Meet the Chromecast Voice Remote

Buttons

Button

What it’s for

Directional pad (D-pad)

Use the D-pad ring to navigate up, down, left or right. 

To select, press the middle button. 

Volume

Press the top or bottom of volume button to adjust the volume.

Back

Go back one screen.

Google Assistant

Talk to Google. Press and hold the Google Assistant button while you ask a question or say a command.

Home

Return to the Home screen. 

Mute

Mute the volume on your Chromecast or connected device.

YouTube

Launch installed YouTube apps, including YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Kids or YouTube Music.

Note: You can remap the YouTube button to open your preferred YouTube app. Press and hold the button until your YouTube apps appear on your TV screen, then select the app you want.

Netflix

Launch Netflix. 

Power

Turn your connected devices on or off and wake up or sleep your Chromecast. 

Input

Turn on your connected device and switch it to active input. 

OR

Switch the input source on your connected device.

Microphone 

This is the mic you’ll use to talk to Google. To learn more about Google Assistant, ask “What can you do?” When using the Chromecast Voice Remote, you don't need to say "Hey Google" before you talk to Google Assistant.

Tip: Use the voice remote to control the TV, search and more. 

Example queries: 

  • “What should I watch?” 
  • “Find funny movies.” 
  • “Show me sci-fi adventure TV shows.”

LED 

The LED tells you the current status of your remote. 

Learn about other LED states on Chromecast Voice Remote

Text description of Chromecast Voice Remote

Hold the remote with the large circular button toward your TV and the smooth end toward yourself. The smooth end is the bottom and the end with the button is the top. 

Top of the remote

Directional pad (D-pad): This is the large, circular button. It can be pressed up, down, left and right.

D-pad center: This is the button in the center of the D-pad circle.

Right side of the remote

Volume button: This is a long button near the top. The forward half is volume up. The rear half is volume down.

Left column buttons

There are 4 buttons aligned on the left column of the remote, with the D-pad on top.

  • Back: This is the top button.
  • Home: This is the second button.
  • YouTube: This is the third button.
  • Power: This is the small button at the bottom.

Right column buttons

There are 4 buttons aligned on the right column of the remote, with the D-pad on top.

  • Google Assistant: This is the top button.
  • Mute: This is the second button.
  • Netflix: This is the third button.
  • Input: This is the small button at the bottom.

Software updates to your Chromecast Voice Remote

When software updates are released for your Voice Remote, they will be applied automatically as long as the remote is paired to your Chromecast.

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