As good as many Google Services are, there are also many examples of fragments or inconsistent offerings. One such example has been the inability to include an Android TV device, eg TV, set-top box, or soundbar as a member of a Chromecast casting group.

Today that all seems to be changing with the latest Beta version of Chromecast for Android TV devices (Chromecast Built-in) getting an update that allows Android TV devices to be added via the Home App. We’ve tested the functionality and its life for us on an original NVIDIA Shield TV.

To get the update you need to be signed up for the Beta of Chromecast Built-in, you can’t do that on an Android TV device so grab a PC and follow this link to join. Once signed up go navigate to the play store on your Android TV device and update the app. We had to restart the Shield to have the option appear in the Home app.

Once your Android TV device has the beta app you can open the Google Home app, tap on Settings, scroll down to Speaker groups, Select the group you want to add it to, scroll down and tap Chose devices and you’ll see you Android TV device listed here if it has worked for you.

Internationally the testing seems to be hit and miss for which devices it works with and which it doesn’t, so shout out in the comments below when and if your Android TV device starts showing up.

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Ricardo Da Silva
Ricardo Da Silva
1 month ago

No longer working , it worked for me for about 2 days, now it just disappeared from my speaker group

Ps: I can use it as a single speaker but not in a speaker group, which kind of beats the purpose. Sucks I was really digging it.

SteveC
SteveC
2 months ago

It worked briefly on my TCL but now the option has gone….

Ricardo Da Silva
Ricardo Da Silva
Reply to  SteveC
1 month ago

Same here! IM SO PISSED! GOOGLE SUCKS!

Ricardo Da Silva
Ricardo Da Silva
Reply to  SteveC
1 month ago

No longer working , it worked for me for about 2 days, now it just disappeared from my speaker group

Ps: I can use it as a single speaker but not in a speaker group, which kind of beats the purpose. Sucks I was really digging it.

Topher
Topher
2 months ago

Channel Master Stream +. No dice, updated the app and it still doesn’t show up, will try again later.

Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk
Reply to  Topher
2 months ago

Worked after a few hours!

NICK R KILROY
NICK R KILROY
2 months ago

Works for me on a TCL TV, would be nice to have the option to play the TV media through the group and use Nest mini as satellite/surround speakers on the opposite wall. Can only play casted audio through the group at this time.

Jeremy Cockle
Jeremy Cockle
2 months ago

Early version of Nvidia Shield here as well. Not working for me.

Duncan Jaffrey
Duncan Jaffrey
Reply to  Jeremy Cockle
2 months ago

Are you on the Beta? Did you restart?

Jeremy Cockle
Jeremy Cockle
Reply to  Duncan Jaffrey
2 months ago

I am and I did. No luck. Will try again this evening.