Google Chromecast came with a new wonderful user experience. The introduction of the Chromecast remote eradicated the need to use your phone to navigate through Google TV.
However, users have constantly been complaining that their Chromecast remotes would not work at some time. Have you experienced a situation where your Chromecast remote freezes, becomes unresponsive, or hangs? Worry no more; here, we have established and tested procedures to help you fix a Chromecast remote not working.
Google Chromecast TV automatically pairs with its remote via Bluetooth as soon as it's powered on. On some occasions, this doesn't happen, and it's regarded as the Chromecast remote not working. To resolve this issue, follow the fixes below. Try out your Chromecast remote after undertaking each process to find out which procedure works out for that specific instance.
1. Keep Chromecast remote batteries are full
This is the first step every person takes after a remote fails. You can remove the remote batteries insert them into another remote, and check if it works. In case it does, then your remote batteries are not depleted. Wait for a few seconds and insert them back into the Chromecast remote and see if it works correctly. If your Chromecast remote fails, then your issue may be due to a failed pairing process which is the leading cause of the Chromecast remote not working issue. Let's see how you can resolve this issue through the processes below.
2. Manually pair up Chromecast
Mostly, your Chromecast remote will be unresponsive for not being paired to your TV. You are required to put the Chromecast into the pairing mode via the Chromecast device.
Step 1: Press the button at the back of the Chromecast to open the pairing mode, and a notification will appear on the TV’s screen.
Step 2: On the Chromecast remote, press and hold the Home and Back buttons at a go. Hold until a pulsating LED light appears at the bottom of your remote.
Step 3: After the LED light appears, press the Home button on the Chromecast remote. Your remote should now be effectively paired to the TV.
3. Rebooting the Chromecast with google TV
Performing a restart on any device is a quick fix for various issues that may have stalled it. Restarting your Chromecast will help restart the remote pairing process. During this process, ensure that your Chromecast stays plugged into the TV’s HDMI port.
Step 1: Unplug the power cable from the Chromecast and wait for a moment, “at least a minute”.
Step 2: Plug back the power cable to the Chromecast. ”The Chromecast will start searching the remote”.
Step 3: Press a few buttons on the remote; this is to ensure that the remote is working.
Step 4: The Chromecast will start the initial setup process as a new device. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
4. Factory resetting the chrome cast
Conducting a factory reset on Chromecast does not delete any data. Through a factory reset, the initial setup between the Chromecast and Google TV happens from scratch. Here’s how to perform a factory reset:
Step 1: At the back of your Chromecast, hold the back button for at least 25 seconds until the LED light changes to a flashing Red light.
Step 2: Wait for your TV screen to go blank as the reset begins.
Step 3: After the restart process is complete, chrome cast will initiate the remote set-up process on your Chromecast remote.
Step 4: Press the button at the back of the Chromecast to open the pairing mode, and a notification will appear on the TV’s screen.
Step 5: On the Chromecast remote, press and hold the Home and Back buttons at a go. Hold until a pulsating LED light appears at the bottom of your remote.
Step 6: After the LED light appears, press the Home button on the Chromecast remote. Your remote should now be effectively paired to the TV.
5. Pairing issue to Set up buttons
Chrome cast remote may not be working even after it is paired due to some buttons not being paired. There may be an issue with the volume control button, power button, input button, or source button. You will be required to pair the remote again to resolve this issue.
Step 1: Go to the Home Screen and at the top right corner, click on the Avatar Icon.
Step 2: At the top right corner, click on the Gear Icon “Settings”.
Step 3: Scroll down and click on Remote Accessories.
Step 4: Click on Set Up Remote Buttons.
Step 5: Select your device and click on the Setup buttons.
6. Reset Google TV
This comes as the last option in case all the other processes have failed:
Step 1: Point your Chromecast remote to the status LED.
Step 2: On your remote, press and hold the power button for a few seconds.
Step 3: A Power Off message will appear. This indicates that your Google TV’s resetting process is complete, and the device will restart.
When your Chromecast remote fails to work, there could be a couple of reasons for the malfunction. In this post, you have learned about a host of solutions that you can use to fix this problem. I hope you get lucky with one of the options.