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If you want to stream content to your TV without an expensive set-top box, Google’s Chromecast is an awesome option! You can even control playback with your iPhone. We’ll walk you through the setup.

Chromecast is a receiver that streams media to your TV. It doesn’t include onboard apps like Apple TV or Roku. Instead, you just tap the Cast button in any supporting app on your iPhone, and Google streams that content to your Chromecast device.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

The Chromecast resembles a miniature UFO tethered to your TV by a short HDMI cable. The included power supply connects to the micro-USB port on the device. The standard model ($35 at this writing) supports 1080p content at 60 Hz, while the Ultra model is pricier ($69 at this writing) but supports 4K content with a high dynamic range.

As part of the installation process, you connect the Chromecast device to Google Assistant. This way, you can use verbal commands to access and stream content. For example, you could say, “Hey, Google. Play the latest episode of Stranger Things on the living room TV.”

Google Assistant will then cast that episode to the Chromecast device connected to your TV. However, be sure to correctly identify the Chromecast device (“living room TV” in this example), so Google Assistant understands and casts to the correct destination.

Here are some of the services that are compatible with Google Assistant:

  • Music:
    • YouTube Music
    • Google Play Music
    • Pandora
    • Spotify
    • Deezer
    • SiriusXM
  • Streaming Apps, Videos, and Photos:
    • Netflix
    • HBO Now
    • CBS
    • Viki
    • YouTube Kids
    • Starz Direct
    • Sling TV
    • Google Photos

Prepare Your Devices

Plug the Chromecast dongle into your TV’s HDMI port, and then plug its power supply into an electrical outlet. You’ll see a message on your TV with instructions to get the Google Home app.

Download and install the Google Home app from the App Store. Next, open iPhone’s Control Center. If your iPhone has a Home button, you can do this by swiping up from the bottom edge; if you have a newer handset, swipe down from the upper-right corner. Also, make sure Bluetooth is activated (the icon should be blue).

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

If you don’t want to use Bluetooth, tap “No Thanks” when the Chromecast prompts you to enable it. You’ll then need to connect directly to the Chromecast via Wi-Fi. To do so, open the Settings app on your iPhone, tap the Wi-Fi option, and then select your Chromecast device from the list.

Set Up Chromecast

To set up your Chromecast, open the Google Home app on your iPhone. Near the top, you should see a prompt to install one detected device; tap it to continue. If you don’t see a prompt, move to within a few feet of the Chromecast and see if it shows up.

If the prompt still doesn’t appear, double-check that the Chromecast is powered on and showing a message on your television. You can also restart the app or your iPhone and see if that solves the issue.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Select a home (or create a new one) on the following screen, and then tap “Next.” The Home will then scan for devices.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Select your Chromecast device in the results, and then tap “Next.”

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Verify the code you see on your iPhone matches the code displayed on your TV; if it does, tap “Yes.”

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

On the following screen, you’re asked if you want to help Google improve the Chromecast experience; tap “Yes, I’m In,” or “No Thanks.” You also have to tap “I Agree” to accept Google’s Device Arbitration Agreement.

From there, select the room in which your Chromecast resides, and then tap “Next.” This keeps all your devices organized, especially if you use smart bulbs, locks, speakers, multiple Chromecast devices, and so on in your home.

After you select a room, choose the Wi-Fi network to which you want the Chromecast to connect, and then tap “Next.” As Chromecast attempts to connect, you might be asked to type a password. After the device connects, you’re prompted to link the device with your Google account. Tap “Continue” to proceed.

The following screens deal with Google Assistant. You’ll initially see information about Google’s partners, services, privacy, guests, and YouTube recommendations. After that, you’re asked to grant Google Assistant access to all the contacts on your linked devices.

The next step is to add your radio, video, and TV services to Google Assistant. Manually sign in to each service to link them, and then tap “Next.” If you’d rather link these services later, just tap “Not Now.”

