In case you don’t know, the tiny Google-made dongles plug into the back of your “dumb” Hi-Fi and instantly turn it into a smart system. You can play music from your favorite streaming app through your system without having to plug anything in or fiddling with headphone jacks.
However, if you’re hosting a party, you might encounter a problem: you don’t want to pass your phone around all night so people can queue songs, and you don’t want to give every attendee your Google password. The solution? Guest Mode.
Enabling Guest Mode in Chromecast Audio
Setting up Guest Mode comes in two parts: enabling the feature and letting guests join in.
To set up the feature, your phone and your Chromecast must be on the same Wi-Fi network. When you’ve verified that’s the case, open the Google Home app and tap the Devices icon in the top right-hand corner.
Locate the name of the Chromecast you want to share, and tap the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the dongle’s card.
Lastly, tap Guest Mode and slide the toggle into the On position. Make sure you write down the PIN the app gives you.
For your guests to play music through your Chromecast, they just need to open a Chromecast-enabled device and tap the Cast button. They do not need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.
To conclude the connection process, the Chromecast will ask them for the PIN number before it starts playing their music.
Do you use Guest Mode on your Chromecast Audio? Did you even know it existed? Let us know in the comments below.
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