Chromecasting is one of the best things that’s happened to us! Using Chromecast one can enhance the entertainment level in his/her home. You can use it to play music on your TV, cast videos and series on the TV and much more. All you have to do is connect your Chromecast and the device from which you want to cast to the same WiFi network and cast the video on to the TV to enjoy a great experience on a larger TV screen. But, it’s not as simple as it seems for all. Some may face a silly Chromecast source not supported bug. This simply means that the cast source you are trying to connect is not supported by the Chromecast.
There might be a few reasons for a cast source not supported error with your Chromecast. It might be your internet connection bandwidth that could be fluctuating at times during the connection. There might be some mess up in the settings of any or all of your devices. Or a simple bug experienced by the app could also be the reason for your source not supported Chromecast problem. You can try the solutions outlined below to troubleshoot your problem.
Solutions for Source not Supported Chromecast?
The first thing to do in case of a troublesome smart device is restarting the device. Once a device is restarted, it will refresh all the background processes and restore the functionalities of your device.
You can Restart your Casting Device by following some simple steps.
- Turn off your TV and unplug Chromecast from the TV. You might also want to switch off the WiFi connection for a complete restart.
- Once everything shuts down, wait for about 2 minutes.
- Now turn on your WiFi connection and let it restart.
- Turn on your TV and give it some time to light up.
- Once both devices are connected you should plug in your Chromecast to the TV.
- Let the Chromecast make the connection to the TV and you can try casting the content you want to view on the TV.
If the connection is made and you can view the screen on your TV, you have found your solution. If not, you can move ahead to trying other solutions.
You need to make sure that the device you are using, in most cases your smartphone, and the Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network. If you have both the devices connected to different network connections, there is no way that they can establish a connection between each other and cast the screen. In simple terms, your smartphone or laptop must be connected to the same Wifi connection as your Chromecast.
It is advised to check for the name of the network the devices are currently connected to and set them to the same WiFi network.
Make sure you have the latest updates on the app you are using for casting. It is suggested to restart the app on your device if it’s already up-to-date.
If you are casting from a laptop or desktop, you need to close the app and relaunch it. But, if you are using the app on a smartphone or tab, you might have to restart the app using the ‘Application Manager’ and not just relaunching the application.
Steps to Restart the app on a phone using ‘Application Manager’:
- Click on ‘Settings’
- Scroll down to either ‘Apps’ or ‘Application Manager’. You should be navigated to the ‘Application Manager’ screen.
- Click on the app that you are using to cast from.
- Once you are on the app settings screen, you need to click on ‘Clear Cache’ and ‘Clear Data’ to clear your cache and storage.
- Go back to the home screen and relaunch the app.
These steps will make sure that your app ain’t troubling you anymore and that it’s fit to be connected to the casting device and Chromecast.
If you are using a laptop or desktop to cast your screen on the TV, it’s suggested that the mirroring option is enabled in your Chrome browser. You can follow these simple steps to enable the ‘Mirroring Service’ on Chrome.
1. Open Chrome browser.
2. In a new tab enter the below into the address bar.
3. Find ‘Mirroring’ on your screen by using the Find feature on your laptop.
4. On the ‘Mirroring Service’ section, check if the status is Enabled. You can switch it to ‘Enabled; if it’s ‘Disabled’.
5. Close the browser and start it again for the connection.
If there was an error due to the Mirroring issue, this should have solved it.
Follow these simple steps to solve your problem of a source that is not supported by your Chromecast. Now that you know of all the possible problems and their solutions that won’t let the Chromecast connect to your device you can try these fixes and have fun with Chromecasting again.