How to Use Google Duo on Chromecast

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How to Use Google Duo on Chromecast

You are in luck if you want to Chromecast Google Duo onto your TV. This will allow you to hear the conversation through the speakers on your TV, which can significantly enhance your listening experience for the calls. However, there is one little catch to Chromecasting your Google Duo onto your TV.

Can You Use Google Duo on Chromecast

Yes. You can use Google Duo on Chromecast. The only software that is compatible with Chromecast and Google Duo is Android. This means you have to have an Android TV to Chromecast your Google Duo call to a TV.

If you already have an Android TV, you are good to go. If you do not already have an Android TV, your first step to Chromecasting your Google Duo is to purchase one. You can easily buy an Android TV (view on Amazon), but it will cost anywhere from $100 to $700. You can go and buy one yourself to get your Android TV.

This is the faster option. Suppose you want to shop in person, head to any store similar to Walmart, Best Buy, or Target. Once you get there, go to the technology department and locate a new Android TV. If you are struggling to find an Android TV, ask the nearest worker to help you, and they will show you where their Android TVs are located.

You can also find one on Amazon, eBay, or any other online store and get it shipped to your house. Now that you have purchased an Android TV, you can Chromecast your Google Duo call onto the said TV.

How to Use Google Duo on Chromecast

Using Google Duo on Chromecast is easy and takes only a few moments. How you go about Chromecasting your Google Duo call will depend on what type of device you are using.

Also, if you want to use a PC to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV, your PC will need a front camera for this to work. This is because Google Duo uses video calls. If you do not have a camera on your PC, there is no way for you to be seen by the others on the call.

1. Using Phone

If you are using an Android phone, follow these steps to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV.

1. Go to the Control Centre on your Android. If you are unsure how to access this, scroll down on your Home Page to get here.

2. Next, click on the Cast Icon or Screen Icon. This name will change depending on what model of Android you are using.

3. Click on your Android TV from the list of options.

4. Then, click on Start Now or Okay if a pop-up screen appears.

5. Now, your phone screen should appear on your Android TV via Chromecast.

6. You can now open up Google Duo on your Android device.

7. Once you want to stop Chromecasting your Google Duo call, click on Disconnect.

If you are using an IOS phone, follow these steps to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV.

1. You first need to download a streaming or Chromecasting app onto your IOS device since one is not built in like it is with the Androids. The best one to use is The Streamer for Chromecast, and this will cost you $4.99 per month after a week of a free trial.

2. Now, open up your Chromecasting app.

3. Then, click on the Cast Icon.

4. Select your Android TV to be Chromecast to.

5. Click on Screen Cast.

6. Finally, click Start Mirroring.

7. Now, your phone screen should appear on your Android TV via Chromecast.

8. You can now open up Google Duo on your IOS device.

9. Once you want to stop Chromecasting your Google Duo call, click on Stop Broadcasting.

If you use any device besides a PC, IOS device, or Android device to make Google Duo calls, search “How to Chromecast Google Duo from [your device]” and follow the steps.

2. Using PC

To use your PC to Chromecast onto your Android TV, it needs to have a front camera. If your PC does not have one, you cannot use it to Chromecast Google Duo. If you are using a PC to Chromecast, your Google Duo calls onto your Android TV, follow these steps.

1. Open up any browser you use, such as Safari or Chrome, to access Google Duo.

2. Go to duo.google.com.

3. Next, log in to your Google Duo account.

4. Click on the three-dotted icon in the top right corner.

5. Then, tap on the Cast button.

6. From the pop-up, select the Sources Option.

7. Now, choose the Cast tab.

8. Now, your PC screen should appear on your Android TV via Chromecast.

9. Once you want to stop Chromecasting your Google Duo call, click on the Cast icon to end the Chromecast.

Google Duo Not Working on Chromecast

1. Google or Android Server is Down

There is also the potential that the Google or Android server is down. If this server is down, this will explain your inability to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV. You can check to see if this is the case by going to DownDetector.com.

Once you have accessed the website, you will be met with a search bar. Type Android or Google into the bar and click the magnifying glass to check.

