With the Google Home app, you can set up and control your Chromecast, Google Home and other Assistant speakers.*
Get the most out of your devices with the latest features, tips and offers.
One place to browse and play your available music, TV shows, and movies from the services you love.
Pause, play or change the volume of your video or audio streams.
Google Home and Speaker Settings
Control settings like your default music provider or your location, and link compatible devices like smart lights, thermostats, and Chromecast devices.
Create speaker groups with compatible devices and enjoy music playback across your home.
Customize your TV screen with beautiful imagery. Control settings like your device name, and discover apps, offers, and content.
* some features may not be available in all regions
What’s New in Version 1.26.810
Now with iPhone X support, the refreshed Google Home app makes it easier than ever for you to find and play some of your favorite movies, shows and music. We’ve also added new smarts with advanced search features to give you a better browsing experience.
it’s just ok…
it’s rare when all of my devices properly show up on the Home app. The iPhone X support is nice, but my new Chromecast doesn’t (v2) doesn’t ever show up on this app, and I have to factory reset it each time I want it to work. It’s kinda nuts. Yes, I’m making sure I’m connected to the same network as the Chromecast itself. I recently connected my OG v1 Chromecast to the TV and it seems slightly more reliable; not sure why.
Also, my Google Home Mini always shows up as a “linked device” under another unrelated device – and it presents these devices differently on different devices on the same network. It’s so messed up. Google Home Mini is like chromecast – a couple of “half-a**” devices that are barely competent.
Cant even imagine chrome cast without it
Lets face it, most third party apps with chrome cast support are terrible at it. But you are in luck, this app steps in to save the day. Most tv stations apps don’t allow you to change to volume along with your location in what ever your watching. This is frustrating especially as you got most of the way threw a show and the app crashed. The newly updated google app allows you to control the position in the show and the volume in a easy to use and pleasant interface.
Not so impressed
Provides very little options in regards to playing off your devices unless you have a chrome cast app, as such a smart tv. Even though I have it set up on my I Pad it’s unable to be used as an extended speaker, Pandora Radio it will play off my I pad. Also, the instructions I find are not user friendly. If you buy this plan what you are going to connect up with and make sure they are compatible! If you just want to use it for a radio or call people then it works great. Don’t forget it’s listening and everything is been stored on a microchip on googles server, so I’ve heard.