Stuck on “Connecting to Chromecast”? Ten troubleshooting tips


We all enjoy using our favourite apps or streaming videos on mobile phones, tablets and laptops. And one thing which makes our viewing experience even better is when we can stream those videos on a big screen TV.

That is where Chromecast is able to works it’s magic and allows your phone, tablet or laptop to cast to your TV.

This device, known as a dongle, plugs into a compatible TV to enhance your viewing experience.

Chromecast connects through the use of Wi-Fi and, as we all know, connection errors can occur at times. When you are stuck on a “Connecting to Chromecast” message. Try this fix to get it to connect again.

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How long has Chromecast been out?

The very first edition of the Google Chromecast came out on 24 July 2013  and the second edition came out in September 2015.

The latest Chromecast performs slightly better than previous versions because the hardware and design were improved in 2018. It can stream a countless number of apps as a result.

There is no monthly subscription for a Chromecast device, however, you would need to pay for subscriptions for apps that can be used with Chromecast, like Netflix for example.

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Don’t get stuck on a Connecting to Chromecast message. Try this fix:

With the Chromecast switched on and plugged in the mains socket, try these steps to establish a Wi-Fi connection:

  1. The light on the side of the Chromecast should be glowing white.
  2. Check you are entering in the correct password for the Wi-Fi.
  3. Check you are using the most updated version of the Google Home App when using a supported iOS or Android device.
  4. The device you are using to connect to the Chromecast needs to be in range, therefore, make sure it is within fifteen to twenty feet apart.
  5. If the Chromecast has been connected to the Wi-Fi previously, check there have been no updates made to your router by your internet service provider.
  6. Reset and connect the Chromecast to the Wi-Fi again.

You can also reboot your wifi connected devices to re-establish the Wi-Fi connection:

  1. Reboot your Wi-Fi router – unplug it from the mains, wait for one minute and plug it back in.
  2. Disconnect the Chromecast by removing the power cable. Then and reconnect by plugging the cable back in.
  3. Turn the Wi-Fi off and on from the device you want to connect to your Chromecast.
  4. Finally, if your router has 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands make sure your devices connect to the 2.4GHz band.

Spotify stuck “Connecting to Chromecast”?

Here is what to do if you have trouble connecting Spotify to Chromecast:

  • First of all, make sure Spotify and Chromecast are connected to the same network.
  • Also, make sure Chromecast and Spotify have the latest software update.
  • Check that there are no local files playing because Chromecast doesn’t support them.
  • Try a different Wi-Fi connection as it could be a problem with the network you are using. Using your mobile phone as a personal hotspot is a good test. If the Chromecast works on the hotspot, you’ll know it’s your home broadband that’s the issue.

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