Cast media control notifications

Control media that's playing on Chromecast (Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, TVs and speakers with Chromecast built-in) and Google Nest and Google Home speakers and displays directly from Cast media control notifications on Android.

To get Cast media control notifications, your mobile device or tablet must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or speaker or display. Also, you'll get a notification for all Chromecast and the speakers or displays that are on this same Wi-Fi network.
 
Note: You won’t get notifications when casting YouTube or YouTube Music content from your phone. 
 

Supported mobile devices

Cast media control notifications are available on Android devices running Android L (5.0) and above. They aren't available on iOS devices.

Supported Cast devices

You'll get Cast remote control notifications when playing media using Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, Google Nest and Home devices, and TVs and speakers with Chromecast built-in.

What is displayed on Cast media control notifications

  1. Name of the device you or someone on your same Wi-Fi network is casting to.
  2. Content provider.
  3. Media controls (Pause Pause, Mute Mute, Stop Stop, and Settings Settings).
  4. You can turn off Cast media control notifications within Settings Settings.

Cast notifications

Temporarily dismiss Cast media control notifications on your phone

To temporarily dismiss a Cast remote control notification from displaying during the current casting session, simply swipe it away.
Note: The notification will reappear if you start casting content from a different Chromecast-enabled app.

Turn off Cast media control notifications for your device

To prevent others on your Wi-Fi network from controlling your media casting, you can turn off Cast media control notifications on the Chromecast or Google Nest or Home devices.

Speakers

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Device settings," turn Let others control your cast media off. 

Displays

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings Settings and then Recognition & sharing.
  3. Turn Let others control your cast media off. 

Chromecast

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your display and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Device settings," turn Let others control your cast media off. 

Turn off Cast media control notifications on your phone

To permanently turn off Cast media control notifications from displaying on your phone, follow the steps below:

Option 1:

  1. On the notification, tap Settings Settings
  2. Turn Show remote control notifications off Off.

Option 2: 

  1. On your phone, tap Settings Settings

  2. Tap Google and then Device connections and then Cast media controls and then Turn off Media controls for Cast devices.

To turn notifications back on, turn on Media controls for Cast devices.

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