It is a frustrating experience to receive a notification regarding the insufficient storage in your Google Chromecast with Google TV. Right?
Chromecast with Google TV is a tiny dongle device that you can use to watch your favorite shows on your TV. With Google TV, it is much easier to find your favorite content. Overall, the device works very well, but users may find insufficient storage problems. You cannot insert any external slot like a micro-SD card because it has only one USB type C port, which you will use to power the device.
The total system storage space in the Google TV is 8GB which Google TV uses itself. The updating apps can be challenging within 8GB of storage space. You might be thinking here that you will install only a handful of apps for streaming.
Unfortunately, this is not the case in Google TV. Even with the limited number of apps, it still runs out of storage. The Operating System eats up almost half of your storage section.
Read till the end If you want to resolve the insufficient storage issue. Let’s get started.
How To Free-Up Space?
Whether it’s a laptop, mobile, or Google TV, insufficient storage is a frustrating issue. We cannot entirely wipe it out, but we can manage storage space by following some techniques.
We will mention a few methods to fix not enough storage problems in Chromecast with Google TV. You can choose according to your needs.
- Clear Cache.
- Uninstall Apps that you don’t use.
- Expand your Chromecast storage.
1. Expand your Chromecast’s Storage
Undoubtedly, it is a drawback for a Chromecast with Google TV to give only 8GB of storage to its consumers. But now you have bought it and are already facing insufficient storage issues. It would help if you had some solution at hand.
Since it contains a single port for USB device, then you can use a dongle with a power splitter and the USB ports. Use a USB-C cable to add some external storage to your Chromecast with Google TV.
USB-C cable not only enhances your Chromecast storage but will increase the speed as well. You can use wired internet with your Chromecast using a USB Type-C hub, avoiding your wireless connection. Wired internet always provides a better speed than a wireless connection. Remember, each USB type c hub will not work with your Chromecast.
The USB C hub must have a USB 3.0 speed to work with Chromecast. It might be more expensive than your dongle, but it is the best way to deal with the insufficient storage issue.
Things You Need To Expand Your Chromecast Storage
- A Power delivery port with a consistent USB-C hub.
- USB-C charger should be higher than 7.5w.
- If you use a USB storage device, Use USB 2.0 or more at an incredible speed.
- Portable storage devices like a USB stick or SD card.
Connect your Chromecast dongle to your TV’s HDMI port.
Attach the USB-C hub to Chromecast.
Connect the HSBC charger to a power outlet and the power delivery port of the USB-C cable.
Connect your USB storage device to the hub.
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2. Clear The Cache Data Of Your Apps
You can free up some storage space by clearing the cache data of your apps. Remember that it’s not a permanent solution. You will see a “Not enough storage” notification whenever you use apps again.
Once you clear the cache, it will remove all the data. You need to log in again on all your streaming apps. If you clear the cache, it will also delete your favorite downloaded series episodes and cached downloaded movies.
Now, when you have enough knowledge of clearing the cache data. How can you do it? You have to follow a few steps to remove the cache.
- Unlock your Chromecast with Google TV.
- Go to settings.
- Choose the apps you want
- To view the apps that are installed in the Chromecast with the Google TV, click see all apps.
- Choose the first app.
- Now choose the clear cache option.
- Hit ok.
- Clear the cache on all installed apps following the same method.
3. Uninstall The Apps You Don’t Use
Deleting apps that you don’t use can be the best idea to free up some space. You can uninstall the apps you don’t use or do not use very often, even if you have already installed a handful of apps.
You may find this method ridiculous, that you have already installed those apps you use daily. The chances of unnecessary apps are less. But uninstalling apps might help you. It would help if you considered it.
You can uninstall the app by following the below-mentioned steps.
- Go to the homepage and click on the app section of Chromecast with Google TV.
- You can select the game or app you want to uninstall by hitting the enter button on the remote.
- Now you will see a pop-up here. Choose the option of view details.
- The Uninstall button will appear here. You have to select it and click OK to uninstall any app or game.
- Now you will see some free space.
- Now, You can install any app or game. Enjoy!
Chromecast with Google TV is a tiny dongle that you can easily find your favorite content. But a misfortune in this device is, the users experience insufficient storage problems. It is a drawback for a Chromecast with Google TV that it has only 8GB of storage space.
From the 8Gb, almost half of the storage Chromecast with Google TV uses itself. You cannot entirely remove the storage issue, but you can overcome this issue by clearing the cache, uninstalling unnecessary apps, or that you don’t use very often. The best solution for space problems is expanding your Chromecast storage.
That’s it! No other solution can help you to overcome this issue. We have tried to enlist all the possible ways to resolve it. You can suggest to us if there is any in the comment section below.
Maryam has been teaching IT as a school teacher for over a decade, and her main subject of choice is Internet safety, especially helping parents keep their families safe and secure online. When Maryam is not teaching or writing she is a big fan of the outdoors, the complete opposite of staring at a computer screen for hours.