Google brings back Cast volume controls

With Android 12, Google quietly removed the ability to control the volume of Cast-enabled devices using your phone’s volume buttons. On Android 11 and earlier versions you could change the volume of an ongoing Cast session by simply pressing the volume buttons from any screen. But in the latest version of Android — you now have to open the relevant app to adjust the volume, which is really annoying. As it was spotted by Mishaal Rahman, Google has seemingly re-enabled Cast volume controls for Pixel phones running Android 12 with the January 2022 security update.