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Play news on Chromecast-enabled TVs with your speaker or display

Watch the news on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in using only your voice, YouTube, and a Google Nest or Home speaker or display.

This functionality is available in the US.

Step 1. Link TVs using the Google Home app

Link TVs to your speaker or display

Note: The following steps are optional if you only want to control your TV with your mobile device or tablet. However, if you want to control your TV using voice commands through your speaker or display, follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Chromecast, or speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. At the top right, tap your account.
  4. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  5. Go back to the home screen, then tap your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in.
  6. At the top right, tap Settings  and then Recognition & sharing.
  7. Look for a banner at the top of the page that says “Enable voice control and more.”
    1. If the banner appears, tap it and follow the steps to link your TV.
    2. If the banner doesn't appear but your email address appears under “Linked account(s),” your TV is already linked.

Note: If you get an "Error when linking device" error message, you must factory reset your Chromecast device.

Voice-supported Cast devices for news videos

The following Cast devices can play news videos using your speaker or display:

  1. Chromecast
  2. TVs with Chromecast built-in
  3. Android TV

Important: Some Smart TVs may appear to support Cast technology (because the functionality is similar to casting), but they don’t actually support Cast technology. Learn about Smart TVs that support Cast technology.

Step 2. Watch news on YouTube

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google," then:
Watch general news "Watch the news," "Watch the news on my TV," "What's the latest video news," or "Play news videos"

Watch category news

Categories include sports, politics, business, and more

"Watch <category> news," "Watch <category> news on my TV," or "Play <category> news on my TV"
Watch provider news "Watch <provider> news" or "Watch <provider> news on my TV"
Watch topical news "Watch news about <topic>" or "Play news about <topic> on TV"
Pause "Pause"
Resume "Resume"
Stop "Stop"
Watch next news story "Next" or "Skip this one"
Watch previous news story "Previous"
Rewind or forward "Skip Back 30 seconds," "Rewind," or "Seek forward 30 seconds"
What’s playing (news) "What’s playing?" or "What’s playing on my TV?"

Other ways to control music

From the Google Nest or Home device

Speakers

Google Home Google Home
To do this: Touch Google Home like this: Image
Play, pause or stop alarm or timer  Tap once on the top of the device.
Turn up the volume 

Swipe clockwise on the top of the device.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media. You can adjust alarms and timers volume anytime in the Google Home app.

Turn down the volume 

Swipe counterclockwise on the top of the device.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Start your request  Press and hold down on the top of the device.
Mic on or off

Press the microphone mute button on the back of the device.

Note: If you mute the microphone, it prevents Google Home from listening or responding. To interact with Google Home, the microphone must be on. 

Factory reset the device Press and hold the factory reset button located on the back of Google Home. 
Turn off power Unplug power cable from Google Home.

Googel Nest Mini Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)

Note: The Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) has a wall mount screw slot on the back. If your device doesn’t have a wall mount screw slot, it is a Google Home Mini (1st gen).

To do this: Touch Google Nest Mini like this: Image

Play, pause or stop media or end a current phone call

Tap the center of the Nest Mini.

Google Nest Mini center tap
Stop a ringing alarm or timer

Tap the center of the Nest Mini.

Google Nest Mini center tap
Turn up the volume

Tap the right side of the Nest Mini.

10 total taps will be maximum volume.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

To reverse controls, open the Home app Google Home app  tap your device  Settings   Audio  Reverse device controls.​

Google Nest Mini volume up
Turn down the volume

Tap on the left side of the Nest Mini. 

10 total taps will mute all audio except your Google Assistant.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

To reverse controls, open the Home app Google Home app  tap your device  Settings   Audio  Reverse device controls.​

Google Nest Mini volume down
Turn mic on or off

Toggle the mic on or off switch found next to the power cord. The switch will display orange when the microphone is turned off.

Note: If you turn off the microphone, it prevents Nest Mini from listening or responding. To interact by voice with Nest Mini, the microphone must be on.

Google Nest Mini mic on-off
Factory reset the device

Turn the mic off, then press and hold the lights in the center of the Nest Mini.

Hold for about 15 seconds.

Google Nest Mini reset
Turn off power Unplug the power cable from Nest Mini. Google Nest Mini unplug
Start your request 

Note: You can't press and hold the top of the Nest Mini to start a request with your Assistant.

Instead, say "Hey Google" to start your request.

 
Google Home Mini Google Home Mini (1st gen)
To do this: Touch Google Home Mini like this: Image

Play, pause or stop media or end a current phone call

Press and hold either side of Home Mini.

Stop a ringing alarm or timer

Press and hold either side of Home Mini.

Turn up the volume

Tap on right side of Home Mini.

To reach maximum volume, tap to volume level 10.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Turn down the volume

Press and hold left side of Home Mini.

