Most Chromecast devices require a strong, continuous, uninterrupted internet connection to broadcast content. Unless your hotspot signal is strong enough or stable to support an uninterrupted internet connection, Chromecast will work with a hotspot. This means it is possible and in another aspect not. Chromecast will not work if you are connecting to a wireless hotspot with a slow internet connection.
Chromecast can work with hotspots. To do so, you’ll need to create a private wireless network using your hotspot and then connect your Chromecast device to that network.
Make sure that your hotspot is enabled for DHCP and has an open network. If you are not sure how to do this, you can contact your wireless service provider for assistance.
But what if you don’t have Wi-Fi, can you use Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
How to Chromecast without Wi-Fi
If you don’t have Wi-Fi, you need an Ethernet Cable to connect your Chromecast to your TVs. In other words, wired Internet connection.
Here are essential guides for using Chromecast with a wired internet connection instead of WiFi:
You will need an Ethernet Cable and an adapter for the USB port. The Ethernet cable or powerline should be long enough to connect the Chromecast directly to an ethernet port of your router via an Ethernet Adaptor For Chromecast.
The first step is to plug the adapter into the USB port and see to it your Chromecast is plugged into your TV’s HDMI port.
Second, connect your Ethernet cable. Make sure it is connected tightly
Third, plug the adapter into the power outlet.
Lastly, running the latest version of its firmware and start streaming from a Chromecast app
There are a few different ways that you can Chromecast without Wi-Fi.
Here’s how to Chromecast with an iPhone hotspot
To do this, you’ll need to make sure that your iPhone is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Open the Chromecast app.
Tap the Menu icon (three lines) in the top left corner of the screen.
Tap Devices and then select your Chromecast device.
Turn on your TV and Google Chromecast. This will automatically connect to your mobile hotspot.
Now, how about using an android phone.
Here’s how to Chromecast with an android hotspot
The same with iPhone devices, you can screencast using an Android tablet or smartphone. Just turn on its Android mobile hotspot. Be ready with a power source then connect the Chromecast and your TV.
Turn on your Chromecast-enabled TV or a TV with a Chromecast dongle connected to it.
Wait for a few seconds and your Chromecast should automatically connect to your mobile hotspot.
Take note that your smartphone/tablet needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network where the Chromecast device is connected.
To enable the Wi-Fi hotspot on your android phone, access the Quick Settings menu then swipe down or swipe up on your Android device.
Find the icon named Hotspot and swipe it to enable. Depending on what was set on the Android device, the Hotspot name may vary on the version of the android phone.
After enabling it, the Wi-Fi hotspot will be activated on your device after a couple of seconds.
Lastly, Should you wish to know the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot and the password to connect to it, you may press and hold on to the hotspot icon settings. A password will show it and allows you to connect with Chromecast.
Chromecast technology is one of Google’s secret weapons and is one of the favorite gadgets that technology fanatics are using nowadays. Its simplicity and user-friendly features allow every user to stream audio and video content straight from their phones to their TVs very conveniently.