We wrote a story not too long ago describing how you could use just your voice and Google Home to activate your TV and begin playback of the video you selected.
It seems there is a fly in the ointment since the last update to Chromecast.
When working properly, Chromecasts use CEC, which is an older protocol used to relay basic commands to your television via HDMI. ” target=”_blank”>In our previous article, you can see how that worked to allow users to say something like “Play Peppa Pig on the Big TV” and get an automatic response from the television in the form of powering on, switching to the Chromecast input, and beginning playback.
It is a neat trick we use often at our house.
And, for us, this has not ceased to work. It seems that when Google updated the Chromecast to version 1.23, this was a pretty widespread issue. Though they released an update in the form of update 1.23.84839, the issue is still persisting for some users.
With one update already released to fix the issue and Google Product Forum users still seeing the problem, you can rest assured Google is aware of the problem. Hopefully that means a quick update to fully remedy the misfire.
While not the most pressing issue in the world, many people use CEC more than they know. Even with the TV on, being able to simply hit the cast button and have your TV move to the proper input is a great convenience. Here’s hoping a fix comes swiftly.
SOURCE: Android Police