What Is Google Chromecast?

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With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, photos, and websites from YouTube, Google Play, Chrome and more on your TV. Choose from over 200,000 TV shows and movies, 30 million songs, plus radio, sports, games, and more.

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, Windows and Mac laptops, and Pixelbook. And there’s no remote required! Browse for entertainment, control playback, and adjust volume using the smartphone, tablet, or laptop you know and love.

Chromecast does all the heavy lifting for you. It automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps and provides you with the latest version of the Chromecast software.  Google Chromecast plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Google Play.

Get started

Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra
 With Chromecast Ultra,  you can enjoy all of your favorite movies, shows, games and music plus the latest 4K and HDR content.When combined with a 4K and HDR TV* and compatible content,** Chromecast Ultra offers 4K content with crisper picture, deeper color and smoother video. No 4K TV? No problem: No matter what type of TV you have, Chromecast Ultra automatically optimizes your content for the best picture quality your TV can deliver so you always get your TV’s maximum resolution.Chromecast Ultra includes upgraded Wi-Fi and an ethernet adapter so you can enjoy rock solid streaming over either type of connection. All of this is packed into a compact design that fits snugly behind your TV so it won’t clutter your entertainment center.Chromecast Ultra works with devices you already own, including Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, Windows and Mac laptops, and Chromebook Pixel. And there’s no remote required! Browse for entertainment, control playback, and adjust volume using the smartphone, tablet, or laptop you know and love.*While Chromecast Ultra will work on a standard HDTV, it requires a 4K-compatible HDTV with an HDMI port and a broadband Internet connection to stream content in 4K. More information is available at g.co/cast/req 
**4k programming subject to availability from content providers and will only play on 4K TVs. 

How to cast: A quick start guide

Can’t wait to get casting? I know, there’s so much to see. Get started with these simple steps:

Step 1: Plug in your Chromecast device

Plug Chromecast into your TV, then connect the USB power cable to your Chromecast. Then either plug the other end of the USB power cable into an open USB port on your TV OR into the included power adapter which you will then plug into a power outlet.

Note: Only use the provided AC adapter.

Step 2: Connect your Chromecast device

Double check that the Chromecast and the mobile device or tablet you are using to set up Chromecast with are both on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Download the Google Home app

On your mobile device or tablet, download the Google Home app 

Google Home app

Step 4: Set up Chromecast

Follow these simple Chromecast setup instructions.

Step 5: Cast content

Learn how to cast from Chrome to your TV or cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV.

Set up Chromecast

What’s in the box?

Let’s take a look at what’s in the Chromecast box. First, choose the Chromecast that looks like yours below. ChromecastInside the box, you’ll find the Chromecast, a USB power cable, and a power supply. It’s important to only use the cables that come in the Chromecast box; other cables may not work.

What
  1. Chromecast: Plugs into any HDMI port on your TV, and uses your existing Wi-Fi network to stream video from the internet to your TV. Chromecast is controlled from devices on the same Wi-Fi network, such as mobile devices, tablets, or computers, and is powered using the USB cable (#2).
  2. USB power cable: Provides power to your Chromecast. One end plugs into your Chromecast, and the other end plugs into the power supply (#3). Optionally, a USB port on your TV may be used as a power supply. Note: Do not plug the USB cable into a port labeled “Service”, it must be labeled “USB” or display this symbol: 
  3. Power supply: Used with the USB power cable (#2) to power your Chromecast (#1)

 Chromecast UltraInside the box, you’ll find the Chromecast Ultra and a power supply connected to a USB power cable. Chromecast Ultra won’t work with any other USB cable, or any USB cable plugged into a TV. They must use the power supply included in the box with Chromecast Ultra. 

What
  1. Chromecast: Your Chromecast Ultra plugs into an HDMI port on your TV, and uses your existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to stream video from the internet to your TV. A Chromecast Ultra is controlled from devices on the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet network, such as mobile devices, tablets, or computers.
  2. Power supply: The power supply connects your Chromecast Ultra to AC power. You can also connect your Chromecast Ultra to an Ethernet network through the port on the power supply. In some cases, an Ethernet connection can improve streaming speed and stability. Important: Chromecast Ultra won’t work with any other USB cable, or any USB cable plugged into a TV. You must use the power supply included in the Chromecast Ultra box. 

