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How to reconnect the Chromecast with Google TV remote

It may come as a surprise to some people that the latest Chromecast with Google TV comes with a nifty new physical remote that Google calls the Voice Remote. When Google launched the latest Chromecast in September 2020, it wanted to up its game and offer a similar experience to those of competitor devices, such as the Roku Streaming Stick or Apple TV 4K, by adding a remote to control the new Google TV interface. But, unfortunately, more hardware means more problems for some users.




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What You Need

  • Chromecast with Google TV

The new Chromecast with Google TV is a great device, but the remote has been known to disconnect from the Chromecast at times. This issue can occur randomly, but we have a solution for you.

How re-pair a Google TV remote that won't connect

When the Chromecast is powered on, it typically pairs with the remote without hassle, but that is not always the case. The remote and the Chromecast communicate with each other via Bluetooth. If your Chromecast can’t find the remote, your TV will play a chime. This chime is an indication that the Chromecast and Voice Remote are not able to be paired. Another important thing to do is to ensure that batteries are installed properly or are not dead.

If your remote is not paired with your Chromecast and is not responsive, you have to manually put the Chromecast in pairing mode via the Chromecast device. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press the button on the back of the Chromecast, and it will open up the pairing mode on the device, which will notify you via your TV screen.

Step 2: Next, on the remote, press and hold the back and home buttons simultaneously, not letting go until you see the LED light at the bottom of the remote pulsating.

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Step 3: When you see the LED, press the home button on the remote. The remote should now be paired.

Fix pairing issues by rebooting the Chromecast with Google TV

You can try a regular reboot of the Chromecast, which will restart the remote pairing process.

Step 1: Unplug the power cable from the Chromecast and wait for at least a minute. (Ensure that you leave the Chromecast plugged into the TV’s HDMI port.)

Step 2: Plug the power cable back into the Chromecast. The Chromecast should begin searching for the remote.

Step 3: To ensure that your remote is working, press a few buttons on the remote.

Step 4: The Chromecast will begin the initial setup process as a new device. Follow through with this process.

Fix pairing issues by factory resetting the Chromecast with Google TV

If these steps do not work, try the following process instead. Factory resetting does not mean you will lose your data, but it means that the Chromecast with Google TV initial setup will happen again from scratch.

Step 1: On the back of the Chromecast, there is a button that you can press to factory reset the device.

Step 2: Press and hold the button on the back of the Chromecast for at least 25 seconds or until the solid LED light changes to a flashing red light.

Step 3: Your TV screen will go blank, and the reset process will begin. Once the Chromecast resets, it will initiate the remote setup process again. Follow the same remote pairing process from above.

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