Google promised a bunch of Assistant and Google Home features during I/O 2017. Looks like the company is gradually bringing out those features. Here is the latest in this list. Google Home and Chromecast can now work together better.
This was reported by a Redditor. Later based on requests, he also posted a video of this in action:
As you can see, this is not perfect yet. The followup questions and commands did not work as expected. However, it is exciting to see where this is headed. I have previously used Google Home to pause playback, control volume etc on my Chromecast connected TV. I have also used it to play videos from YouTube. It works when you say specific commands like, “Play <song name> from YouTube on my TV.
Considering what we can already do, this is not a huge improvement. However, it is exciting to see Chromecast getting smarter with help from Assistant. It is like, getting more value out of the $35 that you paid for Chromecast!