How To Set Up Your New Chromecast And Stream The Local Media Without Wi-Fi
January 12, 2019 01:47 By Fabiosa
The Google Chromecast is truly another step into the future. It transforms your TV into an incredible media station, which you can use to watch, play, stream, surf the web, and many more. Could anyone imagine 50 years ago that such thing would be possible today? But do you know what’s even more miraculous? You can now stream media you have on your phone even if the access to the Internet is unavailable! We are going to tell you how you can do this in this article, so stay with us.
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How to set up Chromecast without Wi-Fi
Unfortunately, setting up your new Chromecast without some sort of an Internet connection whether it is the Ethernet cable or your Wi-Fi home network is really impossible. But don’t worry, even mobile data can work for this goal. And it goes without saying that you cannot stream videos from Netflix, HBO, YouTube, and other different content providers if you don’t have a stable Internet connection. On the other hand, Chromecast can stream media that is stored locally on your phone.
Setting up the Chromecast
So, the very first thing you need to do is to connect the Chromecast to your TV and set it up. Plug the device into one of the HDMI ports on the TV. You should switch the input channel on the TV to the port where the Chromecast is connected. For the next part you will need your TV to be connected to the Internet.
You will see the message on the TV screen that basically says you will need to download the Google Chrome Cast app. After you download and install the app, it will automatically identify your Chromecast and guide you through the next part. Don’t worry, the instructions are simple and clear, so you are unlikely to have any troubles. After you’re done with this procedure, you can stream online media and do dozens of other things. Does Chromecast use Wi-Fi for that? Absolutely yes, but there are cases where it can work offline.
Now, moving on to streaming the local media from your phone or Google Drive. You can download free apps like LocalCast or AllCast from Google Play Store. Their single function is to mirror your device and make the Chromecast see and able to stream your local media. Therefore, the apps are also really simple in usage. Moreover, the latest Chromecast models can do it directly without any other third-party apps.
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Google offers you another option of getting around Wi-Fi. You can buy a special Ethernet adapter, which fairly cheap, and use a stable wired internet connection. Simply connect the adapter to the Chromecast’s power slot and plug in the Ethernet cable, which usually goes into a Wi-Fi router. That’s all you have to do to enjoy a stable connection. We hope you’ve found this article helpful!