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In principle, the Chromecast update happens automatically, but this doesn’t always go well. In this article, we will show you how to manually update the media player.

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This is how to update Chromecast

The Chromecast is all about convenience. Once you have installed the device, you don’t have to worry about updates anymore. New software versions run automatically in the background.

That’s how it should be, anyway. The technology does not always cooperate, so it is sometimes necessary to update the Chromecast manually. This is quite easy with the latest version, the Chromecast with Google TV (HD). You can’t just update older Chromecast models manually, though there is a side path.

In this article we explain how to manually update Chromecast, starting with the Google TV versions (recognizable from the supplied remote control).

To upgrade Chromecast to Google TV (HD):

  1. Turn on the TV and go to the Chromecast home screen;
  2. Select the profile icon in the top right and select ‘Settings’;

    The settings screen can be recognized by the gear icon.

  3. Press ‘System’, go to ‘About’ and then ‘System Update’;
  4. Check if an update is available for your Chromecast and install it if necessary.

Depending on the size of the update, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to download. Internet speed also affects how quickly software is installed.

Can’t update Chromecast? Then try to restore the device to factory settings and then install it again. You can also do this through the settings menu. Select ‘System’, ‘About’ and then ‘Factory data reset’.

Upgrade an old Chromecast

Don’t have a Chromecast with Google TV (HD), but an old model? Then the update happens automatically in the background. These media players do not have an operating system that can be updated manually, unlike its smaller brothers.

You can download the updates through a tour. First, it’s important to find out which software version your Chromecast is currently running:

  1. Open the Google Home app and select your media player;
  2. Tap the gear icon at the top right and go to ‘Device information’;
  3. Under the heading ‘Technical information’ you will find which firmware version the Chromecast is using;
  4. You can then go through the Google website find out what the current software version is.

Is your Chromecast running on an outdated version, and not installed by default? Then you can force the update by completely resetting the media player.

This is done through the Google Home app. Select your Chromecast and tap the gear icon in the top right. Select ‘More’ and then ‘Factory data reset’. Then it’s a matter of following the directions.

Once the Chromecast resets itself to factory settings, it will start reinstalling itself. The latest software updates are downloaded automatically.

It doesn’t work? In the article below we explain in detail how you can reset Chromecast.

Also read: Reset Chromecast in 4 steps: this is how you start with a clean slate

More about the Chromecast

The Chromecast is perhaps the best device Google has ever made. At least, if everything works well. If this is not the case, we explain how to get a Chromecast that is not working again. Sometimes it is necessary to reinstall the Chromecast.

Chromecast with Google TV (HD) review: How do you like the new Chromecast?

Source: Planet Android from www.androidplanet.nl.

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