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Chromecast set up of a hotspot on android?

Depressed
Community Member

Chromecast (grey round)think its a 3rd gen? How 2set up from a hotspot on android fone? Any tips gratefully received? 

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davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Although unsupported by Google, you can try to use a phone or tablet as a Wifi hotspot. However, this will then use your mobile data plan, which could be expensive for you depending on the data plan you have with your carrier. Note you will need 2 devices to set this up. 

  • 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.
  • Connect a second phone or tablet to that Wifi hotspot.
  • You can then use that second phone or tablet to setup your Chromecast and connect it to the Wifi hotspot on the first phone or tablet.

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davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Although unsupported by Google, you can try to use a phone or tablet as a Wifi hotspot. However, this will then use your mobile data plan, which could be expensive for you depending on the data plan you have with your carrier. Note you will need 2 devices to set this up. 

  • 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.
  • Connect a second phone or tablet to that Wifi hotspot.
  • You can then use that second phone or tablet to setup your Chromecast and connect it to the Wifi hotspot on the first phone or tablet.

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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

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there!

We haven't heard back from Depressed, and it's been a few days, so I'm locking the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help, David!

Best regards,
Jeran