MORE HELP WITH SETTING UP CHROMECAST ULTRA CAN BE FOUND HERE.
 If you’re having trouble, you’ll likely find a solution with our Chromecast troubleshooting tips.

Plug in Chromecast

You can connect Chromecast to your TV in a few simple steps. It’s important to use the cords and adapters that come inside the Chromecast box.
First, choose the Chromecast that looks like yours below:

 Chromecast

 Plug one end of the USB power cable into your Chromecast and the other end of the cable into the power supply. Use the USB power cable and power adapter that is included in the box for optimal performance.Plug your Chromecast into any open HDMI input on your TV.Plug the power supply into an open outlet.

 Chromecast Ultra

1: Plug one end of the power supply into your Chromecast Ultra and the other end of the cable into an open outlet. You can also connect your Chromecast Ultra to an Ethernet network through the port on the power supply. 

2: Plug your Chromecast Ultra into any open HDMI input on your TV.

Important: Chromecast Ultra won’t work with any other USB cable, or any USB cable plugged into a TV. You must use the power supply included in the Chromecast Ultra box.


Once your Chromecast Ultra is plugged in, you should see the Chromecast home screen. If you do not see the Chromecast home screen on your TV after setting up Chromecast, use the Input or Source button on your TV’s remote control to change the input until you see the Chromecast home screen.

Set up your Chromecast device

The Google Home app will walk you through the steps to set up your Chromecast device. This includes Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra. 

If you’ve already set up your Chromecast on a mobile device, you don’t need to set it up again on a different mobile device if all devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. 

Tap here for an interactive guide

We no longer support Chromecast setup on a computer. To set up your Chromecast, please use a mobile device.AndroidiPhone & iPad

What you need to get started

  • A Chromecast device.
  • Latest version of the Google Home app .
  • Latest version of Google app  (Android only. Download it here).
  • Google account.
  • A display device with an HDMI input, for example, a high-definition television (HDTV)
  • A mobile device or tablet.
  • The compatible mobile device or tablet must support a 5GHz connection to set up Chromecast on a 5GHz connection. Note: A WPA2-Enterprise network is not supported.
  • Meet the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements to run the Google Home app .
  • An internet connection.
  • Access to a secure wireless network. Make sure you have the wireless network password handy.
  • Availability and performance of certain features, services and applications are device- and network-dependent and may not be available in all areas; subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

  1. Plug in Chromecast. 
  2. Install the Google Home app  by downloading the Google Home appon your Chromecast-supported Android device.
  3. Make sure to connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Chromecast device.
    1. If you’re setting up a Chromecast Ultra, you can also choose to connect it directly to your network using an Ethernet cable instead.
  4. Open the Google Home.
  5. Follow the steps.
    1. If you don’t see the steps to set up your Chromecast:
      1. At the top left of the Google Home app home screen, tap Add Set up device  Set up new devices.
      2. Follow the remaining steps.
  6. Set up is successful. You’re all done! 

iPhone & iPad

What you need to get started

  • A Chromecast device
  • Latest version of the Google Home app 
  • Google account.
  • A display device with an HDMI input, for example, a high-definition television (HDTV)
  • Access to an available power outlet and a secure wireless network.
  • Meet the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements to run the Google Home app 
  • An internet connection. 
  • Access to a secure wireless network (make sure you have the wireless network password handy)
  • For Chromecast (1st generation), connection to a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G network. For Chromecast, connection to a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4/5G network. For Chromecast Ultra, connection to a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 5G network.
  • A compatible phone or tablet
  • Availability and performance of certain features, services and applications are device- and network-dependent and may not be available in all areas; subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

