Great for studying I use Google Home with my Chromecast to cast my school work and PDF's on the living room television. The increase to my quality of life was well worth the laughably small cost of the product. I've noticed lately the app causing the lock screen to actuate before the screen timeout is set when I'm casting my phones screen from stock gallery app on my galaxy s7. Otherwise home is stunning.
Amazing Works perfect with all my family devices. I currently have two different cell devices connected to mine. I have left with my Netflix going. Still played continuously till either show needed to be paused or my spouse interrupted connection. Easier for this then paying excess for app TV. I stream with all Samsung android devices. Try it. I use it to mirror my Sims game, Internet browsing, view picture gallery, and many more activities. Amazing experience so far.
Latest update is not good at all Since the switch apps suddenly stop casting sometimes the Chromecast even shuts down. Please fix whatever you did. It's nice to keep making the visuals look pretty but please make sure the app is functional otherwise please don't bother updating at all.
Buggy on the Nexus 6P There's a bug since the app was updated to Google Home. Whenever I play any video on my phone, a notification comes on the bar saying "cast device not connected" and it won't go away by pressing the "x". Sometimes goes away by itself, but most of the times I have to restart the phone. Killing the app doesn't help because I never opened the Google Home app. Tried reinstalling the app, didn't fix the error, and the notification didn't go away when I uninstalled it
The app is great latest update caused issues This app is great and I love my Chrome Cast. However, since the latest update from Google Cast to Google Home I now have a push notification telling me that cast device is not connected even when I am connected and watching Hulu over chrome cast. Now I am not connected to the device or my wifi and the message still appear and will not allow me to close or dismiss it. Very annoying.
Hmmm Latest update the casting icon is permanently showing at the top of my devices and won't remove - sort this.. it's annoying. Also when you play a second episode, unless you stop casting and close the app the app shows the previous episode on the screen so you can't pause or navigate unless you start again. Should have left it how it was.
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.