Have a device with Chromecast Built-In, but does not have the same capability as a normal device - but used to....?
A Pioneer VSX933, with Chromecast Built-In, has always not worked real well, but could always add to speaker groups, etc.
Lately, can still cast directly to it, but is not visible at all when trying to add to groups etc. Is this an issue with "Chromecast Built-In" devices, Pioneer devices, non-Google devices... whatever.
Becoming rather dissillusioned re: chromecast devices...
Just a guess, but have you checked for a firmware update on the device or checked the current firmware version for the device via the product page at Pioneer? As Google updates Chromecast and the Home app functionality the device manufacturer may provide updated firmware on their end in order to continue to interact.
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My apologies for the late response. I appreciate @Erik_ for helping here! I know how challenging it is when you can't add your Pioneer speaker to a speaker group with your Google Home devices. Could you tell us the current cast firmware version of your Pioneer speaker?
Please note that speaker groups containing non-Google speakers or Cast-based devices may not work properly in speaker groups if they don’t receive a software update. You may notice that those devices don’t play audio in a speaker group. Third-party Cast devices like soundbars with Chromecast built-in will need to be updated to Cast firmware 1.52.272222 and above.
Thanks again for the reply.
Have at this point, NOT received a reply from Pioneer - have just re-messaged them - fingers crossed!
Also, after further investigation, have found that the current Chromecast Built-In version is: V1.36.145856 - This would appear to be way lower than your stated: V1.52.272222
Sorry to hear about that. Moving forward, looks like we can consider this as complete since we figure out that the issue is with your Pioneer speaker. I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread if you need assistance with your Google speakers and we'd be glad to assist you further.