How to Change the Name of Your Chromecast

You'll need your Google Home app handy

What to Know

  • To change the name of your Chromecast, go to the Google Home app > tap the Chromecast whose name you want to change.
  • Then tap the gear icon > Device Information > Device Name > type the new name > Save.
  • Your Chromecast's name is what appears on your Wi-Fi network and is shown to devices trying to cast to it.

Need to change the name of your Chromecast? You've come to the right place: this article explains how to find your Chromecast name and how to change it.

Can You Rename Chromecast?

Yes! You can definitely rename your Chromecast. Wouldn't it be annoying if you couldn't? You'd be stuck with whatever room you set it up in first or with typos. Luckily, that's not the case. You can change the name of your Chromecast to virtually anything—though we recommend something descriptive and clear, especially if you have more than one Chromecast, so you don't get them confused.

Read on to learn how to find your Chromecast name and how to change it.

How Do I Find My Chromecast Name?

To find the current name of your Chromecast, which you assigned to the Chromecast when you first set it up, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Home app.

    You should already have the app installed on your iPhone or Android since you need it to set up the Chromecast. If you don't have it for some reason, it's a free download from your phone's app store.

  2. Find the room that the Chromecast is set up in. You may need to swipe through the app if you have many rooms or devices set up.

  3. Look for the Chromecast icon. It's a TV with three blue lines in the bottom left. The text under that icon is the current name of your Chromecast.

    Google home app highlighted on Home screen, and Office TV highlighted in the Google Home app

How Do I Change the Name of My Chromecast on My TV?

Now that you know the current name of your Chromecast, it's time to take action. Since the name of the Chromecast is how it will show up in your network and on devices that try to cast their content to it, you'll want something straightforward and easy to understand ("Living Room Chromecast" is probably better than "RT5nYuuI9").

To change the name of your Chromecast:

  1. Open the Google Home app.

  2. Find the room that the Chromecast is set up in.

  3. Tap the Chromecast icon.

  4. Tap the gear icon at the top.

    Google Home app on home screen, with Office TV and Settings gear highlighted
  5. Tap Device Information.

  6. Tap Device Name.

  7. Tap into the Device Name field and type the new name for your Chromecast.

    Chromecast device settings with Device Information, Device Name, and new name highlighted
  8. Tap Save. You've now successfully changed the name of your Chromecast.

FAQ
  • How do I change the Chromecast Wi-Fi?

    To change your Chromecast's Wi-Fi network, open the Google Home app on your mobile device and tap your Chromecast > Settings > Wi-Fi > Forget This Network > Forget This Network (confirmation). With your Chromecast plugged in and powered on, in the Google Home app tap the plus sign > Set up device > New device, and then tap your home. Google Home will connect to your Chromecast; follow the prompts to connect the Chromecast to your new Wi-Fi network.

  • How do I change Chromecast settings?

    To change your Chromecast's settings, open the Google Home app, select your Chromecast, and tap Settings (gear icon). From here you can access and adjust your device information and sharing permissions, explore Ambient Mode options, and make video and audio adjustments.

  • How do I change the Chromecast background?

    To change the Chromecast background on your TV or monitor, open the Google Home app, select your Chromecast, and tap Settings > Ambient Mode. Under Choose What You See on Your Screen When It's Not in Use, opt to display a Google Photos slideshow or curated art gallery, or choose from other personalization options.

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