Those affected are receiving error messages from Google Home that state that something went wrong and Chromecasts just not showing up in apps as castable devices. Here's what we were told by Google: "We're aware of an issue affecting some Google Home and Chromecast users".
The outage began early this morning, with confirmed reports as early as 6:20 a.m. PT. Google has confirmed there's indeed an ongoing problem affecting users of these devices, and a fix is on the way.
While many users are now reporting that their Google Home is working properly, the outage map shows problems still exist along both coasts in the USA, the Northeast, Northwest, Florida and parts of Texas.
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People reported that they could not get anything to stream on Chromecast or use Chromecast to connect to other devices.
"There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds", users speakers responded when asked a question.
On social media, some users speculated that Chromecast devices had been affected by a software update.
The Google support Twitter account is now fielding a heap of complaints from users around the world, as owners of the Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Chromecast suddenly found themselves unable to perform basic functions like casting or voice commands. The forums of Google Home Help are loaded with complaints and panicked queries of users wanting to know what has caused this dire situation and left them without access. However, users who wanted to get up and running sooner could do so by rebooting their device. "We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future".