Play music & videos on your TV or speakers

You can ask your Google Assistant to cast music, movies, and radio to your smart TV or speakers.

Important: The languages you can use depend on the device. Learn which languages work on your device.

TVs & speakers you can use 

TVs

Speakers

Step 1: Connect a TV or speaker to your Assistant

After you connect a TV or speaker, you can ask your Assistant to control that device.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Tap Devices and then Add device.
  3. Follow the steps to add your device.

Step 2: Link music & video apps

Select apps you want to play music and videos from. For example, you can choose Spotify for music or Netflix for videos.

Link a music app
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Choose a music service. For some services, you’ll be asked to sign in to your account.
Link a video app
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "All settings," tap Videos and photos.
  3. On the app you want to connect, tap Link and then Link account.
  4. Follow the steps to sign in.

Step 3: Play music & videos using commands

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google."
  2. Say or type a command:
Music commands

Play

  • Play [song name] on [speaker].
  • Play [artist name] on [speaker].
  • Play [album name] on [speaker].
  • Play [song name] by [artist name] on [speaker].

Note: These commands open your default music app. To use another app, add its name to the command, for example: "Play [artist name] on [Spotify] on [speaker]."

Control what’s playing

  • Pause.
  • Stop.
  • Resume.

Here are more commands you can use.

Video commands

Play

  • Play [movie name] on [TV].
  • Watch [TV show name] on [TV].
  • Watch [movie name] on [Netflix] on [TV].

Control what’s playing

  • Next or previous: Next episode. Previous episode.
  • Pause or resume: Pause. Stop. Resume.
  • Rewind: Skip back [x] seconds/minutes. Rewind [x] seconds/minutes.
  • Fast forward: Go forward [x] seconds/minutes.
  • Volume: Turn it up. Turn it down. Volume 5. (Learn more about how to change volume.)

Use subtitles or change language

Languages you can use depend on the video service and show.

  • Subtitles: Turn on/off subtitles. Turn on/off captions. Captions on/off. Turn on/off Spanish subtitles.
  • Spoken language: Turn on/off dubbing. Dubbing on/off. Play it in German. Change language to German.
Radio commands

Play

  • Play [station name] on [speaker].
  • Play [frequency] on [speaker].
  • Play [call sign] on [speaker].

Control what’s playing

  • Pause.
  • Stop.
  • Resume.

Here are more commands you can use.

Disconnect a TV, speaker, or app

Disconnect a TV or speaker

If you no longer want your Assistant to control a TV or speaker, disconnect it.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Tap Devices and then your device.
  3. At the bottom, tap Remove device and then Remove.
Change or disconnect a music app
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Tap Music.
  3. From here, you can:
    • Choose another service.
    • Disconnect a service: Tap Unlink.
Change or disconnect a video app
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "All settings," tap Videos and photos.
  3. From here, you can:
    • Disconnect an app: Tap Unlink and then Unlink account.
    • Choose another app: Tap Link and then Link account. Follow the steps to sign in.
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