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Cast your Android screen from the Google Home app

The Cast team is aware of an issue with the Android Cast Screen / Audio feature where the 'Disconnect' button within the Google Home app remains after successfully disconnecting the mirroring session. You're unable to reconnect a Chromecast or Chromcast Audio using the Cast Screen / Audio feature. 
 
We're working on a fix. In the meantime, the following may fix the issue:
  1. Turn off your phone or tablet's Wi-Fi and turn it back on.
  2. If that doesn't work, reboot your phone or tablet. 

Casting your Android screen allows you to mirror your Android device to the TV so you can enjoy your content exactly as you see it on your mobile device—only bigger.

For a video demonstration, check out the YouTube video at the bottom of this article. If you prefer step-by-step instructions, see below.

Step 1. Get started 

  • Casting your Android screen is available on devices running Android 4.4.2 or higher. Please note: Some devices have been optimized for screen casting so your experience may vary.
  • Casting your Android screen is not supported on iOS or Windows devices.
  • Turn off "Power Saving Mode" on your Android device. Power Saving Mode can limit the processing power of your device which might affect the performance of the Cast Screen feature.
  • Important: The "Microphone" permission in the Google Play Services app needs to be turned on to successfully use the 'Cast Screen/Audio' feature with Chromecast. If you don't have this permission turned on,  the Cast Screen session will immediately disconnect after trying to connect. 
    • To turn on microphone permissions:
      1. On your Android device, tap Settings  .
      2. Scroll down and tap Apps and then Google Play Services and then Permissions.
      3. Look for "Microphone" and slide the slider On  .

Step 2. Cast your screen from your Android device

  1. Connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in.
  2. Open the Google Home app Chromecast cast icon.
  3. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu and then Cast Screen / audio and then  Cast Screen / audio.
  4. Select your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in.

Step 3. Adjust the volume when casting your Android screen

  1. Open the Google Home app Chromecast cast icon.
  2. In the upper right corner of the home screen, tap Devices  to see your available Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in. 
  3. Scroll to find the device card for the Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in that is currently casting content.
  4. Tap the Volume button on the device card.
  5. Move the slider to the left or right to adjust the volume. 

Step 4. Stop casting your screen from your Android device

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Chromecast cast icon.
  2. Tap Cast Screen / audio and then Disconnect.

From the notification drawer

  1. Pull down the notification drop down drawer on your Android device.
  2. Tap Disconnect on the notification bar.

 

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