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

At the end of the process, you see a summary, including where the Chromecast resides, the associated Wi-Fi network, and your linked services. If everything looks right, tap “Next.” Google Home offers sample tutorial clips, but you can skip these if you want.

Finally, note the name assigned to your Chromecast device in Google Home. In our example, the app labeled it “Living Room TV” because it’s installed under the “Living Room” group.

To create a new name, tap the device in the Google Home app. On the next screen, tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner. Tap the device’s current name on the following screen to rename it.

Manually Add Chromecast

If you didn’t see a prompt in the Google Home app to add the Chromecast device, tap the plus sign (+) in the top-left corner.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

On the following screen, tap “Set Up Device” in the “Add to Home” section.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Tap “Set Up New Devices” on the following screen.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

On the next screen, select the home in which the device resides and tap “Next.” From here, follow the instructions covered above in the “Set Up Chromecast” section.

Since its debut in 2013, Google has positioned its Chromecast as one of the most affordable and dynamic streaming devices on the market. Compatible with all sorts of devices, the Chromecast lets you stream movies, music, websites, and more on your TV.

If you’re looking to stream to a Chromecast from your iPhone, here’s how to set up and watch almost any content from your paired Apple and Google devices.

How to set up your Chromecast

  1. Plug the Chromecast into an HDMI port on your TV.
  2. Go to the Apple App Store and download the Google Home app for your iPhone, before launching it.
  3. With your Google Home app open and your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi, create and name a new Home account to begin setting up your Chromecast device. Be ready to link your Google Account, set up Google Assistant, and connect your new Google Home profile to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Once setup is completed, your iPhone’s Google Home app should show your Home’s name and the locations of your Chromecast devices around your house.

How to stream to Chromecast from an iPhone

The Google Home app for iPhone lets you link Netflix , Amazon Prime, Youtube, HBO, and other popular streaming services and stream them using the Chromecast that’s plugged into your TV. Just make sure that every device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

1. With your Google Home app open on your iPhone, tap the Media icon.

2. Under the “Manage Your System” section, select whether you want to access available Music, Video, Podcast, or Radio services.

3. In the list of available apps, tap “Link” under the service you want to add to your iPhone’s Google Home app.

4. In the confirmation box, tap “Link Account” to be brought to the service’s sign in page where you can enter your account username and password.

5. Once logged in, closeout of Google Home and tap the icon for the streaming service you just linked.

Quick tip: At this point, you can also tap the microphone icon at the bottom of the app and use a voice command like “Hey Google, play ‘The Mandalorian’ on Disney Plus” to start streaming.

6. Select the media you want to play on your TV through your Chromecast device.

7. On your iPhone’s screen, locate the Google Chromecast “casting” icon, which may be located in various places depending on the app.

8. Select the name of your Chromecast from the list of available Chromecast devices and begin watching.

Google released a new app that allows iPhone and iPad users to manage their Chromecast using only their iOS device. Here’s how to set it up.

Apple users, rejoice. Google this week released its long-awaited Chromecast app in Apple’s App Store for devices running iOS 6 or higher. The Chromecast app gives iPhone and iPad users the ability to easily set up and manage the popular $35 TV dongle from their device.

The company previously released native applications for Android, Mac, and Windows users, but iOS was left in the dark.

Here’s how you can now easily pair your Chromecast with your iOS device:

Plugging it in
Plug the Chromecast into your TV, connect the power cord, turn on the TV, and switch to the proper HDMI input setting. Next, download the Chromecast app on your iPhone or iPad, and while it is installing go to Settings, turn on Wi-Fi, and connect to the Chromecast option.

Screenshot by Dan Graziano/CNET

Connecting
Open the Chromecast app, which at this point should have automatically located and connected to the device. You will now be given the option to name the device and select which Wi-Fi network you would like it to run on.

Make sure your iPhone or iPad are on the same network as the Chromecast, and just like that you should be ready to start streaming.

