How to Check Connection on Chromecast

Introduction

It is sometimes helpful to check what network your Chromecast is connected to, especially when you have multiple home networks thanks to today's higher-end routers.

This guide will show you a couple ways to see what network your Chromecast is connected to, as well as the address it is using.

Google Chromecast

1 Network Status Check

To check Network status at startup:

When your Chromecast first starts up, the Network Name is displayed for a moment on-screen.
  1. Disconnect, then reconnect the USB power cable from the side of your Chromecast.
    Chromecast USB power cable disconnected from Chromecast highlighted.
  2. In the corner, you will see the name of your Chromecast device, as well as the Wi-Fi network it has connected to.
    Chromecast Startup Wallpaper with Device name and Wi-Fi network name highlighted.
    Zoomed in picture of Chromecast Device name and Wi-Fi network name.

To check Network status from the Google Home app:

  1. Launch Google Home.
    Google Home Icon.
  2. Select Devices in the top-right corner.
    Google Home with Devices icon highlighted.
  3. Select the 3-dot menu for the Chromecast itself.
    Devices with device menu highlighted.
  4. Select Settings.
    Device menu with Settings highlighted.
  5. Near the top, you'll see the name of your Chromecast, and just below you'll see which Wi-Fi network it's connected to.
    Device settings with name and Wi-Fi name highlighted.
  6. Scroll to the bottom, and you'll see the MAC (Media Access Control) address and IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of your Chromecast.
    Device settings with MAC and IP addresses highlighted.

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It is sometimes helpful to check what network your Chromecast is connected to, especially when you have multiple home networks thanks to today's higher-end routers.

This guide will show you a couple ways to see what network your Chromecast is connected to, as well as the address it is using.

Google Chromecast

To check Network status at startup:

When your Chromecast first starts up, the Network Name is displayed for a moment on-screen.
  1. Disconnect, then reconnect the USB power cable from the side of your Chromecast.
    Chromecast USB power cable disconnected from Chromecast highlighted.
  2. In the corner, you will see the name of your Chromecast device, as well as the Wi-Fi network it has connected to.
    Chromecast Startup Wallpaper with Device name and Wi-Fi network name highlighted.
    Zoomed in picture of Chromecast Device name and Wi-Fi network name.

To check Network status from the Google Home app:

  1. Launch Google Home.
    Google Home Icon.
  2. Select Devices in the top-right corner.
    Google Home with Devices icon highlighted.
  3. Select the 3-dot menu for the Chromecast itself.
    Devices with device menu highlighted.
  4. Select Settings.
    Device menu with Settings highlighted.
  5. Near the top, you'll see the name of your Chromecast, and just below you'll see which Wi-Fi network it's connected to.
    Device settings with name and Wi-Fi name highlighted.
  6. Scroll to the bottom, and you'll see the MAC (Media Access Control) address and IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of your Chromecast.
    Device settings with MAC and IP addresses highlighted.
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