The new unit, Chromecast with Google TV, is surprisingly nimble and flexible compared to previous Chromecasts, but that’s also because it’s not at heart a Chromecast. A new version of Android TV updated by the developers at Google is concealed within the normal shell of a Chromecast.
The latest ‘Chromecast with Google TV‘ home screen has a latest overhauled interface that consolidates content on a single page from all your streaming services. Google also provides customized suggestions from all your streaming services’ repositories based on your watch history.
Naturally, the way you can cast Chromecast from your favorite device to your Google TV will also change with the launch of this new device. Let’s take a look at how you can cast your favorite gadget into the all-new Google TV.
Steps to cast to Chromecast with Google TV
To conveniently upload to your new Google TV depending on the device you choose to use, follow one of the guides below.
- Your device and Google TV should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Open ‘Settings’ on your Android device and tap on ‘Connected devices’.
Now tap on ‘Connection preferences’.
Switch on your Google TV and make sure that in Settings, casting is allowed. Tap ‘Cast’ on your Android device once your Google TV is turned on.
Tap on the ‘3-dot’ icon in the top right corner of your screen.
Check the box for ‘Enable Wireless Display’.
Wait a few seconds and on this screen, all the devices enabled on your network should light up. Find and select ‘TV on Google’.
In the text box on your Android computer, enter the appropriate code displayed on your Google TV screen.
Tap on ‘Pair’ once you are done.
Your Android device should now be mirrored on your Google TV. You can now launch any app and play the content you wish to.
On iPhone and iPad
Since Android and iOS are two separate platforms altogether, it can be a bit complex to cast between the two devices. And because Google TV is still behind the curtains, we have no way of knowing exactly how to make it work, but for enthusiastic users, here’s an idea.
On your Android TV, you may need to sideload a third-party app. We suggest you use something like LetsView, which is proven to work across most devices. If Google TV comes with its Play Store version, then it should be a breeze to install LetsView. On the other hand, you would need to sideload the app if Google does not have a full-fledged Play Store that gives you access to LetsView.
This connection can be used to download the app’s APK version and then sideload it to your TV. You will need to allow the installation on your Google TV of applications from other sources, a configuration that may be concealed behind developer tools until the software is officially launched. After you have bypassed this constraint, if you have access to a browser, you can then either download the APK to your Google TV itself, or use your Wireless Network to upload it.
You can then install it on your Google TV once you have the LetsView APK. LetsView will then let you build on your network a custom Airplay server that can then be used to connect to your iOS device. Swipe up to reach the control center from the bottom of your device and in the ‘Device Mirroring’ module you can see the new Airplay server. Tap it, then pick the Airplay server. Your iOS system can automatically report casting to your Google TV when you do this.
You can either use Google Chrome to cast your web browser into Google TV on desktop systems, or use the built-in casting tool to cast the entire screen. Depending on the form you wish to use, follow one of the guides below.
Cast your browser
Open Google Chrome on your desktop and click on the ‘3-dot’ menu icon in the top right corner of your screen.
Click on ‘Cast’ now.
Chrome will automatically start searching for compatible devices on the same network. Once your Google TV shows up, click on it to establish a connection.
Note: If your Google TV does not show up in the list then ensure Casting is enabled for Google TV in settings.
Enter the code presented on your Google TV screen and click on ‘Pair’ once you are done.
You should now be casting your entire browser window to Google TV.
Cast your entire screen
Click on the notification tray icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.
Click on ‘Expand’ to view all the available quick actions.
Now select ‘Connect’.
Windows will now automatically search for compatible devices on your WIFI network. Once Google TV shows up in the list click on it to establish a connection.
In the designated text box on your PC, enter the code shown on your TV screen. When you are done , click on ‘Set’.
You should now be linked to your Google TV and Google TV should be available on your entire PC screen.
We hope you can easily move this guide from your devices to the new Google TV. If you face any difficulties or have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the comments section below.
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