How to Cast iPhone to Google TV

Chromecast provides the scope of casting content from Chrome to the TV or casting Chrome-enabled apps to the TV. All you need to do is follow this article, which will provide easy steps to enable casting options where you can directly enjoy content from smart devices to Google TV. Here are the steps to follow.

Step 1: Preparing for Casting

Ensure that the device you want to cast from, such as your iPhone, is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast with Google TV. This is crucial for establishing a seamless connection. Additionally, make sure that the Chromecast-enabled apps on your device are updated to their latest versions. For instance, if you plan to cast content from the YouTube app, ensure it is running the most recent update.

  • Verify that your mobile, tablet, or computer is on the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast device.
  • Confirm that the Chromecast-enabled apps on your device are updated to their latest versions.
Cast iPhone to Chromecast with Google TV - Preparing for Casting
mobile on same wifi network

Step 2: Cast from Chromecast enabled app to Chromecast

Open a Chromecast-enabled application on your iPhone, such as YouTube. Look for the cast button within the app; it typically resembles a rectangle with a network symbol in the top-left corner. Note that the specific placement of the cast button may vary across different apps, but the icon itself remains consistent.

  • Launch a Chromecast-enabled app on your iPhone, like YouTube.
  • Locate the cast button within the app; it is usually a rectangle with a network symbol in the top-left corner.
cast from casting enabled application

Step 3: Accessing Cast Button

Upon clicking the cast icon within the app, a list of available devices will appear. Identify and select your Chromecast from the list of available devices. Once connected, you can start streaming videos, movies, or TV shows directly to your TV.

  • Click the cast icon within the app to view the available devices.
  • Choose your Chromecast from the list of available devices to establish a connection.
Choose Chromecast device from the list

Step 4: Stop casting

If you wish to stop casting, tap the cast button again and select “Disconnect” to terminate the casting session. This ensures that your iPhone is no longer streaming content to the Chromecast with Google TV.

  • To stop casting, tap the cast button within the app.
  • Select “Disconnect” to end the casting session and return control to your device.
Showing Disconnect Button on Google TV Cast

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I cast my iPhone to my Google Chromecast?

This problem commonly occurs due to network issues or, to be more precise, because of Wi-Fi connectivity issues. You must ensure all your devices, your iPhone, Google TV, and Chromecast, are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and then try casting again. Another reason could be a password mismatch. Sometimes, after updating the Wi-Fi password, we have to make sure it is also updated on the other devices, so if after the first solution, you still find an issue in casting, please ensure that the password is updated on all the devices. It is essential to keep your Chromecast device updated and remember to use the HDMI extender that comes with it.

Why can’t I cast on my Chromecast?

When you are unable to cast on your Chromecast, the primary reason may be that the version of your Google Cast Receiver (a.k.a. Chromecast) is an old one. To ensure the built-in Chromecast version you are using is the latest or compatible one, you can go to the settings of your Android TV and then go to Google Cast. There, check the version of your Google Cast Receiver. For best results, ensure your Google Cast Receiver is updated to version 1.33 or higher. If not, you can also choose the “Update” option on the menu, and your Google Cast Receiver will be updated to the latest version compatible with your device.

Why can’t Chromecast find my device?

When Chromecast cannot find your device, it is either that your device is not in its finding range or due to network issues. Chromecast works best with other devices when they are within 15-20 feet (4-6 metres) of itself. If the range is not the issue, try restarting your Google TV and Wi-Fi, as the problem may be with the network connectivity.

How does Chromecast find nearby devices?

Chromecast uses Bluetooth to find and pair with its nearby devices. Once you switch on your Chromecast Device and turn on Bluetooth on your Android Device, you can put your device on pairing mode, and it will start searching for your device that has not been paired with Chromecast already. Once ready, you will see a Chromecast setup notification pop up on your device.

Why can’t I AirPlay on Chromecast?

Unfortunately, AirPlay and Chromecast are two technologically incompatible counterparts. That is the reason why you cannot AirPlay on Chromecast. However, you can use a third-party application or device to bridge this gap.

What apps are available on Chromecast with Google TV?

Google ® reported that Chromecast with Google TV supports more than 11,000 apps available to download on Google Play. You can download these apps either during or after the setup on the device. Some of these apps, like Netflix, YouTube TV, Disney+, and Spotify, already come pre-installed on the device, and the most that you have to do is update the app version or their driver, and you are good to go!

What do I receive in the box when I buy the Chromecast with Google TV?

When you buy a Chromecast device, you receive the following items in the box:

  1. The Chromecast Device
  2. A 5-volt, 1.5 Ampere Power Adaptor
  3. Power Cable to use with the Power Adaptor
  4. Voice Remote to use and operate the Chromecast Device
  5. Two (2) pieces of AAA batteries to use for the Voice Remote
  6. A detailed and easy-to-use Quick Start Guide
  7. A Safety and Warranty Document to register your purchased item.
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