Chromecast is a small device that you plug in to your television set, in the HDMI port provided. And use it to play online web content (videos, basically) from various online sources like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Voot and many such channels. Often we wonder how to turn off Chromecast device. Do not worry, we have you covered.
Know How To Turn Off Chromecast
Now, turning off your television does not turn off your Chromecast. You probably know this by now because of which you have landed on this article. And you have come exactly to the right place. How to turn off Chromecast is not as easy as switching off a button. Butt it is easy, though. Let us see how.
Should I turn off my Chromecast?
Chromecast uses very less power in standby mode, when it is not being used. Hence, it is not necessary to turn off Chromecast. But if you have a tight budget or are very strict about power consumption, then you should probably turn off your Chromecast.
Easy Steps How To Turn Off Chromecast
The most easy thing to do to turn off your Chromecast would be to unplug your device.
Although it is not advisable to do that every time. Leaving the Chromecast plugged in will keep it connected to the WiFi.
If you do not want it to be recognized by neighboring devices, then you should plug it off.
Keeping the Chromecast connected to the WiFi is a good idea sometimes when your Chromecast is receiving updates via the internet. Security updates and other bug fixes will be received over the internet, hence it will be a bad idea to unplug it when updates are taking place.
How To Tell My Chromecast Is Receiving Updates
As you just read, you should not turn off your Chromecast when it is receiving an update. But how to tell when is it updating?
When the LED indicator of your Chromecast is blinking with orange light, this indicates that your Chromecast is updating.
How To Disable Chromecast Notifications – Turn Off Chromecast Remote Notifications
If you simply turn off your television leaving your Chromecast device plugged in, it will go to standby mode, meaning the Chromecast will receive power but won’t be running.
Also, if you change the input to your television keeping the Chromecast plugged in, it still goes into standby mode.
Step 1 – On your device, open the Chromecast app.
Step 2 – Go to Settings under the same.
Step 3 – Select ‘Devices’ option.
Step 4 – Go through the devices listed in the section.
Step 5 – Click ‘Menu‘ button.
Step 6 – Untick the option in the list ‘Let others control your casted media’.
We hope these steps have helped you get a grip on how to manage your Chromecast in case if you want to turn it off. If you have any query / suggestion, please feel free to drop it in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.