That’s exactly why your phone and Chromecast need to be on the same network.
If they’re not connected to the same WiFi network, you can’t cast movies or shows on your Samsung TV.
However, if the WiFi signal is your issue, go ahead and restart it. Unplug your router, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in.
Why wait 10 seconds? Most electronic devices have capacitors that run for a while after shutting them down.
Think of capacitors as tiny batteries. Even after shutting off your router, those batteries still run for a few seconds.
Note: Restarting your router immediately doesn’t allow the batteries to power down. So, when you unplug and plug your router immediately, it’s not exactly a reset.
#3: Reset your Chromecast device
Did you plug your Chromecast device into a wall outlet?
Or…did you plug it into your TV’s USB port?
If not, that’s the problem right there.
Plugging your Chromecast device into a power source ensures the best performance. In other words, no hiccups or lags along the way.
But what if your Chromecast device was plugged in the whole time?
Wait – don’t panic.
You can reset your Chromecast device to solve the issue. Here’s how:
- Press your Chromecast device’s reset button for at least 25 seconds.
Note: The reset button is located right beside your Chromecast’s micro USB port.
- Wait until you see your Chromecast device flash a green light.
- Unplug your Chromecast device.
- Wait for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Plug your Chromecast back into the wall outlet.
Which Samsung TVs have built-in Chromecast devices?
Currently, there aren’t any Samsung TVs that have built-in Chromecast devices.
You have to buy a Chromecast device separately to use it along with your Samsung TV.
However, there are several Smart TV brands today that have built-in Chromecast devices. These brands include the following: