There is a common misconception that it must be quite hard to make Apple and Google products work together. However, when it comes to Google Chromecast, you can easily set it up on your Mac and start playing YouTube videos right there on the TV set with Chrome Browser. Once you have set up Chromecast, you will be able to view Chrome on your TV as well. If you don’t know how to set up the Chromecast on a Macbook, the process is described here.The below example uses Macbook Pro for setting up Chromecast.
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How To Start Chromecast Set Up On Macbook
To begin the process, you will have to visit http://chromecast.com/setupfrom your browser in Mac and you will be taken to download page where you can get Chromecast app.
How To Set Up The Chromecast On A Macbook
Chromecast requires you to provide an actual source of power and, therefore, you either need to plug Chromecast into one of the USB ports you have on your TV, or utilize micro USB-to-USB power adapter which comes in the package. If you want to use USB port for the connection then you can find one easily right underneath your TV’s HDMI port and use it for connecting Chromecast.
Now for turning Chromecast on, it should be plugged into HDMI port as well as your TV’s USB port. On the first boot, you’ll be able to see the official logo of Chrome and then there will be a slideshow that features some cool sceneries while you wait for it to set up.
It is possible to set up Chromecast on your iOS device as well by downloading Chromecast app, but here we’re talking about setting it up on your Macbook with the help of Google Chrome browser and going to Chromecast setup page given above.
When setting it up on your Macbook, the setup page will take you to either browser extension download for Chrome browser or its standalone app. Here we’ll be choosing Standalone app option.
When it is run for very first time, Chromecast app starts searching for Chromecast on the local network you’re connected to. There’ll be a prompt for downloading extension that you did not install in the step above. Now, if you want to stream media from your Chrome to TV then you will be in need of the extension.
Regardless of whether you had installed the extension earlier or not, it is very much possible for you to download it later any time. And, when you have installed it, you will be able to find it in top right corner of your Chrome toolbar. Chromecast icon is similar to a square and its bottom left corner is replaced by “Wi-Fi bars” icon.
Now, you have to click blue-colored Set Up button to proceed further.
To complete the process, you will be asked by Chromecast app to confirm you are giving correct input to the TV and you confirm this by matching random characters string appearing on your computer screen with the one that appears on your TV.
Once you are done with all that, you have successfully set up Chromecast and you can start using it right away.
There is no conventional remote control offered with Chromecast and, therefore, you will have to make use of your tablet, computer, or phone for controlling purposes.
So, that’s how to set up the chromecast on a Macbook. If you have any queries or concerns, you can get in touch using comments section below.
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