  1. Plug in Chromecast. 
  2. Install the Google Home app  by downloading the Google Home app on your Chromecast-supported iOS device.
  3. Make sure to connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Chromecast device.
    1. If you’re setting up a Chromecast Ultra, you can also choose to connect it directly to your network using an Ethernet cable instead.
  4. Bluetooth: If you already have Bluetooth turned on, you can skip to the next step.
    1. Highly recommended: If you don’t have Bluetooth turned on, the Google Home app will ask you to turn on Bluetooth to help improve the setup process. Depending on your iOS device, you can swipe up or swipe down from the top or bottom of your Home screen to turn on Bluetooth.
    2. If you don’t want to turn on Bluetooth for setup,
      1. Tap No Thanks.
      2. Tap your iPhone’s Home button  tap the Settings app  Wi-Fi.
      3. Connect to the Wi-Fi network that matches your Chromecast device. Look for something like ChromecastXXXX.b.
  5. Open the Google Home.
  6. Follow the steps.
    1. If you don’t see the steps to set up your Chromecast:
      1. At the top left of the Google Home app home screen, tap Add Set up device  Set up new devices.
      2. Follow the remaining steps.
  7. Set up is successful. You’re all done! 

Requirements and specifications

Requirements for Chromecast devices

Here are the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements for Chromecast devices:

Mobile devices operating system (OS) requirements

Google Home app

You can use the Google Home app  on compatible mobile devices to set up Chromecast (both versions), Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, and TVs and speakers with Chromecast built-in.

The Google Home app is compatible with mobile devices running:

  • Android 5.0 and higher
  • iOS 11.0 and higher

Note: We no longer support Chromecast setup on a computer. To set up your Chromecast, please use a mobile device.

Hardware and broadband requirements to view 4K or Ultra HD content on Chromecast Ultra

In order to view 4K or Ultra HD content on Chromecast Ultra, in addition to the OS requirements listed above, your equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • For 4K content, you need a 4K-capable TV and a high-speed internet connection (at least 20 mbps)
  • For HDR content, you need an HDR-capable TV.

Important:

  1. Availability and performance of features and services are application-, device- and network-dependent and may not be available in all areas; subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.
  2. The length of your content, your internet service provider’s network availability over time and other factors can impact your Internet speed, and therefore Chromecast Ultra’s ability to show content in the best possible resolution. Here’s more information about streaming 4K Ultra HD content with Chromecast Ultra

To learn about technical specifications for Chromecast devices, read the Chromecast specifications article.

The Google Terms of Service and supplemental Nest Terms of Service apply to use of the Google Home app and devices set up via the app. Note: The Privacy Policy describes how data is handled by this app and these devices; more details in this Nest Privacy Help Center article.  Learn about our commitment to privacy in the home.

Chromecast specifications

What makes Chromecast tick? Here are the specifications for Chromecast.

First, choose the Chromecast that looks like yours below: Chromecast

Chromecast specs:

  • Output: HDMI, CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible
  • Max. Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions:
    • Device: 51.9 x 51.9 x 13.8 mm (not including cables or accessories)
    • Package: 140 mm x 44 mm x 114 mm
    • Power cable: 1.75 m (69 in)
  • Ports and connectors:
    • HDMI
    • Micro-USB
  • Color: Charcoal & Chalk
  • Weight: 40g (0.088 lbs)
  • Wireless Standards: 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Wireless Security: WEP, WPA/WPA2
  • Power: 5V, 1A power supply

 Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra specs:

  • Input: 110-240V AC 50/60Hz
  • Power: 5 Volt DC, 1 amp
  • Dimensions:
    • Device: 2.29 x 2.29 x 0.53 in (58.20 x 58.20 x 13.70 mm) – not including cable and accessories
    • US / EU / JP Outer Dimensions: 121.5mm x 126.5mm x 66.5mm
    • UK / IE / AU / NZ Outer Dimensions: 121.5mm x 126.5mm x 80.2mm
    • Power cable: 2m (78.8 in)
  • Resolution:
    • Supports all resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR) for superior picture quality
      • Note: To enjoy 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture, you need a 4K TV, 4K content, and a high-speed internet connection. If 4K is unavailable, your content will still be optimized for your TV’s maximum resolution
  • Wireless Standards: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 1×2 MISO Wi-Fi for high-performance streaming
  • Power: Power supply required and included in the Chromecast Ultra box
  • Ports and connectors:
    • HDMI plugs directly into the TV
    • Micro-USB for power and data
    • Ethernet port on the power adapter for hard-to-reach Wi-Fi spots in your home


To learn more about supported Operating Systems, read Minimum Operating System (OS) requirements for the Google Home app.

