A better way to get video, music, and games to your TVYour phone is a simple, powerful remote. Open the mobile apps you already know and love to quickly access things like your TV shows, your playlists, your queues. No new log-ins or downloads required.Simply tap the Cast button to see your favorite content on the big screen.By using your phone, it’s easy to search, browse, queue and control the TV from anywhere in the home. And you can still keep using your phone for other things without disrupting what’s playing or draining your battery.
Your phone is the best remote. Here’s why:
With Chromecast, you use the same familiar mobile apps you already know and love -- now with your TV. Just tap the Cast button in your favorite mobile app to start watching on TV.
Your phone has been personalized by you with your apps, playlists, and shows. Chromecast makes it easy for anyone in the family to share their favorites on a shared TV screen.
Save yourself time instead of using a clunky onscreen keyboard. With Chromecast, you're already signed into all of your apps on your phone, so you don't need to download or log in again.
Your phone makes it easy and fun to control the TV. Using the familiar touch screen, you can quickly type to search, browse, queue, star, and more.
Although your phone doesn’t have dedicated buttons, each mobile app supports simple controls for pause/play, skip next, and more. And on Android, we have easy access to controls on the lockscreen and notifications.
Your phone is always at your finger tips. Unlike a traditional remote, you’re not likely to lose your phone in the couch cushions.
With Chromecast, anyone can share in the fun using their own phones to control the TV-- cast videos, join in a game, or add a YouTube video to the queue.
With Chromecast, you can search for the next thing to watch without disrupting what’s playing on the TV. With other devices, search happens on the TV screen which means you can’t do two things at once.
Lots of devices are introducing voice capabilities, but only Chromecast supports the full voice capabilities a phone can offer. And Chromecast keeps getting better as your phone gets better.
Control the TV from anywhere inside your WiFi network. Pick a show from your tablet and cast it to the kids' bedroom TV, even if you’re in the kitchen or home office.
Even when you’re casting, you can still use your phone for things like surfing the web or answering a call–all without interrupting what’s playing. And since Chromecast works over WiFi, it won’t take an extra toll on your battery power.