If you just have one Chromecast streaming device, you need to have a WiFi connection for it to connect to your devices. However, Chromecast can only remember one network at a time. Therefore, if you want to use a different network, you will need to reset your Chromecast. Here’s how to change network settings on Chromecast in a number of different approaches.
How to Change WiFi on Chromecast
To change your Chromecast Wi-Fi network, launch the Google Home app on your mobile device and select the device that you currently own. Tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner to access the Wi-Fi menu, then select your device and tap Forget This Network at the bottom right.
Before using the Chromecast, make sure your phone or other devices are connected to the same network as the Chromecast before you start. If you cannot connect through the same network, you will have to perform an offline reflash (reset) on your Chromecast. You can find out how to do this here.
1. Plug in your Chromecast and turn on the TV. When the Chromecast has been plugged in, you can watch sleep. If you can see the Sammy on the device, you know it is operating.
2. Go to the Google Home app and download it. This app is compatible with both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, and it’s free to download.
3. Access the Chromecast on your handheld device and choose the option. The name you gave it appears here. It may be something like Living Room TV.
4. Next, tap the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
5. Next, connect your device to the Wi-Fi.
6. After that, tap the Forget This Network button.
7. If want to reset your Chromecast, follow the procedure below. In case you have lost your Chromecast connection, you can choose to delete it and then reconnect it.
If your goal is to connect to a nearby WiFi network, your Chromecast may erroneously cease working when you try to connect to it. If this is the case, turn your Chromecast off at its source, and reboot it. After the Chromecast is turned on, you can connect to it using the new network.
How to Change WiFi Network by Manually Resetting Your Chromecast
To reset your Chromecast manually, press and hold down the reset button on the side of your Chromecast. Then disconnect and reconnect the USB power cable to your Chromecast.
1. Hold down your Chromecast’s reset button. The reset button is located on the back of your Chromecast or on the side closest to its micro-USB port. Press and hold down the button until the LED light flashes orange and a steady white. If you have a first-generation Chromecast, the reset button is at the back of the device. Press and hold down the button until the light is steady white.
2. Turn off the USB connection. Wait for a few moments, then disconnect the wire.
3. Reconnect the USB device. This will reset the device to factory standards.
4. On your next Chromecast setup, you will have to resume your device setup.
How to Set Up Your Chromecast
1. Tap the top of your phone’s screen to open the Google Home app, and click the plus sign.
2. Then click on which device you’d like to set up.
3. Subsequent, go to Set Up New Devices.
4. Then tap or click Create Home and Next.
5. Wait until the app detects the device and taps Next.
6. Wait until the system connects to the computer or mobile device.
7. Next, tap Yes to confirm that you see the identification number on your television. If you do not see the same number, tap No, and then tap Search for devices.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions until you are taken to the page that says, Connect to Wi-Fi. Choose a new WiFi network to connect to from here. You may be asked to enter the WiFi password at this point.
9. Wait until your device has linked up to your WiFi network before accessing it.
10. When you see that your Chromecast is linked, you can stop interacting and click an X , or click Continue to use your Chromecast device for the time being.
If you are looking to change your WiFi networks on your Chromecast, there are a few things that you can do. First, make sure that your device is compatible with the new network. Next, make sure that you have an updated firmware for your Chromecast. Finally, be sure to change your passwords and to enable two-factor authentication on both of your WiFi networks if you have them.