Play content from Chrome browser to Google Home

Why listen to your favorite entertainment on your computer when you can enjoy it on Google Home? By playing music from a Chrome browser tab, you can mirror what's playing on your computer screen onto Google Home. 

Step 1. Set up casting from Chrome

  1. If you're not already running Chrome, download Chrome. 
  2. Ensure you're running the latest version of Chrome. If you're having trouble, here's how to get Chrome updates.
  3. Though not required, we recommend you pin the Cast button to your Chrome toolbar. 
  4. Make sure your laptop/computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.

Step 2. Cast content from Chrome to Google Home

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

Option 1. From the Cast button
  1. If you’ve pinned the Cast button to your toolbar, click the Cast button Inactive cast extension  . You can find this in the upper right corner of your browser. 
  2.  Choose the Google Home you want to play music on. 
Option 2. From a Chromecast-enabled site
  1.  Open up a Cast-enabled site like Google Play Music.
  2. Click the Cast button Inactive cast extension . This is typically found near other media controls, like play, pause, and volume.
  3. Choose the Google Home you want to play music on.
Option 3. From Chrome Setting menu
  1. Click the Chrome Settings menu More menu , found in  the Chrome toolbar in the upper right corner of your browser > click "Cast..".
    Cast from Chrome
  2. Choose the Google Home you want to play music on. 
Option 4. From a webpage in Chrome
  1. Open a tab in Chrome browser.
  2. Right click (on Mac, Control+click) on the webpage > click Cast. 
  3. Choose the Google Home you want to play music on.

Step 3. Control audio playing from Chrome on Google Home using voice commands

Here's how to talk with your Google Assistant on Google Home when playing content from Chrome on Google Home. Note: Most control commands that can be used to play media are not supported playing content from Chrome on Google Home.

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google," then...
Stop playing Chrome content Google Home "Stop"
Control volume "Turn it up/down," "Max volume"
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