Use the Google Assistant on your TV with Chromecast

Browse YouTube and get updates on weather, sports, finance, and more on your TV with your Google Assistant and Chromecast.

This feature is available in English in U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, India, and Singapore.

 

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by either Downtime or Filters. Please go here for more information on Digital Wellbeing.

 

What you need

  • Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra running cast version 1.28+Here's how to check your firmware version.
  • Google Home, Google Home Mini, or Google Home Max

Unsupported devices 

  • Chromecast (1st Gen)
  • Chromecast built-in TVs

Step 1. Set up your Chromecast and Google Home devices

  1. Set up your Chromecast device.
  2. Set up your Google Home device.

Important: Your Chromecast and Google Home devices must be set up on the same Wi-Fi network. 

Step 2. Link your Chromecast and Google Home devices

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account .
  3. Verify that the Google Account listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the account name and choose a new account. 
  4. Tap More settings and then TVs and Speakers TVs and speakers. You'll see a list of linked devices.
  5. To link a new Chromecast device, tap add Add in the bottom right corner of the screen.  
  6. The Google Home app will search for a Chromecast device on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  7. When the device is found, tap the check Check next to the name.
  8. Tap Add

Step 3. Set your preferred TV

We recommend you choose a TV that will always play your video. Then you won't have to include the TV's name in your voice command.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. From Home tap on the device you want to set the defaults for. 
  3. Tap SettingsSettings icon.
  4. Under "Device info",
    1. Tap Default music speaker, to see a list of TVs and speakers linked to your Google Account.
    2. Tap Default TV to see a list of TVs linked to your Google Account. Tap your preferred TV. 

To reset your preferred device, tap Default music speaker or Default TV  and then Reset.

Ways to use the Google Assistant on your TV

Browse YouTube content

You can ask your Assistant to show certain content and weather on your TV. Simply click through the suggestions and choose your favorites. 

You can search and browse non-personalized YouTube videos based on your request. 

To do this:  Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," ...
Search/browse YouTube videos on your TV

"Show me <genre/creator of videos>"

Example: "Show me Trevor Noah videos"

Tip: You must say "Show me" before your request. 

To play the request, say "Hey Google, play <title>"

See what is trending on YouTube on your TV  “Show me what’s on YouTube”
“Show me what's trending on YouTube”

Note: You can only search/browse YouTube videos. You can’t search/browse videos from other providers, like Netflix or HBO. 

Get visual responses to your questions

You can get visual responses to questions about weather, finance, sports, translations, and calculations on your TV even when it’s turned off.

This feature only works will TVs that support HDMI-CEC. Make sure CEC is enabled in your TV Settings before attempting to use this feature. When your TV is turned off, you must say "show" when using your Google Assistant to have your response appear on your TV.

Weather

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then...
Ask for the current weather

"What's the weather forecast for today?"

"Show me the weather on my TV"

Note: This command will provide weather
information for your Google Home device address.

Ask for the current weather in a specific location

"What's the weather like in London?"

"Show me the weather in London on my TV"

Ask for the weather forecast for:
  • tomorrow
  • specific day
  • next xx days (choose between 1-5 days)

"What will the weather be for tomorrow?"

"Show me the weather for tomorrow on my TV" 

"What will the weather be on Saturday?"

"Show me the weather for Saturday on my TV"

"What will the weather be for the next 3 days?"

"Show me the weather for the next 3 days on my TV"

Ask for the weather forecast in a certain location for:

  • tomorrow
  • specific day
  • next xx days (choose between 1-5 days)

"What will the weather be in London tomorrow?"

"Show me the weather in London tomorrow on my TV"

"What will the weather be in London on Saturday?"

"Show me the weather in London on Saturday on my TV"

"What will the weather be in London for the next 3 days?"

"Show me the weather in London for the next 3 days on my TV"

Finance

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then...
Ask about an individual stock price

"What's Google's stock price?"

"Show me Google's stock price on my TV"

Ask about a stock index

"How's the S&P 500 doing?"

"Show me the S&P 500 on my TV"

Sports

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then...
Ask for the score of a game

"What's the score of the [team name] game?"

"Show the score of the [team name] game on my TV"

Ask for the next game of a team

"When are the [team name] playing next?"

"Show me when the [team name] are playing next on my TV"

Ask for information about a
team's standing in a league

"What is the [team name] record?"

"Show me the [team name] record on my TV"

Translations

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then...
Ask how to say certain words
in a different language
.

"How do you say 'tomato' in Japanese?"

"Show me how to say 'tomato' in Japanese on my TV"

Ask how to say certain phrases
in a different language
.

"How do you say 'good evening' in Japanese?"

"Show me how to say 'good evening' in Japanese on my TV"

Definitions

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then...
Ask for the definition of a word

"What's the definition of 'perseverance'?"

"Show me the definition of 'perseverance' on my TV"

Calculations

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then...
Ask for a calculation

"What is 15% of 92?"

"Show me 60% of 247 on my TV"

Ask for a unit conversion

"How many tablespoons are in a cup?"

"Show me how many tablespoons are in a cup on my TV"

"How many feet are in a mile?"

"Show me how many feet are in a mile on my TV"

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