Earlier today, users (including some of us at CNET) were no longer seeing the option to cast video or audio to our Google Chromecasts, even though a Roku Premiere+ on the same Wi-Fi network did show the option.
Google would not confirm if the issue was related to a broken software patch, though that's being reported on Twitter.
It's not unusual for cloud services to go down at times due to software issues or data center problems, but it can be hard for users to get information when such an event occurs.
This has been going on for about an hour now and there is no estimated time for a fix from Google as of yet.
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Saying "Ok Google" to a Google Home speaker, for instance, gets the response that "there was a glitch, try again in a few seconds". Casting through Chromecast wasn't working as well.
"Your Google Home isn't set up yet".
Affected users have been tweeting at Google for most of the afternoon so it appears the issue is significant enough to sufficiently trouble Google's engineers.
If you're like me, using your Google Home is something that's become part of your daily routine, whether you use it for controlling smart home gadgets or checking on the commute to work. "We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future".