Google Home devices, Chromecast hit by global outage

Google Home and Chromecast are down, affecting users worldwide

Google Home and Chromecast are down, affecting users worldwide

Personally, my regular Google Home has been plagued by a "Your Google Home is not set up yet" error message but my handful of Home Minis are working just fine. Performing a reboot of the affected device should solve any problems.

Twitter is now swamped with outraged users hashtagging #Chromecast left, right and center.

Google is not the only tech firm to have experienced disruption.

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Google Home hardware, meanwhile, faces a similarly devastating problem: voice commands don't work. I spent hours trying to fix this juggling kids in the morning. It has since announced the availability of the fix, but hasn't yet offered any reason for the issues. Many users report that they can't stream anything on their Chromecast, nor cast content to devices that support Chromecast.

Another said: "Can we get some info on what's going on?" Google has confirmed that Google Home and Chromecast are down for "some" of its users and that it's investigating the issue. So far, though, the most likely cause is a software update Google pushed out around the same time as the first complaints rolled in, an update that added the Spanish language to its devices. To get your Google Home running again, you will need to reboot your smart speaker.

There are numerous threads at Google's product forums (Home, Chromecast) with users experiencing the issues still.

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We can't say for sure how many devices aren't working, but it seems to be pretty widespread.

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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