How to fix Chromecast Google TV remote hanging issue?


Chromecast with Google TV is becoming quite popular in the streaming market. It is receiving an overwhelming response from the users wherever it is available. The availability of Google TV along with Chromecast is an exceptional offering for video viewers. The addition of a remote makes the deal even sweeter. However, some users are having freezing and hanging issues with Chromecast’s Remote. Its LED light keeps glowing once the remote hangs while using it. So, if you’re having the same issue then here’s a quick fix for the issue.

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Fix Chromecast Google TV Remote (Hang or Freeze)

There are a couple of ways to rectify the issue of freezing Chromecast Voice Remote.

Reconnect Again (Pairing)

It is quite an easy way to rectify the issue by removing and repairing the remote. Follow the steps below:

  1. Install Google TV Remote App on your smartphone.
  2. Then, using your phone to go into the Google TV Settings, and remove Remote.
  3. Pair the remote again with your Chromecast.
  4. That’s it.

Remove Batteries

It is another option to quickly resolve the issue and again start using the remote.

You need to pull out the cell battery in the remote for a few seconds. Then reinsert the batteries and press the back + home button to pair.

These are two different ways to resolve the Chromecast Google TV Remote freezing issue.

New Chromecast Features

The latest Chromecast brings splendid upgrades over the predecessors. The compactly designed Chromecast supports up to 1080p resolution and works on both the 2.4GHz and 5.0 GHz wireless networks. The users can plug HDI directly into the TV and draws power from Micro-USB. It measures 5.1cm x 1.3 cm x 5.1 cm and weighs 40 grams.

It is available in three different colors.

  • Mirror Android Phone or Tablet to the TV.
  • Stream Websites and more from your laptop.
  • Android TV improves the overall experience with Chromecast.
  • Endless Apps support.
  • Dedicated Remote for easy usability.

Apart from these interesting featuring, there are various interesting use cases of Chromecast. We hope our guide to fix Chromecast Google TV remote has helped our readers. You can comment below if still issue persists.

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  1. So, what does this do differently than the old chrome cast we have been using for years?
    Why do I need this instead of my old chromecast device?

  2. Anyone with Bluetooth issues get a hdmi 2.0 compliant hdmi extender and position the Chromecast ways from the TV and possible interference devices.

  3. I have tried both ways and my remote is still not working. The white light just slowly pulses nonstop. In fact, once I got to the pairing step on the first suggestion, the google tv never stopped searching. This is very frustrating since I have only had this new Chromecast with remote for 2 months!

      • I had to install the “Android TV” remote first, pair that app on my phone with the chromecast with google tv, then hold down the back arrow and home key AGAIN to get the white light to pulse, then use the app’s center button to select the remote it found which shows its mac address in top right of screen and then shows “Pairing” then “Paired”. However, this was after “forgetting” it in an effort to get the remote to work on the home screen, and it still does not work on home screen. Voice works & then remote works in apps like Hulu but when back to home the arrow selector circle thing just stays on “For You” and is unresponsive. Grrr.

        • Susieb. I had the exact same issues. Unplug the both the TV & chromecast from the power source itself, let it sit for a few minutes. Plug both back in. It worked for me. Remote works!

  4. I buy online from i have the same issue in remot i buy just 1 month ago i do the same but still not working im trying to replace my remot but there is no option in noon for replacement so anyway dont buy it

  5. I tried everything but the orange light keep pulsing. Finally I went into bluetooth on my Sony TV and paired the chrome remote and then it connected and I could navigate around the Sony home screen so the remote was actually working. I then deleted the chrome remote from the Sony TV, then factory reset the Google Chomecast TV by holding down the reset button then set it up again. This time the remote paired with the Google Chomecast TV, the setup was completed and all is OK now.

  6. I found the solution to the unresponsive remote.

    What I did that worked:

    Take the batteries out of the remote.

    Press the small button on the *Chromecast dongle/device itself. This starts the scan for Bluetooth accessories.

    Put the batteries back in.

    The remote should automatically pair. If it does not, repeat steps 1-3 (this failed for me first try but worked on the second).

  7. A factory reset of the remote itself worked for me.

    1)Take the batteries out of the remote

    2) Press and hold the home button

    3) While holding the Home button, reinsert the batteries.

    4) Hold the button while the LED light is solid.

    5) When the light starts pulsing, release the button.


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