How to Turn off TV with Chromecast (No Remote Needed!)

This is a game changer when it comes to controlling your TV with your smartphone or simply your voice. You’ll never again have to sift through the sofa cushions or the bed linens to find the remote control again.

I use my Google Home Mini to switch off my Chromecast-enabled TV. An overview of the system’s capabilities is provided here. You may accomplish this, too, by reading on.

What you need to do with Chromecast to turn off the TV

If you want to switch off your TV using Chromecast, these are the things you’ll need to get started:

I assume that you already have a tablet or smartphone and a WiFi connection.

HDMI-CEC-equipped television

First, you’ll need a TV with HDMI-CEC capability. There is absolutely no way to turn off Chromecast’s TV without this feature.

CEC stands for Consumer Electronics Control, which is a shorthand for HDMI. You may use it to make your TV better at interacting with other electronic gadgets. The difficulty is that most TV manufacturers don’t refer to it as “HDMI-CEC,” but rather something else entirely.

Some most common TVs with HDMI-CEC and the brand name linked with it is provided below.

  • AOC – E-link

  • Insignia – INlink

  • LG – SimpLink

  • Mitsubishi – NetCommand

  • Onkyo – RIHD

  • Panasonic – VIERA Link, HDAVI Control or EZ-Sync

  • Pioneer – Kuro Link

  • Runco International – RuncoLink

  • Samsung – Anynet+

  • Sharp – Aquos Link

  • Sony – BRAVIA Link or BRAVIA Sync

  • Toshiba – Regza Link or CE-Link

  • Vizio – CEC

2) Chromecast from Google

You’ll need a Google Chromecast after making sure your TV supports HDMI-CEC.

Chromecast is an HDMI-enabled gadget that connects to your TV through the HDMI connector. Your smartphone may then serve as a remote control for applications like Netflix, Hulu and other video streaming services.

Chromecast comes in a variety of flavors, but all of them let you turn off your TV remotely.

To use Chromecast, you’ll need to first need a device. If you haven’t already, you should get the Chromecast – 3rd generation.

  • Chromecast (1st generation) – Sales discontinued: Sep 29, 2015

  • Chromecast (2nd generation) – Sales discontinued: Oct 10, 2018

  • Chromecast (Ultra) – Current generation – Released on Nov 6, 2016

  • Chromecast (3rd generation) – Current version – Released on Oct 10, 2018

3) There is an app for it!

The “Chromecast” app is not to be confused with this service. That’s a little perplexing, to be honest.

Using the Chromecast app, you may screencast straight from your phone or tablet onto your TV. If you have a TV, you can “cast” videos or photos from those devices to it.

However, the Google Home app is required to properly set up the Chromecast device. It’s available on Google Play and Apple App Store, so go ahead and get it.

4) The Google Home

Google Home is a brand of smart speakers manufactured by the search engine giant itself. In addition to the speaker, newer models have a visual display as well.

To switch off the TV using Chromecast, you may use any of these Google Home models.

  • The Original Google Home – speaker

  • Google Home Mini – speaker

  • Google Home Max – speaker

  • Google Home Hub (aka Nest Hub) – 7 in visual display and speaker

  • Google Home Hub Max (aka Nest Hub Max) – 10 in visual display and speaker

How to use Chromecast to turn off the TV step-by-step instructions

Assuming you get everything you need to use Chromecast to turn off your TV, the next step is to walk you through the process step-by-step.

Enabling HDMI-CEC on your TV is the first step.

Most HDMI-CEC-enabled TVs are set to deactivate it by default. You’ll have to make sure it’s enabled.

HDMI-CEC may be found in your TV’s settings menus, choices, or menu options. Start by pressing the TV remote’s “Menu” button and then scanning through the menu until you find this option.

Search for “model of your TV” + “how to activate HDMI-CEC” on Google if you’re having difficulties locating it.

On my Samsung TV, I recently activated it by hitting “Menu,” then “System,” and finally “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).”

I was able to turn it on from there.

Plug connect your Chromecast to your television.

After enabling HDMI-CEC, you should connect your Chromecast into an HDMI port on the back of the television.

When you have the HDMI wire of the Chromecast connected to your TV, and plug the other end of your Chromecast into an outlet on the wall.

You need to pay attention to this!

Make sure the Chromecast is powered by inserting it straight into a power source. This automation won’t work if you attempt to power the Chromecast just via the TV’s USB connector.