Over the Air Updates: When available, Chromecast Ultra will automatically update to the latest and greatest Chromecast software version.

Open Source Code

Open Source Licenses

Other Licenses

To learn more about supported Operating Systems, read Minimum Operating System (OS) requirements for the Google Home app.Over the Air Updates: When available, Chromecast will automatically update to the latest and greatest Chromecast software version.

Open Source Code

Other Licenses

Chromecast safety, regulatory and warranty information

To review Chromecast safety, regulatory and warranty information, please choose the Chromecast that looks like yours below: Chromecast (1st gen)

CHROMECASTMODEL H2G2-42

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN YOUR CHROMECAST BOX:

What
  1. Chromecast: Your Chromecast plugs into any HDMI port on your TV, and uses your existing Wi-Fi network to stream video from the internet to your TV. A Chromecast is controlled from devices on the same Wi-Fi network, such as smart phones, tablets, or computers, and is powered using the USB cable (#2).
  2. USB cable: The USB cable provides power to your Chromecast. One end plugs into your Chromecast, and the other end plugs into either a USB port on your TV, or the power supply (#3). DO NOT PLUG THE USB CABLE INTO A PORT LABELED “SERVICE”; IT MUST BE LABELED “USB” OR DISPLAY THIS SYMBOL: 
  3. Power supply: The power supply is optional, and can be used with the USB cable to power your Chromecast if your TV does not have a USB port.
  4. HDMI extender: The HDMI extender is optional, and can be used if your Chromecast does not fit directly into your TV. The Google Home app may also recommend using it to improve your Wi-Fi reception. Attach between your Chromecast and TV.

MORE HELP WITH SETTING UP CHROMECAST CAN BE FOUND HERE.

WARNINGS TO USERS

  • Chromecast may get hot to the touch; this is normal. Unplug Chromecast’s power source and let it cool before removing it from your television.
  • Use only the cables and plugs provided with your device to plug Chromecast into a power source. Using other cables or plugs may damage Chromecast and/or your television.
  • Do not expose Chromecast or the power supply to water or extreme conditions (moisture, heat, cold, dust), as Chromecast or the power supply may malfunction or cease to work when exposed to such elements.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble or repair Chromecast yourself. Doing so voids the limited warranty and could harm you, your television, and/or Chromecast.
  • Chromecast is an entertainment device; it is not designed, manufactured or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance in which the failure of Chromecast could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage.
  • Take care when handling the power supply to avoid electric shock.
  • Caution: Risk of electric shock. Dry location use only.

WARRANTY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

LICENSING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

NOTE ON INTERFERENCE IN A RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Chromecast generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If Chromecast does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by plugging in, then unplugging, Chromecast, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna and/or consulting the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Chromecast complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) the device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate Chromecast or warranty.

Model: H2G2-42

FCC ID: A4RH2G2-42 / A4RH2G2-2A — your Chromecast’s FCC ID is printed on its back

To satisfy FCC exposure requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm should be maintained between the antenna of this device and persons during device operation. Operations at closer than this distance are not recommended.

The antenna used for this transmitter must not be co-located in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Chromecast was designed by Google LLC of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 and assembled in China.

 Chromecast

Safety Warnings

WARNING: HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION; READ BEFORE USE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, DISCOMFORT, PROPERTY DAMAGE, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO YOUR CHROMECAST, AND OTHER POTENTIAL HAZARDS

 

Handling

To avoid damaging your device, accessories or any connected devices, and to reduce the risk of personal injury, discomfort, property damage or other potential hazards, follow the precautions below.

Handle your Chromecast with care. You may damage the device if you disassemble, drop, bend, burn, crush or puncture your device.  Using a damaged device may cause overheating or injury. Don’t expose your Chromecast to liquids, which can cause a short circuit and overheating.  If your Chromecast gets wet, do not attempt to dry it using an external heat source. Chromecast is designed to operate in a dry, indoor environment.

