Recently, Googe came up with a new streaming device called Chromecast with Google TV. As the name suggests, it has all the features that are available in the previous Chromecast devices. The greatest addition to the device is the Android UI. With new features and options, Chromecast with Google TV is the best streaming device launched by Google. This device has pre-installed streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more. If you had bought the new Google TV device, you may be looking for the installation guide to connect the device to your TV. The setup procedures for Google TV are quite difficult and consume more time. Follow the step-by-step procedures in this article to set up your Chromecast with Google TV.

Pre-requisites:

  • A smartphone with the Google Home app
  • A TV with an HDMI port
  • An active Google account
  • Secure internet connection

What’s in the Box

In the package kit, you will find the following things.

Google TV package box
  • Chromecast with Google TV device.
  • Power cable.
  • Power adapter.
  • Voice Remote.
  • Two AAA batteries.

How to Set Up Chromecast With Google TV

(1) Firstly, insert the two AAA batteries into the remote.

Insert 2 AAA batteries

(2) Then, plug the Chromecast with Google TV into the HDMI port of your TV.

Plug in the Google TV device

(3) Now, connect the power cable to the device and the other end to the power adapter.

Connect the Google TV to your TV

(4) After that, plug the power adapter into the power socket.

Insert the adapter into wall outlet.

(5) Turn on your TV and choose the correct HDMI output.

HDMI output

(6) In general, the remote will automatically be paired to the Chromecast with Google TV.

Google TV remote

(7) If not, you will get the Start Pairing screen on your TV. To pair, tap the Home button and Back button simultaneously until you see a white light at the bottom of the remote.

Pair Google TV remote

(8) When it is paired, you can use the remote to set up your Google TV.

Pair Google TV remote

(9) For navigation, you can use the top section of the remote. For selection, you can use the center button.

Use Google TV remote for navigation

(10) Now, choose your preferred language.

Language selection

Set-Up with the Google Home app

(11) After that, your TV will ask you to download the Google Home app. If you don’t have the Google Home app, install it from the Play Store or App Store.

Scan QR code

(12) Connect your smartphone to a WiFi network. Open the Google Home app and press the Plus icon.

Tap Plus icon

(13) Now, tap the Set up device under the Add to home menu.

Click Set up device option

(14) Your smartphone will scan for a nearby Chromecast device. Select your Google TV when detected.

Select your Google TV

(15) Then, scan the QR code displayed on your TV. It will direct you to the setup instructions.

Set up Google TV

(16) Choose the room where your Chromecast is placed and click the Next button.

Tap Next

(17) On the next screen, choose the WiFi network that your smartphone is connected to. Now, your Chromecast with Google TV is connected to the same WiFi network as your smartphone.

WiFi network

(18) Then, sign in to your Google account.

Set up Google TV

Set Up Google Assistant on Google TV

(19) You can also set up your voice for Google Assistant. This is optional though. If you don’t want to set up your voice, click the No Thanks button.

Voice Assistant

(20) Click the I Agree button and follow the on-screen commands to set up your voice.

I Agree button

(21) If you’ve already configured the voice assistant using the mail ID, it will automatically recognize your voice and will set up your voice without any confirmation.

Set up Google TV

(22) Select the Featured Services that you want on your Google TV and click the Next button. This information will help you in providing personalized recommendations.

Featured Services

(23) Now, choose the screensaver for your Google TV. The chosen photo will appear on the TV screen when the Google TV is not in use.

Choose an image

(24) In the All done! screen, review your choices and click the Continue button.

All done! screen

(25) When the Set up here is finished screen appears, click the Done button.

Click done

Set Up Google TV: On-Screen Instructions

(26) After the setup, you will get the below-mentioned screen. Click the Continue button.

Tap Continue

(27) Usually, the brand of TV you are using will automatically be detected. If not, choose TV from the screen and choose your TV brand.

Choose TV

(28) Now, a piece of demo music will be played on your TV for verification. If not, turn up the volume using the remote.

Click Next

(29) Still not hearing the sound, press the Power button to turn off the Google TV. Wait for 8-10 seconds and tap the Power button to turn on the Google TV. You will hear the demo music.

Press the power button

(30) After that, the apps based on your Featured Services will be installed on your Google TV.

Installing apps on Google TV

(31) If everything is done, you will get the Your Chromecast with Google TV is ready! screen. Click the Start exploring button.

Click Start Exploring

These are the steps you need to set up your Chromecast with Google TV. If you want more apps, you can install the apps from the Play Store on Google or you can sideload the apps on Google TV using Downloader.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I reset my Google TV?

To Reset, Go to Settings >> Click System >> Tap About >> Select Factory Reset >> Click Factory Reset again >> Tap Erase everything.

2. What apps work with Google TV?

Popular streaming apps like HBO Max, YouTube TV, and games like Minion Rush: Despicable Me is available on Google TV.