Chromecast is a device from Google that allows users to cast the screen of their phone, tablet, or PC to a High-definition Television. This device is very easy to set up and use.
To cast a screen through a Chromecast device to an HD Television, the device from which you’re casting and the Chromecast should be connected to the same Wi-fi network. This ease of operation poses a rather awkward problem.
It is expected that there are many devices connected to your Wi-fi network that has access to the same Chromecast device and when you cast a screen through a Chromecast device, all such devices get notified.
The people connected to your Wi-fi network can then control your casting through Chromecast. This can be very annoying sometimes, and in this article, we’ll show you how to get rid of such a problem.
How to Stop Others From Controlling Your Chromecast Device?
There are basically three ways to prevent others from controlling your Chromecast device. You can stop all the devices or prevent individual devices from controlling your screen-casting.
1. Disabling Others From Controlling Your Chromecast
You can stop all other devices from controlling your Chromecast by following the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Go to Google’s Home application on your device. If you do not have the Google Home application, you can download it from the Playstore
Step 2: Select your Chromecast device on Google’s Home application.
Step 3: After selecting your cast device, you’ll see a settings icon at the top right corner of your screen. Tap on the settings icon.
Step 4: Then, on the “Device settings” screen, you’ll see the “Let others control your cast media” option. Disable this option, and no one will be controlling your screen-casting except you.
2. Disabling Individual Devices From Controlling Your Chromecast
You can also disable some devices from controlling your Chromecast while other devices can control your screen-casting.
To disable individual devices from controlling your Chromecast, just follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Take the device which you want to stop from controlling your Chromecast.
Step 2: Go to the settings option of the device.
Step 3: On the settings screen, you’ll find the “Google” option located under the “Personal” section. Tap on the “Google” option.
Step 4: After going to the “Google” option, tap on “Cast Media Controls.”
Step 5: After tapping on the “Cast Media Controls”, you’ll see the “Media Control for Cast Devices” option. Now, just turn off the option, and the device will no longer be able to control your screen-casting.
3. Using A Separate Local Network
It is often a good idea to use a travel router or wireless router. A wireless router acts as a router with a wireless access point.
It is used to provide access to internet services or private computer networks. It may seem a bit expensive, but you can prevent all the other devices from controlling your Chromecast.
For this, you have to connect your casting device and Chromecast to the wireless router and have to make sure that no other device is connected to this network.
As no other device is connected, no one else will be notified and be able to control your device.
Frequently Ask Questions:
How do I stop other people from using my Chromecast?
You can prevent other people from using your Chromecast by creating a guest mode PIN.
Can other people access my Chromecast?
Yes, other people can access your Chromecast if they know your guest mode PIN.
How do I stop people from controlling my Google Home?
You can stop people from controlling your Google Home by creating a guest mode PIN.
How do I stop people from connecting to my TV?
You can stop people from connecting to your TV by creating a guest mode PIN.
Why can I see my neighbor’s Chromecast?
If you can see your neighbor’s Chromecast, it’s likely because you’re on the same Wi-Fi network.
Can I make my Chromecast private?
Yes, you can make your Chromecast private by creating a guest mode PIN.
How do I reset my Chromecast to factory settings?
To reset your Chromecast to factory settings, press and hold the button on the back of the Chromecast for 25 seconds.
How do I secure my Google Home devices?
To secure your Google Home devices, you can create a guest mode PIN.
Is Bluetooth more secure than Wi-Fi?
No, Bluetooth is not more secure than Wi-Fi.
Can Chromecast connect to a hidden SSID?
No, Chromecast cannot connect to hidden SSIDs.
What happens when you reset Chromecast?
When you reset Chromecast, it will erase all your data and settings.
Do I need to reset my Chromecast before selling?
Yes, you should reset your Chromecast before selling it.
Does Chromecast Ultra have a reset button?
Yes, the Chromecast Ultra has a reset button. To reset the Chromecast Ultra, press and hold the button on the back of the Chromecast for 25 seconds.
Can you put a password on a Google Home?
No, you cannot put a password on a Google Home.
Can I block devices from connecting to my Chromecast?
Yes, you can block devices from connecting to your Chromecast. To block devices, create a guest mode PIN.