June 4, 2018: Touch receiver UX guidelines

April 28, 2016: Updated image assets

  • Updated all image assets to comply with the UX guidelines.
  • Split the lengthy design checklist document by its major headings into seven shorter, better chunked files for faster loading and less scrolling.
  • For better consistency, replaced "expanded controls" with "expanded controller" and replaced "persistent controls" with "mini controller".

December 9, 2015: Various updates

September 16, 2015: Various updates

March 18, 2015: Updates for volume controls

November 24, 2014: Updates for guest mode

  • Considerations for guest mode have been added througout

May 9, 2014: Cast dialog, Volume, Notifications, Lockscreen and Translations

  • Receiver status (e.g. "Casting YouTube") is no longer required in devices list of Cast dialog (link)
  • Receiver status and name (e.g. "Casting to Living Room") is no longer required on the lockscreen for music apps (link)
  • In Android, the volume slider with cast icon must appear when pressing the volume hardware keys (link)
  • Controlling the volume of a cast using the volume hardware buttons on a mobile device is no longer required for iOS (link)
  • Use app icon instead of cast icon in notification bar when casting (link)
  • Translations of cast terminology are now available (link)

April 11, 2014: Notifications and Lockscreen

March 21, 2014: Updated cast icon

  • Cast button states checklist requirements have been updated to reflect the new ON / Connected state of the cast icon

March 10, 2014: Introducing Cast

March 7, 2014: Broad refinements

  • Updated checklist titles
  • More clearly defined "Required" & "Best practices"
  • Added sender / receiver screenshot pairs to all states
  • Added animated gifs for loading & connecting states
  • Added terminology section
  • Updated Chrome guidelines to reflect current requirements
  • More clearly defined requirements for Sender stops cast
  • More clearly defined requiremnts for Sender resumes cast


Images used in this guide are courtesy of the Blender Foundation, shared under copyright or Creative Commons license.

  • Elephant's Dream: (c) copyright 2006, Blender Foundation / Netherlands Media Art Institute /
  • Sintel: (c) copyright Blender Foundation |
  • Tears of Steel: (CC) Blender Foundation |
  • Big Buck Bunny: (c) copyright 2008, Blender Foundation /