Google Cast App Will Be Renamed Google Home in the Next Few Weeks

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Google Cast App Will Be Renamed Google Home in the Next Few Weeks
Highlights
  • Google Cast app to be rebranding to Google Home
  • Google Home app to control all Chromecast devices as well
  • The change to reflect in the next few weeks

As expected, Google Cast app is being renamed Google Home. The app users are receiving notifications that the tech giant is rebranding the app to Google Home in the next few weeks. The Google Cast app is informing its users that the icon, logo, and name will change to Google Home.

This change ushers in as Google looks to give control of the new Google Home speaker, and all Chromecast devices through just one app - Google Home. The death of the Cast app was leaked earlier already, and the change was only impending.


(Also see: Google Pixel Price in India, Release Date, Specifications, and More)

A Google Plus user named Dipti Ranjan Biswal shared a screenshot of the notification, revealing the new Google Home app logo, and confirming the change. According to the screenshot, the change will occur in the next few weeks, so don't expect it to show up immediately. For now, the Google Cast app is still available to download on Google Play and App Store.

(Also see: Google Home: What It Is, What It Does, and When You Can Buy It)

After unveiling it at I/O earlier this year, Google officially launched the Google Home speaker in US. Powered by Google Assistant, the Wi-Fi enabled speaker responds to voice commands and manages tasks of users. It answers queries; books hotels, flights, dinner reservations; and even plays music on request. The device has been priced at $129 (roughly Rs. 8,500) in the US. Google Home is up for pre-orders currently, and the tech giant looks to start shipping it by November 4. There is no word on when the smart speaker will arrive in India, however the company looks to release them in the UK soon.

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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