Google Home and Chromecast devices are suffering worldwide outage

Google Home and Chromecast Down Due to Technical Issue Affecting Users Globally

The Google Home help forum was filled with consumer complaints.

Earlier today, users (including some of us at CNET) were no longer seeing the option to cast video or audio to our Google Chromecasts, even though a Roku Premiere+ on the same Wi-Fi network did show the option.

According to the report, Google has not indicated what caused the extended outage.

As more device owners reported problems, it became evident the issue was not isolated.

Google says that it's got a fix for the Google Home and Chromecast issue that'll roll out to devices over the next six hours. Devices affected by the problem have lost their normal functions. If you're also receiving this specific error message, don't bother resetting the speaker like I did because it won't fix anything.

It's not just Slack, there's a Google Home and Chromecast outage, too.

Saying "Hey Google" to your device is now being answered with: "There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds" or "Hmm. something went wrong, try again in a few seconds". However, users who wanted to get up and running sooner could do so by rebooting their device.

Currently, there's no public interface showing problems for Google Home or Google Chromecast. If you would like an immediate fix please follow the directions to reboot your device.

Now that Google Assistant on the Google Home line of smart speakers understands commands said in Spanish, it should know what "Google Home no funciona" means.

We've reached out to Google for comment, and we will update this article if and when we receive a response as well as when the issue is resolved. "We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future".

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