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Does Chromecast support surround sound? 

If you have a Chromecast and want to use surround sound with it, this post will show you if you can do it and how to do it.

Chromecast does support surround sound. To use surround sound with Chromecast, it is necessary to enable surround sound using the Google Home app on your smartphone.

Some people have found that it is necessary to plug the Chromecast into the receiver of the surround sound system.

While others have been able to just have the surround sound system plugged into the TV. Which will be necessary for you will depend on the particular TV you have since not all of them support surround sound passthrough.

Does Chromecast support surround sound?

Chromecast does support surround sound. To use surround sound it is necessary to turn it on using the Google Home app.

If you do not have it on your device, you can simply download it from the app store or the Google play store.

How to get surround sound with Chromecast?

To use surround sound with your device, it is necessary to do the following:

  1. Ensure that your Chromecast is linked to the same account as your Android or iPhone.
  2. Open the Google Home app (you can download it if you do not have it)
  3. Hold down on the tile of the device you are using
  4. Click “settings”
  5. Then click on “Sound Settings” and then click on “Surround sound”


Why is surround sound not working with my Chromecast?

If surround sound is not working on your Chromecast, it could be because you have not turned on surround sound in the settings of your Google Home app as explained above.

It could also be because you need to plug the Chromecast straight into the HDMI port of the sound system you are trying to use. Unfortunately, a lot of TVs do not support pass through audio.

You can also plug the Chromecast straight into the TV then use the optical cable from your TV into your surround sound receiver.

Obviously, it would help to ensure that you have everything plugged in correctly. It could also help to try restarting your Chromecast as well as your TV.

It would also help to check the settings on your TV and to ensure that the surround sound system is selected as the output and not the TV’s internal speakers.

You could also try the other troubleshooting tips as mentioned in this article.

Read more: Why is my Chromecast lagging?

How do I get 5.1 audio on Chromecast?

To use 5.1 audio on your Chromecast, you need to enable it using the Google Home app as mentioned above.

Some people are able to get it to work by connecting the receiver and the Chromecast into the TV.

However, a lot of people have found that they need to connect the Chromecast directly into the receiver for the surround sound.

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Does Google Chromecast support Dolby Digital?

New Chromecasts do support Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital passthrough and they are set to automatically use it when you enable surround sound. However, not all services support Dolby Atmos.