Google Homes and Chromecasts are malfunctioning worldwide

(Original author By  Becky Roberts)

The tech giant’s smart speaker isn’t being very smart…

In the last couple of days, the Google Home and Google Home Minismart speakers have been responding to commands with “there was a glitch” or “sorry, something went wrong”, as reported by the BBC.

A Google spokeswoman also recognised the malfunction is affecting Chromecast dongles too.

On Twitter, Made by Google (@madebygoogle) publicly acknowledged the outage yesterday evening and just after midnight today (28th June), and said a fix for Home and Chromecast would “automatically roll out within the next 6 hours”.

To get it back up and running, users must reboot their device – which appears to be working for many.

Google hasn’t disclosed a reason for the glitch, although coincidentally it started just a day after the Home launched support for Spanish-language commands.

 

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