With images] Explanation of the initial setup of Chromecast.

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Chromecast is a new video player that allows you to cast a variety of videos, including YouTube and Netflix, to the big screen of your TV. No monthly fees are required; cast YouTube, Netflix, and various other videos and enjoy them on the big screen of your TV.

What you will learn in this article

  • Explains how to initially set up Chromecast
  • You need a Wi-Fi environment and a smartphone (Android or iPhone)
  • Enjoy video services on the big screen of your TV

Can I watch Netflix on my old TV?"

Yes, you can.

If your home has a Wi-Fi environment and you have a smartphone, it is possible.

The item used for this is a "Chromecast".

iPhoneとクロームキャスト

iPhone and Chromecast

By plugging the "Chromecast" into your TV, you can "cast" videos from your smartphone.

What is a "cast"?

Simply put, "casting" is to send only the video (content) to the TV.

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Any TV that has an "HDMI" jack that can be plugged in will work.

*If it is an LCD TV, it is much more likely to have an "HDMI port".

If you have a TV at home, enjoy movies and dramas on the big screen of your TV instead of the small screen of your smartphone.

This section explains how to purchase "Chromecast," connect it to your TV, and set it up for viewing, with pictures.

Here's what to look out for

To use Chromecast, you need "Wi-Fi.

You can use either an optical fiber line or pocket WiFi, but be aware that you cannot use tethering.

*It is possible if you have another phone for tethering.

Please start from where you want to read.

  • List of "Chromecast" compatible apps
  • How to purchase "Chromecast
  • How to install "Chromecast
  • How to set up "Chromecast" - Procedure

List of "Chromecast" Compatible Apps

「クロームキャスト」対応アプリ一覧

Chromecast" is compatible with a variety of smartphone apps.

Main "Chromecast" compatible apps

  • YouTube
  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Hulu
  • Abema TV
  • dTV
  • dAnime Store
  • U-NEXT
  • FOD
  • Paravi
  • DAZN
  • GYAO!

Please check the official Chromecast website for all compatible apps.

See also: Chromecast Compatible Apps

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How to purchase "Chromecast

「クロームキャスト」購入の仕方

Chromecast" is a product manufactured by Google Inc.

It is available at various e-commerce stores, and the price is basically the same no matter where you purchase it.

Sometimes it is sold a little cheaper than the regular price due to a sale, so you should check Amazon or Rakuten Market.

There are two types of Chromecast: the regular Chromecast (5,072 yen) and the Chromecast Ultra (9,900 yen), which supports 4K quality images.

For normal use, there is no problem with the regular Chromecast.

Google Chromecast Gen 3 2K Charcoal GA00439-JP
created by Rinker
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2,898 (as of 15:17:36, 14/09/2022, according to Amazon - details)
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  • Rakuten
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== Google Chromecast Ultra
Google Google Chromecast Ultra GA3A00416A16 [Chromecast]
created by Rinker
9,810 Yen (as of 13/09/2022 17:30:03 Rakuten Market - Details)
  • Amazon
  • Rakuten Ichiba
  • Yahoo Shopping

If you want to watch in 4K quality, both the content and the TV must be 4K quality compatible.

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How to install "Chromecast

Installation of "Chromecast" is very easy.

Simply insert the main unit into your TV.

This is a good place to start.

The setting procedure is explained for regular "Chromecast," but the same method is used for "Chromecast Ultra," which supports 4K.

What's included in the "Chromecast" package

The contents of "Chromecast" are very simple.

「クロームキャスト」同梱内容

What's included in the "Chromecast" package

  • Chromecast main unit
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • 2 sheets of guide paper

Note: Chromecast does not have a remote control.

Chromecast" does not have a remote control.

Your smartphone can take the place of the remote control.

All initial settings and operations of Chromecast are done on your smartphone.

You can use either iPhone or Android with no problem, but please note that you cannot do anything without your phone.

Here is the key point

Once you are set up, you will be able to "cast" from your computer as well.

Installing "Chromecast

Now, let's connect the "Chromecast".

(1) Connect the main unit and AC adapter with a USB cable

本体とACアダプタをUSBケーブルでつなぐ

First, connect the main unit and the AC adapter with the USB cable.

(2) Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet.

ACアダプタをコンセントに挿す

Plug the AC adapter into a nearby power outlet.

(3) Plug the main unit into the HDMI terminal on the TV.

本体をテレビのHDMI端子に挿す

There is an input terminal labeled "HDMI" on the back of the TV.

If there are multiple terminals, you can plug the main unit into any one you like.

本体をテレビのHDMI端子に挿す

This completes the installation of the "Chromecast".

It is very easy, isn't it?

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How to set up "Chromecast

Next, configure the "Chromecast" settings.

This is also very easy, so don't worry.

(1) Turn on the TV and switch the input to HDMI

First, turn on the TV.

Then, press the input switching button on the remote control to match the number of the HDMI input you have just plugged in.

リモコンの入力切替ボタンを押す

Press the input switching button on the remote control

該当する番号に合わせる

Match it to the appropriate number.

If your TV has multiple HDMI ports, they should be numbered HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, etc.

You can switch between them by pressing the "Switch Input" button or the up/down buttons.

If this explanation does not answer your question, please refer to your TV's instruction manual.

(2) Install the Google HOME application on your smartphone.

