Why is my Google TV Input button not working?

If your Google TV Input button is not working, the primary culprits are often the device settings or compatibility issues.

Here are some steps you can try to resolve the problem:

  1. Check the TV inputs: Begin by pressing the Input button on your remote control. Navigate through all available TV inputs, ensuring that the Chromecast is connected to the correct HDMI port. Sometimes, the Chromecast might be on a different input than expected.
  2. Set up the input button on your remote: Go to “Settings” > “Remotes & Accessories” > “Remote Buttons” > “Input Button” on your Chromecast device. Under “devices,” select your TV. If the “Set up remote buttons” option is greyed out, try changing the input away from the Chromecast and then back to the Chromecast.
  3. Point your Chromecast Voice Remote at the device you want to switch inputs to and press the input button. If the input button works, make sure that you switch back to the HDMI port to which your Chromecast is connected.
Note: Make sure your Chromecast device is running the latest software updates, as this issue might have been resolved in a newer version.

Additional Tips

If you continue to experience issues with the Input button, consider reaching out to Google Nest Support for further assistance.

But before that, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Software Updates: Verify that your Chromecast device is running the latest software version. Software updates often include bug fixes and enhancements that could resolve input button issues. To check for updates, go to “Settings” > “System” > “About” > “System update”.
  • Remote Batteries: While seemingly trivial, ensure that your remote control has fresh batteries. Low battery power can lead to erratic behavior, including unresponsive buttons.
  • HDMI-CEC: Enable HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) on both your TV and Chromecast device. This feature allows devices connected through HDMI to communicate and control each other. Enabling HDMI-CEC might enhance input switching capabilities.

However, If you have a universal remote control or your TV’s original remote, try using them to switch inputs.

This can help isolate whether the problem lies with the Chromecast remote or the Chromecast device itself.

Hope it helps…

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