How to Rename Chromecast from PC? [Change Chromecast Device Name]

When you for the first time buy and set up a new Chromecast you will be asked to give it a name. Using this name only the Chromecast identifies itself on the network and through which you know which unit you are casting to. Imagine a situation in which you started using the Chromecast in one room(eg: study room) and now you move on to another room(eg: bedroom) it only makes sense to change its name apt to the place. Here are a few easy and simple steps to rename your Chromecast.

Before getting into the process make sure that you have installed the Google Home app and connected it with your Chromecast which supports both iOS and Android.

  • Open the Google Home app and click on the ‘devices‘ tab.
  • There you could find the Chromecast which you need to rename.
  • If you have only one Chromecast it would be easy to locate.
  • On the 3-dot menu choose the ‘device settings‘ option.
  • By tapping on the first option you can rename your Chromecast.
  • When you are done click the OK button.
  • That’s it, the name will change instantly and shown to available devices.

How to Rename Chromecast from Computer?

If your Chromecast does not has an active connection with your Google Home app or if you do not want to go that route you can also rename your Chromecast from your desktop computer. Follow the steps to rename your Chromecast from your computer.

How to Rename Chromecast
How to Change Chromecast device Name
  • Open Chrome browser on your computer, click on the 3-dot icon, and select the ‘cast‘ option.
  • Now click on the Present name of your Chromecast.
  • Right-click on the current page in which you need to click on the ‘manage cast devices‘ option.
  • Click on the Gear icon.
  • Now you can enter your desired name for your Chromecast and click on the apply button to save this change.

Your Chromecast will display a new name to the available devices.

Video Tutorial For Changing Chromecast Name

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