How to reset Google Chromecast 1st, 2nd, 3rd and with Google TV Generation?


Google Chromecast is a useful casting device, but sometimes due to malfunction or some other issues we need to reset the Chromecast. We have prepared a guide to easily reset Google Chromecast following different methods.

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The ways vary in resetting the different Chromecast generations. The user can reset the device either from the Google Home app or from the Chromecast device itself.

Reset Chromecast with Google TV

The latest Chromecast with Google TV is already available in the US, Europe and some other regions. It appears Googl will soon make it available in India and some other Asian countries.

Chromecast with Google TV Update

Methods 1: Using Voice Remote

  1. TUrn on the Chromecast with Google TV and select your Profile > Settings on your TV screen. 
  2. Then head over to the System > About > Factory reset.
  3. It will take few minutes to reset.
  4. That’s it!

Method 2: From Chromecast itself

  1. Plug the Chromecast into HDMI port of you  TV.
  2. Now, press and hold the button present on the Chromecast until the yellow light turn solid white.
  3. Release button once the light turns solid white. 
  4. Now, the device will reset.

Reset Chromecast 1st Generation

It is quite easy to reset Google Chromecast by following these two different methods.

Note: Before proceeding, connect to the same WiFi network.

Method 1: Using Google Home App

  1. Make sure you have updated Google Home App.
  2. Open Google Home App and Tap on Chromecast devices.
  3. Tap Settings at the top right corner.
  4. Now, Tap More or three-dot icon > Factory reset > Factory reset.
  5. That’s it

Method 2: From the Chromecast itself

chromecast 1st reset

  1. Turn on the TV where Chromecast is connected.
  2. Now, hold the button present on the rear side for few seconds until a solid LED light starts flashing.
  3. The TV will go blank and Chromecast will reboot
  4. Enjoy!

Reset Chromecast 2nd generation, Chromecast Ultra

There’s a minimal change in the sequence to factory reset the newer Chromecasts. Follow the steps below carefully.

Note: Below mentioned few methods only work if you are connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecasts.

Method 1: Using Google Home App

  1. Update and then Open the Google Home app.
  2. Now, tap the Chromecast device and select Settings from the top right corner.
  3. Tap More, and then tap Factory reset > Factory reset.
  4. Wait for few seconds and that’s it!

Method 1: From Device Itself

  1. Turn on the Chromecast attached TV.
  2. Hold the Chromecast button for few seconds. Meanwhile, the orange light will continuously blink.
  3. Hold until the white light turns-on.
  4. Now, release the button to reboot the Chromecast.
  5. Enjoy!!

You have successfully reset Chromecast 1st, 2nd, Ultra, and 3rd generation. If you get any problem, then do let us know via the comments below.

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  1. Hi!

    We have a 2nd generation Chromecast that does not work. It is not registered by TV HDMI or visible on wifi network or in Google Home. And it does not respond to resets, either by reset button or turning of power.

    Any more options or tips?

  2. I have a third generation chrome cast. I follows your steps for factory reset in the device itself but the led light dose not even tun on.

    I also tried from the google home app but the app thinks the device is not on the same network (not possible)

    Could I have a dead device?


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