Fix Xiaomi Mi Box Chromecast not working Issue
After receiving the update to Android TV 9, many Xiaomi Mi Box S started experiencing problems. One of the most frequently mentioned has been the Chromecast function stopped working on multiple devices and therefore prevents users send content from your mobile to the Mi Box S.
If you also have this problem with your TV Box, don’t worry, here we will teach you how to solve it.
In the next lines, we will give you several possible solutions so that the Chromecast works again on your Mi Box S. Keep in mind that the following solutions are universal, so they can be used on any Xiaomi Mi Box and even on any Android TV Box Similarly. So, without further ado, let’s see how this annoying inconvenience is solved.
Check that the connection between your mobile and the Xiaomi Mi Box is well configured
Before you get alarmed and think that one of your devices is damaged, start with the basics: check if your mobile and the Xiaomi Mi Box are connected to the same WiFi network.
Remember that the Chromecast function uses the WiFi signal to transmit the content between the devices. Therefore, if your mobile is connected to a WiFi network and your Mi Box is connected to a different one, Chromecast cannot link them and it will not work.
If you already made sure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network, but the problem persists, then proceed with the following solutions.
Erase Chromecast Android Shell data on Xiaomi Mi Box
Quite possibly the problem is in the Chromecast app installed on the Mi Box. To repair it, all you have to do is the following:
- Go to Settings (by pressing the cogwheel in the upper right corner of the main interface).
- Tap Apps.
- Select See all apps.
- Tap the Show system apps option at the bottom of the list.
- Find the Chromecast Android Shell option and press it.
- Click on Delete data and then on OK.
- Restart your Xiaomi Mi Box.
Once turned on, Chromecast should get back to working on the Mi Box. If not, then keep trying with the following solutions.
Uninstall Chromecast Built-in updates and then update it
You may also need to install the latest Chromecast update on your Mi Box, removing old ones that may be corrupted. To do this, follow these steps:
- From your Xiaomi Mi Box, enter the Google Play Store.
- Go to the My apps section.
- Find the Chromecast Built-in app and select it.
- Click on Uninstall.
- Then click Install.
Wait for the update installation to complete, and then try again to use the Chromecast feature. Most users have managed to solve the problem with this solution, so it will most likely work for you.
Factory reset your Xiaomi Mi Box
In the worst case, if none of the previous solutions has worked for you, you will have to factory reset your Xiaomi Mi Box. This involves deleting everything you have stored on the device, so keep this in mind before doing so. How is this reset done? As follows:
- Enter the Mi Box Settings.
- Select Device preferences.
- Tap on Reset.
- Finally, tap on Erase everything.
In this way, your Mi Box will return to the factory state, without any update or any installed app. If Chromecast was working when you first used the Mi Box, then it will work again with this solution.
If you managed to solve the problem like this, we recommend that you try to update the Chromecast app as we explained in the previous solution and see if with the update the problem reappears.
If so, then you can be sure where the problem comes from. Therefore, wait for Google to send a new update to update your Mi Box. Anyway, if you know another solution to make Chromecast work on Xiaomi’s Mi Boxes, share it with us in the comments.