In this post, we discuss how to fix Chromecast not connecting to wifi/ internet.
Chromecast is indeed a perfect and convenient way to stream your favourite TV shows or movies and enjoy watching with your friends. It offers an easy way to cover your mini phone screen into a big HD screen. It’s great for transforming a full Sunday evening into a marvellous one! Chromecast is also super easy to set up and use. Still, users have reported facing connectivity issues with WiFi from time to time. This issue with WiFi connectivity can result from various reasons. In this article, let’s take a look at the possible reasons and quick fixes we can administer to solve the connectivity issues.
Before we start performing the troubleshooting steps, let’s take a look at the common causes for the problem.
- Your Chromecast device may be plugged in incorrectly
- You may have to set up your Google Chromecast again through the Google home app
- There may be some glitches in your WiFi network
- You may need trying to connect to a Wifi network that requires you to login
Now, that you are aware of the possible causes for the connectivity issues, keep an eye out for what may have gone wrong with your connection.
Fix: Chromecast not connecting to wifi internet
Let’s take a look at the quick fixes available to fix the Chromecast connectivity issues.
Reboot your Chromecast device
When you are facing connectivity issues with your Chromecast device, this should be the first step of troubleshooting. Top reboot your Chromecast device,
- Unplug the Chromecast device from the TV
- Wait for a couple minutes
- Plug the device back on to your TV
Now, check if your Chromecast is able to successfully connect to the Wifi.
Restart your WiFi network
If you have tried rebooting your Chromecast device and if you are still facing issues, let’s move on to the next step. Try restarting your WiFi network. Here’s how you can do that,
- Unplug the WiFi router from the power source
- Wait for a free minutes
- Plug the router back in and wait till you see the lights on the router blinking
- Internet connection will be established
- Now, connect your Chromecast device and check
Check the position of your Chromecast
Sometimes, in many TVs, the HDMI ports for the Chromecast device will be at the back of the TV. Because of this, your Chromecast device may not be receiving enough signal. This could be a major reason as to why you may be facing connectivity issues. You can try adjusting the router’s location or moving it closer to your Chromecast device.
Another way to resolve this issue is to try using the HDMI extender to connect the Chromecast device.
This should hopefully resolve your connectivity issues.
Update the Chrome browser
This troubleshooting step is applicable if you are using a laptop out computer for casting. If your Chrome browser is not updated, you may face difficulties with streaming from your device. Check the version of your browser. If it needs an update, then you will be required to update the browser and try again.
To update the browser,
- Click on the three dots on the right corner of your window
- If you see an Update Google Chrome option, your browser likely needs to be updated
- Click on update and wait for it to be done
Updating the browser will solve your connectivity issues.
Chromecast is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. You may face minor glitches from time to time but none that cannot be easily fixed. This article will guide you through the highs and lows of using your Chromecast device during a connectivity issue.