Google Home, Chromecast hit by serious outage

San Francisco, June 29: Google Home smart speaker and Chromecast experienced serious outages that lasted for more than 12 hours and sent millions of users into a tizzy worldwide, a media report said. The outage affected Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers that respond to voice commands, as well as Chromecast — a device that plugs into a television and allows users to watch video content. Music, timers, smart home controls and more Google Home functionalities were down for many users and users reported that they could not get anything to stream on Chromecast or use it to connect to other devices. The tech giant responded on Twitter by telling people that they may not have set up their Chromecast or Google Home correctly. (IANS)