i want to use my tv in my speaker group so i can use my amplifier. my chromecast ultra is recognized in my bedroom, but it wont let me add my tv. i have a philips oled.
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Apologies for the confusion around the supported devices for speaker groups. We let the right teams know, and we can confirm that speakers with Chromecast built-in are supported. We've also updated the list of supported devices on our Help Center article "Create and manage speaker groups" to make it more specific than before.
Thanks for your feedback here in the community -- feel free to update the thread if you have any further questions!
Sorry for the delayed response. Please note that there are selected TVs that are compatible or can be added to the speakers group with your Google Home/Nest devices. You may want to check with your manufacturer if your TV is one of those devices.
For now, we can only guarantee that the devices listed on this link will work best when grouped together.
Hope this helps.
Sorry to hear about the troubles you're having with this, I'm sure it may be confusing, but I'm happy to look into this for you.
I would suggest using these steps:
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Thanks in advance for helping and for responding.
I have discovered that the problem is, that I can't add my Philips TV to my Google Home account. I'm trying to contact Phillips Support now.
What happened: It does recognize the television in Google Home as a device in my WIFI, but it won't let me add it to my devices.
I believe that warranted a much more punitive response.. most people that know how to get to this area and post have already done the basic troubleshooting... I've had two different brands of TV one with Android TV one was Google TV neither one of them will do it... I had a Amazon fire TV that would... Go figure
If anyone is still following this thread, I think I have the solution.
I came yesterday looking for answers and see it is a common concern
If you still have a Chroecast - the little grey device - simpley plug it into a HDMI port (I used 2) and then put your TC onto the HDMI channel.
I was able to pick up the Chormecast - the name I had used for it before I upgraded my TV came up on the search. Yeehaaaa!!! I was able to use the existing speaking group as the Chroecast came up in it.
I was thrilled. Hope this works for you.
I couldn't agree more! I just want to be able to use my speaker group - I have Google Nest Home and 5 speakers, a great Samsung Soundbar as well. Upgraded my TV to Android ( i used to have an old TV hence the Chromecast) and now have said New TV with attached old chromecaster. At least I can get my speaker group happening once more. Goodle stillpicks up[ my voice commancs for New TV so all is not lost. But yes, one more line of coding.......
This isn't a fix though right. You're saying you just used a chrome cast on your TV so bypassing the TVs built in Chromecast and not using that?
That's what that device is meant to do. Still doesn't make the TV itself connect. It either purposely not allowed which is why they haven't fixed it or its a bug and too many TV variations to work with.
The point of this thread is that not only is it “allowed” but google specifically has instructions on how to make a google tv part of a speaker group. These instructions do not work as they are advertised to work. Most people in this thread are here because they purchased the google tv with the expressed intention based on advertisement, to use the tv as part of a speaker group. I myself replaced an android tv with a google tv for this very reason, to simply find out it was false advertising.
Yes! +1 to this! How can a 2021 Sony Bravia Google TV not be compatible for speaker groups in home. Wouldn't mind but you legit set up the TV by logging into your Google account and activating on Google home lol! C'mon folks... Major design flaw... I rate this up there with the fact you can't even edit familiar face recognition on nest cameras... Forcing you to delete mis matches and hope it eventually learns to do better lol!
Sorry for the issues with this. I was able to investigate this further and found that built in Chromecasts are not compatible or supported with speaker groups at this point but we are looking to add this feature in the future.
Apologies for the hassle on this.