Chromecast is great, but is there a way to use it without buying one and hooking it up to your TV?
Luckily, many Hisense TVs have built-in Chromecast, which allows you to cast content from your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Not only does this save you money since you don’t need to buy any additional accessories, but it also means you don’t have to worry about finding a free HDMI port and power source to connect your Chromecast to.
But do all Hisense TVs have built-in Chromecast? How do you use it? And what should you do if it’s not working?
Keep reading to find out!
- Do All Hisense TVs Have Built-In Chromecast?
- How To Cast to My Hisense TV?
- Why Is My Hisense TV’s Chromecast Not Working?
- Wrapping Things Up
Do All Hisense TVs Have Built-In Chromecast?
Many Hisense TVs with smart capabilities have built-in Chromecast.
Though not every Hisense TV has built-in Chromecast, many of them do.
If your Hisense TV has Wi-Fi and was released in the past couple of years, there’s a good chance it also supports Chromecast since your device connects to your TV via the internet.
Which Hisense TVs Have Built-In Chromecast?
There are two ways you can find out if your Hisense TV has built-in Chromecast.
The first way is to head over to the official Hisense TV website.
Enter your Hisense TV model or find it using the site’s filters. Look for the word Chromecast in the TV’s specs list.
The second way is to follow the steps below and try to connect to your TV. If your TV does not show up in your Google Home app’s pairing options, then your TV does not have built-in Chromecast.
If it does then you’re in luck. Your Hisense TV has built-in Chromecast.
How To Cast to My Hisense TV?
Follow the steps below to cast to your Hisense TV.
Casting to your Hisense TV couldn’t be easier.
See the steps below to connect your smart device to your TV’s built-in Chromecast.
Step 1: Connect Your Hisense TV and Smart Device to the Same Network
Chromecast works with Wi-Fi, so you must connect your smart device (e.g. smartphone or tablet) and Hisense TV to the same network.
To connect your Hisense TV to the internet, open the Settings, then Network. From here you must go to Network Configuration and connect your TV to a secure network.
You can also connect them to a mobile hotspot as long as it’s strong enough and you have sufficient mobile data. You must also use a different device for the hotspot than the one you’re casting from.
Step 2: Download the Google Home App
The Google Home app will allow you to connect to and control your TV’s built-in Chromecast.
You can download this app from the Google Play Store on Android devices or from the App Store for Apple devices.
You can use this app to set up and use all of your Google Home-compatible smart devices.
Step 3: Set Up Your Google Home App
Set up your Google Home app by clicking Get Started, and entering your email, home name, and address.
Your Google Home app finds nearby devices using its location feature, so make sure you’ve allowed the app to track your location.
If you already have the Google Home app, press +, found in the corner of your screen. From here, click Add and Manage, then Set Up Device. Then click Setup New Device in Your Home.
Step 4: Connect to Your Hisense TV’s Built-In Chromecast
When asked “What are you setting up?” tap Chromecast.
Do not click Display since you’re connecting to your TV’s built-in Chromecast, not the TV itself.
Your Google Home app should then detect your TV’s Chromecast, displaying matching codes on your TV and device screens.
Once the devices are connected, you’re ready to start casting.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to set up your Google Home app.
Step 5: Cast Content or Your Device’s Screen
You can either cast specific apps or your phone’s entire screen using Chromecast.
How to Cast Apps Using Chromecast
To cast apps to your TV’s built-in Chromecast, go to your desired streaming app and play a video.
Notice the cast icon, which looks like a rectangle with a Wi-Fi symbol in it.
Click on it and select your TV’s name.
Now the video will play on your Hisense TV!
How to Screen Mirror Using Chromecast
If you’d like to mirror your device’s whole screen on your TV, you will need to go to your Google Home app.
Click on the room your Hisense TV is in (you will have named it when you created your Google Home profile). Select your Hisense TV from the list.
Click Cast my screen, found at the bottom of the page, then Cast Screen, and Start Now.
Now your device’s entire screen will be displayed on your TV. You can even control your TV’s volume from your Google Home app!
Watch the video below demonstrating how to mirror your device’s screen to your Hisense TV’s built-in Chromecast.
Why Is My Hisense TV’s Chromecast Not Working?
There are a few possible reasons why your Hisense TV’s Chromecast is not working.
Chromecast requires several components to be working perfectly in order to function.
So, if any one of these parts is weak or malfunctioning, your phone’s Google Home app will be unable to connect to your TV’s Chromecast to cast content.
Let’s learn what can cause your Chromecast to malfunction.
Your Devices Are Not Connected to the Same Wi-Fi Network
As discussed, both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for Chromecast to work.
So, ensure that your Chromecast and smartphone, tablet, or computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi. You can check which Wi-Fi network your Hisense TV is connected to in its Settings under Network.
On your smartphone, go to the Settings, then look for Network, Wi-Fi, or another similar network-related label.
If you’re using another phone to act as a mobile hotspot for your Chromecast, you must ensure the phone you’re casting from is also connected to the hotspot.
You Need to Update Your Google Home App
Your Google Home app may have some pending updates preventing it from connecting to your Hisense TV’s Chromecast.
To fix this, go to your iPhone/iPad’s AppStore or your Android device’s Google Play Store. Find the Google Home app and install any updates.
Then, try to reconnect your phone to your TV and see the results.
Your Hisense TV Must Be Soft Reset
You may need to reboot your Hisense TV. This will refresh all of its settings, including its network and Chromecast settings.
To do this, turn off the TV and unplug it from power. If you have any other cables attached to your TV, unplug them as well.
Wait 5 minutes before plugging everything back in and connecting it to power.
Remember to connect your TV to the same Wi-Fi as your phone before trying to connect it to the Google Home app.
Your Wi-Fi Connection is Weak
Your Wi-Fi connection may be too weak to support Chromecast.
Try moving your Wi-Fi router so it’s no more than 15 to 20 feet (or 4 to 6 meters) from your TV and phone.
Some Hisense TVs also have Ethernet ports, which will allow you to plug your router into your TV, fostering a stronger wired connection.
Your Wi-Fi Router Must Be Reset
Your Wi-Fi router may be malfunctioning and need to be reset.
Take a look at your router’s LED indicator lights. Are a few of them yellow or red?
If so, then you may need to reset your router to reboot its signal.
Unplug your router from the wall outlet, ensuring all of the indicator lights are off. Wait a couple of minutes then plug it back in.
Wi-Fi routers take a while to restart and establish a connection, so ensure their indicator lights are green before connecting your phone/tablet/laptop and Hisense TV to it.
Is Hisense a Google TV?
While some Hisense TVs use an Android OS, newer 2022 models use Google TV.
Hisense’s 4K ULED TVs released in 2022 will support Google TV.
So, if you’re shopping for a new Hisense TV, you will have the option of purchasing either an Android TV or a Google TV, depending on your needs and preferences.
To learn more about Hisense’s new Google TVs, watch the review below!
Wrapping Things Up
Hisense TV’s built-in Chromecast is revolutionary and just as, if not more, easy to use than the normal Chromecast device.
Just connect both devices to the same network, set up your phone’s Google Home app, select your TV, and you’re all set.
If your Chromecast isn’t working, check your Wi-Fi connection, and try resetting your TV and router.
What’s your experience using Hisense TVs with built-in Chromecast?
Let us know in the comments below!