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Ivanko
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Hi all!! So I’ve bought my chromecast 3rd gen and now I’m stuck at the wallpaper screen. How do I get to the play store to install some apps to my chromecast? From the help topics I get the impression that I only can cast stuff from my phone, which I find quite hard to believe. I need to install two apps - megogo for watching the TV and VPN to enable megogo. Thanks for any help!

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Byteguy
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You can't install app on a 3rd Generation Chromecast device (the round one that does NOT come with a remote).

Only the Chromecast with Google TV (the oblong one that DOES come with a remote) can install apps.

For the 3rd Gen, you install the apps on your phone or tablet and then cast from your phone or tablet to your Chromecast.  Read this for more information:

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6006232

And, be aware, Google does NOT support the use of VPNs with Chromecast devices.  They may or may not work.  We can't help you with them here if they do not.  Even the CwGTV that can install apps can't install VPN apps.

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Byteguy
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

You can't install app on a 3rd Generation Chromecast device (the round one that does NOT come with a remote).

Only the Chromecast with Google TV (the oblong one that DOES come with a remote) can install apps.

For the 3rd Gen, you install the apps on your phone or tablet and then cast from your phone or tablet to your Chromecast.  Read this for more information:

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6006232

And, be aware, Google does NOT support the use of VPNs with Chromecast devices.  They may or may not work.  We can't help you with them here if they do not.  Even the CwGTV that can install apps can't install VPN apps.

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there Ivanka,

I'm just checking up on this thread, did you have any more questions or need any additional help? 

Thank you for helping out on this thread, Byteguy!

Best regards,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there Ivanko,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? 

Thank you,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Ivanko,

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