Chromecast is designed to work best in ambient temperatures between 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C), and should be stored between ambient temperatures of -4° and 140° F (-20° and 60° C). Do not leave your Chromecast in places where the temperature may exceed 140° F (60° C), such as on a car dashboard or near a heating vent, as this may damage the product, overheat the product, or pose a risk of fire. Keep your Chromecast away from heat sources and out of direct sunlight. If your device becomes too hot, disconnect it from its power source if it is plugged in, move it to a cooler place and don’t use it until has cooled.

Contact customer service and do not use your Chromecast if it isn’t working properly or has been damaged.

Repair & Service

Don’t attempt to repair Chromecast yourself.

Chromecast should only be repaired by Google or a Google authorized service provider. Unauthorized repairs or modifications could result in permanent damage to the device, and may affect your warranty coverage and regulatory authorizations. Contact customer service for authorized service. For online help and support, visit g.co/cast/help.

Powering Chromecast

Be sure the power adapter and Chromecast are well ventilated when in use. Using damaged cables or power adapters, or using them when moisture is present, can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to the Chromecast or other property.  When powering Chromecast via its power adapter, make sure the power adapter is plugged into a socket near Chromecast and is easily accessible. This product is intended for use with a certified Limited Power Source (LPS) per IEC 60950-1and Power Source Class 1 (PS1) per IEC 62368-1 rated: 5 Volts DC, maximum 1 Amp.  

Only power your Chromecast with the included power adapter and cable, or compatible accessories. Failure to use compatible accessories can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to the device and the accessories. Compatible accessories are available on the Google Store and at Google authorized resellers (look for Google’s “made for” badge ).

Prolonged Heat Exposure

Chromecast and its power adapter generate heat during normal operation and comply with applicable surface temperature standards and limits. Avoid prolonged, direct or indirect skin contact when the device is in use because exposing skin to hot surfaces for a long period of time may cause discomfort or burns. Do not sleep on your device or its power adapter, or cover them with a blanket or pillow. Be aware of this issue if you have a physical condition that affects your ability to detect heat against your skin.


Medical Device Interference

Your device uses radios and other components that emit electromagnetic fields, and also contains magnets. These electromagnetic fields and magnets may interfere with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices. Always keep the device more than 16 cm (6 in) from the surface of the skin near the pacemaker or other implanted medical device. If you have questions about using your Google device with or near your pacemaker or other implanted medical device, consult your healthcare provider before using Chromecast. If you suspect your device is interfering with your pacemaker or other implanted medical devices, unplug your Google device and consult your physician for information specific to your medical device.

Explosive Atmospheres

Do not use, store, or transport your Chromecast where flammables or explosives are stored (in gas stations, fuel depots, or chemical plants, for example). Do not use your device where blasting operations are in progress, or in potentially explosive atmospheres such as in areas where the air contains high levels of flammable chemicals, vapors, or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal powders). Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death. Observe all notices and signs where these hazards might be present.

Proper Handling and Usage

Follow these guidelines when using, storing, cleaning or disposing of your Chromecast:

Operating Temperature

Do not use Chromecast or its power adapter at ambient temperatures lower than 0°C (32°F) or higher than 35°C (95°F). If the interior temperature of the device exceeds normal operating temperatures, you may experience the following behaviors while the device tries to regulate its temperature: reduced performance and connectivity, inability to display or device may restart. You may not be able to use the device while it regulates its temperature. Move the device to a cooler location and wait a few minutes before attempting to use it again.  

Care & Cleaning

Unplug the device and adapter before cleaning, during lightning storms, or when unused for extended periods of time. Use a clean, soft, and dry cloth to clean the device and accessories.
Do not use any chemical detergent, powder, or other chemical agents (such as alcohol or benzene) to clean the Chromecast or accessories.

Connectors and Ports

When disconnecting the power adapter from a power outlet, pull on the adapter, never on the cable.  Do not twist or pinch the USB cable and do not force a connector into a port.


Magnetic Fields

Avoid placing any media containing magnets or sensitive to magnetism, such as credit cards, bank cards, audio/video, tapes, or magnetic memory devices, near this product or its charging cable, because you may lose information stored on those media. Media containing information sensitive to magnets should be kept at least 2 inches (5 cm) away from this device.

