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How to Update a Chromecast

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The Chromecast device will update automatically as long as it is powered on and has an internet connection.

Here's what to expect while Chromecast is updating its firmware:

  • You will be able to see the progress of the update on the Google Home App.
  • Update status is also visible on the TV.
  • You can check the LED on the side of the Chromecast to determine if it is still receiving the update.
  • The update usually takes 10 minutes to be completed. If necessary, you can reboot your Chromecast device by unplugging it from the power source and plugging it back after a minute and update will restart automatically.
  • Chromecast won't be available to cast while performing the update. Please wait until the update is complete before trying to cast.

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The Chromecast device will update automatically as long as it is powered on and has an internet connection.

Here's what to expect while Chromecast is updating its firmware:

  • You will be able to see the progress of the update on the Google Home App.
  • Update status is also visible on the TV.
  • You can check the LED on the side of the Chromecast to determine if it is still receiving the update.
  • The update usually takes 10 minutes to be completed. If necessary, you can reboot your Chromecast device by unplugging it from the power source and plugging it back after a minute and update will restart automatically.
  • Chromecast won't be available to cast while performing the update. Please wait until the update is complete before trying to cast.

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