The $15 Ethernet adapter still doesn't work even after the latest updates!!! Turning Guest mode off still allows anyone on the network with an Android device to control the Chromecast (everyone that has access to my wifi shouldn't automatically have access to control my device). It would be nice to eventually be able to connect USB storage devices directly up to the Chromecast. What I do like includes the ability to personalize the backdrop (temp outside, news, pictures time, etc), the size of the device and not needing an additional remote for the TV.
The function to control what Is beign Casted in all devices connected to the same network , (without permissión) killed the device. Hence i cant use it in a shared WiFi network. For example, in my house. Cause everybody can control and see what i am casting. BIG MISTAKE FROM GOOGLE.
I use this for Chromecast Audio and Video. I've said goodbye to Sonos and am 90% happy. I need a widget for quick access to the device casting screen. To many buttons presses to get to it to adjust volume and such. Also running into issues where hop on wifi and it doesn't see any devices. Have to restart the phone which is time consuming and annoying since there is no "restart" option, just off and on.
Love this app. I have read a lot of negative reviews about constant disconnections. Well, my chromecast works just fine with the app. There aren't any disconnection issues with our Google Fiber. Maybe it's their internet, these people who are complaining.
Please remove the automatic notifications and control access to other devices (other phones) on the same network when casting! It's horrible and and a complete invasion of privacy. I don't plan to use it again until it is removed. It's truly unfortunate because I absolutely loved device before. What angers me even more is that the person who is casting isn't even aware of the notifications and control access being automatically sent to other people's phones who can actually stop the cast and have info of what was being cast. Granted they have to be on the same network but still. I can't express how angry and disgusted I am over this. You ruined one of my favorite products for me.
I like the app, but latley the mirroring sucks.... It disconnects within 5 min. So I can't watch my Kodi through this app any more. Kinda sucks. Please fix this problem Google.
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!
• Bug fixes and improvements
* Some features may not be available in all countries.