Don’t you hate it when your Chromecast won’t connect to the internet? It isn’t terrific. I’ve been there, and it’s frustrating. In today’s blog, we’re here to fix your problem and provide you with more information regarding fixing the Google Chromecast won’t connect to the internet issue.
Why is My Chromecast Stuck on Connecting?
There could be other possibilities of Chromecast being stuck on connecting to WiFi, but below, we’ve gathered some most common causes.
- Pairing Issue: Maybe there are some pairing issues between your Chromecast and WiFi network. Reconnecting the network might resolve your issue.
- Bug or Glitch: It can be a temporary bug or glitch that’s causing the Chromecast stuck on connecting to WiFi.
- Channel Interference: If you and your neighbours are getting the same router channel, it can be why your Chromecast is stuck on connecting.
What Should I Do If My Chromecast Doesn’t Connect to WiFi?
Below, we’ve penned down some best working solutions that’ll guide you and resolve the “Chromecast stuck on connecting WiFi” issue.
But before moving on to the troubleshooting methods, try to verify some things.
- Ensure that your Chromecast is plugged into the wall outlet and turned on.
- Now, check the LED light on the right side of the Chromecast is White.
- Ensure that the password you’re entering for connecting to the network is correct.
- Ensure that you’re using the updated version of the Google Home App.
- Try to ensure that your mobile or tablet (using for casting) is not far from 15-20 feet from the Chromecast device.
- Is this the same WiFi network your Chromecast is previously connected to, or there are some changes in your Network connection.
Once you’ve done with the checklist, move on to the fixes instructed below.
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Reboot The WiFI Router
To fix the Chromecast stuck on connecting issue, try to perform a reboot on your WiFi router.
To perform a WiFi router;
- Unplug the router adapter from the wall outlet.
- Now, wait for a minute.
- After that, plug the Router’s adapter back into the wall outlet.
- Lastly, let your device connect to the network and check if this works or not.
Reboot Your Chromecast
If rebooting the WiFi router didn’t work, try to reboot your Chromecast and check if this fixes the issue or not. To perform a reboot on your Chromecast, do as given below;
How do you reboot Chromecast?
- Unplug the Chromecast power cable from the device.
- Now, wait for a while.
- After that, plug the Chromecast power cable back into the device.
Ensure That Chromecast is Connected to The Same Network
If the problem persists, try connecting your mobile to the same WiFi network as the Chromecast. Also, ensure that Guest Mode allows you to use Chromecast even if you’re not on the same network. However, this feature must first be activated. To enable it, follow the steps given below;
How to Cast Without WiFi?
- Launch the Google Home app on your mobile or tablet.
- Now, select your Chromecast device.
- Then, navigate to the Settings (gear icon).
- After that, select Recognition & sharing > Guest > Turn on Guest Mode.
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Check Your Internet Connection
There are some instances where bad internet connectivity causes the issue. Try to check whether your internet is working or not. To check this, you can visit speedtest.com to check the internet speed you’re getting now or try to stream some videos on other devices connected to your internet. If they’re working flawlessly, try to reboot your Chromecast again. If the issue persists, move on to the next method.
Many Chromecast users claimed that after disabling the VPN fixes, the “Chromecast stuck on connecting” issue. If you’re using any VPN on your device, disable it for a while and check whether this fixes the problem or not.
If not, try disabling the AdBlocker (If you’re using any).
Move Your Router : If you’re still encountering the issue, try to move your Router closer to your Chromecast and remove all the obstacles between the Router and Chromecast. Make sure that your router or mobile device is closer to the chromecast (10-20 ft.).
Change The Band
Solutions not helping you out? Try to change the frequency band of your Router. Either choose the 5GHz or 2.4GHz band. But, some users commented that switching to the 2.4GHz frequency band fixes the issue. If your Router’s band is set to 5GHz, try switching it to the 2.4GHz and checking whether this works.
Why does my Chromecast not want to connect?
As stated above, interference can occur if the channel your Router is automatically set to be the same as your neighbours’, which could be why Chromecast isn’t working on your network.
To change the Router Channel;
- Head to the Router’s Settings.
- Now, locate the “Wireless” option.
- After that, select “Channel and SSID”.
- Lastly, navigate to “Channel” and set it to Auto.
If the issue persists, try to select the less interference channel and check if doing that fixes the issue or not.
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Are there any updates available for your Chromecast? Keeping your devices up-to-date makes them bugs and glitch-free. So, check if any updates are available for your Chromecast, and then download and install it.
How to update Google Chromecast
- Navigate to the Chromecast with the Google TV home screen.
- Now, navigate to the Settings.
- After that, head to the System and then select About.
- Lastly, go to the System Update and check for updates.
Update Device Software
If you’re encountering the “Chromecast stuck on connecting” issue while casting your device. In this case, try to check if there’s any update available for your device. To do so;
- Head to the Settings of your android device.
- Now, select System > Advanced > System Update.
- After that, tap on Check for updates, and if any, follow the on-screen instructions.
Also, ensure that the app you want to cast is updated to its latest version. To check this,
- Head to the Google Play Store
- Now, tap on Profile > Manage apps & device.
- After that, tap on Updates available and locate the app name. If it’s there, update it.
What to Do When Chromecast is Stuck on Old WiFi
Does your Chromecast stuck on old WiFi? Factory Resetting the Chromecast may resolve your issue. To do so, follow the below guide.
Resetting the Chromecast device to its default factory settings turns your Chromecast to out of box state. All of your data will be clear and can’t be undone.
How Do You Reset a Chromecast?
Chromecast can be reset in two ways; below are the steps. Follow as instructed;
Using the Google Home app
- Launch the Google Home app on your device.
- Now, touch and hold your device’s tile.
- After that, tap on Settings > More > Factory reset.
- Lastly, select Factory reset and follow the on-screen instructions.
Using the Chromecast
- While Chromecast is plugged into the TV, press and hold the button given on the side of your Chromecast.
- Now, the LED on Chromecast will start blinking orange.
- Once the LED turns white, release the button, and your Chromecast will restart.
- Lastly, set up your Chromecast again and check if Factory resetting resolves the issue.
Hopefully, you were able to fix your “Chromecast stuck on connecting” to the WiFi problem by following this guide. If you did not, try contacting Google chromecast help. Now, at this point, only they can help you out. If you’re facing connectivity issues with roku then check how to troubleshoot roku wifi issue.