How to Switch or Change WiFi Network on Chromecast?

Chromecast is a device developed by Google that allows users to cast audio and video files from smartphones and personal computers to the TV screen. To cast a screen using the Chromecast device, it has first to be set up, and the Chromecast device and the device from which the screen is to be cast must be connected to the same WiFi network.

How to Switch or Change WiFi Network on Chromecast?

Change WiFi Network on Chromecast

Our phones or laptops can be easily connected to a new WiFi network. Unlike our smartphones, Chromecast devices can remember only one WiFi network at a time. When you change your router, things may get complicated as the Google Home app on your phone cannot recognize the Chromecast device.

To connect the Chromecast device to a network, the previous WiFi network must be removed from the “memory” of the Chromecast device. In this article, we discussed the ways to change WiFi networks on Chromecast.

Switch your Chromecast from one network to another:

This method only works when the old WiFi network is still around, and you want to switch the Chromecast to a new WiFi network. Follow the steps mentioned below to change your Chromecast to a new WiFi network.

Step 1: Turn your Chromecast device on and start the TV to which your device is connected.

Step 2: Then, open the Google Home App on your smartphone.

Step 3: Now, tap on the Menu icon (3-bar) located at the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 4: Next, tap on “Devices” located under the “Menu” option.

Step 5: Then, on the “Devices” screen, tap on the menu icon (3 Dots) located at the top-right corner.

Step 6: When the drop-down menu opens, tap on “Settings”.

Step 7: On the next screen, tap on “WiFi”.

Step 8: Now, a “Pop-up” will appear, and you’ll have to tap on the name of the old WiFi to which your Chromecast is connected.

Step 9: After tapping on the name of the old WiFi network, a “Drop-down” will appear, showing all the available WiFi networks.

Step 10: Now, tap on the WiFi network that you want to connect to and enter the password when asked. After entering the password, your Chromecast will be connected to the new WiFi network.

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Change your Chromecast WiFi network:

This method is applicable when you change your router, and the old router is not around. Your Chromecast device is not automatically connected to the new router, but your phone is, so your phone cannot recognize the Chromecast device.

To solve this problem, you’ll have to reset your Chromecast device manually and again set up it to use the new WiFi network. Just follow the steps mentioned below to reset your Chromecast and connect it to the new WiFi network.

Step 1: Plug your Chromecast into the TV and turn it on.

Step 2: Then, press and hold the “Reset Button” on the Chromecast device for 15 seconds.

Step 3: While holding the button, you’ll see the light on your Chromecast device blinking for some time and then become steady.

Step 4: Once the light is steady, your Chromecast will have returned to the default settings.

Step 5: Now, you need to set up your Chromecast with the new WiFi network.

People also ask:

  1. How do I reset my Chromecast?
    To reset your Chromecast device, you need to hold down the button located next to the micro USB port until the solid light starts flashing and then you’ll have to disconnect the USB power cable. After a few minutes, reconnect the USB power cable, and your Chromecast will be reset.
  2. Why won’t my Chromecast connect to my WiFi?
    Your Chromecast will not connect to your WiFi because:
    You’ve entered the wrong password.
    b. Your Chromecast is already connected to another available network.
    c. Chromecast device is not compatible with your router settings.
    d. There’s a login page to access the WiFi.
    e. Your Chromecast or router may have some defects.
    f. You haven’t set up Chromecast correctly.
  3. How do I know if my Chromecast is connected to WiFi?

To check whether your Chromecast is connected to your WiFi or not, you need to follow these steps:

Open the Google Home app -> Tap on Devices in the top right corner -> Tap on the three dots menu on the next screen -> Go to settings -> You’ll see the name of your Chromecast and which WiFi network it is connected to.

Ahnaf Nihin is a senior content writer at Gametechia. He's having 10 years of experience in Technology and troubleshooting topics. Coming from a background in engineering, you will often see his writing stuff related to How To's, Android, and iOS.