How to update the Chromecast to the latest version


After reviewing the everything on the Chromecast, with their first steps, tips, tricks and applications let’s see how to update to the latest version of this great device streaming.

Google every little time, will improve their functions and correcting small problems as they arise. For this is releasing regularly new versions of software for the firmware device. The user does not need to do anything to receive the update, this process is done automatically, but there is a couple of tricks to force the update or to receive updates preliminary.

Force update

If we see that Google has released a new feature or a patch that fixes some problem of our Chromecast and we see that our device is not updated only as days pass we can force the update through a computer. To do this we just have to follow these steps:

  • look for the IP of your Chromecast: open Google Home, go to Devices and go to the Settings of your Chromecast. In the section Information you will see the IP address of the device.

Chromecast Update

Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -ContentType "application/json" -Body '{"params": "ota foreground"}' -Uri "http://:8008/setup/reboot" -Verbose-UserAgent "curl"

  • Mac/Linux: Open a terminal and run the following command:

curl-X POST -H “Content-Type: application/json” -d ‘{“params”: “ota foreground”}’ http://:8008/setup/reboot -v

Important: replace by the IP of your Chromecast. the Example:

Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -ContentType "application/json" -Body '{"params": "ota foreground"}'-Uri "" -Verbose-UserAgent "curl"

Chromecast Update

After executing this command, the Chromecast will begin to download the update that was pending for receiving. If we see that it does not download any update, or passes the time and does not advance the percentage, we can reboot the device from the application Google Home.

Program progresses


Another way to keep updating our Chromecast is sign on to your program progresses, with which we will receive the pre-versions of their future updates before they hit all over the world. To do this you need to go to Google Home > Devices > Configuration > Program progresses and join the program.

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How to update the Chromecast to the latest version
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July 3, 2018

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