Picture of the Google Chromecast Audio receiver with its audio and power cords connected.

How to Connect Google Chromecast Audio

Shows how to connect Google Chromecast Audio receiver to its power supply, and an audio amplifier, loudspeaker, or headphones, as well as how to turn it on.





Connect Google Chromecast Audio Receiver Instructions

1. Find the USB Power Port on the Chromecast Audio

First of all, find the micro USB port on this Chromecast Audio device, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the USB power port on the Google Chromecast Audio receiver.
Google Chromecast Audio receiver USB power port. Connect Google Chromecast Audio.

2. Connect Power Cord to the Cast Audio Receiver

Then, plug the micro USB end of the power cable into the USB port.  Find this port on the side of the Cast Audio disc.

3. Plug in the USB Cord to the AC Adapter 

Then plug the A end of the cable into the power supply.

4. Find the Yellow Audio Patch Cable

This comes with the Chromecast Audio.  But if you don’t have this, you can use any patch cord that has a 3.5 mm stereo jack on one end.  Furthermore, on the other hand, it should have mating plugs for the device you wish to play the Chromecast through.  Examples include stereos, boomboxes, home theater systems, or even, a pair of earbuds headphones.





5. Find the 3.5 mm AUX Output Port on the Chromecast Audio

Then, find the 3.5mm audio port on the Chromecast Audio receiver, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the 3.5mm stereo audio output port on the Google Chromecast Audio receiver.
Showing the 3.5 MM stereo audio output port.

6. Plug Patch Cord into the Google Cast Audio Receiver

Then, plug one end of your audio cable into the AUX port on the receiver, as shown in the next picture.

Showing the receiver with its audio and power cords connected.
Showing the receiver with its audio and power cords connected.

7. Plug the AC End of the Power Adapter into a Working Outlet

Finally, this turns on the Chromecast Audio receiver, as shown by the pilot lamp.  This lamp lights up when the unit boots.  Shown in the next picture.

Showing the unit powered up with its pilot lamp glowing.
Showing the unit powered up with its pilot lamp glowing.

8. Connect Google Chromecast Audio Output to your Amplifier, Speaker, or Headphones

At last, after setup, connect the Chromecast receiver to your amplified speakers or home stereo system with the included yellow audio cable.  Furthermore, feel free to use a longer cable if you must.  Indeed, cable length does not affect Chromecast performance much .

9. Connect Google Chromecast Audio Receiver Done!

Finally, your Google Chromecast Audio is now ready for setup.  So use the Google Home app to connect it to your WiFi network and connect it to your favorite streaming music services.

Enjoy!





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References for How to Connect Google Chromecast Audio

  1. Google Chromecast Audio Receiver–What’s in the Box,  on Google Support

Revisions Log

  • 2020-05-08: Added tags.
  • 2019-05-09: First posted.
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