Chromecast is a display device from Google that lets you connect wirelessly with a TV or a monitor. Not just on a personal level, you can also use it for your business purposes.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of setting it up, the top 4 business features of the display device, and the tips to reset a Chromecast.
To set up your Chromecast device, you will need these things:
- A TV with an HDMI input port
- A power outlet or an open USB port
- A Chrome browser or Google Home application installed device
- Access to WiFi
Once you have the everything you need plug your it into a power source. Also, connect it with the television’s HDMI port, and install the Chromecast application. After this, the you will get step-by-step directions to go through the entire process.
How to Use Chromecast to Mirror Your Phone
Let’s assume that you it up in your conference room. If you have something on your Android device, you can share it via the display device (assuming that your device is running Android OS 4.4.2 or above)
Make sure that you can connect your Android device and Chromecast to the same WiFi. Then, open your Android device and navigate to the “Cast Screen” button. There will be an option to select Chromecast for the display. Once you finish your presentation, you can stop casting by selecting the Disconnect tab.
Broadcast Google Slides
Chromecast also allows you to present a PPT slide. This process helps you to showcase crucial information to groups. Follow the similar steps as above. Connect both Google Slides and Chromecast to the same WiFi connection. Then, access your slideshow by clicking the “Present” button. A drop-down menu called Chromecast will appear on your screen. After you select this menu, your presentation will be shown on the Chromecast-connected displays.
How to Cast Chrome Pages?
It is easy to cast a page from the Google Chrome browser with the help of simple integration. The Chrome browser has a button in the toolbar to launch the page to a device that you select. You can also run this process via a menu located near the casting button. If you’re using the menu, select the Cast option. Then, your active page will be cast onto your device. This method is also called “casting a tab.”
How to Activate the Guest Mode?
Sometimes, you may have visitors in your office. They may need to present some information using the Chromecast device as well. But, there can be risks associated with giving out your password to a third party. In that case, you can use the Guest Mode to ensure the safety of your data.
To activate the Guest Mode, select the Google Home app on your smartphone. Then, click on the three-dot menu at the top-right of the application to activate Guest Mode. With this, any visitor can use the it easily, without interruption.
How to Perform a Factory Reset
To reset your device, follow these steps below:
- Go for a manual reset, pressing and holding the Chromecast button until the LED turns orange and white. Once it’s white, release the button, and it will reboot.
- The second way is to go into your Google Home app and select Chromecast from the menu. Then, select More and pick Factory Reset Chromecast.
Chromecast is one of the popular devices that can be used for both personal and business needs. For more tips about consumer technology, feel free to call MyTek today at 623-312-2440.