Chromecast was renamed Google Cast and I didn’t even know about it. I have been using Chromecast for many months now. I didn’t purchase it. My sister-in-law is a famous travel blogger and some company had gifted the little gadget to her and since she wasn’t excited about using it, and since I had been planning to purchase it for months, she gave it to me, and ever since then, I have been using it almost regularly. Without knowing that it had been renamed Google Cast. The gadget is again being renamed as Chromecast, its original name.
— Google Chromecast (@Chromecast) November 22, 2016
As reported by this Android Police update, Google has changed the official Twitter handle from @GoogleCast to @Chromecast. In between, somewhere, Google even renamed Chromecast (that had already been renamed as Google Cast) as Google Home. Even the logo was changed to a cute-looking slanting roof of a small house. Since there are lots of casting devises and lots of home devises, maybe some confusion is being caused and it may pose branding problems later on and hence, the devises renamed back as Chromecast.
Will it cause problems for other gadgets? The above link explains this:
Speakers and TVs with Cast seem to be the main victims (if you can call them that) here – rather than, say, a Vizio TV being ‘Google Cast enabled,’ it now has ‘Chromecast built-in.’ It’s the same for TVs by Toshiba, or speakers by Sony – they now have Chromecast built-in instead of Google Cast. I suppose that Google has found that the Chromecast brand has more relevance and strength than the Google Cast brand, and that’s what has been the driving force behind this change.
Personally I have no issue with that. It’s a great device and you don’t realise how important it is unless you start using it.