Upgrading to the latest TV with an inbuilt Chromecast is out of reach for some. However, they are still looking to move with Smart TV technology and enjoy the streaming convenience that comes with it.
What they seek is a way to connect your TV to Google home without a Chromecast.
Luckily for you, I know a few tricks that on how to connect Google Home to a TV without Chromecast. But first, let’s evaluate why it is necessary:
Google home allows its users to Access user apps, Save content, Favorite content, Use voice command to switch their TV on and off, Control the TV using their mobile phones.
It is possible to connect your Samsung Smart TV with Google home via an external Chromecast. However, the two need to be under the same Google account and connected the same Wi-Fi connection.
You can add as many rooms, search, pause, and play videos at impressive speeds.
Wi-Fi enabled third party Universal remote control
Logitech is the leading producer of smart TV remotes that boosts on the fact that it can be used on 5000 TV brands. There are two types; the Harmony Smart Control Model for few devices and the Logitech Harmony Elite for multiple devices. The remote is hub-based and comes with a hub to cater to its power supply. Also, it communicates with both the IR and Wi-Fi.
All you need is to connect all your devices to your new remote via the Harmony app by merely using the add button. Then proceed to link the Harmony Hub to Google Home.
Even better, you can install the IFFTT and link it to the Harmony App if you want Google Home to turn the TV on and off. Follow this procedure:
As long as you have a Roku TV, you can download the quick remote App on your Android device to connect your TV to Google home. The concept behind it is that Google Home can communicate with the quick remote App, which in turn communicates with your Roku TV.
Verbally command Google to allow you to talk to Quick Remote”. This will be followed by Google asking you to link to the Quick Remote. Therefore, a Quick Remote link card must pop up in your phone’s Google Home App.
If it doesn’t, however, click onto Add and set up your device so that it Links to your smart home services, after which you can click onto the Quick Remote App. Please note that if your phone has trouble connecting to Roku, then you will your quick remote App’s battery optimization.
Again there are three ways to connect your smart TV to Google home without a Chromecast. You can use the quick remote App for Roku TV, the universal Harmony remote, or simply buy yourself an affordable external Chromecast to link to your HDMI. So I’ll let you decide which way to go.