One thing's clear: this is bound to be frustrating if you rely heavily on Google's ecosystem to power your smart home. A Google spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that there's an issue affecting "some" of its customers of these platforms, and it's now investigating the issue and working on a solution.
Google would not confirm if the issue was related to a broken software patch, though that's being reported on Twitter.
But again, unplugging and replugging the device seems to fix the problem, following Google's fix.
Update: Google has a fix ready, and has promised to automatically deploy it within six hours (as of roughly 6PM Eastern).
Users worldwide are experiencing issues with their Google Home and Chromecast devices. The option to stream video to the Chromecast has disappeared from apps including Netflix and YouTube, according to customer reports.
Saying "Hey Google" to your device is now being answered with: "There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds" or "Hmm. something went wrong, try again in a few seconds". If they tried to reset the device, it would sometimes fail to reboot.
The company has been responding to scores of people experiencing issues with their devices and are promising to update them once the problem has been fixed.
It's not just Slack, there's a Google Home and Chromecast outage, too.
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To get it back up and running, users must reboot their device - which appears to be working for many.
Now that Google Assistant on the Google Home line of smart speakers understands commands said in Spanish, it should know what "Google Home no funciona" means. "We're investigating the issue and working on a solution". "We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future".