Back in March, Google renamed the official Chromecast application as 'Google Cast' , and is now being renamed a third time. Several users have sent us the below screenshot, showing the Google Cast app informing users that it will become 'Google Home':
This shouldn't surprise anyone, as the latest Chromecast Preview firmware already started calling the app 'Google Home' . This move reflects Google's goal of integrating existing Chromecast devices, as well as the recently-announcedChromecast Ultra, into the Google Home ecosystem.
To be clear, the Google Cast name is not going away. Google Cast refers to the technology used to 'cast' content from a host device to something like a Chromecast. For example, a TV or WiFi speaker could be "Cast-compatible."