Screenshot by Dan Graziano/CNET

Compatible apps
There is one drawback to using Chromecast with an iPhone or iPad. The list of compatible apps is even smaller on iOS than it is on Android. The device only supports Netflix and YouTube, while Android users also have access to Google Play Music and Movies & TV.

You can “cast” content from Netflix or YouTube by clicking on the Chromecast icon at the top right-hand corner of both apps and selecting the Chromecast option.

Screenshot by Dan Graziano/CNET

Factory reset
For some reason the Chromecast app for iOS doesn’t include the option to perform a factory reset of the device, a feature that is included in the Android, Mac, and Windows clients.

A factory reset can be manually performed by simply holding the button on the Chromecast for 25 seconds.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Having smart home devices like Chromecast are a great way to stream shows and listen to music. Integrating your Chromecast with your iPhone can make all the features more accessible and allow you to cast from your phone with just a tap of your finger.

Use the Google Home App to control the Chromecast with your iPhone. Click on Google Chromecast in the app and use the control center to use music services, streaming apps, or cast to different rooms.

You may still be wondering exactly how to set up the Chromecast with your iPhone. Below, we will go over the complete setup process and discuss troubleshooting tips and the features you can use with Chromecast through your smartphone.

Can You Use Chromecast to Cast from iPhone to TV?

With just a few steps, you can completely control the Chromecast from your iPhone. Follow these setup tips to get started:

  1. Plug in the Chromecast to the HMDI port with the other end plugged into the wall.
  2. Download the Google Home App.
  3. Sign in to your Google account.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth.
  5. Connect to the Wi-Fi using the same network your Chromecast uses.
  6. Click Devices.
  7. Click Chromecast.
  8. Click ControlCenter.

You should see options to link all the streaming services you want to use from the control center.

It should also give you options to cast to different rooms in the house and play music from various music streaming platforms.

How Can I Cast Using Chromecast and My iPhone?

You can cast any streaming service using Chromecast and your iPhone in a few different ways. To use the streaming app, follow these tips:

  1. Open the streaming app you want to use (Netflix, Hulu, etc.).
  2. Click the Chromecast icon, usually in the top left or top right corner.
  3. Select the Cast Device you want to use.
  4. Select Cast.

You should now see your show or music streaming on the device that you cast it to. Watch this video to see how to connect your streaming apps to Chromecast.

If you have a Chromecast TV, you can use the Chromecast Streamer app:

  1. Download the Chromecast Streamer app from the Apple app store.
  2. Open the app when it’s done downloading.
  3. Give the app permission to find your device and connect to the Wi-Fi.
  4. Make sure the iPhone and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  5. Your Chromecast should now appear on the phone screen; click Connect.

This will allow you to cast anything on your phone onto your TV, including any streaming services you use.

Note: While the Chromecast Streamer App is extremely easy to use and lets you mirror your phone screen, it is not free like other app options. It is $4.99 a month or $17.99 a year.

Why Won’t My iPhone Connect to Chromecast?

Every so often, technology fails, and you may run into problems. Most of the issues that cause your iPhone and Chromecast to not connect are easily fixable with just a few steps.

The reasons below are the most common problems:

  • They aren’t on the same network. Your iPhone and Chromecast need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure your phone is on Wi-Fi and not cellular data.
  • If they are on the same network but not working, check the Wi-Fi router. Make sure your router is on and not flashing.
  • Make sure your iPhone supports a 5GHz Wi-Fi connection. The Google Home app can only detect Chromecast if there is a 5 GHz connection.
  • The Chromecast is not plugged in. Check that your HDMI port is working. You should see the Chromecast home screen on the TV if it is plugged in correctly.
  • Check the Chromecast’s Wi-Fi. The network name and connection should show at the top of the TV screen if it is connected properly.
  • Your Chromecast isn’t updated. You can check this using the Google Home app; just open up your Chromecast on the Device Settings page.
  • Your Google Home app needs to be updated. Check on the iPhone’s app store and make sure you’re using the latest update. Sometimes there may be a bug, or the app will stop working after a recent update. Apple usually fixes these issues within a few hours.

