It would be a total game changer if you can harness the power of your Chromecast to turn off the TV, right?
Imagine that simple task makes the whole experience more seamless, especially when you’re nestled under a cozy blanket and don’t want to disturb your relaxation just to look for the TV’s remote.
Well, can you actually do that?
The answer is yes, you can turn off the TV with Chromecast.
In fact, there are three ways!
The Clever Fix:
Turn on and off your TV without the remote by enabling HDMI-CEC on your TV, and connecting your Chromecast to your Google Home app.
Let me give you a detailed guide on how to set it up.
Requirements to be able to turn off TV with Chromecast
There are two things you need to pull this off.
1. HDMI-CEC connection
Most modern TVs have this, so you should be good to go.
The HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) allows your Chromecast to control the TV’s power.
Simply plug your chromecast in your TV’s HDMI port and enable it from the Settings. It might be listed under various names like Simplink, HDMI-CEC, Anynet+, and so on, depending on the TV brand.
Each TV model is different, so check your TV’s manual if you’re unsure where to find it.
One last task: Remember, your Chromecast needs to be hooked up to your TV through the HDMI port, and its USB must be plugged into an actual power outlet, not the TV’s USB port.
This is because your Chromecast will turn off along with your TV and won’t respond to voice commands if you plug your Chromecast into the USB port on your TV.
2. Google Home app
If you haven’t set it up yet, just launch it and follow through the setup process. When you’re done, your Chromecast will be all set and ready to go.
Remember, ensure your Google Home and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Need help setting up your Chromecast with Google Home app?
Let me give you a detailed guide on how to connect your Chromecast to Google Home app.
Follow these steps:
- Ensure that the Chromecast is plugged to the TV.
- On the Google Home app home screen, click the + icon.
- Go to Set up Device > New Device.
- Choose the Home where you want the Chromecast to be added to.
- Select Chromecast from the list.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up.
How to turn off TV with Chromecast
Turning off your TV with Chromecast can be done three ways: using the Google Home app, the Chromecast remote, or a simple voice command.
Setup all three, and you wouldn’t need to rely on your traditional TV remote again.
1. Using Google Home app
Let’s face it, our smartphones are like an extension of ourselves. We take it to the bathroom for good music under the shower, use it while eating on the dining table, and for sure, it’s beside you whenever you watch your favorite movie on the TV.
Since our phones are always within arm’s reach, they’re perfect as a remote backup.
Just picture this: You’re lounging on the sofa, absolutely comfy, and you can turn off the TV without even moving an inch. No more flipping cushions or searching the room for the remote—just grab your phone, fire up the Google Home app, and shut the TV off from there.
Let me show you how you can use your phone as a remote control for your TV.
Make sure your Chromecast is in the HDMI port and the HDMI-CEC is enabled. Then, once your Google Home app is all set, you’re ready to go.
Follow these steps to turn off the TV using Google Home app:
- On the Google Home app, tap on the Chromecast device you want to control.
- Select Open Remote.
- Tap the Power button icon on the top right of the remote screen.
2. Using voice command
Your voice becomes your remote, allowing you to control your TV hands-free.
If you have a Google Assistant-enabled speaker or display, no more fumbling around with physical remotes, as a simple voice command is enough to get the job done.
Ensure that you added the Chromecast in your Google Home app, plugged the Chromecast to the TV and power outlet via USB charger, and the HDMI-CEC is enabled on the TV’s Settings.
After that, you can simply say “Hey Google, turn off [Name of your TV]” and your TV will power off.
There you go! Now you can power your TV on and off with just your Chromecast.
If you’ve got more than one Chromecast device in your Google Home app, be clear about which TV you want to turn off. Just say something like, “Hey Google, turn off the living room TV.”
It’s pretty cool to have a smart tech setup at home, right.
3. Using Chromecast remote.
So, if you have a Chromecast remote, you might find it a bit of a hassle juggling it along with the regular TV remote.
Typically, you use the Chromecast remote to scroll through movies and play them, and you still need the good ol’ TV remote nearby to turn the TV on or off.
Luckily, the Chromecast remote can perform both functions – no need to always keep two remotes close to you!
The key is to set up your Chromecast remote’s buttons to control your TV.
Here’s how to do this:
- On your TV, go to Settings > Remote & Accessories > Set up remote buttons > Add device.
- Select TV and choose your TV’s brand from the list.
- Follow the on-screen instruction to set up the Volume, Power, and Input buttons.
With everything set up, try using the Chromecast remote to turn off your TV by pressing the power button for three seconds.
Remember, for all of this to work smoothly, your TV, Chromecast, and remote control need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This ensures seamless communication between your devices and an enjoyable entertainment experience.
How to turn on TV automatically with Chromecast
One of the cool things about Chromecast is that it gives you the power not just to turn off your TV, but to turn it on as well.
All you have to do is pick something to watch or listen to from your phone or another device, hit the Cast button, and select your Google Chromecast that’s linked to your TV.
The moment you start casting something, your TV will turn on by itself and start playing what you chose – it’s that easy!
Alternatively, using voice commands can also power on your TV. Simply say “Google, turn on theTV,” and let the magic happen.
Seeing how you can add Chromecast to your Google Home network creates a cohesive environment for all your entertainment needs.
By doing so, you can turn off your TV with Chromecast into three ways:
- Using the Google Home app
- Using voice command
- Using Chromecast remote
Especially the voice command, it gives you control without even lifting a finger. Isn’t that convenient?
This simple connection process gives you the ability to control your TV effortlessly, making your life just a bit easier.