When you adjust the input switching to the HDMI to which the Chromecast is plugged in, you should see "Download App" on the TV screen.

スマホにGoogle HOMEアプリをインストールする

*The Chromecast number (in this case, "2038") is assigned in the lower right corner.

You can use either iPhone or Android, so install the Google HOME app.

Google Home

Google Home

Free POSTED WITH APPLICATION

Google HOMEアプリを起動する

If you have already installed it, activate it.

*If you are installing for the first time, please finish only simple initial settings such as linking your Google account.

(3) Link Google HOME and Chromecast

After you finish setting up Google HOME, you will see "Set up Chromecast" on the screen, tap it.

Google HOMEとクロームキャストをリンクさせる

The screen will switch to a screen for selecting a home, so select the home where you want to install the Chromecast, such as "Home", and tap "Next".

Google HOMEとクロームキャストをリンクさせる

The device (Chromecast) will start detecting automatically, and if it is found successfully, tap "Next.

*Please make sure that the number is the same as the number (2038) in the lower right corner of the TV screen.

Google HOMEとクロームキャストをリンクさせる

The screen will switch from "Connecting to Chromecast" to "Is this the same code as the one on your display?" the screen will switch to "Is the code the same as the one shown on the display?

If the alphanumeric characters on the TV screen and the alphanumeric characters on your phone (app) are the same, tap "Yes".

テレビに英数字が映し出される

The alphanumeric characters are displayed on the TV.

Google HOMEとクロームキャストをリンクさせる

Please help us improve Chromecast" will be displayed, so tap "Enable".

At this point, the link between your phone (Google HOME app) and Chromecast is completed first.

(4) Set up Chromecast

Next, let's set up (initialize) Chromecast.

クロームキャストをセットアップする

When "Where to use this device" is displayed, select the location where "Chromecast" is installed and tap "Next.

Next, give a name to the "Chromecast".

In this case, I chose "Cast" because there is already another device called "TV" in the "living room" and the name will be duplicated.

クロームキャストをセットアップする

The next step is to set up Wi-Fi.

Select any Wi-Fi (SSID) and tap "Next.

クロームキャストをセットアップする

The TV screen will also change to "Connecting".

クロームキャストをセットアップする

After the Wi-Fi connection is complete, tap "Next.

クロームキャストをセットアップする

Tap "Subscribe" if you want to receive the latest information from Google (so-called mail magazine).

If you do not need it, tap "Do not subscribe".

Tap "Next" when you see "Almost done.

(5) Completion of Cast Tutorial and Settings

The last step is to complete the tutorial on how to actually "cast".

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

When "Select a sample clip to confirm casting method" is displayed, tap the clip of your choice.

*You can also skip the tutorial by tapping "Skip Tutorial.

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

Follow the on-screen instructions to tap the "cast icon" in the upper right corner, and then tap the device you wish to cast to (in this case, "cast").

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

The sample video will be cast to your TV screen

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

Adjust the volume by pressing the volume control button on your phone.

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了 The volume control appears on the TV screen

Tap the "Pause" icon when it appears on your phone screen.

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

Then tap the "Play" button.

Tap the "Cast" icon in the upper right corner to end the cast.

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

Tap "Stop Cast" to stop the cast.

Tap "OK" when you see the message "Multitasking is running while casting.

Here is the key point

You can send a line, make a call, or view social networking sites while casting.

This is the difference between "mirroring" and casting.

ミラーリングとキャストの違いとは?
What is the difference between mirroring and casting?

Both mirroring and casting are technologies that allow you to project your smartphone or computer screen onto a TV. Many people use them as meaning the same thing, but be aware that they are actually different. Mirroring and casting are the most ...

To continue...

キャストのチュートリアルと設定の完了

Tap "Exit Tutorial" to close the Google HOME app.

Learn more

As mentioned in the tutorial, you do not actually use the Google HOME app to enjoy Cast.

You will be casting directly from YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and other apps.

How to cast YouTube

YouTubeをキャストする場合

To cast YouTube, simply tap the "cast" icon that appears in the upper right corner of the video.

Not only YouTube, but all cast-enabled apps will display the same "Cast" icon, so you can easily recognize it.

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Conclusion: Chromecast can be used outside the home

As long as you have a TV and Wi-Fi, you can use Chromecast outside of your home.

You will need to set it up with the Google HOME app each time you use it, but once you get used to it, it's not that hard.

So, you can enjoy videos on a large screen at hotels on business trips, at your friend's house, at your parents' house when you are back home, or at a rented space or karaoke box for a party, as long as there is a TV and Wi-Fi.

Services such as Netflix and Hulu require a separate contract, but there is no monthly payment to use Chromecast itself.

It is sure to be very useful in a variety of situations.

Google Chromecast Genuine 3rd Generation 2K Charcoal GA00439-JP
created by Rinker
Google(Google)
2,898 yen (as of 15:17:36, 14/09/2022, according to Amazon - details)
  • Amazon
  • Rakuten
  • Yahoo Shopping
== Google Chromecast Ultra
Google Google Chromecast Ultra GA3A00416A16 [Chromecast]
created by Rinker
9,810 Yen (as of 13/09/2022 17:30:03 Rakuten Market - Details)
  • Amazon
  • Rakuten Ichiba
  • Yahoo Shopping

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