This little device does it all. It is a great gadget and maintains an affordable price. The Google Chromecast allows you to share or “cast” the media from your phone, tablet, or computer to your TV in an instant. Does C Bluetooth?
Chromecast uses Bluetooth.
Though this is a standard question, there seem to be mixed responses. Overall, yes. Chromecast does utilize Bluetooth, but not for streaming. But there is a workaround Bluetooth to connect wireless speakers and sound devices.
Chromecast streaming is connected from your devices, such as smartphones, computers, or tablets, to your Chromecast through the same Wi-Fi connection.
Meaning, any device used to stream to your Chromecast must be connected to the same network. Otherwise, it won’t work. This isn’t a big issue as most people only have one network in their homes.
Streaming without the use of Bluetooth also means that people outside your home cannot connect to that TV and stream what they wish, as they would not be connected to your network.
How does Chromecast use Bluetooth?
Chromecast can use Bluetooth to connect to Bluetooth speakers and or wireless headphones so you can enjoy listening to your shows without bothering other people in the house or blasting it all the way up.
To connect the sound, you can either directly connect the speaker device to your TV or to your device.
Connect your TV
Many smart TVs these days have Bluetooth built-in. This allows you to connect speakers and/or wireless headphones directly. To do so, follow steps from your TV to connect.
However, this isn’t the case for most buyers of the Chromecast. The initial reason to purchase a Chromecast is to make a non-smart TV smart. Yet, people continue to buy it even if they already have a smart TV because of the freedom of streaming it brings.
My family and I always have fun using it. There is no need to pass the controller around. Everyone can simply connect their phones and play a funny video for others to see.
In simple terms, Chromecast allows you to simultaneously give anyone in your family a remote. Everyone can share and participate all at once on their individual devices.
This means no more couch searches when you can’t find the remote!
Chromecast Bluetooth connection
To connect a Bluetooth device to your Chromecast, you will need to follow a quick set of steps. Buyers have reported that connecting devices using Bluetooth to your Chromecast can have issues and ends up not working.
To connect, you need to first prep your device. Make sure your speaker or wireless headphone is charged, on, and ready to pair. You should also ensure that it’s working correctly. You can do this by connecting to a smartphone or other device and playing some music. If the device is working perfectly, you can move on to the next step.
Locate the settings menu on the Chromecast device. You should select “remote accessories.” Once the screen shows you an option called “pair remote or accessory “select it.
This will make Chromecast look for any and all devices near it with a Bluetooth connection. Give it a minute to load all the devices it can locate, and choose the one you want to connect. Now you will need to wait for the two to pair.
If the above has not worked for you, you can move on to using a Bluetooth transmitter device.
Connecting speakers to a transmitter
If your TV does not allow Bluetooth, is broken, or is not a smart TV, there is a workaround.
You can purchase what is called a Bluetooth transmitter. This inexpensive device can be plugged into your TV using the audio jack. Nevertheless, make sure to check what type of connection you have behind your TV before you purchase a transmitter.
You want the transmitter to be compatible with your TV to create a seamless connection. Now here comes the setup.
You will want to set up your transmitter by following step-by-step of the instructions given to you. Standard transmitter only takes a few minutes to set up.
Setting up transmitters usually includes plugging it in and connecting it to your TV by choosing a couple of options on the screen. Lastly, you just need to connect your device to the transmitter.
To do so, follow the instructions given by the transmitter instructions. Generally, you will need to press a button on the transmitter to enable Bluetooth and then make the connection between your device and the transmitter which connects to the TV.
The bottom line
The Chromecast device might not use Bluetooth, but it doesn’t mean it is a disadvantage. It is an affordable device flooded with worthy features, and its streaming though network keeps unwanted connections with devices outside your home.
You can still utilize Bluetooth to connect to your devices or just speakers or headphones, making it a better sound experience overall. So, have I convinced you? Is the Chromecast a good investment?
Once the device’s connection with Chromecast is finally set, you can lay back and enjoy binge-watching with your family. You can blast music or watch using headphones to keep the kids in bed.