Are you looking for the MAC address on your Chromecast?
Well, it is not hidden, you can find it easily you just have to know where to look.
You can use MAC addresses on some devices like routers or even to filter traffic coming from unknown devices.
MAC in this case means media access control, an address used to control network access to and out of a device.
A router by the way is a device that you can use to connect two or more devices to the internet, these are usually found in private companies or some homes.
So if you want to connect a Chromecast to your router, you can also add its MAC address to also limit the connection to just the Chromecast.
In this guide, you will learn the uses of a MAC address, and how to find the MAC address of a Chromecast.
How to Find Mac Address on Chromecast
There are two ways you can locate your Chromecast MAC address, you can find it during the initial Chromecast setup or after the setup.
Moving on, to find the MAC address on a Chromecast, you need to connect it to a router or a phone Wi-Fi connection first.
Here are the two methods you can use to find your Chromecast MAC address:
1. From the Wi-Fi setup process
2. Using the Google Home app
Method #1: From the Wi-Fi setup process
This is the easiest way to find the MAC Address of a Chromecast or any device.
And it is quite easy to do because it doesn’t involve a lot of steps, and it is best done during the initial Chromecast setup to a router.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: On your Chromecast, go to the “Connect to Wi-Fi” screen.
Step 2: Tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Finally, tap on “MAC Address” and it will reveal the address you are looking for.
Method #2: Using the Google Home app
This method will require you to download the Google Home app, but if you have the app already just update it to the latest available version.
Step 1: Connect your Chromecast to a power outlet.
Step 2: Open the Google Home app and add your Chromecast device by tapping on “Add” and then on “Set up device” and following the on-screen instructions; skip this step if you have done this already.
Step 3: After connecting your Chromecast to the Google Home app, tap on hold on your Chromecast device name.
Step 4: A list of options should appear at the top-right corner of your screen, tap on the gear icon and select “Device information”.
Step 5: Finally, scroll to find “Technical information” and you should find your Chromecast MAC Address there.
Chromecast is a device that lets you stream entertainment from your smartphones or laptops directly to your TV.
You can connect easily connect your Chromecast device to the internet with the help of a router.
However, due to the minimized privacy that most router has these days, it is always advised to filter the number of devices that can connect to your router at a time and that is when the Chromecast MAC Address comes in.
And with the help of this guide, you would be able to find the MAC address of your Chromecast device.