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.
Terrible. Worked with my chrome cast fine for a while, now it says Im connected even when I'm not, and when I hit "disconnect" nothing happens, so I can't refresh my connection either, so I've reinstalled both my chromecast and Google home repeatedly to no avail, which makes both the app and my chromecast useless, so I will probably be returning the latter. Useless and frustrating, a waste of my time.
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.
Unlike other reviewers, I don't have trouble connecting to my Chromecast device. I did need to reboot my Roku to get it to play video (the audio would play fine, but the video would not). I do NOT like the notification that appears on ALL other WiFi connected devices in the household, which advertises what I'm watching, and gives them total control over what I'm watching (play, pause, rewind, fast forward, and even stop casting). Why did Google ever think that was a good idea? Whenever I try to play music on my phone, using Google player, Chromecast says I can't play sideloaded music remotely. So, it seems, I can only play music using Chromecast and Google player IF I bought the music through Google? Doesn't seem to bother Pandora (though the audio quality is HORRIBLE through Chromecast).
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.
It appears to be broken. Always disconnecting. Like others with the same problem, it streams for 10 minutes tops even after a reboot of the chromecast and my phone. Thought it was the AP I was using and it happens on all APS. What was once good is now craptacular.
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.