You will then either see if problems are being reported with Google’s or Android’s servers, and that can help explain your inability to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV, or you will see a message saying there are no current problems with Google’s or Android’s servers, so this is not the technological fault you are dealing with.

If Google or Android is down as the server is not working, the only solution you have is to wait for Google or Android to go back up.

2. Poor Internet Connection

Chromecast and Google Duo rely on a stable internet connection to function. If your internet connection is not correctly working, this could be why your Google Duo call will not Chromecast onto your Android TV.

A straightforward method to remedy this issue is restarting your Wi-Fi router. To do this, you can disconnect and reconnect to your Wi-Fi on your device, locate your router and unplug and plug back in your router, or power down and power back up your router.

Also, the longer you keep your router unplugged, the longer your internet will have to take a breather and allow a proper restart. If you only unplug your router for a few seconds, this might not be enough time for your router to restart, and you will not solve any of your issues.

This will restart your router and internet with it, hopefully allowing you to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV.

3. There’s A Bug

Fix 1 – Restart Devices

You can also try restarting your device that you use Google Duos on or your Android TV to see if this will solve your issues with them not working. Restarting your TV, past the point of just turning it on and off, is another potential solution to getting it to turn on for you fully.

This first option is to unplug your Android TV from the socket it is located in. Once this minute has passed, plug it back in. Now, wait a full minute, sixty seconds, and then go over to your Android TV and hold down the power button for thirty seconds.

Once this is over, start your Android TV back up and see if you can Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV. Another way to restart your Android TV is by going to Settings on the TV itself. Follow these steps to restart your Android TV this way.

1. First, go to Settings on your remote.

2. Once in Settings, click on General.

3. Then find Reset.

4. Click Reset.

5. Next, you must type in the Android code you created when you first started using this TV.

Once you have typed in this code, your TV will automatically restart. Now, you can try again to get your Android TV up and to work. Hopefully, you can Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV.

Follow these steps to restart the device you are using Google Duo on. If you are using an Android device, follow these steps. While there are quite a few different models of Androids, and most of them have a power button.

If your Android does not have a power button, you must look up how to force restart it. You must search “How to Force Restart [your exact model of Android].” This will tell you exactly how to force restart your phone.

Once it is complete, see if this allows you to send or receive a video without it being blurry. If you have a home button, follow these steps to force restart your Android.

1. Grab your Android and hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons on your phone for thirty seconds. Hold them at the same time.

2. Your phone screen will turn black, and it should automatically power back on. If it stays black for a long time, hold down the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously for at least fifteen seconds or until your phone powers up.
 Doing this will force restart your Android device.

You will not lose any settings or have to do anything else. Doing this is just like 
 turning your phone off but taking it to a higher level. A force restart is a great way to get rid of any bugs affecting your Android and only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

If you are using an iPhone, follow these steps instead. The iPhones have changed through each release, but how you force restart has also changed.

Each model will be a little different. If your iPhone has a Face ID, meaning you have an iPhone X, Xs, or any model of the 11, 12, or 13, follow these steps.

1. Press and quickly release the volume up button, press and quickly release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button.

2. When the Apple logo appears, release the button. 3. Doing this will Force Restart your iPhone.

Follow these steps if you use an iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2nd or 3rd generation.

1. Press and quickly release the volume up button, press and quickly release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button.

2. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

3. Doing this will Force Restart your iPhone. 
 If you use an iPhone 7, follow these steps.

4. Press and hold both the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.

5. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

6. Doing this will Force Restart your iPhone.

If you use an iPhone 6, or iPhone SE 1st generation, follow these steps.

1. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time.

2. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

3. Doing this will Force Restart your iPhone.

If you use any other device, search “How to Force Restart [your device]” and follow the steps. This hopefully solves your issues with not being able to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV.

Fix 2 – Update Devices

You can also try updating your Android TV or device using Google Duo to see if this solves your Chromecasting issues. Like the other devices, your TV and device also require a system update frequently.

Thankfully, you can take some easy steps to update your TV. There are two ways you can update your system, on your TV or by using a USB drive and your computer. If you want to use your Android TV directly, follow these steps.

