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Turn your TV into a Smart TV with Google Chromecast. These examples will show using Chromecast with a HP G72 Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium, LG 4G LTE Tablet and a Samsung Galaxy S4.   

 

  1. Chromecast requires a Google Chromecast Adapter and a Chromecast Plugin for Google Chrome on Laptop and a Chromecast app for Tablets and Smart phones available from Play Store . Plug the Chromecast adapter into the TVs available HDMI port and the USB cable into the TVs available USB port. The USB cable provides power for the Chromecast adapter. If your TV doesn't have a USB port the Chromecast adapter also comes with an optional Power supply.        

   

  1. After the Chromecast is plugged in,  with your TVs remote control, select source and then the HDMI port where the Chromecast adapter was plugged in. You will see different backdrops until you make a connection. Settings for the backdrops and other can be changed with the Chromecast app.            

 

HP G72 Notebook

 

  1. With Chromecast you can cast a web page or the entire laptop screen. This example will show casting the entire laptop desktop Install the Chromecast plugin and click the Chromecast extension in Chrome (upper right).

  1. Click the drop down arrow and click Cast Entire Screen.

  1. Click your Chromecast location (living room).

  1. Click Yes button when prompted by Google Cast.

 

  1. You should see Capturing desktop in (upper right) and Google Cast is sharing your screen (at bottom).

  1. Your desktop will now be shown on your TV.




LG 4G LTE Tablet

 

  1. Install the Chromecast app from Play Store and touch the Chromecast icon. 

  1.  Your tablet will display the Ready to Cast screen.

  1. Touch the Ready to Cast and tablet will display Connecting to location (living room).

  1. Once connected tablet will display menu were you can change settings and other. To begin casting your tablet screen, touch the Cast screen option.

  1. Your tablet will now be displayed on your TV. To see in full screen, on your tablet, turn on screen rotation and rotate your tablet.

               

Samsung Galaxy S4

 

  1. Install the Chromecast app from Play Store and touch the Chromecast icon. 

  1. Once connected phone will display menu were you can change settings and other. To begin casting your phone screen, touch the Cast screen option.

  1. Your phone will display Now casting screen to location (living room).

  1. Press the Home button and your phone screen will now be displayed on your TV. To see in full screen, on your phone, turn on screen rotation and rotate your phone.

 

 

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Last Updated 03/26/2017 10:52:59 AM by Rick Silvers

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