Use the Google Assistant on your TV with Chromecast

Browse YouTube and get updates on weather, sports, finance and more on your TV with your Google Assistant and Chromecast.

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.

What you need

  • Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra running cast version 1.32+Here's how to check your firmware version.
  • Google Home, Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Home Mini (1st gen), Google Home Max, Google Nest Audio, Google Nest Hub or Google Nest Hub Max.

Unsupported devices 

  • Chromecast (1st gen)
  • Chromecast Built-In TVs

Step 1. Set up your speaker or display and Chromecast device

  1. Set up your Chromecast device.
  2. Set up your speaker or display.

Important: Your speaker or display and Chromecast devices must be set up on the same Wi-Fi network. 

Step 2. Link your speaker or display and Chromecast device

  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. Scroll to 'Local devices' and find your device. Tap Link Account. Follow the in-app instructions to finish linking.

Step 3. Set your preferred TV

It's recommended that you choose a TV that will always play your video. Then you won't have to include the TV's name in your voice command.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Select your device.
  3. Tap Settings Settings icon.
  4. Under 'Device settings',
    1. Tap Default speaker, to find a list of TVs and speakers linked to your Google Account.
    2. Tap Default TV to find a list of TVs linked to your Google Account. Select your preferred TV. 

To reset your preferred device, tap Default speaker or Default TV  and then Reset.

Ways to use the Google Assistant on your TV

Browse YouTube content

You can ask Assistant to show certain content and weather on your TV. Simply click through the suggestions and choose your favourites. 

You can search and browse non-personalised YouTube videos based on your request. 

To do this:  Say 'Hey Google', then:
Search or browse YouTube videos on your TV

'Show me <genre/creator of videos>', for example: 'Show me John Oliver videos'

Tip: You must say 'Show me' before your request. 

To play the request, say 'Hey Google, play <title>'

Watch what is trending on YouTube on your TV  'Show me what’s on YouTube'
'Show me what's trending on YouTube'

Note: You can only search or browse YouTube videos. You can’t search or browse videos from other providers, like Netflix or HBO. 

Get visual responses to your questions

You can get visual responses to questions about weather, finance, sports, translations and calculations on your TV even when it’s turned off.

This feature only works with TVs that support HDMI-CEC. Make sure that CEC is enabled in your TV settings before attempting to use this feature. When your TV is turned off, you must say 'show' when using Assistant to get your response to appear on your TV.

Weather

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Ask for the current weather

"What's the weather forecast for today?"

"Show me the weather on my TV"

Note: This command will provide weather
information for your home address.

Ask for the current weather in a specific location

"What's the weather like in London?"

"Show me the weather in London on my TV"

Ask for the weather forecast for:
  • tomorrow
  • specific day
  • next xx days (choose between 1–5 days)

"What will the weather be like tomorrow?"

"Show me the weather forecast for tomorrow on my TV" 

"What will the weather be like on Saturday?"

"Show me the weather forecast for Saturday on my TV"

"What will the weather be like for the next 3 days?"

"Show me the weather forecast for the next 3 days on my TV"

Ask for the weather forecast in a certain location for:

  • tomorrow
  • specific day
  • next xx days (choose between 1–5 days)

"What will the weather be like in London tomorrow?"

"Show me the weather in London tomorrow on my TV"

"What will the weather be like in London on Saturday?"

"Show me the weather in London on Saturday on my TV"

"What will the weather be like in London for the next 3 days?"

"Show me the weather forecast for London for the next 3 days on my TV"

Finance

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Ask about an individual share price

"What's Google's share price?"

"Show me Google's share price on my TV"

Ask about a share index

"How's the FTSE 100 doing?"

"Show me the FTSE 100 on my TV"

Sports

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Ask for the score of a game

"What's the score of the [team name] match?"

"Show the score of the [team name] match on my TV"

Ask for the next match of a team

"When are the [team name] playing next?"

"Show me when [team name] are playing next on my TV"

Ask for information about a
team's standing in a league

"What is the [team name] record?"

"Show me [team name] record on my TV"

Translations

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Ask how to say certain words
in a different language
.

"How do you say 'tomato' in Japanese?"

"Show me how to say 'tomato' in Japanese on my TV"

Ask how to say certain phrases
in a different language
.

"How do you say 'good evening' in Japanese?"

"Show me how to say 'good evening' in Japanese on my TV"

Definitions

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Ask for the definition of a word

"What's the definition of 'perseverance'?"

"Show me the definition of 'perseverance' on my TV"

Calculations

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Ask for a calculation

"What is 15% of 92?"

"Show me 60% of 247 on my TV"

Ask for a unit conversion

"How many grams are in an ounce?"

"Show me how many grams are in an ounce on my TV"

"How many feet are in a mile?"

"Show me how many feet are in a mile on my TV"

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