1. Turn on your TV and go to Settings.

2. Once there, click on Support.

3. Next, you will see Software Update and navigate to go there.

4. If there is an update, you will have the choice to select Update Now.

Your Android TV will now update itself and need a couple of minutes to do so. Another way to update your TV is by getting a USB port. Once you have a USB, follow these steps.

1. Go to Android.com/us/support/contact/.

2. Then, type your Android TV model code into the search bar.

3. You will then see an Update File and will have to download that onto your USB drive.

4. Now, take your USB drive and plug it into your Android TV.

As soon as you plug in the USB drive, your tv will automatically start to update. This will hopefully solve your issues with your Android TV not Chromecasting your Google Duo call from your device. To see if your device needs an update, follow these steps. To update your Android device, follow these steps.

1. First, grab your Android device and open up Settings.

2. Next, near the bottom of your screen, click on System.

3. Once you are in System, go to System Update.

4. You will now see the update status of your phone. If there is one, follow the steps 
 on your Android to update your device.

5. Updates can take a couple of hours, sometimes, to finalize. Ensure you are 
 connected to a stable internet connection and that your device is charging, which 
 will help the update finish faster.

6. Once the update is complete, see if you can Chromecast your Google Duo call intro your Android TV.

While following these steps, you will also see an option to turn on automatic 
 updates. You should select this option so you never encounter any issues in the future with your phone not being up to date.

Doing this will also make it so that your Android updates at a time when you rarely use it, such as overnight, so that you are not without access to your device when it is updating. If you are using an iPhone instead, follow these steps.

1. Grab your iPhone and open up Settings.

2. Scroll down to General and click on it.

3. Go to Software Update.

4. If your iPhone does need to be updated, you will see an update. Select the 
 update. While here, click on Automatic Updates and turn on this feature.

Doing this will let your iPhone automatically update when a new one is released without you having to do anything. This update will also occur at night when you are not using your iPhone to save you some time.

5. You must connect your iPhone to a reliable Wi-Fi source to update.

6. After a couple of hours, Apple will update your iPhone, and you can see if the 
 error with your file system limit is gone.

If no update is listed in this area, your iPhone or Android is up to date. Then, there 
 is another reason why you are having an issue with Chromecasting your Google Duo onto your Samsung TV.

You might struggle to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV because of a bug in the Google Duo system. With so many users across the globe, there are going to be problems occurring, such as bugs and other software setbacks.

These are sadly just a reality for social media apps of all kinds. These problems can be very frustrating when trying to get something done efficiently, but bugs are sometimes just unavoidable.

No app is immune to the issues that bugs bring on to workers and users alike. However, you can try and overcome this bug by simply updating your app. Follow these steps to update Google Duo.

1. First, you must go to the app store on your device and find the update section.

2. If Google Duo has fixed this bug through an update, you will see the app waiting in the update section.

3. Download the update.

4. Once Google Duo is updated, reopen the app to see if you Chromecast your call onto your Android TV.

While updating Google Duo, you can also choose a setting so your device automatically updates any apps, so you do not have to remember to update them.

Your device will update apps during times when you do not use your device, such as overnight, so you do not have to wait to use an app while it is being updated.

However, if Google Duo did not need an update, the bug causing your issues with your inability to Chromecast your Google Duo call onto your Android TV.

4. Contact Them

You can also reach out to Android to see if they can further help with your issues with Chromecasting your Google Duo call.

To contact them, go to Android.com/us/support/contact/. Once you get to the website, select your language, and you can get started in letting the company know about the problems you are having with their television and Chromecasting your Google Duo call.

As you scroll down on the website, you will see a list of products that Android creates, and you can select televisions as the product making the problem you are experiencing.

You will then have to determine which type of television you have or search the serial code on the back of your television.

Android will now give you various ways to get your television to Chromecast your Google Duo call. If their website for customer service is still of no help to you, you can call 1-800-726-7864 and get in touch with a live customer service representative from Android.

They will be able to help you from there and hopefully get your Android TV to Chromecast your Google Duo call.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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