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How to Fix Chromecast Not Working Issue?



Chromecast Not Working

Chromecast is a popular streaming device that will help you to stream popular networks like Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, HBO, and much more from your device to a TV in no time. It also lets you stream the apps for music, sports, and more. The functions of Google Chromecast are so unique while comparing with the other streaming devices. With Chromecast, you may also experience some issues like Chromecast not connecting to the internet, Chromecast not working on TV, built-in Chromecast Not Working, Chromecast icon not showing up, Chromecast Stopped working and much more issues. Here are the top 5 and easiest methods that let you fix the Chromecast issues:

  • Factory Data Reset (FDR) your Google Chromecast
  • Reset your Modem/Router
  • Place your router closer to the Chromecast
  • Make sure your Network operates at 2.4GHz
  • Update the Firmware of your router

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Method 1: Factory Data Reset (FDR) your Google Chromecast

The best and easiest way to fix the built-in Chromecast Not Working issue and Chromecast Stopped working issue is by resetting your Google Chromecast back to its factory defaults. Resetting your Chromecast to its factory defaults is very simple. Just hold down the button on the back of your Chromecast for 25-30 seconds. When the TV screen goes blank, your Chromecast will be reset to its factory defaults within a few minutes.

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How to Factory Reset Chromecast Dongle
Reset your Chromecast to its Factory Defaults

Method 2: Reset your Modem/Router

  • Turn OFF your Modem/Router and disconnect them from the power source.
  • Wait for 10-20 seconds and connect the modem/router to the power source.
  • Then turn ON your Modem/router and wait for 1 minute to connect the Chromecast again.
Reset your ModemRouter
Reset your ModemRouter

Method 3: Place your router closer to the Chromecast

This method is very helpful when you get the issue of Chromecast not working on TV. If your router is in a distant area from your Chromecast, you may experience some issues in Chromecast. For that, you can move your router to a place near the Chromecast. Alternatively, you can also use Wi-Fi extender cable.

Method 4: Make sure your network operated at 2.4GHz

This method is very helpful when you get the issue of Chromecast not connecting to internet. Normally the Wi-Fi networks operate at two frequency bands of 2.4GHz and 5GHz. But the Google Chromecast works only on 2.4GHz. To fix that issue, go to your router settings and check what the frequency that router is working on. If it’s working on 5GHz, change it to 2.4GHz for your Chromecast.

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Method 5: Update the Firmware of router

Sometimes not updating the firmware of router may lead you to some kind of connection problem. So navigate to the router’s settings menu with your login details, check whether there is an update to the firmware or not. If there is an update, make sure to update the firmware immediately. Updating the firmware will improve your network security from the external threats.

Wrapping Up

These are the top 5 and easiest ways to fix the Chromecast issues. If these fixes haven’t worked, then it is possible that you have received a faulty unit and you might want to return to the shop where you received the device. Share this article on the social media’s and comment below if you have issues on Chromecast.