We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.

Android

Patch to Google Cast bug will speed up Google WiFi, Chromecast devices

By Jules Wang January 19, 2018, 7:01 pm

An update to Google Play Services will fix reported congestion on Wi-Fi networks with Google WiFi and Chromecast devices on them.

Among the many complaints, Google was able to source the issue to its proprietary Cast communications protocol. In a bug report, the company said that interacting Android phones “may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can slow down or temporarily impact Wi-Fi networks.”

The update went out yesterday, so all users need to do is to refresh for the latest app updates on the Play Store on their phone and make sure that firmware is also up to date on the routers’ and devices’ ends.

Search

Latest Articles

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Google Pixel 6

The Galaxy S21 FE went on sale in January 2022, a lot later than its expected 2021 release. So how does it compare to the Google Pixel 6, which is $100 cheaper and offers a very similar package? Read this article to find out.

By Aryan Suren January 23, 2022, 2:00 pm