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    How to fix audio problems with Chromecast

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    Google's Chromecast is one of our favorite ways to watch movies, TV shows, and other content right from our phone, tablet or laptop. Instead of having to contend with a remote control and interface on the TV, Chromecast allows you to cast content directly from your device over the web from nearly all Android (and some iOS) applications, including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Google Play Movies.


    Since everything you watch is on your phone, you don't have to worry about dealing with unknown systems or other hard-to-use services. With the latest Chromecast, which costs just $ 35, it's one of the cheapest ways to watch or stream video and music to your devices.



    If you recently bought a Chromecast and can't hear any kind of sound from your TV while watching or listening to your favorite shows, you will surely be pissed. The Gladiator wins against the emperor who had made him kill his family, but what's the point if can't listen to Chromecast audio?

    Don't worry too much, there Chromecast audio troubleshooting it's not as difficult as it might seem. All we have to do is identify the problem causing the sound reproduction error and we will hear the audience cheering Hispanic… Hispanic again!


    How to fix audio problems with Chromecast

    How to fix audio problems with Chromecast

    Let's start by checking the audio output of our television

    Let's start with some basic solutions to get you started. The technology is often buggy and flawed, and that even includes a simple device like Chromecast. Make sure the audio problem is not coming from the TV by checking the volume level and testing a different device by plugging it into the audio output (such as a game console or cable box).



    Also be sure to check your TV settings to make sure your speakers are enabled and audio output is set to “On”.


    Most modern TVs have a built-in option to disable the TV speakers when using a home theater or surround sound system. You can also try turning off and unplugging the TV for a few minutes, as well as resetting the TV in the monitor settings menu.

    Then let's check Chromecast too

    After checking your TV, try plugging Chromecast into a different HDMI port on your TV.

    Chromecast is powered by a microUSB cable, so to make sure your Chromecast device is getting enough power, make sure it's plugged into a working USB port.

    Some televisions have a built-in “service” USB port; this will not work for Chromecast.


    If you're not sure if your TV's USB port is providing Chromecast with enough power, you can switch to using an AC adapter.

    The Chromecast Ultra device with 4K support, meanwhile, uses a dedicated AC adapter, which means you may / should try a different outlet.

    Reset Chromecast with our smartphone

    After making sure that your device is powered with enough power and working properly, you can also try restarting your device to make sure it is working fine.

    To do this, open (or install) the Google Home application on your device, tap the Devices button in the upper right corner of the display to view the Chromecast devices currently available on your network.


    Select your device, tap the three-dot menu button in the top right corner and select Settings.


    Tap the "More" button to see more settings, then tap "Restart".

    Restarting your Chromecast will begin, which should fix any video and audio issues.

    Alternatively, you can simply disconnect the device from its power source by doing a reset.

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    A little check on the audio of our smartphone

    If you're still having audio issues with Chromecast, make sure your phone's volume is turned on for Chromecast.

    While you can control the volume of Chromecast streams with the standard volume control on your remote, Google also allows you to change the volume of your Chromecast device using the volume buttons on your phone.

    Make sure you have some kind of content playing from your phone or tablet on Chromecast and use the volume dial on the device to turn up the volume as you normally would.

    Alternatively, try to stop streaming from your phone or device to the Chromecast and restart the stream.

    If the audio issue is generated by the application, restarting the stream will force Chromecast to reload the URL from which it accesses the video or audio feed.

    You can also try to force quit the app on your device to see if the problem is coming from the app itself, rather than the Chromecast device.


    Finally, if you're streaming from Chrome or another computer, you can use the built-in Chromecast extension to make sure your audio is optimized for audio.

    Tap the extension on Chrome, select your Chromecast device and select "Cast this tab (optimized for audio)".

    Problems with Chromecast Audio

    Having audio problems on a device made specifically for audio can be a real problem, even more so than the traditional Chromecast device. (Video) In addition to most of the tips above, here are some Chromecast Audio-specific tips you might consider with your device.


    First, we need to go back to your device's settings menu on Google Home.

    Open the Chromecast Audio settings as described in the previous section and find the Sound / Audio section.

    Unlike a traditional Chromecast device, Chromecast Audio offers a new setting never seen before: full dynamic range.

    If you're not sure you want to enable this setting, leave it alone.

    Full dynamic range is designed for premium audio hardware, such as HiFi audio systems and AV receivers.

    If you're trying to pump sound through a pair of computer speakers, this setting can actually cause distortion and improper volume boosts on your device, so you should leave it off.

    If you have trouble listening to music with Chromecast Audio, make sure this setting is disabled.

    Conclusion

    Like most technology, Google's Chromecast has its flaws, including occasional hiccups and problems when trying to stream media files.

    Since your Chromecast device is simply loading a URL to your TV to play your favorite Netflix shows, it's no surprise that problems can occur from time to time.

    Typically, this problem can be solved by simply turning the TV off and on or activating the USB port that powers the Chromecast, but of course these problems can often have all kinds of causes and fixes, so keep trying our solutions above until until you have solved the problem.

     

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