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Assistance in buying Chromecast for old LED tv

comtel1457
Community Member

I am looking out for an Chromecast device for my Intex LED old tv with HDMI port.I have android phone to connect .

My queries

1)Will my old LED work as smart tv with Chromecast 2 ?will Chromecast 1 also ? what's the difference between two

2)will this connection require 2 android devices or one

3)pls provide me with link to buy genuine Chromecast 1 or 2 suitable as per your recommendation ,and price

4) will there be installation and troubleshooting guide and charger for device come alongwith device or have to buy separately

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davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Google themselves now only sell Chromecast with Google TV (HD and 4K models). You'll still find the older Chromecast models from other retailers.

Another query is you mentioned that only one Android device is needed right,so can we use data on the same device and make hotspot to Chromecast will it work like this

No. One device is required if you're going to connect Chromecast to a normal Wi-Fi network with a functioning internet connection. If you want to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you'll need two devices.

  1. Turn on the Wifi hotspot feature on a phone or tablet. If you're not sure how to do this, refer to the manufacturer's support website.
  2. Connect a second phone or tablet to that Wifi hotspot.
  3. You can then use that second phone or tablet to setup your device and connect it to the Wifi hotspot on the first phone or tablet.

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davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Google no longer sells the older Gen 1, 2, 3 or Ultra models of Chromecast.

  1. Both of the current models on the Google Store require a TV with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 1.3 or higher built-in. HDCP 2.2 is required to support 4K content. Most televisions that are 5 years old or newer and have HDMI ports will have at least one port that supports HDCP 2.2. For 4K content, you need a 4K-capable TV and high-speed internet connection of at least 20 Mbps. For High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, you need an HDR-capable TV.
  2. You need one Android phone/tablet running Android 8 or later, or an iPhone/iPad running iOS 14 or later.
  3. https://store.google.com/product/chromecast_google_tv
  4. A charging cable and adapter comes with the device. I'll link the setup steps below.

Requirements for Chromecast devices - Chromecast Help

Set up Chromecast with Google TV and Voice Remote - Chromecast Help

comtel1457
Community Member

Thanks David for the quick response .

Are you referring to 2 n 3 as the current ones, I could see them on flipkart and surprisingly 2 is expensive than 3 ,so wanted to confirm.I want it because my tv is led tv and I have data to spend.

Another query is you mentioned that only one Android device is needed right,so can we use data on the same device and make hotspot to Chromecast will it work like this

davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Google themselves now only sell Chromecast with Google TV (HD and 4K models). You'll still find the older Chromecast models from other retailers.

Another query is you mentioned that only one Android device is needed right,so can we use data on the same device and make hotspot to Chromecast will it work like this

No. One device is required if you're going to connect Chromecast to a normal Wi-Fi network with a functioning internet connection. If you want to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you'll need two devices.

  1. Turn on the Wifi hotspot feature on a phone or tablet. If you're not sure how to do this, refer to the manufacturer's support website.
  2. Connect a second phone or tablet to that Wifi hotspot.
  3. You can then use that second phone or tablet to setup your device and connect it to the Wifi hotspot on the first phone or tablet.

Genuine Request to reply and confirm the feasibility on priority if possible for you as need to buy it ,thanks in advance!!

Hi David, thanks a lot for the detailed explanation.I checked my Intex LED 3221 ,it is having 3 HDMI ports ,supports 1080P but manual does not mention about HDCP compliance,I came across one of the Google nest blog it says if it supports 1080P,it will have HDCP compliance at least lower version to work successfully with Chromecast .

And it was bought in 2018 but don't have manufacturing date.

Now I tried to reach customer care today but no luck , so my query is it has HDMI PORTS total 3 , how to find out about HDCP and if it has HDCP lower version that is 1.3, can I connect Chromecast 3rd generation available,I mean I will be able see HD content or not, not 4K obviously !

Will google 3 Rd generation chromecast work successfully with HDCP 1.3 version of my tv FOR HD CONTENT or utube or other apps on Android mobile via wifi?

comtel1457
Community Member

Hi David, thanks a lot for the detailed explanation.I checked my Intex LED 3221 ,it is having 3 HDMI ports ,supports 1080P but manual does not mention about HDCP compliance,I came across one of the Google nest blog it says if it supports 1080P,it will have HDCP compliance at least lower version to work successfully with Chromecast .

And it was bought in 2018 but don't have manufacturing date.

Now I tried to reach customer care today but no luck , so my query is it has HDMI PORTS total 3 , how to find out about HDCP and if it has HDCP lower version that is 1.3, can I connect Chromecast 3rd generation available,I mean I will be able see HD content or not, not 4K obviously !

Will it 3 Rd generation work successfully with HDCP 1.3 FOR HD CONTENT?

davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

It is highly likely it will work yes, but to be totally sure I'd suggest contacting the TV manufacturer or checking their online support documentation.

Sure, thanks a lot for investing time. Your prompt response and skills are highly appreciated ,Hope to learn from you in near future !

davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

No problem, most welcome!

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thank you so much for helping out on this thread, David!

Hey there comtel1457,

I'm just checking up on this thread, I'm glad to see David was able to help you out! In that case, do you have any more questions or need any additional help? If not, I'll go ahead and lock the thread in 24 hours.

Best regards,
Jeran