Play YouTube videos on Chromecast-enabled TVs with your Google speaker or display

Initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast Built-In – using only your voice.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do Not Disturb. Find out more about Digital Wellbeing.

Fix problems

Need help? Try these troubleshooting steps
  1. Make sure that you've correctly linked your devices, including:
    1. Make sure that the Cast device is voice-supported and is running Cast version 1.32+.
    2. Make sure that you linked the devices via the Google Home app:
      1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
      2. At the top right, tap your account.
      3. 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.
      4. Tap Assistant settings  Devices. You'll see a list of all your linked devices. 
  2. Name your speaker or display and Chromecast/Chromecast Built-In devices

    To ensure proper playback on your speakers or TV, follow these tips when naming your devices:

    1. Give your speaker or display and Chromecast/Chromecast Audio/Chromecast Built-In devices different names and avoid using the same words in the names. This helps your speaker or display correctly understand your command and play content on the right device.
      1. ​Good:
        • Naming your speaker or display "Living Room" 
        • Naming Chromecast/Chromecast Audio device 'Family TV'
      2. OK:
        • Naming your speaker or display "Living Room Home"
        • Naming Chromecast/Chromecast Audio device 'Living Room TV'
    2. Make sure that the name is easily pronounceable.
    3. Avoid using emoji or special characters.
    4. To change the name of your devices:
      1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
      2. Tap your device and then Settings  and then Name.
      3. Delete the current name and type in a new name. Tap Save.
  3. If the voice commands seem to stop controlling your remote devices, or you get a response saying 'Nothing is playing,' be more specific in your request by adding '… on <device name>' to your request. This will re-initiate media focus and allow you to better control the device.
  4. Try adding "videos" or "trailers" to the request. Examples: "Play funny videos on TV", "Play film trailers on TV."
  5. If you hear an error message like, "I can only play videos on devices using Chromecast, or on cast-enabled TVs", try renaming your devices.

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