Google Assistant can now control Chromecasts from your Android or iOS handset

Google Assistant can now control Chromecasts from your Android or iOS handset
The Google Chromecast allows you to stream content through your television set by plugging it into your set's HDMI port. Simple as that. But only a Google Home smart speaker would allow you to bark a command to Google Assistant demanding that Chromecast stream a particular bit of content. Not even your expensive edge-to-edge models like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Essential Phone could do that.

Well folks, those days are over. Late last night, Google confirmed that you can now control Chromecasts with Google Assistant on your Android or iOS flavored handset. For example, you can specify the music or video that you want streamed, and you can also specify where you want your request to play (Chromecast Audio, TV, built-in speakers). Furthermore, you can control the volume, skip songs, pause, resume and stop the streaming.

So now, you don't need to purchase a Google Home smart speaker just to control your Chromecasts from Google Assistant. All you need is Google Assistant running on your trusty Android or iOS smartphone.


source: AndroidPolice

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5 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

More like the days are over for Apple TV. ;-)

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

With 55 million Chromecasts and growing all the time, especially since more and more TVs come with embedded Chromecasts on board. That number is only going to grow by a significant amount.

3. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"Not even your expensive edge-to-edge models like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Essential Phone could do that." Yes it can. I summon Bixby with a single (quick) command to cast content to my TV.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The S8 and essential phone have Google Assistant as well. So you can still use Google assistant. Just long press the home button to bring it up on the S8 or essential phone.

4. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Voila and not Viola

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