Setup with Chromecast app
New devices are auto-detected when the app is opened and a straightforward setup proceeds. A simple set of cards were designed to represent the variety of devices and their status (e.g., active vs inactive).
Active controls in the app
Once groups we’re active, users could clearly distinguish multi-room controls in the Chromecast app. Card designs support the device-type and varying data (e.g., album art, meta data) with basic media controls during playback.
Grouping speakers throughout the house
Since music is best enjoyed loudly and without interruptions, Chromecast Audio was designed to link multiple speakers and support multi-room playback.
Tap to party from your favorite apps
Chromecast Audio works with existing apps on both iOS and Android. Users simply press the "Cast" button to quickly stream content through their speakers.
Most speakers don't have a screen to communicate media actions. To improve usability, I directed the design of the key sounds heard when interacting with the device. The sounds provide feedback for users and create brand personality for the product.