How to Unlink Chromecast From Your Google Account

Unregister your Chromecast when you get a new one

What to Know

  • On the web: Your Google Account's device section > select device to unlink > three dot icon > Sign out > Sign out (or Remove).
  • Google Home app: Tap account photo or icon > down arrow > Manage accounts on this device > Remove from this device > Remove.
  • After you've unlinked your account, you can set up another device on your account using the normal setup process.

This article provides instructions on how to do that on the web and in the Google Home app.

How Do I Unlink a Device From My Google Account on the Web?

You can unlink a device from your Google account via the web. This includes a Chromecast but also includes any device you use with your Google account, such as computers, phones, tablets, or smart-home devices. Here's what to do.

  1. Go to your Google account's device activity page and sign in to your account (if you aren't already).

    Google Account Your Devices screen
  2. Find the device you want to unlink and click the three vertical dots icon. (You can also click the device itself), then select Sign Out.

    Google Account Your Devices screen with three-dot icon and Sign Out highlighted
  3. A pop-up window warns you what will happen when you sign out. Click Sign out or Remove (it differs based on what kind of device you're unlinking) again to fully unlink your account from the device.

    Google Account Your Devices screen sign out screen with Remove highlighted

If you don't want to fully remove your account from Chromecast, but don't want to use it for a while, you can disable the Chromecast instead.

How Do I Unregister Chromecast in the Google Home App?

You can also do unregister a Chromecast via the Google Home app used to set up the Chromecast in the first place. Here's how:

  1. Open the Google Home app on your phone, tablet, or other device.

  2. Tap your account photo or icon in the top right.

  3. Tap the down arrow next to your name to expand the menu.

  4. Tap Manage accounts on this device.

    Google Home app on iOS with account icon, arrow, and "Manage accounts on this device" highlighted
  5. Tap Remove from this device.

  6. In the pop-up window, tap Remove.

    Google Home app on iOS with "Remove from this device" and Remove highlighted
  • How do I link a Chromecast to my Google account?

    When you set up your Chromecast, you'll see an option to link the device to your Google account. Plug in your Chromecast and download the Google Home app on your iOS or Android device. When you open the app, it will automatically prompt you to begin the Chromecast setup process. One of the final (optional) steps will ask you to sign in to your Google account so you can use Chromecast's advanced features.

  • How do I disable Chromecast?

    While there's no direct option to disable a Chromecast, you can stop casting or stop mirroring, unplug the Chromecast from a TV or power supply, or turn off the Chromecast. You can also disable Chromecast notifications: Open the Google Home App, tap your device, and select Settings. Toggle off the slider next to Let others control your cast media.

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