Every Chromecast device requires a name for easy identification. A generic name may be assigned to the device during the setup process, but there is an option to rename it at a later time.
If you have multiple Chromecast devices, you can name each device according to its location in your home to avoid mix-ups when using the Google Home app.
There are different ways to rename your Chromecast device. You can change it on your Android or iOS device, from a PC or MacBook, or from the TV itself.
In this article, we’ll guide you through three different methods of renaming your Chromecast. We’ve also included tips to stop your device from reverting to its previous name.
- Can I Rename My Chromecast?
- How To Change Chromecast Name: 3 Solutions
- How to Stop Chromecast Reverting to Old Name
Can I Rename My Chromecast?
Yes! You can rename your Google Chromecast device. Google allows you to change its name while setting up the device.
However, you may find the process somewhat challenging, depending on how you choose to go about it.
To make things easy, install the Google Home app on your Android or iOS device. You will need the app to change your Chromecast device’s name.
You can also change the device’s name through your laptop or the TV (for Chromecast with Google TV).
How To Change Chromecast Name: 3 Solutions
To implement any change, you first must locate your Chromecast device’s name on your phone. Follow the steps below to find your device name:
Step 1: Launch the Google Home app on your mobile device.
Step 2: Navigate to the room where your Chromecast is set up.
Step 3: Then, search for the Chromecast icon.
(The icon is a TV with three linear blue curves at the bottom left corner. The accompanying text or name is your Chromecast’s current name.)
After locating your device icon and name, it is time to implement your desired changes. The Google Home app lets you change your Chromecast name from a jumble of letters and numbers to anything you want.
I’ll go for “TheCastAway,” but don’t mind me. Do you.
All managers of your Wi-Fi network will be able to see the device’s name, which will appear in the app.
1. Change Chromecast Name Using Google Home App (For Android and iOS Devices)
To rename your Google Chromecast device:
Step 1: Open the Google Home app on your mobile phone or tablet.
Step 2: Find and click on the Chromecast device you want to rename.
Step 3: Click on the Settings gear at the top right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Go to Device Information > Device Name.
Step 5: Now, type your chosen name into the field for Device Name.
Step 6: Next, click on Save to implement the changes you have made.
2. Change Chromecast Name On PC With Google Chrome
Instead of using the Google Home app on your device, you can rename your Chromecast through the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
To rename your device on your PC, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your laptop and click on the Menu icon (marked by three dots) on the top right corner of your screen.
Step 2: From the options in the drop-down menu, find and click on Cast.
Step 3: When a pop-up window appears, select Chromecast.
Step 4: A Chromecast icon will appear on the screen beside the Menu icon. Right-click on it to open a menu.
Step 5: Select Manage Cast Devices.
Step 6: Go to Settings > Device Name.
Step 7: Type the new name into the available field.
Step 8: Click Apply to finish and save your changes.
3. Change Chromecast Name For Chromecast With Google TV
To change the name on a Chromecast with Google TV, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Turn on your TV so that the Chromecast’s home screen is displayed.
Step 2: Using the Chromecast remote, navigate to the account icon on the right side of your screen.
Step 3: From the pop-up menu, go to Settings > System > About > Device Name.
The current name of your Chromecast with Google TV will be displayed on the screen, along with a set of options for renaming the device.
Step 4: Choose Change from the menu.
Step 5: The next screen is labeled “Choose a name for your Chromecast.” Here you’ll find options of generic names to choose from, like “Living Room TV,” or “Master Bedroom TV.”
You can select one of the available options or scroll to the end of the options list to Enter Custom Name.
Step 6: Type your chosen name into the available field using the on-screen keyboard.
Step 7: Press the Enter button on the keyboard to save your changes.
How to Stop Chromecast Reverting to Old Name
While there are ways to give your device a custom name, the journey from start to finish isn’t always smooth. Some users have reported instances where the new name reverts to the old one immediately after saving the changes.
If you are having trouble saving your Chromecast’s new name, here are three helpful tips for you:
1. Change Your Renaming Method
If you were trying to rename your Chromecast using an Android or iOS device, switch to a laptop. Use Google Chrome to effect any change you want.
2. Factory Reset Your Chromecast
A factory reset will restore the device to its original settings and erase user data. It’s like starting on a clean slate. After the reset, set up your Chromecast again and rename it.
Follow the steps below to factory reset your Chromecast.
Step 1: Launch Google Home on your mobile device.
Step 2: Find and click on your Chromecast from the list of connected devices.
Step 3: Click on the Settings icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: On the pop-up tray, select Factory Reset.
Step 5: Click OK to confirm and start the factory reset.
Vance is a dad, former software engineer, and tech lover. Knowing how a computer works becomes handy when he builds Pointer Clicker. His quest is to make tech more accessible for non-techie users. When not working with his team, you can find him caring for his son and gaming.