Much better! Love all of the features on the new Chromecast. It's now my go to for streaming on all TV's. More stability casting from browser (Chromebook and PC) & multiple devices/apps at the same time. 1 issue, the Google Home app will not search all accessable apps for content. If it were able to search all apps it can access (like in the "Watch" tab or the "MY MOVIE &TV APPS" section), I would only need one app to find everything I could want to see and hear. It's still very good though!
Good but missing a few key features Works very well and no issues with the iOS. Missing different volume controls for separate functions (alarms are same volume as music and voice replies). Need to customize volumes for each. Also not Google Calendar integration? 4 stars as is today. Fix these two issues and it's a 5 out of 5.
My main issue with this app is the potential it has with connecting to the Google Assistant. For instance, I could say "OK Google, turn on my Home" and then have it turn on my TV without a remote. Another big annoying thing is not having the option to play audio through different sources. I would like to play audio through my phone sometimes because I share my living space, and could simply play audio through headphones. This would be AMAZING if the Google team could do this!
For Deezer users, think twice (nexus 5x) I've had it with google Chromecast audio. don't get me wrong google, I love my phone and Android. But this device just doesn't work properly with deezer. Deezer doesn't always connect with chromecast which is frustrating already, and when it does you start losing connection when you change from app or when you're screens turns off. The music keeps playing in the background, but you don't have control over the app. So you have to reconnect or recast to the device. Hopefully this can be solved with updates.
Latest update sucks This app update changed the app name from chrome cast to google home. Now my chrome cast does not work 95% of the time without resetting the phone or the cc, it's really annoying to the point I am considering purchasing an Amazon fire stick and getting rid of my chromecast. Further to my original post i have now got the Amazon fire stick and it works so much better than the Chromecast, I would recommend all avoid this and get fire stick
We're very excited to announce that the Google Cast app is now the Google Home app. We have new features and improvements to make the Google Home app even better!
• Setup, manage & control your Chromecast and Google Home* devices
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
* Some features may not be available in all countries.