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.
  • Google Home app: Select the Chromecast > Remove Device. Select Remove again to confirm.
  • 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 unlink a Chromecast (or any device) from your Google account via the web or Google Home app.

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

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

  1. Navigate to your Google account's Your Devices page. Sign in if necessary.

    Google Account Your Devices screen
  2. Find the device you want to unlink and select More (three vertical dots) > Sign Out.

    Google Account Your Devices screen with three-dot icon and Sign Out highlighted
  3. A pop-up window warns you that this action will remove access to your Google account from the device. Select Sign Out to complete the unlinking process.

    Google Account Your Devices screen sign out screen with Sign out 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 unregister a Chromecast or another device via the Google Home app.

  1. Open the Google Home app on your mobile device.

  2. Locate the room you labeled for your Chromecast and tap Settings.

  3. Select the Chromecast > Remove Device. Select Remove again to confirm.

FAQ
  • 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.

Was this page helpful?