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Chromecast Build 16664 Brings Audio Volume Tweak and Bug Fixes

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Didn’t think Chromecast could get any better? Think again. Next week, Google will begin rolling out an update – build 16664 – that includes bug fixes, improvements, and a tweak to the way Chromecast handles when you change audio volume. 

The volume feature is probably the most notable enhancement. After the update, Chromecast will retain the volume level you set even after it has been powered down, which hopefully means less messing with your television volume and more enjoying the myriad of Cast-enabled apps out there.

What’s New

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
  • Chromecast audio volume level is retained across sessions
  • Improved IPv6 support
  • Improved DNS robustness

When the update arrives, Chromecast will download and install it automatically. Until then, why not try streaming a live YouTube video?

Via: Chrome Blog
  • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

    It would be pretty cool if you could use your device which is casting the content ad headphones

  • SewWhat

    Customizability is the one thing I’m most disappointed in with the Chromecast. With Google’s stance on personalization in all their other products. This little unit has seem lacking in comparison.

  • Dayhve

    I hope this fixes the issue I’m experiencing with Netflix =/

  • MelissaDKlem

    Think again. Next week, Google will begin rolling out an update – build 16664 – that includes bug fixes, improvements, and a tweak to the way Chromecast handles when you change audio volume. http://qr.net/stx3

  • JSo

    How do you check what version you are on?

    • SewWhat

      Use the Chromecast app… once you have it logged on a your C-cast is listed select it. Then scroll to the bottom on the page. It has the software version there.

      • JSo

        Thanks, I kind of forgot about the app. lol

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    it would be awesome if there was a feature on the chromecast that would allow you to swipe up from your device to cast on your tv. *wishful thinking*

    • sc0rch3d

      Google Now on the TV would be great. I’ve found myself leaving my TV on a lot with the built in picture-scrolling. It might be cool if i could record a vine video to and cast it to my daughters tv to get her to wake up or that dinner is ready!!! lol

      • James VanDieren

        Why record something new? Just go to YouTube and have Rick Astley remind her of all of the things he will never do. That should get her out of the room quickly.

        • sc0rch3d

          well said sir. which brings me to my next point (and not ChromeCast to blame), but I only have 1 TV that is compatible to turn on and switch inputs. The other 2 don’t have that whatever CEC protocol is required.

          • JSo

            Sorry if you already know this but is it plugging into the wall or the TV? It has to be plugging into the wall to turn the TV on.

          • sc0rch3d

            yup. my samsung has the HDMI-CEC protocol but I bought 2 smaller Vizio TVs for the bedroom and forgot to check for that feature before purchase. :(

  • rfranken

    my screen will be black most times i try to use chromecast. switching the input and coming back usually fixes it….but that gets old. hopefully this will fix that

    • Kyle Todoulakis

      Wow. I never had that issue before. Have you tried different inputs?

    • JSo

      I’ve never had that issue either. When I connect to the chromecast it switches over with no issues.

    • Jem

      That’s an issue with the HDMI handshake it sounds like.

      • rfranken

        audio always comes through without having to input switch back and forth. so at least some of the HDMI signal is getting through

        • S_T_R

          Video and audio are handled separately. My TV, for example, will play video but not audio when it fails to authenticate. It’s a problem with the TV.

    • jonzey231

      This happens for me often and it’s on a brand new 50″ panasonic led tv.

    • LionStone

      Have you tried rebooting it?

      • rfranken

        How do you do that? I’ve unplugged it from the TV and unplugged it from the power. Does holding the button down do this?

        • LionStone

          Yea, that’s right, you see that tiny button, hold it for about 8 seconds or until you see the screen drop then you know… I had to do that to switch wifi sources…