Chromecast is a device that allows users to stream online content from their mobile devices to a television. The device connects to the user's home Wi-Fi network and uses the Google Cast protocol to receive and display the content. Chromecast-enabled apps allow users to select and control the content that is displayed on the television, and the device also supports mirroring of the user's mobile device's screen.
What exactly does a Chromecast do? A Chromecast is a small, inexpensive device that you can plug into your TV's HDMI port. Once it's plugged in, you can use your phone, tablet, or laptop to cast content to your TV. That means you can watch shows, movies, and play games from your favorite apps on the big screen. Chromecast also allows you to cast content from your Chrome browser, so you can view online videos, photos, and more on your TV. Does Chromecast work on any TV? No, Chromecast does not work on every TV. In order to use Chromecast, your TV must have an HDMI port. Is Chromecast TV free? There is no monthly fee to use a Chromecast. However, you will need to pay for any content that you cast to your TV, such as movie rentals or TV shows. How much does Chromecast cost per month? Chromecast does not have a monthly fee.
Do I need Wi-Fi for Chromecast?
In short, no - you do not need Wi-Fi for Chromecast.
Chromecast is designed to work with your existing Wi-Fi network, or you can set it up on a new network. If you're using Chromecast on a public Wi-Fi network, we recommend taking extra steps to secure your Chromecast device.
If you're using a mobile device, you can also set up Chromecast without a Wi-Fi network. For more information, see the Chromecast Help Center.