Service & Support

For online help and support, visit g.co/cast/help.  

Regulatory Information

Regulatory information, certification, and compliance marks specific to Chromecast can be found on your device under Settings > System > About > Regulatory labels and in the center of the back of your device.

Regulatory Information: United States

FCC Regulatory Compliance

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.  If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Google could void your authority to operate the equipment.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 2 conditions:

1. These devices may not cause harmful interference.

2. These devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

EMC Compliance Statement

Important: This device, charging cradle, and power adapter have demonstrated Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) compliance under conditions that included the use of compliant peripheral devices and shielded cables between system components. It is important that you use compliant peripheral devices and shielded cables between system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, televisions, and other electronic devices.

Radio Frequency Exposure

This device meets the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) requirements for exposure to radio waves and is designed and manufactured not to exceed the FCC’s emission limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy. To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm should be maintained between the antenna of this device and persons during device operation. This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Recycling
F
or Recycling  in the United States, visit g.co/HWRecyclingProgram.Chromecast Audio

CHROMECAST AUDIOMODEL RUX-J42

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN YOUR CHROMECAST AUDIO BOX:

What
  1. Chromecast Audio: Plugs into any speaker system that has an aux-in or line-in port using the included audio cable(#2). Chromecast Audio uses your existing Wi-Fi network to stream audio from the internet for playback on your existing speaker system. Chromecast Audio is controlled from devices on the same Wi-Fi network, such as mobile devices, tablets, or computers, and is powered using the USB cable and provided power supply (#3, #4).
  2. Audio cable: Connects Chromecast Audio to speaker systems that support aux-in and line-in connections via a standard 3.5 mm port. Optionally, speaker systems with RCA inputs and optical digital inputs are supported, but required cables are sold separately.
  3. USB power cable: Provides power to your Chromecast Audio. One end plugs into your Chromecast Audio, and the other end plugs into the power supply (#4).
  4. Power supply: Used with the USB power cable (#3) to power your Chromecast Audio (#1)

MORE HELP WITH SETTING UP CHROMECAST AUDIO CAN BE FOUND HERE.

WARNINGS TO USERS

  • Chromecast Audio may get hot to the touch; this is normal. Unplug Chromecast Audio’s power source and let it cool before removing it from your speaker system.
  • You should only use the cables and plugs provided with your device to plug it in.
  • If you must use a different power supply than the one provided with your device, use a UL Listed power supply marked “LPS” or “Class 2”, with output rated 5Vdc, 1A.
  • Do not expose Chromecast Audio or the power supply to water or extreme conditions (moisture, heat, cold, dust), as Chromecast Audio or the power supply may malfunction or cease to work when exposed to such elements.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble or repair Chromecast Audio yourself. Doing so voids the limited warranty and could harm you, your speaker system, and/or Chromecast Audio.
  • Chromecast Audio is an entertainment device; it is not designed, manufactured or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance in which the failure of Chromecast Audio could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage.
  • Take care when handling the power supply to avoid electric shock.
  • Caution: Risk of electric shock. Dry location use only.

Pacemaker Notice

The device contains radios that emit electromagnetic fields. These electromagnetic fields may interfere with pacemakers or other medical devices. If you wear a pacemaker, maintain at least 20 cm (8 inches) of separation between your pacemaker and your device. If you suspect your device is interfering with your pacemaker or any other medical device, stop using it and consult your physician for information specific to your medical device.

Do not carry the device in the front pocket of your shirt or coat.

For information about other active medical implants, please contact the producer or a doctor to ensure that your product’s magnetic field will not interfere with the implant.

Device with Magnet

Avoid placing any media that contains magnets or is sensitive to magnetism, such as credit cards, bank cards, audio/video, tapes, or magnetic memory devices, near this product.

Media containing information sensitive to magnets should be kept at least 5 cm away from the product. For example, if you carry your wallet or billfold containing magnetic cards next to this product, information stored on those cards could be destroyed.

