Housewide Chromecast Control Comes to Google Play Services

When things are being cast to a Chromecast or Wi-Fi speaker, perhaps not from your phone, a notification can appear which gives the original device control over playback, volume, and everything else. While this is useful, it can still be inconvenient if you need to figure out the original cast device just to complete a simple task.

Chromecast notifications
Screenshot from Android Police

Now in Google Play Services version 10, actively playing Chromecasts on your network will show a notification which gives you control from any of your devices according to a report from Android Police.

You can start downloading the Google Play Services update from APK Mirror if you don’t want to wait for it to roll out. Right now this is not available on Android TV, but it wouldn’t be hard to add it to a future update to its cast receiver.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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