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Did You Know? Apps and Built-ins Could be Affecting Your Home Wi-Fi

Jan. 24, 2018, by Sarah Owens, CVS Technical Support

Android and Chromecast built-in devices have a bug, which is causing Wi-Fi networks to slow down and temporarily disconnect from devices. Google reported that a bug in its Cast software (software used to cast your phone's information to your TV or voice command your Google Home devices) residing upon Android phones may incorrectly send large amounts of network traffic. This may slow down or temporarily disconnect your devices from the Wi-Fi. This will impact people using Android phones with a Chromecast device, like Google Home or Chromecast, on the same Wi-Fi network.

Google released a patch on January 19 to fix this issue. It is available now for your apps and devices as part of a Google Play update. We encourage you to check your handset and devices for any Google updates and download them as soon as possible, especially if you've experiencing issues with connecting to and/or getting correct speeds on your Wi-Fi network.

For more information on this subject, visit the links below.

Google Support Info
https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7634752?hl=en&ref_topic=7071995

Sources
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/19/16909352/google-patch-wi-fi-bug-chromecast-devices

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/19/google-rolls-out-patch-chromecast-wifi-bug/

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