Similarly, magnet sensitive devices, such as a mechanical watch or measuring device, can be damaged if they come too close to this product.

WARRANTY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

LICENSING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

NOTE ON INTERFERENCE IN A RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Chromecast Audio generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If Chromecast Audio does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by plugging in, then unplugging, Chromecast Audio, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna and/or consulting the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Chromecast Audio complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) the device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate Chromecast Audio or warranty.

Model: RUX-J42

FCC ID: A4RRUX-J42 — your Chromecast Audio’s FCC ID is printed on its back

To satisfy FCC exposure requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm should be maintained between the antenna of this device and persons during device operation. Operations at closer than this distance are not recommended.

The antenna used for this transmitter must not be co-located in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Chromecast was designed by Google LLC of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 and assembled in China. Chromecast Ultra

CHROMECAST ULTRA USER MANUAL

MODEL NC2-6A5-D

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN YOUR CHROMECAST ULTRA BOX:

What
  1. Chromecast Ultra: Your Chromecast Ultra plugs into any HDMI port on your TV, and uses your existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to stream video from the internet to your TV. Chromecast Ultra is controlled from devices on the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet network, such as mobile devices, tablets, or computers.
  2. Power supply: The power supply connects your Chromecast Ultra to AC power. You can also connect your Chromecast Ultra to an Ethernet network through the port on the power supply. In some cases, an Ethernet connection can improve streaming speed and stability. 

MORE HELP WITH SETTING UP CHROMECAST ULTRA CAN BE FOUND HERE.

WARNINGS TO USERS

  • Chromecast Ultra may get hot to the touch; this is normal. Unplug the power cable and let it cool before removing it from your television.
  • You should use the power supply and cable provided with your device to plug Chromecast Ultra into a power source. Using other power or USB cables may damage Chromecast Ultra and/or other devices. Do not use the power supply and cable provided with your Chromecast Ultra to power devices other than your Chromecast Ultra.
  • Do not expose Chromecast Ultra or the power supply to water or extreme conditions (moisture, heat, cold, dust), as Chromecast Ultra or the power supply may malfunction or cease to work when exposed to such elements.  
  • Do not attempt to disassemble or repair Chromecast Ultra yourself. Doing so voids the limited warranty and could harm you, your television, and/or your Chromecast Ultra.
  • Chromecast Ultra is an entertainment device; it is not designed, manufactured or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance in which the failure of Chromecast could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage.
  • Caution: Risk of electric shock. Take care when handling the power supply to avoid electric shock.   
  • If you wish to plug your Chromecast Ultra into a wall socket or Ethernet connection, you will need to install your Chromecast near a wall socket or Ethernet connection that is easily accessible.
  • If your Chromecast Ultra or the power supply are broken or show signs of extreme wear, stop using them. 
  • Indoor use only.

Pacemaker Notice

Chromecast Ultra contains components that emit an electromagnetic field and could interfere with pacemakers or other electronic medical devices. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, contact your physician or medical device manufacturer to make sure it’s okay to use your Chromecast Ultra. Before using your Chromecast Ultra, consult your physician or medical device manufacturer about the required minimum safe distance between magnets and your medical device.

Device with Magnet

Avoid placing any media that contains magnets or is sensitive to magnetism, such as credit cards, bank cards, audio/video, tapes, or magnetic memory devices, near this product.

Media containing information sensitive to magnets should be kept at least 5 cm (2 inches) away from the product. For example, if you carry your wallet or billfold containing magnetic cards next to this product, information stored on those cards could be destroyed.

Similarly, magnet-sensitive devices, such as a mechanical watch or measuring device, can be damaged if they come too close to this product. 

WARRANTY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

LICENSING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information
 

To satisfy RF exposure requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm should be maintained between the antenna of this device and persons during device operation. Operations at closer than this distance are not recommended.

NOTE ON INTERFERENCE IN A RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Chromecast Ultra generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If Chromecast Ultra does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by plugging in, then unplugging, Chromecast Ultra, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna and/or consulting the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Chromecast Ultra complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) the device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate Chromecast Ultra or the warranty.

