How To Chromecast To TCL Roku TV: Everything I Learned

I recently wanted to pick up a streaming device for my entertainment setup, but I wasn’t sure which one I should pick.

After discussing it with a colleague and a few friends, I decided I’d go with the Chromecast. 

When I received it, I was unaware of how to connect it to my TCL Roku TV. But soon, I learned about it. 

But thanks to the user manual and research, I understood how I could connect. Fortunately, I was able to Chromecast to my TCL Roku TV. 

During the research, I learned about several other ways to connect it via different devices to the TV. 

So this compilation of information has covered many things to save you hours of research.

Chromecast to TCL Roku TV is done by connecting the Chromecast HDMI Cord to the TV and selecting the Chromecast device in the Set up devices Menu from Google Home. The process depends on the devices you want to set up and use Chromecast.

How to Chromecast to TCL TV? 

Chromecast uses the cloud for HD streaming.

And depending on the Chromecast type you are using, in-built or independent, the connection process differs. 

This can be connected in various ways, where the process depends on the setup device you want to use, and following the methods outlined below can help you to Chromecast to the TCL Roku TV. 

Set up the cable connection of devices  

In the case of Independent Chromecast, activate your Roku device by plugging it into the TV and confirming the connection.

Select the input source HDMI, and then connect the HDMI cord of Chromecast by plugging one end into the Chromecast and the other end cord into your TCL Tv HDMI port.

Link your device to Google Home 

Open the Google Home app on your TV, and select the Google cast option from the Home Control option.

Under this, select Roku TV, and click on the bottom right corner link, to connect your device to Google Home. 

Set up Tv with Chromecast device 

To set up the device, go to the Menu > Set Up device > Wi-Fi Network.

Ensure that your devices are using the same Wi-Fi network.

Your TV screen will display the confirmation of verification completed after this.

Now turn on your Chromecast. After this, click on Home on Roku and go to the channels.

Scroll down and select Google Cast Icon > Chromecast device > ok. 

You will need the manual setup with the help of other devices, like your laptop or smartphone, only if your TCL TV has no in-built Chromecast.

So, in the case of the Independent Chromecast, follow one of the following steps, depending on your device.

Chromecast from your Laptop 

I needed to cast Zoom to Chromecast a few days ago for a meeting, but before I did that, I needed to understand how to Chromecast from my laptop.

Ensure that the TV and laptop are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. 

Go to the cast options on your Laptop screen, & click on the three dots in the top right corner. 

Select your TCL TV device from the extended options and tap on the cast option to Chromecast the streaming.

Chromecast from your Smartphone  

Ensure that the TV and smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Then open one of the Chromecast-enabled apps supported by your Smartphone, like YouTube or Hulu, or your favorite Chromecast-supported app.

Then click on the three dots in the top right corner of your mobile screen, select your TCL TV, and then the cast option for Chromecast streaming. 

Streaming from my phone made me wonder whether I could connect Bluetooth headphones to my TCL TV. Yes, I could, and in doing so made my streaming experience much smoother.

Getting The Best Out Of Your Chromecast

TCL is known to produce TVs with high picture quality and durability, and low input lag.

However, it can be a disappointing experience if we want to cast content on a TCL Roku TV but don’t know how to use a Chromecast.

That said, connecting a Chromecast to your TCL Roku TV is quite easy by following the above procedures. 

To ensure that your Chromecast does not create issues in the future, here are some tips: 

Keep updating your Google Cast to the latest version in case of an in-built Chromecast. 

Ensure you always connect your TCL TV and Chromecast to the same Wi-Fi network. 

While establishing the connection setup, ensure that you connect the other end of the Chromecast cable to the only HDMI port of your TV. 

You can connect the Chromecast to your TCL TV and enjoy high-quality streaming after the connection setup is finished.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How to use TCL Roku TV without a remote?

To use TCL Roku TV without a remote, download the Roku app on your smart device, and connect it to the WiFi network of Roku & use it as a remote from devices option. 

How to reset TCL Chromecast?

To reset TCL Chromecast, go to settings & then factory reset it from the reset option under the Device Preferences. 

Why is Chromecast not working on my TV?

TV Chromecast is not working on your TV, possibly because the Google Cast Receiver needs to be updated if you have an in-built Chromecast. So, update it to the latest version or version higher than 1.33.

About the author

Maria Chan, or MC, as we call her, is the genius girl-boss who gave up on her cushy silicon-valley job to grind it out with us. Her undying pursuit of wanting Zeebox to the best makes it very clear that she has no interest in running a generic tech-site.