Set up your Chromecast Audio

The Google Home app walks you through the steps to set up your Google Chromecast Audio device.

If you've already set up your Chromecast Audio on a mobile device, you don't need to set it up again on a different mobile device if all devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: Chromecast Audio setup on your computer is no longer supported. To set up your Chromecast Audio, use a mobile device.


What you need to get started

  • A Chromecast Audio device.
  • The latest version of the Google Home app Google Home app.
  • Access to an available wall outlet and a secure wireless network.
  • A speaker system.
  • Meet the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements to run the Google Home app Google Home app.
  • Access to a secure wireless network. Make sure you have the wireless network password handy.
  • Connection to Wi-Fi (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) and an internet connection.
  • A compatible Android device.
  • Availability and performance of certain features, services and applications are device- and network-dependent and might not be available in all areas. Subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Set up Chromecast Audio

  1. Plug in Chromecast Audio 
  2. Download the Google Home app on your Chromecast Audio supported Android device.
  3. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  4. Follow the steps to set up your device. If you can't find the steps to set up your Chromecast Audio:
    1. Tap Devices Add Google Nest or partner device Google Nest or partner device.
    2. Follow the setup steps.
  5. Setup is successful. You’re all done!

Once your device is successfully set up, discover what you can do with Chromecast.

Need help? You can troubleshoot an issue directly from the Help Center, or post a question and search for answers in the Google Nest Community.

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