Chromecast privacy settings

The Google privacy policy describes how we treat personal information when you use Google's products and services, including Chromecast-enabled devices such as Chromecast Audio. This article provides additional information about the privacy settings available to Chromecast users.

Cast usage data and crash reports

Google may collect system activity, crash reports, and usage data (details about how you use the casting functionality of your Cast device, including the apps and domains you cast).

You can control Google's collection of crash reports and usage data through a device setting, which is enabled by default.

  • For Chromecast Audio, you can manage this setting through the device settings menu of the Google Home setup app.
  • For Android TVs, you can manage this setting through the Chromecast settings in the Android TV settings menu.
  • For Chromecast built-in audio devices, you can manage this setting in the device’s utility application settings.


Performing a factory reset

You can perform a factory reset on your Chromecast Audio by using one of the two methods listed below:

  • Option 1:
    1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
    2. Tap your Chromecast Audio device. 
    3. Tap Settings   Remove device.
    4. Tap Factory reset.
    5. Confirm you would like to reset your device by tapping Factory reset.
  • Option 2:
    While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV, hold down the button on the Chromecast for at least 25 seconds or until the solid LED light begins flashing on the Chromecast device and the TV goes blank and begins the reboot sequence.

Casting from apps and websites

When you cast content to your device with Chromecast built-in, the application or website that you are using will have its own logging practices and policies with regard to user data. A unique identifier for your devices with Chromecast built-in may be sent to the operator of that app or website for purposes of digital rights management ("DRM"). To learn more, please reference the privacy policies of the apps or websites you are using.

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