Google Chromecast Ultra: what it is and how it works

Chromecast Ultra installation and supported apps. Learn all about the Google device that turns your TV into a Smart TV.

Chromecast is a Google device , similar to a USB key, which connects to the HDMI port of the TV to receive streaming content from the Internet and view everything that appears on a smartphone or tablet on the TV screen.

If you are wondering what Chromecast is, know that it is a device that allows you to stream TV series, movies, YouTube videos and any content you usually watch on your TV directly from Android, iPhone and laptop. portable devices. Thanks to Chromecast you can also use the screen to browse online on Chrome.

Chromecast is therefore able to transform a TV into a Smart TV. 

  1. Chromecast: supported apps
    1. Chromecast and Google Home
  2. Where to buy Chromecast
    1. Chromecast
    2. Chromecast ULTRA
  3. Chromecast Google Home App
  4. Chromecast installation
  5. Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra
  6. Chromecast: how to cast to TV from iPhone and iPad
  7. Chromecast: how to cast to TV from Android
  8. Chromecast: how to cast to TV from Chrome
  9. How Chromecast works with Google Home

Chromecast: supported apps

Among the many apps supported by Chromecast, also appear: Disney + , Netflix, Infinity, YouTube, Google Play Film, TIMVISION, RakutenTV, Spotify, Deezer, VEVO, Google Play Music, Twitch. The complete list on store.google.com .

How to connect Disney + to TV with Chromecast

Chromecast and Google Home

With Chromecast and Google Home you can control the TV with your voice using voice commands to stream from compatible apps, mute the volume, turn up the volume, pause a movie and much more.

Where to buy Chromecast

Chromecast and Chromecast ULTRA are available on the Google Store and in major electronics retailers. Chromecast does not support 4K or HDR videos , so in case you have a 4K resolution TV it is advisable to purchase Chromecast Ultra.

Chromecast

Resolution: Up to 1080p at 60 fps
Wireless connection: Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
Power supply: Power 5 V, 1 A
Ports and connectors: HDMI • Micro USB
Supported operating systems: Android • iOS • Mac • Windows

Chromecast ULTRA

Chromecast Ultra, a streaming device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, ensures fast, reliable performance for streaming with fewer interruptions.

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD format support
Wireless connection: Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz / 5GHz) 1 x 2 MISO
Ports and connectors: HDMI • Micro USB • Ethernet
Supported operating systems: Android • iOS • Mac • Windows

Chromecast Google Home App

To use Chromecast, you need to install the Google Home app on compatible mobile devices. On the app you can configure Chromecast (both versions), Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, as well as TVs and speakers with integrated Chromecast.

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The Google Home app is compatible with mobile devices with the following operating systems:

  • Android 5.0 and above – download the Google Home app on Google Play
  • iOS 11.0 and later – download the Google Home app on the App Store

Chromecast installation

Before starting, you need to have:

  • A Chromecast device that you can buy on Amazon
  • the latest version of the Google Home app
  • a Google account ( which you can do for free here )
  • a TV with an HDMI input
  • a power outlet
  • a wireless network (make sure you have the network password handy)
  • a phone / tablet

PLEASE NOTE: Chromecast configuration on computers is no longer supported. To set up your Chromecast device, you need to use a mobile device.

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

Here are the steps to connect Chromecast to your TV and how to set it up:

  1. insert the Chromecast into the HDMI input of the TV
  2. plug Chromecast into an electrical outlet
  3. download the Google Home app available for Android and iOS on your smartphone or tablet
  4. open the application you just downloaded and click on START
  5. enter your Google account data and start the wizard orif you already have a Google Home smart speaker press the + button to configure a new device (Chromecast).
  6. on the CHOOSE A HOME screen, select your home and press NEXT
  7. as soon as your Chromecast is recognized, press NEXT
  8. compare the two passcodes – the one on your TV and your smartphone – and make sure it’s the same
  9. go on by clicking on YES and then OK
  10. indicate the room in which the Chromecast is located and click on NEXT
  11. enter the device name
  12. choose the Wi-Fi network to connect the device to and click CONTINUE to complete the configuration

Chromecast: how to cast to TV from iPhone and iPad

If you’re wondering how Chromecast works with iPhone and iPad , read on to find out how to connect it. By connecting Chromecast with iPhone you can cast the contents of compatible applications on the TV, but not the screen of your iPhone / iPad.

  1. insert the Chromecast into the HDMI input of the TV
  2. plug Chromecast into an electrical outlet
  3. install the Google Home app from the App Store
  4. connect your Apple device and Chromecast to the same Wi-FI network. If you need to set up a Chromecast Ultra device, you can also choose to connect it directly to the network using an Ethernet cable.
  5. activate the Blutoothto improve the configuration procedure (recommended option) and follow the instructions on the screen or without Bluetooth touch the Home button of the iPhone go to Settings and then Wi-Fi . Connect to the Wi-Fi network used by the Chromecast device. Look for a name similar to ChromecastXXXX.b.
  6. open the Google Home app
  7. follow the steps
  8. the configuration is complete.

Chromecast: how to cast to TV from Android

  1. insert the Chromecast into the HDMI input of the TV
  2. plug Chromecast into an electrical outlet
  3. install the Google Home app from Google Play
  4. Make sure you connect your mobile device or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network you want to use to set up the Chromecast device. If you need to set up a Chromecast Ultra device, you can also choose to connect it directly to the network using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Open the Google Home app
  6. Follow the steps.
  7. Setup is complete.

Chromecast: how to cast to TV from Chrome

You can use a Chromecast device to show a Chrome tab or screen to the TV. You can show most web content. Some plug-ins like Silverlight, QuickTime and VLC will not work.

To view Chrome on TV, you will need:

  • A Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, or TV with Chromecast built-in.
  • A computer and a Wi-Fi network
  • Install the Chrome browser on your computer ( download Chrome for free here )
  • Connect your computer and Chromecast device to the same Wi-Fi network.

Cast a tab from Chrome

  1. Open Chrome on your computer.
  2. At the top right, click MORE then TRANSMIT
  3. Choose the Chromecast device you want to view the content with. If you are already using Chromecast, your content will replace what is broadcast on TV.
  4. When done, click TRANSMIT then STOP to the right of the address bar.

Broadcast video and multimedia content

  1. Click TRANSMIT on the video or media you are watching. You will be able to see the video and images on your computer and on the TV, but the audio will only play on the TV. Sound from other cards and applications continues to play on the computer.

Cast your computer screen

You can view your entire computer screen using Chrome on Mac, Windows, and Chromebook. Note: To listen to the sound on the TV, use a Windows computer.

  1. Open Chrome on your computer.
  2. At the top right, click MORE then TRANSMIT
  3. At the top, next to “Cast to,” click the down arrow
  4. Click TRANSMIT DESKTOP
  5. Choose the Chromecast device you want to view the content with.

Stream music and videos from your computer

  1. Open Chrome on your computer.
  2. At the top right, click MORE then TRANSMIT
  3. At the top, next to “Cast to,” click the down arrow.
  4. In the “Stream a video or audio file” section, click Stream file.
  5. Select a file.
  6. Choose the Chromecast device you want to play the file with.

How Chromecast works with Google Home

You can also use Google Home to play content on your TV.

  1. After connecting Google Home to Chromecast, open the Google Home app on your mobile / tablet and press the SETTINGS item.
  2. Click on GOOGLE ASSISTANT SERVICES and click on TV AND VIDEO
  3. Click on the CONNECT option to connect the service you are interested in
  4. CONNECT ACCOUNT and enter the login credentials of the chosen account
  5. Use voice commands to start playback
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