Google has just launched a cool new device called Chromecast, which enables users to view all types of data on their big-screen TVs rather than on their computers, laptops, or mobile devices.As most things that come from Google, the device is quite easy to set up. Here’s how you can do it in a few easy steps.
1. Plug in the device
Obviously, this is the easiest step of them all. Inserting the Chromecast into one of the HDMI slots of your television should be done quite fast, and the device is small enough that it will probably not create too much trouble with other wires you might have plugged in.
In order to give the device some power, you can plug in the micro USB cable adapter, which comes as an extension to the Chromecast.
2. Install the Chrome web browser
This needs to be done for all computers.
Chromecast works with a long list of devices, but also with desktop computers. The only thing it needs is the Chrome browser. Although, we should be honest – Google could have found a way around this, but they’re shooting two birds with one stone since they’re promoting their new device and making people install their web browser.
Regardless, Chrome is very easy to download and install, for both Windows and Mac.
3. Install Google Cast for ChromeThe Chrome extension works for both Windows and Mac versions of the web browser. Installing the extension only takes a second and it adds another icon to your browser.
Clicking on it will send whatever you’re watching straight to the Chromecast and you can view it on the TV. This enables you to view all types of YouTube videos and listen to music.
4. Install the Chromecast app and set up the Internet connection
Chromecast is a device that works with Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets, iOS 6.0+ iPhones, iPads, and iPods, Chrome for Mac and Windows, as well as the Chromebook Pixel.
Similarly, the same-name app works on all these devices and needs to be installed to enable connecting them all with the gadget plugged in the TV.
The three-step setup process is quite easy to follow. The first thing you need to do is make sure the device is working, then change the TV source, install the app on the computer, and run it.
Then, the app needs to recognize all available Chromecasts and, once this is done, it requires your Wi-Fi password.
From here on out, you can immediately start sending videos and other data to view on your television through compatible sites.
The device is already available in the United States, but people from all over the world are demanding for it to be available in their countries as well.