Earlier this month, users of Chromecast and Google Home Smart Speakers have reported that these devices are causing some issues with the WiFi networks. By connecting these devices with the Home WiFi network makes the connectivity unstable. Sometimes, users found that their WiFi network suddenly stops working without any reason when any of these devices connected to the network.
Users who have faced the issues with their WiFi networks, have posted their issues on Google’s official Forum Page and on Reddit.
Google has acknowledged this issue and the Giant has come up with proper fix to resolve this issue. As per the official statement, “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can slow down or temporarily impact Wi-Fi networks. The specific impact to the network will vary depending on the router.”
In order to fix this issue, the giant is rolling out an update to Google Play Services to the devices. The devices need to update the Google Play Services first in order to resolve this WiFi related issue.
Apparently, the issue was found around TP-Link’s popular line of routers. The company has also released a firmware update to fix this issue on the Google based services such as Google Chromecast and Google Home smart speakers. The company has stated that by Rebooting the router. Furthermore, they have also stated that, “try disabling the ‘Cast’ feature on your Android device to help mitigate the issue until an update is released to permanently fix this issue on the device itself.”
Soon the issue starts spreading to other routers which confirmed that the issue is related to Google’s products and not from the routers. After getting plenty of posts regarding these issue, Google acknowledged it and come up with a fix to resolve this error.
See how the giant has explained the entire issue and how you can resolve it.
“In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can slow down or temporarily impact Wi-Fi networks. The specific impact to the network will vary depending on the router.”
Furthermore, the company has also said that users who use an Android smartphone and Chromecast built-in device on the same WiFi network, facing this home WiFi issue. Since the fix is slowly rolling out to the devices, the giant has suggested users to reboot the smartphones whenever they face this issue. This will fix the issue for some time. However, you will soon receive an update regarding this issue and it will be fixed itself once your update the Google Play Services on your device.
Apart from this, there is one more fix available which you can try out as an alternate method. You can unplug the device from the console i.e. Home or Chromecast and this will certainly fix the issue in no time.
Google has also stated that, the issue was caused by a minor bug and there is no need to worry about it at all. The same issue has hit plenty of Google branded devices in the recent time. Since the giant has already accepted the issue, the issue may not spread out to more devices as the update will already be there to get over this issue.
So folks, this is how you can fix this issue on your Google Chromecast and Home devices. To fix the issue permanently , you have to wait for sometime till the update arrives for your device.
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