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Now, Google Assistant can control Chromecast from phones

The user needs to start Assistant on the device and give a command such as "Play Spotify on Chromecast".

  • Published: October 16, 2017 10:56 AM IST
Google-Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra: Google’s Pixel event is also likely to witness the unveiling of a new streaming device. It is anticipated that Google will take the wraps off the new Chromecast Ultra which will be packed with more features than earlier models and also cost more. According to recent leaks, the streaming dongle will support 4K video streaming and even HDR. While the Chromecast Ultra will feature a familiar design, Google’s gradual approach to improvements is seen as wise in a market where 4K video streaming is yet to see a mass adoption. The device is expected to retail for $69 (Rs 4,500 approximately), which is twice the price of a standard Chromecast.


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.

  • Published Date: October 16, 2017 10:56 AM IST