How to Deregister and Factory Reset a Google Chromecast with Google TV (2020)

In this video we take a look at how you de-register and Factory Reset a Google Chromecast with Google TV. Typically you would perform this action if you intend to decommission, sell or give away your 2020 Google Chromecast.

Notes: In order to correctly deregister a Google Chromecast, the device needs to be connected to the internet. Also that by Factory Resetting your Chromecast, you will be removing any settings, applications and data that has been stored on the device.

Quick reference notes:

  • From the Home Screen select your Profile icon.
  • Now choose Settings – System – About Factory Reset.
  • You will be prompted that: “Factory Reset. This will delete all data from your devices internal storage, including: your Google Account, system and app data and settings and downloaded apps”.
  • Select Factory Reset.
  • When prompted for a second time choose Delete Everything.

Notes: Performing a Factory Reset on an Google Chromecast with Google TV, will take roughly 2 to 3 minutes to complete. While the Chromecast is being reset do not remove the power from the device. The factory reset will be completed when the Chromecast TV displays a screen asking you to “Start pairing”.


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