How to Setup KeepSolid SmartDNS for Google Chromecast?

Important note before you start changing DNS settings on Google Chromecast streaming device

  • KeepSolid SmartDNS team highly recommends you to save your original DNS settings before you start making any changes on your Chromecast device. You’ll need them in case if you want to switch back to your original DNS settings.
  • To unblock streaming services with our KeepSolid SmartDNS app, you have to register your IP address. Check out how to manage your IP address in the KeepSolid SmartDNS App and your KeepSolid User Office here

How to change DNS on Chromecast

Step 1. Setup KeepSolid SmartDNS on your router

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to manually change DNS settings directly on the Google Chromecast streaming device. That’s why you should setup our SmartDNS app on your router first. Check out our manuals to do so.

Step 2. Block Google DNS on your Chromecast streaming device

Since all the Chromecast streaming devices are programmed to communicate with Google DNS servers, namely 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, the next important step is to block these servers on your Google Chromecast. Otherwise, you won’t be able to unblock any US and EU streaming services. That’s why you should check out and follow the instructions of our manual on how block Google DNS servers on your router.

Note: In case if you have manually setup Google DNS settings for any other device like your smartphone, the Google DNS on this device and internet connection may not work when connecting to the router. To change DNS settings for this gadget, please check out our manuals and follow the instructions for your device.

Step 3. Test your static router 

This step is a must to check if you have blocked Google DNS correctly. To do so, you should test your router via a ping test. 

  • Go to Command Prompt on your PC or to Terminal on Mac.
  • Enter ping 8.8.8.8 in the command line > click Enter.
  • Enter ping 8.8.4.4 in the command line > click Enter.
  • If you’ve done everything right, you’ll see the results as either a Timed Out or Destination Host Unreachable error.

Step 4. Restart your router and Chromecast device

That’s the final step and it is a must to put your changes into effect. Restart your Chromecast device and unblock US and EU services from anywhere. Now you know how to manually change DNS settings for Google Chromecast streaming device and can easily access Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Rai.TV, and some other services with KeepSolid SmartDNS.