Google Chromecast is a fantastic digital media player to enjoy quality content on your smart TV like Roku and Apple TV. You can just connect it to your TV and access streaming from your favorite platforms like Netflix, Google Play, and YouTube. But, even Google cannot make this small device glitch-free. So, Google Chrome needs a factory reset like other smartphones to fix some issues.

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Well, if your Google Chromecast is suddenly stopped or not working properly, then before giving it to repair you should try to factory reset your Google Chromecast to get rid of the hitch. The resetting process is quite simple, and it will only take a couple of minutes. So, let’s head over to this guide to reset your Google Chromecast.

How to Factory Reset Google Chromecast

How to Factory Reset Your Chromecast?

Make sure that your TV and your PC are connected to the same WiFi network.

Step #1. Launch Chromecast app on your computer. (Make sure that you open the Chromecast which you want to format if you have multiple Chromecasts on your network.)

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Step #2. Click on ‘Settings’ option and then Click on ‘Factory Reset’ only if you are 100% sure to do it.

Step #3. Click on ‘Reset’ button on the prompt message popped up.

Follow the steps below only if you are still facing the problem.

Step #4. You can still do the factory reset manually by pressing the small black button just below the microUSB port.

Step #5. Do this process only when it is attached to TV by pressing the button for 25 seconds and when light next to it starts blinking, let it go.

It will take a minute or two for the device to reset. Once it is over, you can initiate the setup process again.

Also read: How to Factory Reset the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot


We are sure that above process will undoubtedly help you to get rid of the glitches you are facing on Google Chromecast. Hope this factory reset is helpful to you.Do give your feedback on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus or in the comments section provided below.