There are so many ways to stream your favorite content these days, and it’s hard to keep up with all of our options. When you buy a new smart TV or a new streaming device, it can be difficult to navigate how it will work together with the smart home devices you already have. Luckily, we always have the search bar to help us out!

So you want to use your Chromecast on your new LG TV, but you aren’t sure how to install it. No worries, we’re here to help! In this article, we’ll give you a refresher course on how to install your Chromecast on your LG TV, plus some handy ways to connect if you don’t want to use a Chromecast device but you still want to enjoy your content on your TV.  

Installing Chromecast

To install Chromecast on an LG TV, follow these steps below: 

  1. Connect the power adapter to the Chromecast
  2. Plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV
  3. Connect Chromecast to the same Wifi network as your smart device
  4. Open the Google Home App.
  5. Select HDMI on your TV via Source
  6. Open Google Home. Google home will search automatically for your Chrome device. When the device is found, Select Continue
  7. A code will appear both on the TV and your device. If both number match, select That’s My Code in Chromecast App
  8. Your Chromecast is ready to use.  

There you are, how to install Chromecast on an LG TV. But what do we do if we don’t have a Chromecast device? No need to stress it, we’ve got some other methods you can use to stream your Chrome content with your LG TV! 

How To Stream Chrome Using Android Devices 

There are a few ways to use your android device to use Chromecast with your LG TV. We’ve provided you with the steps below:

  • To connect using the Built-In feature: 
  1. Make sure your phone and your LG TV are using the same wifi network
  2. Select Settings 
  3. Select Share And Connect
  4. Select Screen Share
  5. Select Screen Sharing or Mirror Screening
  • To connect using LG ScreenShare App:
  1. Download LG ScreenShare App
  2. Make sure your phone and your LG TV are using the same wifi network
  3. Select the ScreenShare App
  4. Follow the in-app instructions on the app to connect
  • To connect using DLNA player: 
  1. Connect your DLNA certified device and TV to the same wifi network
  2. Download and install a DLNA app and install
  3. Follow the in-app instructions to connect
  • To connect using Miracast or Screencast: 
  1. If your android device is 4.2 or later, you may already have the Miracast feature and will be labeled Share and Connect, Screen Sharing, Wireless Display. Your LG TV should already have this feature as well. 
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select Share and Connect Screen Sharing, or Wireless Display
  4. Your TV will pick up the signal automatically

Using Chrome On Your Apple Device

To stream content from Chrome using your Apple devices, choose from the following ways:

  • To use Chromecast: 
  1. Connect Chromecast dongle to your LG TV
  2. Open Google Home Companion on your device
  3. Select the Chromecast Icon
  4. Select your TV to stream content

You can also use DNLS to connect via a third-party app. However, specific instructions apply to the use of each separate third-party app and will differ depending on which app is used. Therefore, we advise using the instructions for the specific third-party app you decide to use. 

To Use Chromecast On Your Computer Or Laptop

Using Chromecast on your computer or laptop is as simple as downloading the ScreenShare program on your PC or MAC from the LG website. You can also use the built-in Miracast feature on your PC to cast your content to the LG TV. 

Using your PC is usually the easiest way to cast your streaming content because programs like Miracast and other video streaming DNLS programs are often already installed on your device. In the case of Apple, the use of third-party apps or the instructions provided under Apple devices in the above section can also be used for a Mac or Macbook Air as well.  

There are many ways to connect, stream, and view your Chrome content to your LG TV, but we recommend you follow the instructions for your specific operating system, as they vary depending on whether your device uses Windows, Linux, or ios.    

Conclusion

There you are, the answer to our question, plus quite a bit more! In this article, we have provided the instructions for how to install Chromecast on an LG TV, plus a few other handy ways you can enjoy your Chrome content even if you do not have a Chromecast device.