Connect the HDMI end of Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV, then plug the power end of Chromecast into the wall to complete the setup.

Setting up Chromecast is the third step.

Your Chromecast is now ready to be used! Make sure your TV is turned on before you begin. You should be greeted with a message that reads, “Get the app.” Using your remote, choose “Source” and then “HDMI” if you don’t see this screen on your TV.

Start by downloading the Google Home app on your mobile device or tablet. If the Google Home app asks you to create an account, please do so.

Once you’ve set up your Google Home account, click the Plus symbol at the top left of the screen.

Afterwards, choose “Set up device.”

After that, “Setting up new devices” appears.

Add the Chromecast to a room in your house.

As of now, Google Home will start searching for devices.

Google Home should be able to pick up your Chromecast since your TV is on and your Chromecast is connected in. Your phone and TV will both display a four-letter/four-digit code when it does.

Ascertain that the code on your phone corresponds to the code on your television.

Choose a location for your Chromecast, and then click “Next” to continue.

Finally, connect the Chromecast to your home’s WiFi network.

It seems like your Chromecast is up and running!

Google Home is now ready to use.

The last step is to connect your Google Home to your TV using HDMI-CEC and a Chromecast.

Fortunately, this should be a breeze. Google Home may be plugged into an outlet and the Google Home app will recognize it as soon as it’s powered on, because you’ve previously installed the app.

You may use the same methods I detailed above for the Chromecast setup if your Google Home app doesn’t pick up your device immediately.

For best results, use the same WiFi network that your Chromecast is on when configuring your device. Google Home should remember your WiFi password from your Chromecast setup and connect immediately whenever you choose that network.

In addition, make sure you pick the same “room” for your Google Home and Chromecast when you select the “room” for your Google Home. Don’t worry if you forgot to do this; you can always go back and modify it.

Using Chromecast, turn off the TV!

If everything went well, you should now be able to see both your TV and Google Home speaker in the Google Home app.

Try it out if everything seems to be in order!

Say “OK Google, TV on” after making sure the television is off. You may expect Google Home to start the process of turning on your TV in a few seconds.

It’s possible to turn off your TV by saying “OK Google, turn off TV” instead.

What more can you do with Google Home?
  • Channel Control
    • “Okay Google, change channel to 91 on TV”
    • “Okay Google, channel up/down on TV”
    • “Okay Google, next channel on TV”
  • Volume Control
    • “Okay Google, volume up on the TV”
    • “Okay Google, lower the volume on the TV”
    • “Okay Google, set the volume of TV to 50”
    • “Okay Google, mute/unmute TV”
    • “Okay Google, turn the volume down on TV by 20”
  • Playback Control
    • “Okay Google, play/pause/resume/stop on TV”
    • “Okay Google, fast forward/rewind on TV”

Is Chromecast able to turn on a TV?

Yes, you can use Chromecast to switch on your TV without even a remote if your HDMI-CEC-enabled TV supports this feature. Using Chromcast, perform these steps to turn on your TV:

  1. Make sure that your television has HDMI-CEC support.
  2. Connect your Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port.
  3. Plug connect the Chromecast’s power cord to a wall socket.
  4. Install the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet to begin using Google Assistant.
  5. In the Google Home app, you may set up your Chromecast.
  6. The Google Home app may be used to configure your Google Home.
  7. With Chromecast, you can turn on the TV!

Notice that the steps to switch off your TV using Chromecast are precisely the same as the procedures to turn off your TV. After connecting your Chromecast to your TV and enabling HDMI-CEC, your Chromecast can switch your TV on and off.

Google Home and Netflix may be connected using this method.

Google Home and Chromecast may be used with Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV, etc. if you want to extend this automation beyond controlling your TV.

Google Home may be linked to your Netflix account by following these steps:

Take a look at the menu in the top right of the screen.

You can change the assistant settings here.

Go to the Services tab, and then click on Videos and Images.

To connect your Netflix app to your Google account, locate Netflix and hit the Link button.

Conclusion

To switch off your Chromecast-connected TV, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your television has HDMI-CEC support.
  2. Plug the HDMI end of the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port, and the power end into a wall socket.
  3. Install the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet to begin using Google Assistant.
  4. In the Google Home app, you may set up your Chromecast.
  5. The Google Home app may be used to configure your Google Home.
  6. Use Chromecast to turn off the TV!

Is there something wrong with you? In the comments below, I’ll be more than happy to assist you in solving your problem.

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