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How to Setup and Use Chromecast Guest Mode

Key Highlights

  • Enable Guest Mode: Google Home appChromecast deviceSettingsGuest ModeTurn on the toggle.
  • Use Guest Mode: Open Chromecast-enabled appCast iconNearby DeviceEnter the PINCONNECT.

The Guest Mode on Chromecast is an interesting feature that lets your friends or family members cast the media content without connecting to your home WiFi network. By enabling it, you can secure your WiFi network by not sharing your WiFi password. Upon enabling this feature, Chromecast will emit a WiFi beacon, which will be detected by your guest’s smartphone automatically while using Chromecast-supported apps.

How to Set Up Guest Mode on Chromecast

[1] Connect your Google Chromecast to the HDMI port on the TV.

[2] Connect your Chromecast to a WiFi network where the Google Home app installed smartphone is connected. Google Home app is supported on Android (Play Store) and iOS (App Store) platforms.

Select your device

[3] Launch the Google Home app and select your Chromecast device.

Chromecast Settings

[4] On the next screen, select the Settings icon on the top right corner.

Chromecast Guest Mode

[5] Find the Guest Mode option and tap on it.

Enable Guest Mode

[6] Now, turn on the toggle next to the Guest Mode. Also, note down the PIN for future use.

Guest Mode PIN

How to Use Chromecast Guest Mode

Note: The smartphone you’re using to cast must need a stable and good internet connection.

[1] On your smartphone, launch any Chromecast-supported app. For example, launch the YouTube app.

[2] Tap the Cast icon that you can find on the top of the app.

YouTube Cast icon

[3] A pop-up will appear on the screen. Choose the Nearby device option.

[4] Now, the smartphone will try to pair with the Chromecast automatically using an audio tone. Click on OK, CONNECT to allow permission to access the device microphone.

If it fails to connect with the device, you will be prompted to enter the PIN you noted earlier.

[5] Finally, select the Connect option.

[6] Now, you can cast the content available on the app.

Note: It is applicable only for Chromecast-enabled apps. You can’t use it for the screen mirroring the smartphone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my PIN for Chromecast?

You can find it on the Chromecast wallpaper screen or the Google Home app.
-> Open the Google Home app and select the Chromecast device.
-> Under your device name, you will find your Guest Mode PIN.

Does Chromecast need WiFi for guest mode?

No. Guest Mode does not require a WiFi connection. However, you need to turn on your mobile data on your smartphone.

Does Chromecast with Google TV have guest mode?

No. The guest mode feature is not available for Google TV devices. Moreover, Google TV supports installing apps from the Play Store. So, there is no need to cast the media content.

How to fix Chromecast guest mode not working on iPhone?

First of all, ensure that guest mode is enabled on your streaming device. Then, restart your iPhone and then check whether the feature is working or not.

Is it possible to use guest mode on Chromecast with hotel WiFi?

No. You can’t use the guest mode with the hotel WiFi.

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