Google’s Chromecast is a really simple method for streaming videos directly on TV. Setting it up involves plugging it into the HDMI port while it is powered by the USB cable that comes with it. Chromecast enables you to access content from a wide range of streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon, allowing users to drop content from their Chrome browsers directly to their TV.
Setting up Netflix on Chromecast:
Setting up Netflix on Chromecast is relatively easy and happens to be a simple process. You need to have your TV turned on and have the right input setting for the port in which Chromecast is plugged whether it is HDMI1 or HDMI2. However, the device you want to cast from must be connected to the same network that Chromecast has been connected to.
Once Netflix connects to Chromecast successfully, the cast icon becomes blue indicating an active connection. After this, you can use your computer or mobile as a remote for watching Netflix on TV.
Controlling Chromecast with Voice:
Google Assistant – A system which is quite similar to Apple’s Siri and iOS Assistant, can be used to give vocal commands to Netflix, which are then routed to Chromecast. If you want to feel at home with ease, you can sync your Google Home to operate with voice commands for instance, “Google, please play the next episode of Stranger things”. Other services that function well with Google Home include CWTV, CBS All Access, Viki and Starz, along with Google’s own YouTube TV.
However, you need to connect your Chromecast and phone to the same network in order to make it work and to begin casting music or videos on your TV, with voice command.
Free Movie Channels on Chromecast:
Chromecast hosts a long range of free channels that won’t charge you anything. Here is a list of the app channels available for free on Chromecast:
Using a VPN to Unblock Streaming services on Chromecast:
Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon prime place significant geographical restrictions owing to which many of the titles easily available in the United States, cannot be accessed outside of it. However, this problem can be easily solved with the help of a reliable VPN having a proven track record of bypassing such geographical restrictions, for instance Ivacy, which also has great speeds for streaming.
A VPN disguises your IP address to change your physical location to that of USA. You can follow the below mentioned steps to access
American Netflix on Chromecast with a VPN easily:
1.Sign up with a Netflix unblocking service such as Ivacy.
2.Download and install the VPN app from the website
3.Launch the app and sign in with the credentials you have been provided
4.Select and connect to an American server from the list of servers
5.Launch the Netflix app and begin watching American Netflix on Chromecast.
Roku comprises of a series of digital media players by Roku Inc. Along with Chromecast and Firestick, the Roku box offers another great alternative for streaming video on TV. It works for both free as well as paid platforms such as Hulu, Netflix or Amazon, which are preloaded in Roku. Read more
The Amazon Firestick is a tiny device quite similar in size to a USB drive that plugs into the HDMI port of any TV, enabling it to stream content pertaining to Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon through WI-FI. The Firestick offers a remote control that functions well with remote control and voice commands, with the latest versions coming with Alexa Assistant. Read more