Google Home And Chromecast Are Down

Saul Franklin
June 30, 2018

Well, you are not alone.

The problem stopped the user from completing any interaction with Google Home and Chromecast devices.

The latest tidbit in the tech world is an outage in Chromecast and Google Home that has caused quite a bit of outrage among users all over the globe.

In the Google spokesperson's own words, "We're aware of an issue affecting some Google Home and Chromecast users".

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In several cases, users first noticed the problem because the speakers had failed to play a wake-up alarm.

For more information, visit the Chromecast help forum or go to the Home smart speakers help forum. What's more, those with a Google Chromecast were unable to stream content from their phones, laptops or tablets to the TV, despite the Chromecast protocol still working on other devices. Google has confirmed its Google Home smart speaker and Chromecast streaming sticks are also suffering an outage this morning, and it appears to be worldwide. Google also declined to say when it might have both services running again. Devices affected by the problem have lost their normal functions. We'll update this post when Google issues a fix. Those who wanted to get the fix sooner could manually reboot their devices, said Google. In Spain, The Home and Home Mini got launched last week, with Spanish support already available right from the beginning. If they tried to reset the device, it would sometimes fail to reboot.

The only advice that Google seems to be giving is rebooting its devices by unplugging them from the power source, and plugging them back in two minutes later. A new update to address the issue should be rolling out to all users over the next six hours, the company said Wednesday evening. Our team is still investigating and working on a solution.

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