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Chromecast and laptop

12mile
Community Member

Where may I obtain access to the Chromecast setup software that allows me to setup on my laptop?  Worked fine two days ago but can't find the setup software.  Do NOT want android or iphone which is all I can find.

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djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

To setup Chromecast 1st generation on your PC:

  • download and install Google Chrome browser on your PC
  • enter the following address in your Chrome browser: https://www.google.com/chromecast/setup/
  • On the Chrome Setup screen, click on Set Up Your Chromecast using this Computer link
  • ensure that your laptop is connected to WiFi network on 2.4 GHz bandwidth
  • Agree with Chromecast privacy terms
  • Once you accept the terms, the webpage will start searching for available Chromecast devices connected to your WiFi Network
  • On the next screen, click on Set Me Up button.
  • Connect to the Chromecast device open WiFi network
  • After connecting to Chromecast’s open WiFi Network, click on the Next button
  • On the next screen, click on the Yes Arrow, if the Code appearing on the screen of your Windows computer is matching with the Code appearing on the bottom right corner of your TV
  • On the next screen you will be asked to provide a Name for your Chromecast. Type any Name that you would like to use and click on Looks good
  • Next, you will be asked to confirm your WiFi Settings. Select your WiFi Network, Enter the Password for your WiFi network and click on Connect
  • Chromecast will display, Ready to Cast! screen.
  • Once you see the Ready to Cast screen, you are all setup and ready to Cast anything playing on the screen of your laptop

Good luck!

12mile
Community Member
Thanks for the prompt and detailed response.  However, the problem is where there "used to be" a line below the icons which said something like "Set up computer" it isn't there anymore and the two icons are for Android and iApple", not PCs. Am I missing something? 
Thanks,
Set up your new device
Use the Google Home app to set up your new device. Click one of the buttons below to download or update the Google Home app on your mobile phone or tablet.

 

 

Richard
 

 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there 12mile,

 

I'm sorry to say, but you are correct. If you check out the article on setting up your Chromecast device, there is a note saying "We no longer support Chromecast setup on a computer. To set up your Chromecast, use a mobile device."

 

At this point in time, the only way to set up your Chromecast device is by using the Google Home app. I'm really sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

 

If you had any other questions or concerns, please let me know.

 

Best regards,

Jeran

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? If not, I'll go ahead and lock up this thread in 24 hours.

Just checking up,
Jeran
 

12mile
Community Member
Thanks for the follow-up. I am pleased to report that I got it working on my laptop. Don't ask me how because I don't know but I tried everything I could think of and it now works, no problems.
 
Thanks again,
 
Richard

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Awesome, I'm glad to hear that everything is working again! In that case, I'll go ahead and lock the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help, djtetei!

Best regards,
Jeran