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Step 1

Create a PBS Account

Before getting started with downloading the PBS App Channel, you'll need to make sure that you have a PBS account.


Step 2

Download Google Home

In Step 2, you'll need to locate Google Home in the App Store on your device.

  • To add Google Home, click on App Store
  • Type in Google Home on the search bar
  • Click on Google Home
Chromecast App Store
Chromecast Google Home

Step 3

Sign in with Your Google Account

Once you've downloaded Google Home, you'll need to open the application and sign in with your Google Account. If you don't have a Google Account, you will need to create one.

  • Click Google Home
  • Click Get Started
  • Sign in with your Google Account
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Chromecast Google Log In

Step 4

Connect to Chromecast

Once you have signed in using your Google Account, you can now connect to your Chromecast. Go to your device settings, click Wi-Fi, and then select the Chromecast device name that displays as an option in your choices.

  • Click Settings
  • Click Wi-Fi
  • Select your Chromecast device name
Chromecast Settings
Chromecast connect to device

Step 5

Connect Chromecast to Wi-Fi

Once you've connected your Chromecast to your device, you'll need to go into your Google Home application and connect your Chromecast to the Wi-Fi network of your choice.

  • Click Google Home
  • Select your Chromecast device
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Connect to your Wi-Fi internet access to link your Chromecast device
Chromecast Set Up Chrome
Chromecast Connect to Wifi

Step 6

Sign in to Your PBS Account

Now that your Chromecast device is connected to the Wi-Fi, you'll be able to use the internet to sign into your PBS account. If you haven't already, you'll need to download the PBS Video App onto your device.

  • Click on the PBS Video App
  • Click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of your screen
  • Click Sign In
  • Sign in with your PBS Account
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Chromecast PBS Sign In

Step 7

Cast Your Favorite Program to Your TV

You’re all done!

  • Select a program using the PBS Video App
  • Click the Chromecast Icon on the top right corner next to the Search Icon.
Chromecast PBS APP
Chromecast Casting

Still having set up issues?

Here are some common troubleshooting steps


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    • An HTTP cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing.
  • This can cause your computer to use a default email or username rather than the correct email used to create your account


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