Play content from Chrome browser to speakers or displays

Why listen to your favourite entertainment on your computer when you can enjoy it on your Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display? By playing 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're not already running Chrome, download Chrome. 
  2. Make sure that 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 that you pin the cast button to your Chrome toolbar. 
  4. Make sure that 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 that 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, click the cast button Inactive cast extension  . You can find this in the upper-right corner of your browser. 
  2. Choose the speaker or display on which you want to play music.
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 on which you want to play music.
Option 3. From the Chrome settings menu
  1. Click the Chrome settings menu More menu found in the Chrome toolbar in the upper-right corner of your browser and then Cast…
  2. Choose the speaker or display on which you want to play music.
Option 4. From a web page in Chrome
  1. Open a tab in the Chrome browser.
  2. Right-click on the web page and then Cast…
  3. Choose the speaker or display on which you want to play music.

Step 3. Control audio playing from Chrome using voice commands

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

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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