You can watch content from your favorite streaming channel Netflix on your TV with the help of Chromecast media streaming player. This device can make any dumb TV smart and you can watch content according to the available resolution on it. Apart from Netflix, you can watch movies, shows and stream music from popular apps like YouTube, HBO, and Amazon Prime.
However, there is a number of users who are getting the problem in streaming Netflix content on Chromecast. They have even tried to troubleshoot it but didn’t come to concrete workaround.
Getting problem in Setting up Netflix on Chromecast?
If you are configuring the Netflix for the first time and getting the problem with it, then check whether you have performed all the steps carefully or not. If you miss any step, then it may put you in the problem.
Check that there is no special character like apostrophe, period or emoji available in the Chromecast name. This can’t be identified by the Netflix app. If there is any special character available, then do change the name of it and try connecting to the app again.
Another thing you need to make sure is the OS version installed. Check if the updated version is installed or not. If not, then download an update and install it on the device.
Do check the Netflix app version as well. If app update is available on the app store like on Playstore for android phones, then download it. The current latest version running on Android devices is 2.4.
Lastly, you need to check the wireless connection, if both the devices are connected to the same network or not.
Where’s cast icon?
Once the app gets configured, you will find the cast icon on the home screen. In case this is not available, then there can be a number of reasons for it. First of all, check the model number and device you are using and troubleshoot it accordingly.
The most common reason for not being able to connect to the devices is Wi-Fi network different on different devices. To troubleshoot this problem, restart your Chromecast and smartphone and login to the Netflix app again.
For more clarification and information, you can read online manuals from Chromecast support link.
Now, update the Netflix app
Last but not least, the issue with the Netflix app. Moreover, you will get an error message related to this on screen. You will find message displaying, ‘Update your app as soon as possible’. You can perform the update process on your own.
Netflix app is compliant with Chromecast only if the iOS version in iphone, tablet or iPad is higher than 7.0. Open app store and check the latest version of the Netflix app. For Android users, the version available is 2.4.
For Apple users, follow the steps mentioned here as under to get rid of this problem.
- Open home page and go to ‘Settings’.
- Open ‘Netflix app’ from the list of apps.
- Click on ‘Netflix’.
- Toggle the button to on.
- Open Netflix app now.
- Enter login details to log in to the Netflix account.
- Open Netflix app on Chromecast now.
In this way, you can troubleshoot the Netflix app related problem on Chromecast. If you get success after this, then don’t forget to mention the comments in the section given below.