How to reset Chromecast audio

reset your Chromecast audio

Chromecast is one of Google’s most popular devices today. It makes a great addition to your already tech-savvy home. Stream through your devices, and let the whole family access the remote at once. But even Chromecast needs a little resetting here and there. Let’s learn how to reset your Chromecast audio.

If you are experiencing a problem with your Chromecast audio, you can quickly and efficiently reset it. Though resetting might seem simple, it allows the device to reconnect everything and start off fresh; much like restarting a computer when it gives you trouble. 

Nevertheless, there are a couple of ways you can reset your Comcast device to resolve audio issues you might have. Let’s go over a few methods to reset it.

Reset your Chromecast audio.

The reason behind resetting your Comcast is to put the default settings back. Keep in mind, this does mean all settings changes you have made will revert back to their original default setup. 

Since this can’t be undone, it is recommended that you pay attention to what settings you have on, so you can redo them after resetting the Chromecast. This will also take a little time as you will need to reconnect it to your home network and complete the entirety of the setup process once again.

Resetting Chromecast manually

To reset your Chromecast audio manually, follow the steps below:

  1. With the device plugged in, hold the reset button on the side until you see the light flashing orange. 
  2. Once the light turns white, release your hold on the button. 
  3. You will then want to disconnect the power cable of the Chromecast device. 
  4. Wait a minute and proceed to plug the device back in. 

These steps will automatically activate the reset process. However, this is not the only method you can use to reset your Chromecast device.

Reset your Chromecast audio through the app

You can also use the Google Home app on one of your devices to reset a Chromecast. To do so, launch the Google Home app on your phone or smart device. 

If you do not have the Google Home app, you can download it from the Apple Store or Google play store. Make sure you are logged in to the correct account that is connected to your Chromecast. 

  1. Launch the Google Home app on a smart device of your choosing.
  2. Once inside the app, open the Chromecast and locate “settings.” 
  3. Click “more,” located at the top right corner of your screen. 
  4. Finally, choose “factory reset,” once prompted, select “factory reset” once again.

Now sit back and wait as your Comcast will begin the reset process and will alert you when it’s ready. See how easy that was? You didn’t even have to move out of bed! 

The importance of factory resetting

Factory resetting reverts everything to default, just like when you first received and set up the device. Therefore, it is a great way to freshen up your device and clear it all out.

A factory reset can be needed from time to time, especially if you’re experiencing issues with connectivity or audio. You may also want to do a factory reset if you wish to revert all settings to default. 

Lastly, suppose you are giving away or selling the device. In that case, you should always factory reset to ensure your information is not anywhere within the device. 

Setting up the Chromecast after resetting.

Once the factory reset is done, you have a brand-new device; just like when it came right out of the box. Now you will need to set it up just like you once did. To do so, here are a couple of steps to get you started:

  1. Plugin the Chromecast. 
  2. Make sure you have the Google Home app downloaded and launch it. 
  3. Once you are signed in, at the top left corner of your screen, you should click on “add” followed by “set up device.”
  4. Lastly, choose “new device “and follow the prompts given to you to set up the rest of the device.

Remember, every time you factory reset your device, you need to go through this process again. Yet, this should not keep you from factory resetting because the setup process is relatively quick and effortless.


Chromecast audio still not working.

Resetting the device might solve various issues; it is not guaranteed everything will go back to normal. It is crucial that you know other factors that might be affecting the audio. Let’s go over some of them now.


The first thing you should check is that your Chromecast is correctly connected to your TV and is using a USB port that is working. To check this, you can always plug the Chromecast into another USB port or plug something else in the same USB port to ensure it is working properly.


Ensure that your router is up and running. Your Chromecast should be connected to your home Wi-Fi at all times. You can check the connection by entering the Google Home app and inspecting the Wi-Fi settings.

Sound Settings

You should also check the sound settings in the Google Home app to ensure that all our toggled on and have not been left off. It might not be the Chromecast but the actual settings. This is something that factory reset should fix by reverting to default settings.


Lastly, you should also check your TV, in its settings. You might not have to blame your Chromecast on this one. Check that the volume settings are correct before you come to the conclusion that your Chromecast might be broken.

The bottom line

In short, resetting your Chromecast audio is effortless. You can do it manually or from the comfort of your bed or couch. 

But remember, sometimes Chromecast isn’t the one to blame, and you should make sure it is also not your TV.

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