How to Set Up Your Google Chromecast With Your Google Home Mini

With Smartspeakers new Bundle deal, you can shop your Google Home Mini and Google Chromecast together, but can they can they work together? Yes, they can! Let’s show you how to set up your Google Home Mini to control your Google Chromecast or Android TV.

Your Google Home Mini can let you control what plays back on your Google Chromecast, all with the power of your voice. You will need to set up your Google Chromecast and your Google Home Mini on the same Wi-Fi network, and make sure that you’re logged into the same Google account on both of them. Once that’s done follow these instructions to link your two devices.

STEP 1: Download and open the Google Home App on your Smartphone or Tablet 

 

STEP 2: Tap the Devices icon in the top right corner. (It looks like a box with a speaker in it.)

 

4. Tap Add New Device.

 

5. The subsequent screen gives instructions about how to connect to the Chromecast device, which will involve going to your Wi-Fi settings and choosing the appropriate device.

 

6. On your smartphone, go to your Wi-Fi settings and choose the ChromecastXXXX network. (The XXXX will be a different series of letters and numbers for each device.)

7. Return to the Google Home app and tap Continue.

8. Confirm that the code in the app matches the code on your TV and tap I See It.

9. Select your region and tap Continue.

10. Give your Chromecast a name. For voice-command purposes, choose something easy and natural to say, like “Living Room.” Decide whether you want to enable Chromecast to send usage data and crash reports, and whether to enable Guest Mode. Then tap Continue.

11. Choose the Wi-Fi network to which you want the Chromecast to connect.

12. Enter your network password and tap Continue.

 

13. Sign in to your Google account by tapping Sign In. If you’re already signed in, you can just tap “Continue as [your name]” when that option pops up. (You can skip this or do it later, but in order to control your Chromecast by voice, you’ll need to log in to your Google account.)

14. Watch or skip the Cast tutorial.

15. Your Chromecast is now set up, and you can view it by tapping the Devices menu from the main screen. You can also control Chromecast with your voice via your Google Home Mini . For example, you can say something like “Play The Last Jedi trailer in Living Room.” Videos play, by default, from YouTube. You can also link your Netflix account and play videos from there on your Chromecast.