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How to set up the new Google ChromecastBought a new Chromecast? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get started.
[SOUND] [MUSIC] This is Google's new Chromecast streaming device. As you can see, it features a slight redesign from the original. But that's not all. It also includes support for faster 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi networks. I'm gonna show you how to set it up to work with your iPhone, Android device, and computer. We're going to start by plugging the Chromecast into the back of your TV, and then connecting the power cord. Now make sure WiFi is turned on on your smart phone and then download the Chromecast app for your iPhone or Android device. Open the app, and a long as you have WiFi enabled, you should see your Chromecast. Tap the setup button and wait for your Chromecast to connect. Once it does, you should see an identifier code on your TV. Tap I see the code on your phone, and then give your Chromecast a unique name so it's easy to find. For example, I'm gonna call mine Dan's Chromecast. Once you're done, click the set name button. Now the next part's important. You have to set the wi-fi network, and because the new Chromecast supports the faster five gigahertz frequency If your router supports five gigahertz, make sure you choose the five gigahertz network, then enter the password, and click set network. You can now begin casting from apps on YouTube and Netflix, Spotify and more. Just tap that little cast icon in the app. If you want to cast your computer screen, you have to add the Google cast extension to your Chrome browser. Head to the Chrome webstore, search Google apps and click add to Chrome. Then tap the cast icon at the top right corner of the browser to cast your entire screen. This is a good workaround for watching amazon videos which aren't supported on Chrome cast. For more tips and tricks like this one, be sure to check out howto.peanut.com. You can also reach out to me on Twitter for any questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for c/net. Thanks for watching.