Google Home Speakers and Chromecast Are Down Worldwide, Company Confirms
Wednesday June 27, 2018. 07:55 PM , from Slashdot
'Sorry, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds.' That's the response that Google smart speaker users around the world heard Wednesday when they asked their devices to play music, get the weather or even respond to its 'Hey, Google' prompt. From a report: Google confirmed there's a problem with both their smart speakers and the Chromecast, the plug-in video casting dongle for televisions. While the company did not say how many people are affected or what caused the issue, it did confirm it's working on a fix. 'We're aware of an issue affecting some Google Home and Chromecast users. We're investigating the issue and working on a solution,' Google said in a statement. Google Home and Chromecast owners started reporting issues to Google early Wednesday morning, according to online help forums for both devices. Devices affected by the problem have lost their normal functions.
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