How to Use Your Google Chromecast in a Hotel Room

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Learn How to Get Around Hotel Wi-Fi Restrictions With Your Chromecast

Chromecast is a life-changing device. Simply plug it into a TV and enjoy everything from Netflix to YouTube. It seems like the perfect tool for the weary road warrior—until you try and use it at your hotel. The biggest limitation and time consuming activity with the Chromecast is that you have to set it up with every new wifi connection. If you are frequently on the go, this can make the Chromecast almost too much trouble to bother with.

However, Connectify has the perfect solution. Read below to find out how to easily set up Chromecast just once and save precious time each time you need to use it.

Using a Chromecast in a Hotel Room is Easy With Connectify Hotspot

The Connectify Hotspot software app allows you to share your Windows laptop’s wifi connection with your other devices. This comes in handy when you are trying to avoid silly hotel wifi charges that gouge you for every single device. It also works great with the Chromecast.

You can use your Connectify Hotspot as a middleman for the Chromecast. The first time you use Chromecast with your Connectify Hotspot you will have to set it up manually. But, every time after that, all you need to do is open up your laptop and turn on your Connectify Hotspot, your Chromecast will recognize the Connectify connection from its last connection.

The Connectify Hotspot makes your Chromecast plug and play, even if you are staying a different hotel every night.

Make Your Chromecast Work Over Hotel Wi-Fi with these Tips

Our goal is to make your life as simple as possible. We know that it doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for business, or with your family, you just want things like your Chromecast to work. Here are a few easy steps you can take to make sure that you can enjoy your Chromecast as soon as you get into your hotel room with the help of the Connectify Hotspot virtual router software app.

  • Setup your Chromecast with your Connectify Hotspot at home. Because you only need to connect your Chromecast to your Connectify Hotspot once, you can save time and frustration by setting it up before you ever leave for your trip. The Chromecast will remember your Connectify Hotspot SSID and password.
  • Use a tablet or phone to adjust the settings on your Chromecast. Sometimes when your Chromecast is connected to your Connectify Hotspot on your laptop, it will not easily let you adjust its settings from the same laptop. The easiest workaround for this Chromecast idiosyncrasy is to simply use your phone to adjust the settings.
  • Don’t change your SSID or password. Your Chromecast is using the SSID and password you set for the Connectify Hotspot to identify your laptop as a valid Internet connection If you make any changes to the SSID or password, you may have to completely set up the Chromecast again.

In our increasingly connected world, Connectify believes that you should never have to spend extra time getting access to the features of your Chromecast. We make sure you are able to always stay connected to the Internet on your terms—even with your Chromecast in a hotel.

Download Connectify Hotspot today for FREE – you won’t even waste any time with creating an account. See how this powerful app can ease your traveling pains and make sure all your devices stay connected, no matter where you are.

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