You can also check this guide for more tips on how to update your Chromecast. If all these tips fail, you may want to contact Google support and see if they can fix the issue.

Final Thoughts

Using your Chromecast and iPhone together is easy with the Google Home App. It allows you to cast to different TVs, use streaming services, and listen to music. If you experience any issues connecting the two devices, try out any of the troubleshooting tips above to get you back on track.

Own an Android smartphone? Check out this article to learn more about using Chromecast with Android devices.

Step-by-step guide to setting up your device

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

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C hromecast devices are becoming an increasingly popular way to stream content from your phone or computer onto a television screen.

Here, we take you through an easy-to-follow guide on how to set-up and use your Chromecast with an Apple device running the iOS.

Chromecast already set up on a different mobile device

If this is the case and you have previously set up your Chromecast on a mobile device, you won’t need to set it up again, providing the devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

This will become more likely in the future, as computer set-up is no longer available for Chromecast.

What you need to set up Chromecast on an Apple device

Provided your Chromecast device is third generation or older, you will need your device, the latest version of the Google Home app, a Google account, an HDMI wire and input, a power outlet and an internet connection.

It is also essential that your iOS device is fully up to date with the latest operating system in order to be able to run the Google Home app.

Setting up Chromecast on iPhone

First of all, you need to plug in Chromecast and download the Google Home app to your Apple device.

Make sure that you have the Bluetooth turned on, or alternatively connect your Wi-Fi to your Chromecast device which will appear as ChromecastXXXX.b. or similar in your list of available connections.

Open the Google Home app, and instructions should automatically appear.

If they don’t, head to the top left of the app home screen, click on Add, Set up Device and then New Device, and the steps will appear.

That should complete your set-up, but if you encounter any issues then you should try rebooting your Chromecast, unplugging your router and plugging it back in, or even factory resetting your Chromecast if the first two approaches are not successful.

Open the App Store and search for the Chromecast app. It’s Free.

Click the Download from the Cloud icon and wait for it to download. When it’s done downloading it will have the “Open” button instead of the Cloud icon or “Free”.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

When downloaded you can click “Open” to get started.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Click “Accept” to accept the policy and terms.

You can setup your new Chromecast, or setup an existing Chromecast to work with your iOS device if you already set it up with your computer or other device.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

This next part is probably the trickiest part. You have to disconnect from your wifi network by connecting to the Chromecast, which is, at this point, on its own little lonely network. Once connected you change the Chromecasts network settings so that it will be on your wifi network. Then you will be able to connect with it when you are on your own home network.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Switch on your iOS device to “Settings” and then “Wi-Fi”.
Switch from your regular wifi network to the Chromecastxxxx (xxxx are some numbers) network.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Switch back to the Chromecast app once connected and you should get the happy “Chromecast found!” message. Click “Next”.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

So now is the time to turn on your TV if you haven’t already and find the proper HDMI input so that you get the Chromecast verify screen on your TV. When you have that screen on your TV press “Next”.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Now you have to enter your country. Hopefully yours is there. Select it.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

And now you get to name your Chromecast. Oh the Excitement!

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

And Finally comes the Final Network Settings. Select your network. It should be listed. Enter the wifi password. Passwords are case sensitive so keep that in mind. These days with everyone trying to save cell data, people with smartphones or tablets tend to remember their wifi passwords, or at least write them down somewhere safe. Press “Setup” and you should be on your way.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Success! Now all you need to do is add some apps that support Chromecast. Don’t bother going to the Chrome store, as it’s not yet working for iOS devices. Use the Apple App store to find Youtube, Spotify, Netflix, Pandora and all the other compatible apps.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

What is Chromecast? It’s Google’s equivalent to AirPlay. Except you need the very reasonably priced Chromecast ($35) to stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or computer. If you need a solution for easily streaming Netflix or Hulu on your TV, setting up and installing Chromecast is a great way to go and is significantly more affordable than the Apple TV. Chromecast setup isn’t hard to complete. But it takes more than just plugging it in to figure out how to set up Chromecast. We’ll make your Chromecast setup easy with how-to steps and photos below. Here’s how to connect Chromecast to your TV.