Model: NC2-6A5-D

FCC ID: A4RNC2-6A5-D — your Chromecast’s FCC ID is printed on its back

The antenna used for this transmitter must not be co-located in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Canada, Industry Canada (IC) Notices
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B).

This device complies with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Under ISED regulations, the radio transmitter(s) in this device may only operate using an antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by ISED. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that necessary for successful communication.

The device for operation in the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems;

The radiated output power of this device is below the ISED radio frequency exposure limits. This device has been evaluated for and shown compliant with the ISED Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure limits. The device should be used in such a manner such that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

This device has been certified for use in Canada. Status of the listing in the ISED’sREL (Radio Equipment List) can be found at the following web address: http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sitt/reltel/srch/nwRdSrch.do

Additional Canadian information on RF exposure also can be found at the following web address: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08792.html


Chromecast Ultra was designed by Google LLC of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 and assembled in China.

Warranty information can be found HERE

The Google Chromecast is a cheap, simple way to watch video content right to your TV. But what is Chromecast?

Simply put: Chromecast ($35) is one of the best streaming devices. It plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Hulu and Google Play. You can even throw content from your Chrome browser to the big screen. But Chromecast doesn’t work the same way as competing devices like Apple TV or Roku.

Use this FAQ to get up to speed on the Chromecast and decide if it’s right for you.

A third-generation Chromecast | Credit: Google
(Image credit: A third-generation Chromecast | Credit: Google)

Q.: What is Chromecast?

A.: Chromecast is a device that you plug into your TV’s HDMI port, powered by a USB cable (included). Using your smartphone or computer as a remote control, you can use Chromecast to access video content from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, the Google Play Store and other services. You can also use it to stream almost any kind of content from the Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop computer.

Google ChromecastVIEW DEAL

Q.: What is the difference between the Chromecast and the Chromecast Ultra?

A.: There are two varieties of Chromecast. The regular Chromecast costs $35 and broadcasts content at up to 1080p. The Chromecast Ultra costs $70 and can broadcast content at up to 4K resolutions with HDR color technology. In terms of channel selection and overall functionality, the two devices are identical. It’s worth noting, though, that the Chromecast Ultra has a built-in port for an Ethernet cable, but also requires an external power source, rather than a USB connection built into your TV.

You can also see how the Chromecast Ultra stands up to its competition in our Chromecast vs Fire TV vs Roku face-off.

Chromecast Ultra

Q.: What can I watch on Chromecast?

A.: Chromecast has access to video and audio content from many services. Google keeps track of many of these on its official site, although there is no comprehensive list. Ever since Google released the software development kit for Chromecast, new apps have been springing up frequently, so keep an eye out for more apps.

Q.: Can I control Chromecast with my voice?

A.: Yes. Previously, you needed to route your Chromecast commands through a Google Home device, but now, you can give vocal commands directly through Google Assistant. Google has complete Chromecast setup instructions, but the functionality is pretty self-explanatory. Simply connect your Chromecast and your phone to the same network, and you can cast music and videos to your TV with just a few words.

Q: Can I travel with a Chromecast?

A.: Due to its small size and easy setup, the Chromecast may seem like a boon for frequent travelers. However, the Chromecast does not support captive portals — networks that require browser-based logins. As such, the Chromecast is not terribly useful in most hotels and universities. Still, if you do take your Chromecast with you and find a Wi-Fi network without a captive portal, changing the login details is not too difficult.

Q.: Are there any Chromecast alternatives?

A.: Yes, but it depends how much you’re willing to spend. A $30, a Roku Express will also allow you to stream content to your TV, although the device’s design is not as good as the Chromecast’s overall. An Apple TV costs $150 and functions much like a Roku box, but can also stream content (like games) from your iPhone or iPad to your TV. You could also stream content through a PS4 or Xbox One, but these devices cost hundreds of dollars.

Q. How does Google Stadia work with Chromecast?

A.: When Google Stadia, the company’s game-streaming service, launches in November, Chromecast will initially be the only way to play Stadia games on your TV. (Unless, of course, you simply cut out the middleman and attach a computer to your television set.)

For more Google-related tips, tricks, and how-tos, check out our complete guide to Google Assistant.


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