If you are among those who were facing issues with their Chromecast and Google Home devices, your complaints have been addressed. Google’s complaint cell was full of reports related to a bug that caused their WiFi networks to crash. Now the search giant has released a fix for the problem for all the devices.
Start of The Problem
The problem initiated with first targeting the TP-Link device users who were trying to cast their data on the big screen. The bug created a barrage of data to hit home networks, similar to that of a DDOS. The problem then further expanded on to other devices, with completely stopping or slowing the devices to the point of being unusable, as the worst case scenario. Google itself explained the problem as:
In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can slow down or temporarily impact Wi-Fi networks. The specific impact to the network will vary depending on the router.
Google Play Services has been selected as the medium to address the problem and it will install without even letting you know unless you have set the settings to ask before initiating the automatic updates.