How to Reinstall and Reset Chromecast


  • Reset Chromecast through Google Home app by selecting device, settings, and factory reset
  • Reset Chromecast directly from device by holding reset button for 25 seconds
  • Troubleshoot Chromecast through Google Home app by checking Wi-Fi, restarting app, updating app, and reconnecting device
  • Troubleshoot Chromecast directly by rebooting or factory resetting through Google Home app settings

Looking to reinstall and reset your Chromecast? Let’s walk through the process step by step.

Resetting through Google Home App

Google Home App interface

To reset your Chromecast through the Google Home app, first open the app on your Android device. Tap on your device in the app, then tap on the settings icon. From there, select “More” and then “Factory reset. ” Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset process.

This will erase all data on your Chromecast and restore it to its factory settings. If you encounter any issues during the reset process, contact Google technical support for assistance.

Resetting Directly from the Device

To reset Chromecast directly from the device, locate the reset button. This button is typically found on the side or bottom of the device. Press and hold the button for at least 25 seconds until the LED light on the device starts flashing. This indicates that the reset process has begun.

Wait for the device to reboot and then set it up again as if it were brand new. If you encounter any issues during the reset process, contact technical support for assistance.

Troubleshooting with Google Home App

  • Check Wi-Fi connection: Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
  • Restart Google Home App: Close and reopen the app, or force stop and reopen it if needed.
  • Update Google Home App: Check for updates in the app store and install any available updates.
  • Forget and Reconnect Chromecast: Remove your Chromecast device in the app and reconnect it following setup instructions.

Direct Device Troubleshooting

To troubleshoot your Chromecast device, start by rebooting it. If that doesn’t work, try a factory reset. To do this, go to the Google Home app on your Android device. Find your Chromecast, tap on it, and select “Settings. ” From there, choose “More,” then “Factory Reset.

” Confirm your decision, and your Chromecast will reset to its original settings. Keep in mind that this will erase all data on the device, so back up any important information beforehand.


How do I reset and reinstall Chromecast?

To reset and reinstall Chromecast, press and hold the button on the back of the device while it is plugged into the TV and powered. Wait for the LED light to blink yellow, then release the button when it turns solid white. This should reset the Chromecast.

How do I reconnect my Chromecast?

To reconnect your Chromecast, ensure it is plugged into the TV and powered. Hold down the button on the Chromecast device for at least 25 seconds until the solid LED light flashes red. Release the button once the LED blinks white and the TV goes blank, allowing the device to restart.

How do I restart Chromecast app?

To restart the Chromecast app, ensure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same account as your Chromecast. Then, open the Google Home app, tap and hold your device’s tile, and select “Reboot” from the settings menu.

Why is my Chromecast not connecting anymore?

Your Chromecast may not be connecting anymore due to interference or connectivity issues. Restart your modem or router and check the manufacturer’s instructions for troubleshooting. Additionally, ensure your Chromecast is positioned away from other devices, wires, or cables to prevent interference.