Let users play your content on their TVs and speakers

  • Develop
  • Engage

Enhance engagement with your app by cast-enabling it. Users can then enjoy your content on TVs and speakers connected to Chromecast devices and on products with Chromecast built-in.

Why it works

The most comfortable at home viewing or listening experience for most people is usually their TV or audio system. Making your content available on TVs and audio systems directly from your app helps drive higher levels of engagement with your apps and consumption of its content.

Features

Google Cast turns a user's mobile devices into a powerful remote that enables them to stream content and control their TV and audio systems. Users simply tap the Cast button in their favorite mobile apps, and content is streamed without additional log-ins or downloads to their Chromecast device. While streaming, their phone is available to send texts or receive calls without interrupting what’s playing.

Google Cast-enabled apps work with Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and TVs and speakers with Chromecast built-in.

Best practices

  • Make sure the receiver application is as lightweight as possible, as cast devices can be low-powered with memory, CPU, and GPU limitations.
  • Ensure user interaction takes place only on the Cast sender (phone, tablet, or Chrome browser), not the Cast receiver.
  • Provide animated loading indicators while content is loading, and use transitions to help make tasks feel faster on the Cast sender interface.
  • Let users know your app is "Google Cast-enabled" in your store listing and use the Google Cast badge on your website and marketing materials.