Are you facing issues trying to chromecast the youtube/Hulu/Netflix app to your TV? Here are 11 ways you can try to fix the missing chromecast button.
Time needed: 4 minutes.
Here are 11 ways using which you can easily fix the missing chromecast button.
- Remove any DNS or VPN
- Check your Wifi connection
- Unplug TV
- Unplug the router/modem
- Change HDMI port
- Restart WiFi
- Turn on Airplane Mode
- Close the apps
- Force restart your phone
- Repair your TV
- Factory reset your chromecast
Keep reading to know how to implement each method in detail.
Remove any DNS or VPN
If you are using a DNS or a VPN app then you need to turn it off and try connecting it back.
Check your Wifi connection
To chrome cast, it is necessary for your mobile phone and TV to be connected to the same WiFi network.
To connect your android device to WiFi go to Settings – – > WiFi and now connect to the WiFi your TV is connected to.
In case you have a lot of WiFi routers and don’t know which WiFi your TV is connected to you need to:
1.) Download the Google Home app.
2.) Tap on the device name.
3.) Tap on the gear icon and now you can see the wifi you are connected to.
This is one of the most vintage methods we use whenever any electronic device doesn’t work properly.
In this case, also you need to unplug the connection wait for few seconds and then plug it back.
Hopefully, it should start by now. If it doesn’t then move to the next step.
Unplug the router/modem
In this method, you need to unplug the power cord from your modem or router wait for few seconds, and then plug it back in.
After that when you start the TV your mobile should be able to cast.
Change HDMI port
In case your HDMI port is faulty or not transferring the data then you need to remove it from one port and insert it into the other port.
Make sure you change the settings later.
Another easy method you need to follow is going to your mobile settings and turn off the wifi wait for 20-30 seconds and then turn it on again.
And now try to cast.
Turn on Airplane Mode
Another easy step you need to follow is turning on the airplane mode and waiting for 30 seconds.
Now disable airplane mode and connect to the desired wifi again. Hopefully, by now, you should be able to cast.
Close the apps
Suppose you are trying to cast the youtube app then you need to close the app and remove it from the background app section.
Wait for half a minute and now restart again.
Force restart your phone
Different phones have different ways to force restart the phone. Search on youtube on how to force restart your phone and do it.
Links to force restart some popular phones are:
General android phones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK8JAgd37nc
iPhone 6/6s/Plus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeZyGUJLMzs
iPhone 7/Plus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d0atwv1rn4
iPhone X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwLYpQdHp9c
iPhone XS/XS Max/XR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV456JxqSRY
iPhone 11/Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1WvKu1Jlp4
Samsung Galaxy S10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arp5Cu8MeHw
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA_GWfnM_xY
Repair your TV
If you follow all the above steps and still couldn’t fix the chromecast issue then surely there might be a problem in your tv.
So you need to check the chromecast by inserting the HDMI cable into your desktop or your laptop and check if it works on it.
But if it still doesn’t work then you need to follow the next step and pray that after this the chromecast issue is fixed.
Factory reset your chromecast
The very last step you need to follow to make your chromecast work is the factory reset your chromecast.
To factory reset:
- Press the button on your chromecast for 10 seconds.
- First, the light will turn orange then after 10 sec it will turn white again. Make sure it is plugged into the TV.
- Press the button for 10 seconds (it will start blinking orange) then wait until it turns white.
- Now it will start the factory reset process automatically.
You can now install the chromecast as you did when you installed it for the first time.
I hope you learned how to fix the missing chromecast button. If you have any doubts or suggestions then comment down below.
Hi there. My name is Saish K and I am the owner of this blog.