Google Chromecast: A Complete Guide to Setting up EasySignage

Google Chromecast: A Complete Guide to Setting up EasySignage


For digital signage players, Chromecast with Google TV is an excellent choice, especially when applied with the EasySignage app. It’s an efficient and simple method to display information on any screen.

Google Chromecast is a tiny gadget and easy to set up, so it won’t take up too much room behind a TV, and no matter how small, it can stream high-quality videos and display images without lag or stalling.

By the end of this guide, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to set up your Google Chromecast and have EasySignage seamlessly running in no time, leaving you confidently in control of your personalised digital display.


What is Google Chromecast?

In simple terms, a Google Chromecast is a small device developed by Google that you plug into your TV’s HDMI port to turn your regular TV into a smart TV. It lets you stream content like videos, images or audio from your smartphone, tablet or computer onto your TV screen.

Google Chromecast is compatible with a wide range of apps and services, making it a convenient option for users who want to enjoy multimedia content on a larger screen without complex setups or cables.


Why Choose Google Chromecast for Digital Signage?

Google Chromecast is an excellent choice for your digital signage needs. It offers a compelling combination of simplicity, affordability and versatility.

The compact Chromecast device turns any display into a dynamic, attention-grabbing, powerful digital sign, making it an accessible solution for businesses of all sizes.

Chromecast also integrates perfectly with the EasySignage digital signage platform, offering a cost-effective and reliable option for creating engaging and eye-catching displays. Tailor your messages, promotions, and announcements with just a few clicks.


Steps on How to Set up Google Chromecast

Step1: Unboxing and Connecting Your Chromecast

The excitement begins as you unbox your Google Chromecast. Inside, you’ll find:

  • The Chromecast device
  • Voice Remote
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Type-C power cable

Connect the Chromecast to an available HDMI port on your TV using the HDMI extender. Power up your Chromecast using the included power adapter and the USB cable.
Ensure your display is set to the correct input source, and now you’re ready for the next step.

Step 2: Connecting to Wi-Fi

Powering up your Chromecast prompts you to connect to Wi-Fi. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Chromecast to your Wi-Fi network. This step ensures seamless communication between your device and the Chromecast.

Step 3: Install Google Home App

Download the Google Home App from the Google Play store on your smartphone or tablet. This app is your control centre to manage Chromecast settings.
If you’re using an Android device, Google Home App may already be installed.
If you’re using Chromecast with a computer (rather than a mobile device), you don’t need the Home app. Instead, ensure you have Google Chrome installed. Head to Google Chromecast in your Chrome browser and follow the on-screen instructions.


How to Turn Chromecast into a Digital Signage Player

Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up your Google Chromecast. Now, let’s turn it into a powerful digital signage.

The Perfect Pair - EasySignage Meets Chromecast
EasySignage on Chromecast brings a seamless blend of functionality and aesthetics to your display. From eye-catching visuals to real-time updates, your content has never looked this good!

Install EasySignage on Google Chromecast

To easily install EasySignage on your Google Chromecast, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install EasySignage App

  • Go to Apps on your TV.
  • In the Search bar, type “easysignage” one word and click the search icon.
Google TV Apps
  • Choose EasySignage - Digital Signage App.
  • Click Install button.
  • Once the app is installed, click on Open.
EasySignage App
  • Wait till the app shows Hash ID on the screen.
  • Use this Hash ID to add your screen from the management console.
    For more information about how to add your screen, please refer to the Screens Page.

Step 2: Auto Start EasySignage on Android TV

  • Go to screen settings.
Google TV Settings
  • Go to Apps or Google Play Store.
  • Go to “Special app access”.
Google TV Special Permission
  • Go to “Display over other apps”.
  • Enable “Allow display over other apps” for EasySignage app.
  • Try restarting your screen. EasySignage should auto-start after a few seconds from the device boot.
Google TV Display App


And just like that, you’ve transformed your Google Chromecast into a powerful digital signage tool with EasySignage.


Tips to Enhance Your Digital Signage Presence

Q1: How can I optimise my digital signage content for better visibility?

A1: To enhance visibility, use high-quality images, relevant keywords, and compelling content. Regularly update your displays with fresh and engaging material.

Q2: Can I schedule content changes on EasySignage for specific times of the day?

A2: Absolutely! You have full control over when your content is displayed. EasySignage allows you to schedule content changes based on your preferences. This feature is perfect for promoting different offerings during peak hours. Whether it’s a promotional video, a menu display, or informational slides, timing is everything.

Q3: Will using Chromecast affect the display quality of my digital signage?

A3: No, using Chromecast with EasySignage ensures high-quality, crisp displays. Chromecast supports up to 4K resolution, providing stunning visuals for your audience.



Setting up your Google Chromecast for digital signage is a breeze with EasySignage. By following this all-in-one guide, you’ve gained the knowledge to unlock the full potential of your Chromecast, turning any display into a captivating digital sign.

Ready to revolutionise your signage experience? Visit EasySignage and take the first step towards a visually stunning display.
Remember, the power to captivate is at your fingertips – seize it with EasySignage and Google Chromecast!