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How to Fix YouTube Not Working with Chromecast

Can't cast YouTube videos to your Chromecast? Try these solutions and fix the issue immediately.

It can be annoying when the YouTube app on your smartphone fails to work with Chromecast properly. Chromecast is a user-friendly device that allows user to cast their smartphone or tablet to their television screen. With the help of Chromecast devices, you can cast Netflix, YouTube, and much more content on your Smart TV. It is a useful device for users who don’t have built-in applications support on their TV to stream shows. Let’s discuss the seven useful tips to fix when YouTube is not working with Chromecast.

YouTube Chromecast is not working

How to Fix YouTube Not Working with Chromecast

Here are the top seven fixes that you need to try out:

  1. Check your Internet connection
  2. Connect Mobile and Chromecast to the same network
  3. Restart your Wi-Fi router
  4. Reboot your Chromecast device
  5. Update YouTube app
  6. Update Chromecast device
  7. Reset Chromecast device

Check your Internet Connection

Check your network status

Check whether your Chromecast device is connected to the standard Wi-Fi network or not. Go to the network settings on your mobile and check if it is connected to Wi-Fi. This is the first and foremost step to check while you had issues with casting YouTube to Chromecast.

Connect Your Mobile and Chromecast Device to Same Network

YouTube Chromecast will work only when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

[1] Open the Google Home App and select the required Device.

[2] Now, go to Settings and tap Device Information.

Connect devices in same network YouTube Chromecast is not working

[3] Scroll down, and you will notice the network to which the device is connected.

[4] If it is on a different network, connect your Chromecast to the required Wi-Fi network.

Restart Your Wi-Fi Router

Restarting the Wi-Fi router will fix the issues associated with your network.

[1] Firstly, unplug the router from the power outlet.

[2] Wait for 60 seconds and then re-plug the router into the power source.

[3] Connect your smartphone & Chromecast to the Wi-Fi and then start casting YouTube.

Reboot Your Chromecast Device

The next solution you have to try is restarting or rebooting the Chromecast device. It will fix all the temporary issues associated with your Chromecast.

[1] Connect your smartphone and Chromecast to the same network.

[2] Open the Google Home app

[3] Select your Device and click the Settings icon.

[4] Click the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner. It will open more settings.

[5] Tap on Reboot.

Reboot Chromecast device

Update YouTube App

For proper casting, the YouTube app on your mobile device must run on the latest version of the YouTube app. If not, you may find issues here and there.


[1] Go to App Store and tap the Account icon in the top-right corner.

[2] Scroll down to the YouTube App and check if it is updated.

[3] If it is not in its latest version, you will see an Update button next to it.

[4] Click the Update button.


[1] Open Google Play Store App.

[2] Select My Apps and Games.

[3] Scroll and look for YouTube App and click Update.

Update Chromecast to Latest Version

Like the YouTube app, your Chromecast device must also run on the latest version. Here are the steps to update Chromecast.

[1] On Google Home, select your Device.

[2] Tap the Settings icon and select Device Information.

Check the technical information when YouTube Chromecast is not working

[3] Scroll down to Technical Information, which mentions your firmware version.

[4] Visit the Google Support page to check the latest firmware version and compare it with your device.

[5] If you are using an old version, reboot your Chromecast. The update will start automatically when your device turns on after reboot.

Factory Reset Chromecast

Resetting the Chromecast to factory settings is the last solution to try out. Because performing a factory reset will remove all the data from the device. You have to set up the device from scratch.

[1] Connect your Chromecast device to the HDMI port of your TV and other ends to the power outlet with a cable.

Do a Chromecast Factory Reset

[2] Press and hold the reset button on Chromecast. The location of this button varies depending on the model.

[3] Release the button when the light on the device turns White.

[4] The device will reset in a few minutes.

These are some of the solutions which you can try to fix when your Chromecast fails to cast the YouTube videos. One of the above solutions will help you to fix the issue. There are also other mirroring applications available that can act as a substitute for the Chromecast. If the issue persists, you have to replace your Chromecast device with a new one.

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