Does Chromecast have a MAC address? Of course, it does, and you will need to know how to find it to stream content if your router has “filter by MAC” enabled on it. Once you know the address, you will have to follow a process to ensure that your router makes an exception for your Chromecast and lets you stream content to your device.
What is a MAC address?
Media Access Control or MAC address is an identifier that is unique to each device. This identifier helps in communications, and these serve as network addresses in the case of Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and other IEEE 802 network technologies.
The manufacturer usually assigns the MAC address, and you can access it in the hardware.
How to find Chromecast MAC address?
As aforementioned, in order to ensure that your router allows streaming of content to the device you must first locate your Chromecast’s MAC address. Without determining this, you won’t be able to go through with the process. Follow the steps below to find it:
- Find the Chromecast App on your PC or laptop and open it. Windows users can find it on the desktop itself. Mac and ChromeOS users will need to look for it in Applications. If you still can’t find it, you can simply download the app again.
- Once you open the app, go to Settings.
- Look below – You’ll find the Chromecast Mac address right there! It is usually present in the left.
- Copy the address and go through with the rest of the process to start streaming content immediately. If you are confused about what to do, you can always pick up the instructions manual of your router and follow the steps meticulously. The steps vary from router to router, and that’s why it is important that you go through the given instructions. Any errors could make you repeat the entire process, which is simply a waste of time.
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