Cons: Latest issue: can't pause videos through specific apps like Hulu or Netflix, instead (pressing pause does nothing), I have to stop casting with the Home app to pause or stop videos. 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. Pros: the ability to personalize the backdrop (temp outside, news, pictures time, etc), the size of the device, the amount of apps that support the device, and not needing an additional remote for the TV.
I have had Google cast working for some time on my Windows laptop, my Nexus 5X cell phone and my Nexus 9 tablet. All of a sudden it no longer works on any of the three items. I tap on a free YouTube Movie from my phone, it says it is casting to "living room," but nothing shows up on the tv . Can you help?
I can't live without this now. I love doing chores around my home and bring able to listen to podcasts without missing a word while I move from room to room. I have Chromecast Audios set up in every room of my home. I also have 1 Home Assistant. My major complaint is that the shopping list is now integrated into the Home app. Previously the Google Assistant would add it to a Keep list. This was much easier to share with my SO. She doesn't even see a shopping list in her Home App! Furthermore, the dang list simply opens a web page! That's not intuitive. What gives Google?!?
Horribly unreliable. Google Play Movies, youtube and Netflix can barely stay connected to the chromecast for 1 whole minute. Trying to pause anything is virtually impossible. Even when the apps 'think' they are still connected there is absolutly no response from the chromecast, often having to unplug the chrome cast to fix the incessant brain freezes. This new 'home' app and the new chromecast have brought ABSOLUTLY no more reliability. To describe the chromecast in one word... INFURIATING is the only one that fits
Update: Netflix seems to be much improved. At least it is more reliable now. On the other hand, YouTube now always stutters the first few seconds when casting. Fine on the phone. Original: Now casting is not possible anymore except from YouTube. Sorry Google, your software is really getting crappy in the recent past. If you are supporting them at all.
In reply to google, no, I do not have ANYTHING. It completely disconnects as if I turned off wifi. This latest update now disconnects from the TV when ut happens, pausing my show or YouTube video. It's less frequent, but still exists. The connection simply just drops randomly. Quite annoying, but I do see improvement.
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.