How does Chromecast work? Chromecast uses your Wi-Fi connection to connect your TV display to your iPhone, iPad, or Macbook. Chromecast setup uses a specific URL (or mobile app) to establish the connection and install Chromecast, since it doesn’t have any buttons or way to input information. Google Chromecast setup is a one-time installation and should provide seamless streaming to your TV once connected. The first generation Chromecast was a 2-inch stick. Google has since updated the design and now offers two different options for your Chromecast setup: the regular model or the Ultra ($69), which offers 4K picture quality and an alternative ethernet connection. But for most people, setting up the regular ‘ol 35 dollar Chromecast on their TV should be more than sufficient.

How to Setup Chromecast with iPhone, iPad, or Macbook

Chromecast setup comes in multiple parts, and to be honest, figuring this out has given me the biggest headache. So let’s save you the cranial pain and break it down into easy steps.

First, plug the Chromecast device into your TV. It goes into the HDMI port.

Take the USB to USB-C cable that came with your Chromecast device. Plug the USB-C end into the Chromecast device, then:

Plug the USB end into your TV, if your TV has a port for it.

If not, use the included AC adapter to plug it into your wall socket.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Turn on your TV and switch to the proper HDMI input source. Your TV screen will let you know that the plugged-in Chromecast needs to be set up.

Make sure your iPhone, iPad, or Macbook is connected to the same Wi-Fi network you want to use for the Chromecast. Also, make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your device.

If using your iPhone or iPad, download the Google Home app.

If using your Macbook, navigate to https://www.google.com/chromecast/setup/ and tap Set Up Chromecast using this computer.

On iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app on your iOS device. It will look for the Chromecast device. If it doesn’t, continue to the app and tap Devices in the upper right corner of the screen. The app will scan for devices.

On Macbook, Google Cast will automatically look for the Chromecast device once you’ve clicked Set Up Chromecast on this computer.

The rest of the directions are nearly identical whether on iPhone, iPad, or Macbook. Follow the on-screen instructions while going through the list below for easy Chromecast installation and setup:

Once found, it will let you know it has found the nearby Chromecast device. Tap Set Up.

Your device and Chromecast will now attempt to make a connection. If it fails, try moving closer to the Chromecast device and tap Try Again.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

A code will appear on your iOS device. Make sure it matches the code on your TV screen. Tap I See the Code.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

You’ll have the opportunity now to change the name of your Chromecast. You can also deselect Guest mode if you want and choose whether or not to send diagnostics to Google. At the bottom, tap Set Name to continue.

Now we need to connect your Chromecast to the same Wi-Fi network your iOS device is on. Select your Wi-Fi network, enter the password, and tap Set Network.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

If Chromecast has any updates to install, it will automatically do so.

Once updated and connected, tap Continue. Your TV will now say Ready to Cast!

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

You can then tap Browse Cast Apps to easily see which apps on your device have streamable content to cast. You can also select the Discover tap to see other apps that support Chromecast that you don’t yet have.

How to Cast from Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV with Chromecast

Now that you’re Chromecast is all setup:

On your iOS device, make sure you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network you set up for your Chromecast device.

Open an app that works with Chromecast such as YouTube or Netflix.

Play the video you want to cast to your TV. Then tap the Chromecast icon, likely in the upper right corner, to cast the streaming video to your TV.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Use your iPhone or iPad as a remote to change the volume, fastforward, or rewind.

There are lots of different kind of apps that you can download for use with Chromecast. The Discover section of the Google Home app will show you quite a few of the possibilities.

How to Cast from Your Macbook to Your TV with Chromecast

On your Macbook, connect to the same Wi-Fi network your Chromecast is set up with, and open Google Chrome.

