August 22, 2014

Tip: Fix issues with Chromecast and BT Home Hub in the UK


Now the Chromecast is officially available in the UK, users are getting ready to unbox their device and connect it up to the TV. However, many users may experience issues if their broadband router is at BT Home Hub, but don’t worry there’s a fix.

When trying to connect the Chromecast to your home WiFi, you might get a “Smart Setup” wizard screen presented on the TV, with seemingly no way to interact with it to progress further.

The simple fix for this is to login to your BT Home Hub and head over to the Advanced Settings on the Web GUI and turn off “Smart Setup”. Set it to “No”, and then hit “Apply” and attempt the connection again.

Now you can enjoy your Chromecast, issue free.