Chromecast: change WiFi – this is how it works

Chromecast: change WiFi – this is how it works

Would you like to change the WiFi on Google Chromecast? This may be necessary if you bought a new wireless router or if you changed your wireless password. We reveal how you can make the Chromecast fit for the new Wi-Fi.

After a one-time setup, the Chromecast is already connected to the internet. However, there may be times when you want to connect it to a new network or you have to type in the new password. In this case you need to change the WiFi for the Chromecast as follows.

Change WiFi on Chromecast

  1. Make sure that your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast.
  2. Open the Google Home app on your device.
  3. Now select the corresponding Chromecast.
  4. Go to "Settings> WLAN> Delete Network".
  5. You will now be automatically redirected to the start screen.
  6. Now you can set up your Chromecast again and connect it to the new WiFi network.

Chromecast is still connected to the old WiFi network

  1. If your Chromecast is still connected to an old WiFi network, you will have to reset it .
  2. To do this, your device must be connected to the same WiFi network.
  3. Open the Google Home app.
  4. Android : Go to "Settings> Factory data reset> Factory data reset".
  5. iPhone : Go to Settings> Remove Device> Factory Reset> Factory Reset.
Reset Google Chromecast

You can reset the Chromecast to factory settings in the Google Home app. Picture:

Chromecast was connected to WiFi that no longer exists

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Go to "Add> Set Up Device> New Device".
  3. Follow the instructions in the app to set up your Chromecast again.


  • In order to be able to change the WiFi of the Chromecast, your smartphone and the Google Home app must be in the same WiFi network.
  • If the Chromecast is still connected to another WiFi network, you have to reset it via the app.
  • If the Chromecast was connected to a WLAN that no longer exists, you have to set it up again via the Google Home app.

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