Google Assistant on Android and iOS smartphones can now control Chromecast through voice commands

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 16 Oct 2017
HIGHLIGHTS

Google has given Assistant on smartphones the ability to control any Chromecast-enabled device through voice commands, including - Chromecast, Chromecast Audio or a TV with built-in Chromecast.

Google Assistant on Android and iOS smartphones can now control Chromecast through voice commands

#IBMCodePatterns, a developer’s best friend.

#IBMCodePatterns provide complete solutions to problems that developers face every day. They leverage multiple technologies, products, or services to solve issues across multiple industries.

Click here to know more

Advertisements

Google Assistant, the AI-enabled digital voice helper on your Android and iOS smartphones, now possesses the ability to control Chromecast-enabled devices. The feature is new to smartphones that house the Google Assistant (the app is available on both Android and iOS), but the ability already existed on the Google Home smart speaker.

So now, you can issue commands to Assistant on your phone to play something on the Chromecast or Chromecast audio, or any other Chromecast-enabled television or speaker. Users can specify which Chromecast they want to play out media from with simple voice commands to the phone. Users can also control features on the Chromecast such as play, pause, skip a track, volume and more through the Google Assistant on their smartphones.

The feature was first spotted by Android Police and was later confirmed by Google. Since the Google Home speaker could already control Chromecast devices, many complained of a fragmented ecosystem as far as Assistant’s abilities are concerned. However, using a Google Home device was never an option in India as Google has still not launched the smart home speaker in the country. So for us in India, the new ability to control Chromecast devices with a smartphone is a big plus.

Google recently unveiled a new set of smart speakers - Google Home Mini and Google Home Max - with built-in Google Assistant. The speakers have been announced only for the US and no talks of India availability have surfaced just yet. Back in September, Google had announced that the Assistant is headed to Android TVs, starting with Sony Bravia televisions.

The Google Assistant is clearly leading the AI-assistant race alongside Amazon's Alexa. While Google has refrained from launching its smart home speaker/hub in India, Amazon has introduced the Echo range of speakers in the country. The Echo speakers house Amazon's Alexa assistant and come with a binch of local skills in India.

logo
Digit NewsDesk

The guy who answered the question 'What are you doing?' with 'Nothing'.

Advertisements

Trending Articles

Advertisements

latest articles

View All
Advertisements

Top Products

Popular Mobile Phones

View All

Hot Deals

View All

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry.

DMCA.com Protection Status