10 total taps will mute all audio except your Google Assistant.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Turn mic on or off

Toggle the mic on or off switch found next to the power cord. The switch will display orange when the microphone is turned off.

Note: If you turn off the microphone, it prevents Home Mini from listening or responding. To interact with Home Mini, the microphone must be on.

Factory reset the device

Press and hold the factory reset button located below the power cord on the bottom of Home Mini. Find the circle etched into the base.

Hold for about 12 seconds.

Turn off power Unplug the power cable from Home Mini.
Start your request 

Note: You can't press and hold the top of Home Mini to start a request with your Assistant.

Instead, say "Hey Google" to start your request.

 

Google Home Max Google Home Max

To do this: Touch Google Home Max like this: Image

Play, pause or stop media

Stop a ringing alarm or timer

End a call

Horizontal placement: Tap the line located on the top of Max.

Vertical placement: Tap the line located on the right side of Max.


Turn up the volume

Horizontal placement: Swipe from left to right along the line located on the top of Max.

Vertical placement: Swipe up along the line located on the right side of Max.


Turn down the volume

Horizontal placement: Swipe from right to left along the line located on the top of Max.

Vertical placement: Swipe down along the line located on the right side of Max.


Turn mic on or off

Toggle the mic on or off switch located on the back of Max. The switch will display orange when the microphone is turned off. You can’t use your voice or the Google Home app to turn on or off the mic.

Note: When you turn off the microphone, it:

  • Prevents Google Home Max from listening or responding. To interact with Google Home Max, the microphone must be on.
  • Turns off Room EQ.
Factory reset the device

Press and hold the factory reset button located above the power cord on the back of Max. Find the small grey button.

Hold for about 12 seconds.

Turn off power Unplug the power cable from Max.  

Google Nest Audio Google Nest Audio

To do this: Touch Google Nest Audio like this: Image

Play, pause or stop media or end a current phone call

Tap the center of the Nest Audio.

Stop a ringing alarm or timer

Tap the center of the Nest Audio.

Turn up the volume

Tap the right side of the Nest Audio.

20 total taps will be maximum volume.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Turn down the volume

Tap on the left side of the Nest Audio. 

20 total taps will mute all audio except your Google Assistant.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Turn mic on or off

Toggle the mic on or off switch found next to the power cord. The switch will display orange when the microphone is turned off.

Note: If you turn off the microphone, it prevents Nest Audio from listening or responding. To interact by voice with Nest Audio, the microphone must be on.

Factory reset the device

Turn the mic off, then press and hold the lights in the center of the Nest Audio.

Hold for about 15 seconds.

Turn off power Unplug the power cable from Nest Audio.
Start your request 

Note: You can't press and hold the top of the Nest Audio to start a request with your Assistant.

Instead, say "Hey Google" to start your request.

 

Nest Wifi point Google Nest Wifi point

To do this:

Touch Nest Wifi point like this:

Image

Play, pause or stop media or end a current phone call

Tap the center of the Nest Wifi point.

Nest Wifi center tap

Stop a ringing alarm or timer

Tap the center of the Nest Wifi point.

Nest Wifi center tap

Turn up the volume

Tap on the right side of the Nest Wifi point.

10 total taps will be maximum volume.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Nest Wifi point volume up

Turn down the volume

Tap on the left side of the Nest Wifi point.

10 total taps will mute all audio except your Google Assistant.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level. It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Nest Wifi point volume down

Turn mic on or off

Toggle the mic on or off switch found next to the power cord. The switch will display orange when the microphone is turned off.

Note: If you turn off the microphone, it prevents Nest Wifi point from listening or responding. To interact by voice with your Nest Wifi point, the microphone must be on.

Nest Wifi point mic on-off

Turn off power

Unplug the power cable from Nest Wifi point.

Nest Wifi unplug

Start your request 

Note: You can't press and hold the top of a Nest Wifi point to start a request with your Assistant.

Instead, say "Hey Google" to start your request.

 

Displays

Google Nest Hub
To do this: Touch Google Nest Hub like this: Image
Turn up the volume Press the upper volume button on the back of Google Nest Hub.
Turn down the volume Press the lower volume button on the back of Google Nest Hub.

Additional controls to manage the volume of multiple devices are available on your display. Learn more about multi-room controls.

Google Nest Hub Max
To do this: Touch Nest Hub Max like this: Image
Turn up the volume Press the upper volume button on the back of Nest Hub Max.
Turn down the volume Press the lower volume button on the back of Nest Hub Max.

Additional controls to manage the volume of multiple devices are available on your display. Learn more about multi-room controls.

From the Google Home app
  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Under the device you want to play music from, tap Play music.
    • Note: If you have more than one device or group capable of playing, tap the name of the device or group you want to play music from. 
  4. Your device will play from your default music provider. You can pause, resume, change volume, and skip, forward or backward in the song.

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