Chromecast Cast button missing in Chrome fix

Having trouble with your Chromecast Cast button missing in Chrome? Let’s explore some potential fixes.

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Ensure Device and Chromecast Are on the Same Network

Make sure that both your device and Chromecast are connected to the same network. This is crucial for the proper functioning of the Chromecast Cast button in Chrome. If they are not on the same network, the button may not appear or work correctly. To ensure they are on the same network, check your Wi-Fi settings on both devices and make any necessary adjustments.

This simple step can often resolve issues with the Cast button missing in Chrome.

Updated: June 2024

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Add or Enable Cast Option in Toolbar Settings

  • Open Chrome browser
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner to open the menu
  • Select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and click on ‘Advanced’
  • Under ‘Privacy and security’, click on ‘Content settings’
  • Scroll down to ‘Protected content’
  • Click on ‘Cast’ and ensure it is set to ‘Ask when a site wants to show content on your screen’

Update Chrome and Disable Extensions Temporarily

To fix the Chromecast Cast button missing in Chrome, first, ensure that your browser is up to date. Update Chrome to the latest version to resolve any compatibility issues. Additionally, disable extensions temporarily to see if any of them are causing the problem. This can help identify if a specific extension is interfering with the casting functionality. By taking these steps, you can troubleshoot and potentially fix the missing Cast button in Chrome.

Reset Chrome and Chromecast to Default Settings

To reset Chrome and Chromecast to default settings, first, make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, open Chrome and go to the menu in the top right corner. Click on “Settings” and scroll down to “Advanced. ” Under “Reset and clean up,” click on “Restore settings to their original defaults. ” Confirm the reset and restart Chrome.

For Chromecast, unplug it from the power source for a few seconds and plug it back in. This should resolve any issues with the Cast button missing in Chrome.


How do I get Chromecast icon on Chrome?

To get the Chromecast icon on Chrome, you need to click on “More,” then “Save and Share,” and finally select the Cast button. This will temporarily show the Cast button in your toolbar. To keep it there permanently, right-click on the Cast button and choose “Always show icon.”

Why is my Chromecast icon not showing?

Your Chromecast icon may not be showing because of issues with your Wi-Fi settings or data plan settings on your Android device. Make sure that Wi-Fi scanning is turned on and check your data usage settings to ensure they are not restricting background data.

Why is Chromecast not being found?

Chromecast is not being found because the internet connection may not be working properly, the Chromecast may be out of range from the setup device, or the LED light may not be the correct color. Make sure to address these issues to troubleshoot the problem.

How do I enable Chromecast?

To enable Chromecast, you need to first plug in your Chromecast device into your TV. Next, download the Google Home app on your mobile device or tablet. Follow the setup instructions provided by Chromecast. Finally, learn how to cast content from Chrome or Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV.

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