Jeff Bower built his own remote control out of a Google Chromecast USB stick, which he has coined the Raspberry Pi Chromecast Remote.
In a multi-person household the one downside of the Chromecast is that if I start the movie, I end up being the one to pause the movie. It’s possible to do things like open up Plex or the appropriate app on another device, but it’s extra effort (especially when most pause events are triggered by a toddler potty break) and guessing the app incorrectly often stops the movie instead of adding another controller to the Chromecast. Enter the Raspberry Pi Chromecast Remote.
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