Google home I love its integration with my hue system. And it's been useful to me. However she no longer understands volume controls for her native speaker! I gave a command and tell her to set very volume halfway, to 50%, 10% etc. She says "I'm sorry I don't understand the volume level you requested" she's about 2 weeks old and she used to understand those commands perfectly fine. She no longer does.
Needs to be more versatile. One unit should have both hdmi and aux output - why would I want to carry 2 units with me? This just seems like a cash grab. I thought Google was more forward thinking. Doesn't work in hotels - really? What's the point if I can't take it everywhere? Come on Google - you can do better. This is why I turned my back on Apple. More innovation, less protectionism.
GOOGLE They built the best product this year in 2016! Along with this app this speaker does many amazing things! There isn't anything it can't do! It's awesome to voice command everything & get your info right away! It tells me all my daily plans & even wakes me up when needed. You couldn't want or need anything else, this does everything from your social media to playing music, home automation & so much more all by voice command! It's worth every penny spent!
In addition to all the things I love about chromecast... I now have a fully working television! Who knew? One of my tv's had a manufacturer issue apparently not resolved when I bought it refurbished. The tv would not come on very often between uses until I plugged & replugged the power cord many times & was lucky when I got it on. I let it sit for over 6 months w/ the intention of getting rid of it. I purchased the chromecast & decided to try it out the tv which has worked fine ever since. YEAH!!!
So far so good, couple suggestions A notification bar volume control would be great while casting any kind of audio.. I know this exists but it's buried in the device section of the home app, a bit inconvenient. Logitech harmony, roku and xbox one cast compatibility would get a 5 star rating. Keep up the good work, good to see google making more hardware
Open and public n network Brought few days back. In the home I have no issues with my Chromecast but I brought it to take with me on my travels and use at work. If a connection on an open or public network could be established it would be great. Maybe some sort of privacy setting between device and cast to lock them together this would be 5 * for me. I am in two minds whether to return it until a solution is found.
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.