How to update Chromecast

Like me, you probably use your Chromecast device quite a bit. It’s a great way to stream content from your phone or laptop to your TV. But what do you do if you want to update Chromecast firmware? It can be tricky, but I’m here to show you how it’s done. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be up and running in no time!

How to Update Your Chromecast Firmware Automatically

  • If you want your Chromecast to automatically download its latest firmware version, there are a few things you need to do.

  • Ensure you have an internet connection and your Chromecast is turned on.

  • Open up the Chromecast app on your phone or tablet. If a firmware update is available,

  • You’ll see a notification at the top of the Chromecast-connected tv screen.

  • Just tap the update button, and your Chromecast will take care of the rest!

How to determine if you need to update your Chromecast 

If you’re unsure whether your Chromecast needs a firmware update, there are a couple of things you can do to check.

First, make sure that your Chromecast is turned on and that you’re connected to the internet.

Next, open the Chromecast app on your phone or tablet and scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

Under “Chromecast settings,” look for the “Device info” section. This will tell you the latest cast firmware version of your Chromecast and whether or not an update is available.

If you decide that you do need to update your Chromecast’s firmware, follow the steps I outlined earlier in this article. It’s as easy as that!

How to connect your Chromecast device to your TV

If you have a Chromecast device and a google tv with an HDMI port, you can connect Chromecast to watch streaming content. Here’s how:

1. Plug the Chromecast into an HDMI port on your TV.

2. Connect the power cord to the Chromecast and plug it into an outlet.

3. Open the Chromecast app on your phone, tablet, or computer.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Chromecast.

5. Select the content you want to watch and click the play button.

That’s all there is to it! Now you can enjoy all your favorite streaming content on your TV. Just remember to keep your Chromecast up to date with the latest firmware.


How to Force a Chromecast Firmware Update

There are a few ways to force an update if you want to ensure you have the latest and greatest Chromecast firmware. The most reliable method is to use the Google Home app on your Android or iOS device.

You can also check for updates from the Chromecast’s settings screen.

Force a Chromecast Update on Mac

  • On a Mac, open the Google Home app.

  • Make sure your Chromecast dongle is connected to the same network like wifi as your iOS smartphone and that it has the Google Home app loaded.

  • In the top left corner of the app window, click the menu (three lines).

  • To access the device settings, tap the gear icon.

  • Click the Chromecast you want to update.

  • Under “About,” check for updates. If there’s an update available, it will start automatically download.

  • If not, you’ll see a message saying, “This device is up to date.”

Force a Chromecast Update on Linux

  • Linux users can force a Chromecast update by using the Chromium browser.

  • First, open Chromium and enter the following URL:

  • chrome://cast/ .This will open the Cast pane.

  • Next, click the Menu button (three vertical dots) and select “Update Chromecast.”

  • Use a Linux computer that has been powered on and is connected to the same wi fi network as your Chromecast dongle to attempt to force an update.

  • Open the Terminal application ( Linux), and then enter the following command, replacing [IP ADDRESS] with the IP address of your Chromecast:

curl -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/json” -d ‘{“params”: “ota foreground”}’ http://[IP ADDRESS]8008/setup/reboot -v

  • Now, Terminal will check to see whether updated firmware for your particular Chromecast device is available. If so, Terminal will provide the Chromecast instructions to download and install the updated firmware. (This is time-consuming, so leave the Terminal in running position).

  • At the bottom of the Terminal window, you will see “Process Completed” once it is finished. The most recent firmware should now be installed on your Chromecast.


Force a Chromecast Update on Windows

  • Open your web browser and go to

  • Click on the “Download Chromecast App” button

  • Once the Chromecast App has been downloaded, open it and click on the “SET UP NEW DEVICE” button

  • The Chromecast will start looking for new devices to be set up and will eventually display a 6-digit code on the screen

  • On your Windows computer, open the Chromecast App and click on the “SETUP NEW DEVICE” button

  • Enter the 6-digit code displayed on your Chromecast into the App, and then click on the “CONTINUE” button

  • The Chromecast App will now start scanning for available networks to connect to

  • Select the network you would like to connect your Chromecast to, and then click on the “CONNECT” button

  • The google Chromecast will now start connecting to the selected network

  • Once it has successfully connected, a message will be displayed stating that “Chromecast is ready to cast.”


How to reset Chromecast if it’s not working properly

If Google Chromecast isn’t working correctly, you can try resetting it. Hold the button on the back of the device for about 25 seconds until it reboots.

Also, you can follow these steps to make a more exact reset from your device setting:

  • Activate the Google Home app. Tap the name of your Chromecast device, then select Settings and Factory Reset.

  • A hard reset can be tried if this doesn’t work. Ensure that a TV and power source are both connected to the Chromecast.

  • Hold the device’s side button until the LED light flashes white and the TV goes dark.


Although it may seem like a hassle to reset Chromecast if it’s not working properly, sometimes this is the quickest and easiest way to any bug fixes. If you’re having problems with your Chromecast, try resetting it before contacting customer service. This short guide will show you how to do just that.


How to update Chromecast?

You don’t need to update your Chromecast because it will update automatically. When a new software update is available, your Chromecast will download and install it automatically. You can check if there’s a new software update by going to the Device Settings menu. If there’s an update available, you’ll see a message that says, “update now.” Tap on this message to start the update process. Once the update is finished, your Chromecast will reboot itself.

How often do I need to update my Chromecast?

You don’t need to worry about updating your Chromecast too often because, as we said, it will update itself automatically. However, it’s a good idea to check for updates every so often to ensure that you’re always using the most up-to-date software version.

What if I can’t update my Chromecast?

If you’re having trouble updating your Chromecast, you should first make sure that your device is connected to the internet. If it is, then try restarting your router. Sometimes this can help clear any issues preventing your Chromecast from updating properly. If neither of these solutions works, you may need to contact customer service for further assistance.