Having problems with turning off your Chromecast? No need to panic as this article takes yours through basic steps on how to turn it off from your android device with ease.
What is Chromecast?
Chromecast refers to a unique device that allows you stream content wirelessly from a smaller device like your mobile device, laptop or personal computer to a bigger device like your TV. Cool right? With the introduction of smart TVs, the whole TV experience has been totally changed as, not only can you watch Netflix, youtube and amazon videos. However, these options of streaming may be out of people’s price ranges, for this reason, a lot of people have turned to the chrome cast option for viewing images, videos and browsing on the TV. The chrome cast belongs to a line of streaming dongles released by google and they can be plugged into televisions or generally larger screens through the use of the HDMI port.
The Chromecast serves as a link between your TV and your android device, instead of the traditional TV remote, it connects over Wi-Fi and is then controlled by a smartphone. Perhaps the most awesome things about Chromecast are that they can be used to display and play both audios, videos and also play games on the TV by just simply using your android device as a controller. It can be used to stream Netflix movies and watch youtube videos hence saving or reducing data usage and not putting a hand user experience. The only known option on how to turn off Chromecast on android devices is by unplugging the device. The most important thing to note is to never turn off your Chromecast. While it is updating as this can result in hardware breaking.
How to Turn off Chromecast Notifications
Another major complaint by Android users on Chromecast was with the network notifications, this meant once your Chromecast device is connected all the devices on that network will be able to connect, this caused users to be able to cast on any Chromecast device on their network. This leads to others messing with what you are currently viewing or listening to. An update was introduced recently and it is in the shape of a switch. This switch enables you to disconnect all network notifications. Following these steps:
- On your device Open the Google Home app
- On the top right-hand corner of your device, locate the “Devices” option and select it
- Move through the list of devices to find the device that you desire to stop sending notifications
- From the box located under device info, select the switch off option for “Let others control your casted media”
This update differs from previous updates as you can now disable all network notifications, unlike in the previous version where you can only turn off notifications on a device-by-device basis. This new update enables you to playback on your device without other devices on the network receiving notifications.
We do hope that this article has been able to resolve any issues you might be having with Chromecast on Android devices, for additional information or questions, please comment below.
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