AutoCast Autocast does not See my Google Home Mini

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  1. DSM

    DSM New Member

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    I am probably making a beginner's error but try as I might I cannot get my Google Home Mini to show up in the AutoCast Manage Cast Devices screen. I am using v 1.5.0.bf1. I am on the same network as my Google Home Mini and it does show up in my Chrome Browser and I can cast songs to it via Google Play Music. May I have some advice please?
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi there. Sorry for the trouble. Is that still happening for you?
     
  3. DSM

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    Yes I am afraid it is - no change.
     
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    Can for example the YouTube app see the Home Mini correctly?
     
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    Now there's interesting - Google Play Music finds it immediately but YouTube just continues with "finding devices" and never does!
     
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    Having tested some more ..Beyondpod, iPlayer Radio and BubbleUpnp all find it OK as well
     
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    I have the same issue YouTube does not find my Google Home Mini.

    Sent from my SM-T820 using Tapatalk
     
  8. joaomgcd

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    Interesting! And there's nothing special about the mini? Not on a different network or anything?
     
  9. DSM

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    Nothing special at all. Bought on Black Monday. Same network as android phone - indeed same SSID.
     
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    BUT..I decided to test with a different device. A Samsung Tablet - this time Autocast can see the Google Mini! The phone is running android 6.0.1 and the tablet 7.1.1 - the only real differences I can see. Should Auto cast v 1.5.0.bf1 running on Android 6.0.1 work with Google Home - or is there a dependency on say Android 7?
     
  11. joaomgcd

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    It should work on any version of Android I think :/ Those cast APIs can be a bit iffy sometimes, sorry :( I really wish I could help, but I can only see the devices the Cast API reports to me...
     
  12. Andrew Tierney

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    I also have exactly the same issue. On my Samsung s7 running 7.0 I can see all 6 of my devices (a mixture of Chromecast Audio's, Chromecast and a mini however on my Sony running 5.1.1 none of the devices show up.

    Curiously - using a different plugin called Casttask on the Sony they all show up.

    Is it possible the popup dialogue to add a device is not big enough to show the devices?
     
  13. joaomgcd

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    Hmm, can you maybe scroll down to show more?
     
  14. Andrew Tierney

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    Unfortunately no. The box does not have any handles and is not big enough to show anything.
     
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    Screenshot_2018-03-06-21-34-44.png
     
  16. Andrew Tierney

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    However another plugin does show on the same device.
     

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    Ok, thanks. I'll have to figure out what's going on. Sorry for the trouble.
     
  18. Andrew Tierney

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    Thanks so much. The screenshots were taken a min apart. I'm using this w autovera to announce sensor arming/disarming as well as my front doorbell/videocam and window/door sensor status - (it's very Tony stark). All run from a spare Sony phone (as shown above)

    If you need more info pls let me know.
     

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