What is the Google Home and Chromecast casting notification?
One of the new features in Google Home app (through Google Play services on the phone) is the Google Home and Chromecast casting notification (remote control notifications) in all mobile devices that are connected to the same network as the casting devices.
This means, by default, all mobile devices (with a Google account and the latest Google app) in the same network as casting devices now get the casting notification (remote control notification) when any of the casting devices is casting.
Here casting devices include Chromecast, Chromecast 2nd Gen, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio and Google Home.
For example, when Google Play music is playing music to Chromecast Audio, you will see the notification in other Android phones as shown below.
This notification appears not only on the device you initiated the casting, but also all other mobile devices in the same network, by default.
So, any devices can control the playback remotely through the casting notification. You can simply pause it or mute the play.
Of course, you can dismiss the notification by swiping it right or left, or tapping Clear all as shown below.
But this will dismiss the casting notification for this casting only. When casting is initiated from any devices next time, you will get such a notification again.
This is a nice new feature because you can easily control casting devices from any mobile devices in your home. It is not necessary to find the device imitating the casting.
But for some owners, this can be annoying. They want to disable such notifications on some devices.
This guide will show you how to disable Google Home and Chromecast casting notification on any devices.
Please note you can turn off such notifications per mobile device, not per casting device. In other words, the setting is for each mobile phone or tablet, not for Chromecast, Chromecast Audio or Google Cast.
What is the difference between casting notification and app notification?
Although you can turn off network-wide Google Home and Chromecast casting notification, you cannot turn off the app notification in the mobile device from some apps.
For example, if you cast Google Play music from your mobile phone to Chromecast Audio, you will always get notifications from Google Play music. The two notifications are different as shown below.
In the screenshot below, icon 1 indicates this notification is from Play music. Actually, you should get this notification whenever you use the Play music app no matter you cast or not.
Icon 2 indicates this is a casting notification (remote control notification). Some mobile devices (in this case, it is casting from this mobile device) is casting Play music to Chromecast Audio1. If you disable casting notification on this mobile device, you will only see Play music notification (the first one).
Please note, in the casting-initiating device, the casting notification has the arrow down or arrow up icon as shown below. This is for you to switch between normal casting notification (as shown below) or local casting notification (without the settings icon). You can tap arrow down icon (which will change to arrow up then) to show Settings icon as shown in the screenshot below.
How to disable Google Home and Chromecast casting notification?
There are two ways to disable Google Home and Chromecast casting notification in mobile devices.
Method 1: disable casting notification from notification
As shown above, the Google Home and Chromecast casting notification have some play controls.
The first one is always a Settings icon, by default.
Tap the Settings icon as shown in the first screenshot.
You are then directed to a Google cast settings page as shown below.
Currently, there is only one item in this page.
You can simply tap the option for Show remote control notifications as shown below to disable or enable Google Home and Chromecast casting notification.
Method 2: disable casting notification from Google Settings
Method 1 mentioned above works only when the notification is active.
If you have dismissed the notification, or there are no casting devices now, you can still disable Google Home and Chromecast casting notification on your Android phone or tablet.
You can go to Settings –-Google as shown below.
Tap Google Cast as shown below.
You will then be directed to the same settings page as shown above.
Of course, you can disable or enable remote notification controls similarly.
Please note, although the setting for remote control notification is under your Google account, it is for this specific phone or tablet only. Other phones or tablets with your Google account are NOT affected.
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