If you are a MacBook user who doesn’t know how to setup Chromecast on your device, this article is for you!
As the computer and telecommunications technology moves up from one level to the next higher level, as end users we are able to see quite a bit of change in the way in which we look at entertainment. The good old television has also undergone a sea change compared to what it was around twenty years ago. We have LED televisions and other such top quality viewing facilities.
More importantly the technology for transmission of various entertainment programs, news and other such things has also undergone a sea change over the past few years. Today we have newer technologies including Chromecast which certainly is a big breakthrough in watching live programs from the internet.
What Exactly Is Chromecast?
Chromecast is a media adapter. It is from the stables of Google and it has streaming facilities. It allows users to play online contents including music, videos and also films. However, this facility is available on digital televisions. Chromecast is made available in the form of a dongle that can easily be plugged to the HDMI port of digital televisions. The device is powered with the help of a cable and then it starts to work.
In this article we will try and find out how to set Chromecast for use in MacBook devices. This is not known to many and hence they struggle when they are with a MacBook device. Hence, over the next few lines we will try and find out ways and means by which it is possible to download Chromecast for MacBook and enjoy movies, videos and other multimedia entertainment wherever you are. We are sure that it will help you to use your MacBook much better and ensure that you are able to use it for entertainment purposes apart from your business and career needs.
Things You Would Need
If you wish to setup Chromecast on mac, you would of course need Google Chromecast, a television to display the streaming images and video. Further you would need a chrome web browser which comes free for Mac users. Of course you would also need a reliable and strong WiFi connection. Finally you would also need a Mac computer. With these things it should not take too much of time to set it up for MacBook to be used on digital televisions.
How To Get Started?
The Chromecast box comes with the dongle containing Chromecast and also USB cable. You also will have HDMI extension cable. However since you will be connecting your television to a MacBook you must do it physically unlike systems using other operating systems.
How To Connect your Chromecast?
The first task is to properly connect your Chromecast into the HDMI socket. This should be available on the back of the television. The next task is to connect the USB connector into the Chromecast dongle. In the absence of a USB port in your TV, Google provide a power cube which can be used to power the Chromecast from a nearby electrical outlet.
Once this has been done you need to set up the Chromecast and there are some simple steps which you need to follow. The setting up process should not take more than a few minutes. This will ensure that your Chromecast is properly connected to the wifi network. Once this has been done the Chromecast app will send a message inviting you to install the Chromecast browser extension and this where the role of your MacBook comes into play.
How To Set Up Setup Chromecast?
You have to start the process of setting up Chromecast by clicking on the Get Cast Extension button. Once this has been clicked you must then click on the add button. This will result in the display of a popup message on the screen.
The Chromecast icon will also appear in your MacBook toolbar. Once the icon is visible the process should not take much of time. You should click on the Chromecast icon and this will enable the cast extension. You will be able to see the contents of Chromecast on your digital television. You will have different programs available and you can choose the required program and get it streamed on your television screen.