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Play content from Chrome browser to speakers or displays

Why listen to your favorite entertainment on your computer when you can enjoy it on your Google Nest or Home speaker or display? When you play music from a Chrome browser tab, you can mirror what's playing on your Chrome browser onto your speaker or display.

Step 1. Set up casting from Chrome

  1. If you don't have Chrome yet, download Chrome. 
  2. Make sure you run the latest version of Chrome. If you have trouble, learn how to get Chrome updates.
  3. Though not required, it's recommended to pin the Cast button to your Chrome toolbar.
  4. Make sure your laptop or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your speaker or display.

Step 2. Cast content from Chrome to your speaker or display

There are several ways to cast content from Chrome to your speaker or display. For all options below, make sure your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your speaker or display.

Option 1. From the Cast button

Note: The "Cast desktop" option is not supported on speakers and displays.

  1. If you’ve pinned the Cast button to your toolbar, in the upper right corner of your browser, click the Cast button Inactive cast extension .
  2. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.
Option 2. From a Chromecast-enabled site
  1. Open a Cast-enabled site.
  2. Click the Cast button Inactive cast extension . This is typically found near other media controls, like play, pause, and volume.
  3. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.
Option 3. From Chrome Setting menu
  1. In the Chrome toolbar in the upper right corner of your browser, click the Chrome Settings menu More menu and then Cast...
  2. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.
Option 4. From a webpage in Chrome
  1. Open a tab in Chrome browser.
  2. Right click on the webpage and then Cast...
  3. Choose the speaker or display you want to play music on.

Step 3. Control audio playing from Chrome using voice commands

Learn how to talk with your Google Assistant on your speaker or display when you play content from Chrome on your speaker or display. Note: Most control commands that can be used to play media are not supported to play content from Chrome on your speaker or display.

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google," then:
Stop to play Chrome content on your speaker or display "Stop"
Control volume "Turn it up or down" or "Max volume"
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