Individually my speakers all work fine, but very few of my groups work well. I've just created a new one as an experiment, including only 3 speakers, and playing from desktop spotify the music is cutting in and out for seconds at a time.
I thought it might be specific to my original google home, but I've removed it and the group is still stuttering.
The group in question now contains a MuSo Qb, chromecast audio and a JBL playlist. But problems are not restricted to this group.
The only group that seems to work reliably is just 2 speakers, chromecast audio + Mu-so Qb.
I apologize about the late response, thank you for being patient! Were you able to fix that speaker group issue? If not, I'd be happy to help out, let me just ask you some questions about what's happening:
I look forward to your response, and if you have any other questions or concerns for me, please let me know!
It's still happening, and it seems to happen the most when I use a group with my original google home (the gen 1 tall version) in the group.
It's been happening for a while, months, I can't say for exactly how long, sorry.
Version of google home on my phone? Not sure how to check, but also not sure why it would matter, the problem occurs using voice command, spotify, or however I do the stream.
The gen 1 google home is running
Cast firmware 1.56.264660
It happens with all sources of audio, this can be "hey google play guns and roses to downstairs", spotify on my phone, spotify on my desktop... I don't think I have any more sources than that to try.
Rebooting all routers and all google devices (I've had an electrician doing work, so the entire house was powered off).
Different smaller groups - these seem to work best when I don't include that gen 1 device.
That's it I think...
Thank you for the response! Let me get some more details about your issue, I'm taking this response from a previous thread on a similar issue:
Here are the things that you can do that may help you fix the issue.
I hope that helps you out, I look forward to your response! If you had any other questions or concerns, please let me know.
The gen 1 device is about 12 feet from the router, in a spot with excellent coverage, I have a mesh and I know that there are no devices that don't have a strong signal.
Any group of 3 or over seems to suffer the problem, but worst with the gen 1 device in them.
It's fairly consistent, you might get a group to work maybe 1 time in 10, or for a few seconds, but you couldn't listen to music like that.
You can't specify that all devices sit within a 5ft wide slice 15 to 20 feet from the router, not unless you imagine that houses are circular with the router sat in the exact centre... The devices are where the devices need to be, the signal is good in these locations.
2 devices seems to work a lot better, the larger the group the worse it is!
Go ahead and give these steps a try and let me know if that helps the issue:
A speaker’s group delay correction setting applies to all the groups that the speaker is a part of. If you connect your Chromecast Audio to another speaker, the previous group delay correction setting might be incorrect. Make sure to reset it to 0 delay again and listen to check if additional correction is required.
This is usually done for correcting speaker delays, but it may also help in this scenario, let me know if this helps out!