Google Home is Down, Chromecast is Struggling Too (Updated: Fixed!)

Google Home is Down, Chromecast is Struggling Too (Updated: Fixed!)

What's more, those with a Google Chromecast were unable to stream content from their phones, laptops or tablets to the TV, despite the Chromecast protocol still working on other devices. If you would like an immediate fix, please follow the directions to reboot your Google Home or Chromecast.

What prompted the problem in the first place?

The outage first hit the U.S. west coast, but seems to have affected people globally, with reports from the UK, Spain, Ireland, India, and more all streaming in on social media. Another Twitter user suggested that a recent privacy update caused the issue. Google hasn't commented on the source of either issue, or if the two are related, but the @MadebyGoogle Twitter account was busy Wednesday tweeting at angry users for hours letting them know a fix is on the way.

If you woke up yesterday morning and found your Google Home device wasn't working properly, you weren't alone - users were prevented from interacting with their Google-based smart devices, and no amount of resetting and tinkering with options fixed the problem. We'll update this post when Google issues a fix.

Canada hits back at US with tariffs on metals, bourbon, orange juice
The Canadian Steel Producers Association says the US and Canada exported roughly the same amount of steel to each other in 2016. Freeland said an "intensive phase" of NAFTA renegotiations will resume quickly after Sunday's elections in Mexico.

Google hasn't disclosed a reason for the glitch, although coincidentally it started just a day after the Home launched support for Spanish-language commands.

As of publication, this writer couldn't find the cast button on any sites he checked.

"We're aware of an issue affecting some Google Home and Chromecast users". Our team is still investigating and working on a solution.

Now Playing: Watch this: Google Home, Chromecast exploit, Roku to launch subscription. It's possible that the outages may stem from issues with the servers that host Google's cloud, but this is pure speculation at this point. It should download automatically to your device, but if not then you need to reset.

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