Chromecast Device Connection Failed

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Chromecast Device Connection Failed

If you have Chromecast Connection Problems like chromecast failed to connect to nearby device or chromecast failed to play on selected device, you can follow this guides to fix Chromecast Device Connection Failed.

Chromecast Device Connection Failed

Reboot your Chromecast device

Rebooting your Chromecast device may fix several issues. (you can Factory Data Reset (FDR) Chromecast). There are two ways to reboot your Chromecast device:

Option 1 – from the Google Home app: 

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Chromecast device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Chromecast cast icon.
  3. In the upper right corner of the home screen, tap Devices  to see your available Chromecast devices.
  4. In the top right corner of the device you’d like to reboot, tap the device card menu  >  Settings.
  5. In the top right corner of the Device Settings page, tap the More button  > Reboot.

Option 2: 

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  1. Unplug the power cord from the Chromecast device.
  2.  Leave it unplugged for ~1 minute.
  3.  Plug the power cord

See also: How to Stream from VLC Media Player to Your Chromecast?

Trouble Setup Chromecast with Samsung Device

Many Samsung devices (including Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S3/S4) have an advanced Wi-Fi setting called Auto Network Switch for the Galaxy S5 and S6, it’s called Smart Network Switch. This feature automatically switches the device’s Wi-Fi network to the best available signal connection if the device senses that the current connection has problems (like no Internet access). This happens very quickly: as soon as the Google Cast app connects to the device hotspot, the OS switches the device back to a working Wi-Fi network. Chromecast setup is not possible while the feature is enabled.

Instructions for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S3/S4:

  1. From the main Settings page, tap the Connections tab and then tap Wi-Fi
  2. Tap More in the top right corner
  3. Press the Menu button and then tap Advanced
  4. Tap Auto Network Switch or Smart Network switch to disable the feature

Instructions for Galaxy S5:

  1. From the main Settings page, tap the Connections tab and then tap Wi-Fi
  2. Tap Smart Network Switch to disable the feature

Instructions for Galaxy S6:

  1. From the main Setttings page, tap Wi-Fi and then tap More
  2. Tap Smart Network Switch to disable the feature
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