We are in a location with no WiFi. I have an iPhone 7 with plenty of data. We bought a chromecast devise, hoping to use it to link our TV to my phone, using the phone’s mobile data (in the absence of WiFi) to stream eg Netflix etc.
The chromecast device is plugged into the back of the TV and into the mains. I have google home on my phone, but we can’t make it work. Various explanations on the internet are contradictory or hard to follow. In settings WiFi on my phone is showing as Chromecast7852.v,
Thanks for reaching out. You may use a mobile hotspot to set up and use your Chromecast. In order to complete the setup for Chromecast using a mobile hotspot, you will need to have two devices. One to behave as the router (one with Hotspot enabled) and the other as the setup device. This is because most devices won’t allow both Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot to work at the same time, so a second mobile device is needed to complete the steps to setup Chromecast using the Google Home app.
Note: It may fail to connect as a hotspot isn’t recommended to use.
Thanks for getting back to us. Yes, you have to use two different mobile devices to set up your Chromecast. Please see the detailed steps below:
thanks for asking. I’m not in the location without WiFi where I want to use Chromecast with the data from my mobile phone, at the moment …. So I haven’t had chance to try it out.
I’m still not quite sure I understand what to do using 2 mobile phones. The bit where you connect one phone to the other’s ‘WiFi hotspot’ - how do you actually do that please?
Sorry for the late response. How's it going? Did you manage to connect your Chromecast using your mobile hotspot? If you haven't yet, please follow through the instructions provided above.