How to Setup Smart DNS for Chromecast

First or all you will have to setup your router to use our DNS as you can't set the DNS manually on a Chromecast. For this purpose please see our setup guides.

Secondly the Chromecast if programmed to communicate with Google´s own DNS servers: 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4. As a result the Chromecast will communicate with the the Google DNS servers even if you have set your router to use SmartDNS. So in order to use Chromecast with SmartDNS you will need to block access to Google DNS from the router.

We will update this page with a list of guides for the routers we have available. Please don’t ask for additional guides not listed here.

 

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First step of troubleshooting should always be to restart device(s) and router. Then check your setup status in your SmartDNS dashboard

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