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How do you set up Chromecast?

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Users can set up a Chromecast device by plugging in the device, opening the Google Chromecast setup page on a compatible device, opening the application and following the prompts. The Chromecast application is available for Windows, Apple, Android and Chrome devices.

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Chromecast is a small device that plugs into an HDMI port on a television set and streams music and video through a variety of compatible applications or through a smartphone, computer or tablet. Compatible applications include YouTube, Netflix and Pandora.

Setting up the Chromecast is very easy. Users can simply follow a few basic steps.

  1. Plug in the device
  2. Plug the device into the HDMI port on a TV set.

  3. Download the Chromecast application
  4. The application is available from the Chromecast setup page, the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

  5. Install the application
  6. iOS and Android users do not need to install the application, as it automatically installs after it is downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store. Computer users can open the downloaded install file, which automatically launches their computer's installer. They can then follow the prompts on the screen to install the application.

  7. Open the application on the computer, smartphone or tablet
  8. Once the application is installed, open it. Follow the prompts on the screen to set up the Chromecast device.

The Chromecast application is compatible with computers running Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X version 10.7 or higher or Chrome OS version 28 or higher. It is also compatible with devices running iOS 7 and higher or Android 2.3 and higher.

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