Go to g.co/castextension. Click Add to Chrome to add the Google Cast extension to your Chrome web browser. You’ll see a cast icon in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser where other extension icons reside.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Now find the video or website you want to cast to your TV. Tap the cast icon to activate the extension and your screen will appear on your TV! You did it.

You can use your computer as the remote for videos or to control a slideshow of pictures you’re showing the room. There are less limits to what you can cast from your browser on your computer, but there are also a lot of great apps you can utilize on your mobile device to do everything from watching movies and listening to music to playing games and getting a workout in. Check out the apps you can use in the Discover section of the Google Home app, or visit chromecast.com/apps to browse the possibilities. Next, learn how to watch Apple TV on Chromecast, or if you prefer, Roku!

*screenshots from an older version of Google Home app, but general how-to is the same.
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How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

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What to Know

  • Connect Chromecast built-in apps in the Google Home app. Select the Cast icon in supported apps to cast to your Chromecast device.
  • Use a third-party mirroring app such as Replica to mirror your iPhone to your Chromecast device.
  • Your iPhone and Chromecast must be on the same Wi-Fi network for casting.

This article walks through how to cast your iPhone to Chromecast. Take advantage of Chromecast built-in apps to cast directly from your iPhone. To mirror your iPhone screen, get help from a Chromecast screen-mirroring app.

How to Cast iPhone to Chromecast Using Chromecast Built-In Apps

The simplest way to cast content from an iPhone to your Chromecast is to use one of the thousands of apps with Chromecast built right in. To stream and cast content this way, connect your Chromecast to your Google Home and link your account with participating apps, such as Hulu.

You might already have other streaming apps on your iPhone with Chromecast built-in, including Netflix, YouTube TV, Disney+, Prime Video, and HBO Max.

First, ensure you’ve set up your Chromecast with Google Home. After adding your Chromecast to Google Home, look for your device on the main screen of your home.

If necessary, link your app accounts with your Google account in the Google Home app. For example, to set up Hulu casting, tap + (Plus) > Videos > Hulu > Link > enter your log-in information > and select Link Account.

Not all streaming services require you to link your account in the Google Home app to use the built-in casting feature. Visit Google’s support site to learn more about which apps require connecting with Chromecast.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Download the corresponding app on your iPhone if you already have it, and open it.

Select a show or movie to play and tap the Cast icon.

Some apps, such as Hulu, allow you to select your Chromecast immediately before selecting any content to play. Look for the Cast button beside your profile icon.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Select your Chromecast device from the list to start casting.

Tap the Cast icon to return to this list and select Disconnect to stop casting to Chromecast.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

How to Use Google Home to Cast iPhone to Chromecast

Another option to cast your iPhone to Chromecast is to use Google Home and Google Assistant with linked services and apps.

Open the Google Home app and select Media.

From the Media page, select your Chromecast device under Listen on to cast music, radio, and podcasts from connected services.

To watch live TV on your Chromecast, select your Chromecast device from the Google Home main screen and tap Watch live TV.

Sling TV comes with all Chromecast devices. To browse content, download the Sling TV app on your iPhone.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Use the Media tab to control playback from content in connected apps. Open a Chromecast-enabled app > play content > tap the Cast icon > return to the Google Home app > and select Media.

You can also control casting from your Chromecast screen in the Google Home app. Select your Chromecast > use the device screen’s playback controls > or tap Stop Casting.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Alternatively, use Google Assistant in the Google Home app or a Google Nest speaker to cast your iPhone to your Chromecast. Say a command such as, “Cast Curb Your Enthusiasm on Hulu,” or “Hey Google, play The Great British Baking Show on Netflix.”

If you have only one Chromecast TV, you don’t need to specify it to Google Assistant. If you have more than one Chromecast device, set one TV as your preferred choice for casting video. Tap the Chromecast in Google Home > Settings > Audio > Default TV.

How Do You Screen Mirror an iPhone to Chromecast?

