Install Chromecast on Your Samsung TV 

Google Chromecast Samsung TV

Samsung Smart TVs make it easy to stream content, connect devices, and view videos and pictures on your television. A smart tv can turn your television into a hub for work, school, home, and entertainment by casting from your computer or mobile devices directly to your TV. Since Samsung TVs are designed to use Apple airplay, what if you want to install Chromecast on your Samsung tv, instead? 

You can easily install Google Chromecast on your Samsung TV by plugging the Chromecast Dongle into the tv’s built-in HDMI port. If your Samsung TV is older and does not have an HDMI port, you can still use Chromecast, but you’ll need some additional adapters. With either method, you’ll also need to use the Google Home app to control and manage Chromecast on your tv. 

This article will explain how you can install Google Chromecast on your smart – or even your not so smart – Samsung television. We’ll talk about how to install Chromecast with an HDMI port and without one. But first, let’s take a quick look into what exactly Google Chromecast is. 

What Is Google Chromecast? 

Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a streaming device for your television, similar to a ROKU or Apple TV.  This device is very affordable, though, and once you purchase it, you won’t need to pay any additional fees to use the device. It will allow you to access all of your favorite streaming apps, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and premium channels such as Disney+ and HBO Max. Keep in mind, each of these Streaming Providers will have their own fees not associated with Chromecast. 

You can also use Chromecast to mirror the screens of your devices and cast images or videos onto your television. Using their phone or tablet app, you can mirror the display of your phone, tablet, and even your computer onto your tv screen for easy viewing. 

While some TVs are made with Chromecast installed as an app, many are not. For these TVs, purchasing the Chromecast device will make it easy to use Chromecast with just about any television.  

How to Install Chromecast on Your Samsung TV? 

Samsung Television

According to my research, there are no Samsung TVs with Google Chromecast already installed like other brands of television. So, in this case, you’ll need to purchase the Chromecast device to use on your tv. 

How to Install Chromecast on Your Samsung TV If It Has an HDMI Port. 

The following method is probably the easiest way to use Google Chromecast on your television. The small round device has an HDMI port on one end and a power cable on the other. 

Some models of the Chromecast have a USB power cable. If your tv also has a USB port, you could plug the end of the power cable into the USB port to power the Chromecast. The benefit to this method is that there are fewer visible wires coming out from behind your television set. However, if your tv does not have a USB port, you can use the included adaptor to plug into any standard wall outlet. 

Here are the steps to install Chromecast on your tv. Don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it looks. Just follow the prompts, and everything should work smoothly. When in doubt, always consult your owner’s manual. 

  1. Remove your new device from the box and keep the manual handy for easy reference. You should find the Chromecast device with an HDMI cable at one end in the box. There will also be a power cable. 
  2. Plug the power cable into the Chromecast and then plug it into the wall. But, of course, it won’t work without being powered up! 
  3. Carefully plug the Chromecast device into the HDMI port on the backside of your television. Just be careful not to knock over the tv in the process. 
  4. Turn on your tv. 
  5. Switch the input device to the correct HDMI port if you have more than one. Otherwise, you won’t be able to connect to Chromecast. 
  6. Your tv should display a notification to download the Google Home app. This app is available for both Android and iPhones, and you will find it in your phone’s app store. This app is a free download. 
  7. Download and set up the app with your email address. Next, make sure your phone and TV are connected to the same WIFI network. 
  8. When you open the app, there should be a “+” in the top left corner of your phone. Tap the plus sign and follow the prompts to set up your new device on your phone. 
  9. Next, your tv should show you a code to input into the app on your phone. Matching up the codes will connect your phone to the tv. 
  10. Any of the apps supported by Chromecast, such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, should be able to play seamlessly from your phone to your tv. 
  11. You will have the option to name the room of your home where your tv is located. 
  12. Your tv may update and restart at this point. This process may take a few minutes. 
  13. Once your tv restarts, you can use your phone to access Google Chromecast on your television set. 

Using similar steps, you can also use your tablet or computer to download and control Google Chromecast. If you use Chromecast with your laptop, you’ll be able to ‘cast’ your monitor onto the screen for larger viewing if you desire. 

How to Use Google Chromecast Without an HDMI Port

HDMI Port

If you have an older Samsung television, it may not have an HDMI port to connect with your Chromecast device. However, you can still connect a Chromecast device with some additional adapters. This setup might be a little more costly than the standard HDMI setup. However, it should be pretty straightforward to do if you happen to have the cables on hand already. 

  1. You’ll need the following adapters: 
    • AV cable 
    • USB power adapter
    • HDMI to AV adapter 

If you have these adapters or get them, it will probably be obvious where each one needs to go. 

  • Plug in the AV cable into the AV receptor on the tv. 
  • Plug the other side of the AV cable into the HDMI to AV adapter. 
  • Connect the HDMI end of the adapter to your Chromecast device. This is the last of the steps to convert the Chromecast HDMI device to AV. 
  • Plug your Chromecast into a power outlet. 
  • Turn on your tv and then follow the rest of the directions as mentioned above: 
  • Switch the input device to the correct HDMI port if you have more than one. 
  • Your tv should display a notification to download the Google Home app. This app is available for both Andriod and iPhones. 
  • Download and set up the app. Next, make sure your phone and your tv are connected to the same wifi. 
  • There should be a “+” in the top left corner. Tap the plus sign, and follow the prompts to set up your new device on your phone. 
  • Next, your tv should show you a code to input into the app on your phone. This code will connect your phone to the tv. 
  • Any of the apps supported by Chromecast, such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, should be able to play seamlessly from your phone to your tv. 
  • You will have the option to name the room of your home where your tv is located. 
  • Your tv may update and restart at this point. This process may take a few minutes. 
  • Once your tv restarts, you can use your phone to access Google Chromecast on your television set. 

Troubleshooting Tips for Setting Up Google Chromecast on Your Samsung TV 

If your Chromecast device isn’t loading on the tv screen, check to make sure the device is connected correctly. For example: 

  • Did you remember to plug Chromecast into the HDMI port (or adapters) as well as to a power supply? 
  • Did you turn on the tv and set it to the correct HDMI input? 
  • Are both your phone or tablet and the Chromecast device on the same wireless network? 
  • Did you download the correct app from the app store onto your mobile device? If so, make sure you have set up and signed into an account. 

Related Questions

Where do I purchase a Google Chromecast device or adapters? 

You can purchase a Google Chromecast device from stores such as Best Buy or Walmart.com. They are relatively inexpensive and readily available. 

Adapters or converters can be purchased at Best Buy, Walmart.com, or even amazon.com. 

Can I use Chromecast with my iPhone? 

Yes, you can use Chromecast on your tv with your iPhone. First, you’ll need to go to the app store and download the Google Home app. Then you will be able to control your Chromecast device from your phone. 

Are there any alternatives to Google Chromecast? 

Yes, there are a number of alternatives to Google Chromecast. For example, you might prefer a ROKU, an Amazon Firestick, or an Apple TV. All of these devices have different streaming features and can access most of the popular streaming apps. 

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