How to update Google Chromecast if your device does not allow it?

Generally, it is possible update google chromecast automatically. For this, we can open the main menu that we use to make adjustments on the screen or from the ‘Google Home’ App. However, you should know how to update Google Chromecast if your device does not allow it? Using the methods that we will show you below.

What is the latest available version of Google Chromecast?

The latest available version of Google Chromecast was released on December 21, 2021 and has the build number ‘QTS1.210311.036.7814738’. This update includes a security patch level for Android. In addition, performance and management improvements as well as storage optimizations have been added.

What do you need to do to update your Chromecast device?

To update your Google Chromecast device, you must go to the main screen and select ‘Settings’. Then, you click on ‘System’ and press ‘About’. Finally, you choose ‘System Update’ and wait until complete the process. The waiting time is usually about 10 minutes.

Via USB

You can update your Chromecast device via USB. To achieve this, you must root the device, connect a USB-C hub to stream content, and use a USB drive to store updated firmware. Make sure this drive is formatted as FAT32 and has a minimum space of 2 GB.

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developer options

In addition to setting up Google Chromecast from Android, you can use ‘Google Home’ to activate the developer options. To do so, access this App, press ‘Settings’ and choose ‘System’. Click ‘About’ and tap 7 times on ‘Android TV OS build’. Then, you will see the message ‘you are already a developer’.

root the device

In order to update your Chromecast device via USB, you must root it at your own risk. For this, use the ‘Win32 Disk Imager’ app to add the Flashcast 1.0 tool together with the Chromecast firmware on your USB drive. Plug in the USB drive to the hub and turn on your device to start the update.

from the website

If you want to update your Chromecast device from the web, you’ll need to access the Chromecast Help Center. Then check that the devices are connected to the same network Wi-Fi and open the ‘Google Home’ App. Click on the ‘Devices’ tab and search for ‘Chromecast’. Press the three dots and click on ‘Device Settings’.

Check if the version shown on the support website corresponds to the one you see on Google Home. If not, go back to ‘Settings’ and press the three dots located at the top right. Then click on the ‘Reboot’ option. It will then start the download and installation of the latest firmware version.

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How can you tell if your Chromecast is up to date?

To find out if your Chromecast is up to date, go to the Chromecast Help Center and check the build number of the latest firmware version. Access the ‘Google Home’ App and click on ‘Devices’. Locate the ‘Chromecast’ option and press the three dots at the top right to see the ‘device settings’.

Subsequently, slide the cursor until you locate the Device Information. There, you will find the current firmware version. Check if that version matches the build number of the latest available update shown by the Chromecast Help Center. If so, then your device is up to date.

How can you force update your Chromecast if it is not done normally?

Can force update your Chromecast if it is not done normally. To achieve this, disable the VPN connections you are using. Similarly, choose the ‘Device Information’ section within the ‘Google Home’ App and look for the IP address of your Chromecast device.

Open the Windows PowerShell tool in administrator mode and type this syntax: Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -ContentType “application / json” -Body'{“params”: “ota foreground”}’ -Uri “http://IP: 8008 /setup /reboot” -Verbose -UserAgent ” curl “. Replace the term IP with the IP address of your Chromecast and press ‘Enter’.

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Join the advancement program

Similarly, you can choose join advancement program in order to get the latest version of Google Chromecast. For this, open Google Home and go to ‘Devices’. Then, click on the three dots and select the ‘Settings’ option. Find the ‘Device Settings’ section and press ‘Advance Program’.

Click the ‘Join Program’ button and check the ‘Allow email notifications’ box. In this way, you can find out if an update is available. Finally, enter your Google account details and press ‘Got it’. In effect, you will be added to the advance program to install updates automatically.