Not all apps come with a Chromecast casting option. If you’d like to mirror your iPhone to share pictures or other media, use a third-party Chromecast mirroring app such as Replica.

Download Replica from the Apple App Store.

The Replica app requires a subscription after the initial three-day free trial. Go to Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage or cancel your subscription.

Allow Replica to access your local network to search for casting devices.

Select your Chromecast device from the list of results under Connect.

After choosing your Chromecast, tap the screen to confirm you’ve connected to the right casting device. Tap Start to launch the Screen Broadcast screen.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Tap Start Broadcast to begin mirroring your iPhone screen to Chromecast.

Look for the Cast Screen Mirror is Broadcasting Your Screen bar in red at the top of your screen. Your iPhone is now casting to your chosen Chromecast device.

To stop casting, select Stop Broadcast.

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Google Chromecast device can be used to stream or project media videos from iPhone or iPad on to the larger screen of your Home Television. You will find below the steps to Setup and Use Chromecast with iPhone and iPad.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Set Up & Use Chromecast with iPhone or iPad

If you have just brought home a new Google Chromecast device, the first step is to plug the Chromecast device to the HDMI Port of your Home Television Set.

Once Chromecast is properly connected to TV, the next step is to download and install Google Home App on your iPhone and complete the Chromecast Set up process.

Once the Set up process is completed, you will be able to project YouTube, Netflix and other media playing on your iPhone or iPad on to the larger screen of your Home Television.

With this understanding, let us go ahead and take a look at the steps to Set Up and Use Google Chromecast with iPhone or iPad.

1. Plug Google Chromecast Device to TV

As mentioned above, the first step is to connect Google Chromecast device to your Home Television.

Plug HDMI End of Chromecast Device into HDMI Port of your Television and connect the USB End to USB Power Adapter (See image below).

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

On the TV Remote, press the Input or Source button and select the HDMI Port (HDMI 1, HDMI2….) into which the Chromecast device is plugged-in.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Note: On most Remote Controls you can change the Input Source by pressing Input or Source button.

2. Set Up Google Chromecast Device on iPhone

The next step is to download Google Home App on your iPhone from App Store and complete the Setup process.

1. Open App Store on your iPhone and download Google Home App .

2. Once the App is downloaded, open Home App and agree to Terms & Conditions by tapping on Accept .

3. On the Home screen, tap on Set up 1 device option.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

4. On the next screen, select Home and tap on Next .

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

5. Wait for Google Home App to Locate your Chromecast device and tap on Yes to continue.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

6. You should now see a Code on the screen of your TV and a Code on the screen of your Phone. Tap on Yes if you are able to see the Code on TV screen.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

7. On the next screen, you can tap on either Yes, I’m in or No thanks to move to the next step.

8. Next, select a Location for your Chromecast Device and tap on Next .

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

9. On the next screen, select your WiFi Network and tap on Next.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

10. Finally, enter your WiFi Network Password to finish the Setup process of your Chromecast device.

3. How to Use Google Chromecast with iPhone

All that is required to use Google Chromecast with iPhone is to start the TV, play a YouTube Video or Netflix Show on your iPhone and tap on the Cast Icon that appears on the video.

Open YouTube Video or Netflix Movie or Show on your iPhone and tap on the Cast Icon .

On the pop-up, select your Chromecast device .

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

The Video should now start playing on the screen of your Home Television.

Note. If you are not signed-in to YouTube, you will see “You’re Signed out” pop-up. You can either tap on Confirm or tap on Cancel and sign-in to the App.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

After this, select the Video or Movie that you want to play > On the pop-up, tap on the Play option to project the YouTube Video, Movie or Show playing on your iPhone on to the large screen of your Home Television.

How to set up a chromecast with your iphone

Once the Video or Movie starts Playing on TV screen, you can close your iPhone and the media will continue to play on the TV screen.

At any time, you can open your iPhone to Pause, Rewind, Forward or Stop the Video from playing on the screen of your Home Television.