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Knowing how to use Chromecast with Google Home Mini is the first step towards enjoying your smart home services. Then, you will watch your favorite channels. You will play your best music on YouTube as well as on other devices. And many more.
Most importantly, you will be in a position to accomplish all your entertainment missions under one roof— The Google Home Mini. This control is possible through the Google Home app, and via the voice command.
With Chromecast, you can control your smart TV. Here, you use your voice as a command tool to play YouTube TV, HBO Now, Netflix, Crackle, CBS All Access, YouTube, CW, Starz, Red Bull, and Viki. To do this you need the following:
What You Need to Enable You Use Chromecast with Google Home Mini
The following are the basic requirements before you can use the Chromecast with Google Home Mini:
Google Home Mini.
Tablet or mobile phone with the Google Assistant app installed.
Smart TV with an in-built Chromecast.
Assemble the above requirements then follow the outlined steps below to complete the connections.
Separately set up the Chromecast and the Google Home app. You do this by connecting your tablet or mobile phone to the same connection of Wi-Fi as the Google Home and Chromecast. After this, open the Google Home app on your device.
Link the Google Home app to Chromecast
Follow these simple steps:
Open the Google Home app. Click on the Menu button, which is found in the topmost left corner of the screen. Here, ensure your device and Google Home Mini share the same Google account. If they are not sharing the same account, you can switch accounts. This you do by tapping on the dropdown menu to the right of your Google account name. Next, Tap on More Settings.
Tap on Services. Under this section, choose TVs and Speakers
Click on the + button. The button is found on the bottommost corner to the right. If your Chromecast is already well set up, you will spot the new device on the list of currently linked devices. Otherwise, locate Chromecast or “Chromecast-enabled TVs.” After this, tap on Add.
Up to this point, you can comfortably use the Google Home app for Chromecast. That’s your Chromecast should be in a position to react to any voice commands that you give to it. The commands need to include the name of “Google,” although not necessarily in some latest versions of the Mini.
Still, on How to Use Chromecast with Google Home Mini, you can use a different name —apart from Chromecast. You can do this by changing the name of the Chromecast device, as follows:
Launch your Google Home app then click TVs and Speakers on the topmost right corner of the main screen.
Locate the Chromecast on next screen then tap on the menu button followed by Settings
Choose Name on the next screen.
Type the name of the device that you plan to use followed by tapping on Save.
Keep in mind that you can use the Google Home app or voice command to control your TV, up to this stage. However, using a voice (via Google Home Mini) to control your TV is easier. For example,
“Hey Google, play My Sound Music on Chromecast.”
Which is more? You will be in a position to adjust the volume of your YouTube TV. However, Chromecast does not operate controls of full-volume but you can do this by your TV’s remote control. After that, you can use Chromecast to reduce the maximumly set volume.
How to Use Chromecast with Google Home Mini on Other Devices Apart from YouTube
When you are connected to devices such as GBO Access or Netflix, Google Home Mini can then play your favorite show. For example, “OK Google, play Things Fall Apart by Chinua.” And boom! The show starts playing.
Nevertheless, such devices must be connected to the Google Home app before you can control them. Again, you can set Chromecast to play, pause or resume your videos. Also, you can stop the videos from playing by Google Home Mini through Chromecast.
The secret to controlling modern homes (smart homes) is using Google Home Mini as your assistant when controlling your smart TV. Conversely, you cannot achieve this without knowing home how to use Chromecast with Google Home Mini.
Now that you can comfortably link Chromecast to your Google Home Mini, go and enjoy your smart home.