How to Turn Off Chromecast – The Detailed Guide

How to Turn Off Chromecast

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Google Chromecast is a unique smart device that you can use to plug into any TV or big screen and grants easy access to various streaming services like the Netflix, Youtube, Amazon, etc. as well as watch your favorite movies, videos from the small screen phone to your big screen TV. It is a handy and affordable device to stream video content from online sources and other sources. It’s a plug-in type of device but unfortunately, it doesn’t come with an on-off switch. So once you connect it with your device it always remains on. But there are times when you would require turning off the Chromecast device to use other devices. In that case, unplugging is the only option for the Chromecast device. Well, that is not totally true. There are a few ways you can turn off or disable the Chromecast device. Read the complete article to know the details about these solutions.

Features of Chromecast

  • There are Ethernet adapter for Chromecast available so you can connect a modem to it
  • You can cast content from the Amazon Prime Video app to your TV using the Chromecast
  • Chromecast allows Spotify Premium subscriber to cast on the TV
  • You can watch AT&T TV or anything saved to the service’s Cloud DVR via the Chromecast
  • Chromecast supports Guest Mode to let them decide what to watch without giving them access to your Wi-Fi
  • You can use your own photos or other photos to add to the Chromecast background
  • Chromecast supports casting Google Photos to the TV
  • You can stream music, movies, and photos via the Chromecast from Plex
  • You can use the Chromecast to play different games on TV
  • Chromecast supports mirroring the Android device to the TV
  • Watch age-appropriate videos from YouTube Kids with Chromecast

How to Turn Off Chromecast

Chromecast is an always-on device with a home screen display. So whenever the device is not in use it will show the screen. But many users find it very annoying when the device shows up on the home network while it’s not in use. There are a few ways you can turn off Chromecast. Let’s check them out!

Method 1 – Unplug the AC Adaptor to Turn off the Chromecast

This is the simplest way to turn off the Chromecast device. Just unplug the AC adapter connected to the device and it will turn off. You don’t have to unplug the Chromecast every time to turn it off, which is very convenient. Generally, once you connect your Chromecast, it will remain connected to the Wi-Fi connection that you have associated with it. But unplugging the AC adaptor will turn off the Chromecast.

Method 2 – Use a Smart Plug 

This is a very convenient way to turn of Chromecast. If you don’t want to get up to turn off your Chromecast device then use a smart plug. This way you can easily use the app from your phone to turn the Chromecast on or off. This process won’t require unplugging the Chromecast or the AC adaptor.

Method 3 – Turn off the TV 

If you don’t like or want to turn off the power then you can try this solution. You can just turn off the TV and the Chromecast will go into the standby mode. The problem with this solution is, Chromecast will remain connected with your Wi-Fi network and will still show up as an active device when people search your network for available devices to cast.

How to Turn off Google Chromecast Remote Notifications?            

If multiple devices are connected to the Chromecast then anyone can control any other devices. It means when you’re watching something on TV, someone else could interrupt your cast to stream their own content. Luckily, you can prevent this from happening by disabling network notifications. Follow these simple steps:

  • First, open the Google Home app on your phone
  • Now navigate to the settings of the Chromecast app
  • From the available options click on the “Devices” option
  • Now scroll down and select the Chromecast device that you want to disable network notifications for
  • Then click on the Menu button for that device
  • After that unmark the “Lets others control your casted media” option and save the change 

Final Thoughts

I will be very glad if you find the above information helpful. Let me know your thoughts about this article and mention if there are any other simple ways available to turn off Chromecast in the comment section. I appreciate every critic.

Thomas C. Bell

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