Now, Google Assistant can control Chromecast from phones

By: | Published: October 14, 2017 3:15 PM

Google Assistant which lets users control Chromecasts from its "Google Home" smart speakers is now expanding the feature to Google Assistant on Android smartphones and iPhones.

Along with the ability to start or stop media, the user can also control volume, pause, and do everything else that is possible with “Google Home”. (Reuters)

Google Assistant which lets users control Chromecasts from its “Google Home” smart speakers is now expanding the feature to Google Assistant on Android smartphones and iPhones. The mobile assistant app can control a cast session through voice and the user can even specify which Chromecast in the house is the target, Android Police reported late on Friday. The user needs to start Assistant on the device and give a command such as “Play Spotify on Chromecast” and it will perform the desired action.

Along with the ability to start or stop media, the user can also control volume, pause, and do everything else that is possible with “Google Home”.The internet giant has reportedly confirmed the new feature has been introduced for all Android and iPhone users. However, it is likely that the company may roll out the update in batches.The new feature is compatible with traditional Chromecasts, Chromecast Audios and devices that have Chromecast built-in.

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