Do you know that you can stream your favorite shows, movies, sports, and the like on your LG TV? Have you begun enjoying the benefit of streaming from your mobile device to the big screen? Well, if not, you’re actually missing a lot.
But is your LG TV Chromecast not working, and are you unsure what to do? Not to worry!
In this article, we will show you just how to get your Chromecast installed on your LG TV the right way and what to do if it is not working so you can begin streaming directly from your mobile device onto the big screen.
Why Is My Chromecast Not Showing Up?
If your Chromecast suddenly stops showing, unplug it and switch off your mobile device or home route. Leave it off for a few minutes before turning it back on again. The casting icon is sure to appear again.
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LG TV Chromecast Not Working (What To Do)
Try disconnecting it from the HDMI port or whatever power source it is connected to. After a few minutes, plug it back on and put the Chromecast device into the HDMI port again.
This rebooting process is bound to get it working again.
How To Install Chromecast On LG TV: The Right Way
Technology has allowed us to stream shows, music, movies, games, sports, and anything else we fancy, and Chromecast is one of the many options to do so.
Sadly, many people do not know about this interesting feature, and some that do know have no idea how to go about installing it and getting the best out of it.
Your LG TV is heavily equipped with every feature you need to make wireless screen share video, audio content, etc., directly from your mobile device.
Below is a step-by-step guide on installing your Chromecast on your TV connecting so you can watch your streamed programs without using your Chromecast device.
Get the power adapter and have it connected to the Chromecast.
Search for the HDMI port behind the TV, and plug in the Chromecast.
Have the Chromecast connected to the WiFi network to which your smart device is connected.
Go there, you you-you the‘ le Home App’ and click on HDMI on your TV.
Once Google home is opened, it will begin searching automatically for your chrome device. As soon as it finds it, click ‘continue.:
At this point, you will be shown a code both on your device and the paired TV. The code is expected to be the same on both. Once seen to match, click ‘That’s my code’ on Chromecast App.
That signifies the end of the installation process of Chromecast on your LG TV, and you can now use it.
Now, to the next challenge, people who do not have a Chromecast device face.
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Thankfully, there is, and we will be letting you in on the method of connecting using the built-in feature below:
- Check that your phone and LG TV are using the same WiFi network
- Click on Settings which will further reveal several options to you. Then, select Share and connect
- Choose the Screen Share option or Mirror Screening
Another method available to you is to connect using a DLNA player. Find the steps below:
- The first step would be to connect your DLNA device and your LG TV to the same WiFi network and have the DLNA app downloaded and installed successfully
- Follow the next set of prompts that pop up. They are likely going to be instructions you have to follow to connect
Yet another method is to connect using LG Screen Share App. It is just as simple as the other methods. Find the steps below:
- Check for the LG Screen Share App and have it downloaded.
- Ensure that your phone and the LG TV are on the same WiFi network.
- Click on the ScreenShare App and follow the next line of instructions on the app to connect successfully.
Lastly, there is an option of connecting with Miracast or Screencast. The steps are found below:
Android devices 4.2 and subsequent ones are bound to have the miracast feature. Once you see the label Share and Connect Screen Sharing or Wireless Display, you already know it does.
The same feature will be found on your LG TV also.
- Scroll to Settings; see a list of options; click Connect, then Screen Sharing or Wireless Display.
- Automatically, your TV will pick up the signal and be connected.
How Do I Know If My LG Smart TV Has Chromecast Built-In?
By checking the settings on your TV.
From the TV remote’s control, click on the ‘Home’ icon, then go to settings.
Click on ‘App’ it will take you to the TV category. Click ‘System App.’ You will find it just below the App category.
The next step will be to select Google Cast Receiver or Chromecast Built-in under the System App category.
You know your LG has this function when it is seen, as stated above. Once seen, you can follow the steps above to have it installed and begin streaming away.
How To Cast Your Iphone And Ipad To LG TV
Towards the end of 2018, LG TVs introduced a wonderful feature named the AirPlay 2. The introduction of this innovative feature has made casting from Apple devices very simple.
With the feature in place, Apple device owners can cast directly from them to any of the LG TV series starting from LG TV series – LG OLED (2018, 2019 & 2020) and others after it.
If you do not have LG TVs with this feature enabled, the alternative will be to turn to third-party devices or apps to cast from the Apple devices to your LG TV, as direct casting will not be possible.
To cast via third-party apps, you can search for third-party streaming apps for iPhone. There are tons of them available on the App store.
With them, you can cast with the help of some video and TV cast, Air more, Airbeam, and others like it.
Another option will be to cast using Chromecast or Apple TV
When using Chromecast, the Apple user must first download the Google home app on their Apple device. Then, they can cast the content onto their big LG screen.
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There should not be a pause to your entertainment. If your LG Chromecast isn’t working, follow the steps above to get it working again.
If issue persists after rebooting severally, do well to contact the LG support team via mail or any of their communication channels.