Glad to hear you got this working. I'm not using Home Assistant although I
am running NodeRed which does query my Chromecast for status. I disabled
this however with no joy.
Some more reading suggests that I am not alone and is an ongoing issue with
built-in Chromecast devices in both Sony and Philips TVs. Hopefully NowTV
will resolve in the near future but for now I'm going to revert to a
Thanks, this solved it for me, too. Coming back to try and work this out again as I recently changed my router, I hit the same issue and again was able to get around it by putting the Chromecast on a guest network.
Putting it back on the main network and then removing it from Hassio, letting Hassio discover it again but then just leaving it unconfigured and adding it to the ignore list seems to have solved it.
So for others encountering this problem, if you aren't using Hassio, at a guess there is something else on your network that is accessing the Chromecast that the NowTV app doesn't like (but every other app has no issue with, which loops us back to the NowTV app being at fault and the company not being bothered to investigate / fix it).
Continuing the WTF element of this, last night the old problem returned - went to cast something to the ChromeCast, spinning circles.
Doing some checking today, it seems that as my PC elsewhere in the house was on, it was Google Chrome running there that was the problem. Having just checked tonight with a few permutations, it seems to be something about this specific instance of Chrome - running it on another PC hasn't caused the problem; closing all the tabs and turning off all the extensions on the source of the conflict hasn't stopped the problem.
I'll investigate further if I can on the weekend. However, short term solutions are either:
- turn off the PC (sleep mode, hibernate or actually powered off all seem to work); or
- close Chrome AND kill the Google crash handler from task manager (I found two of these running and even with the browser closed the conflict continued until I killed those processes, then all was fine).
It must be something that on some level is accessing the ChromeCast. I just can't see what's doing that at present.
Just wanted to say Thank You for the suggestion to check PCs that are running and using Chrome. This has fixed the problem for me and ended 3 days of trawling through forums and factory resetting all devices multiple times!
Another thank you here. It would have taken me forever to figure this out. I have two chromecasts both were failing this way. they were both working only 4 days ago.
Blocked one of the chromecast's IPs in the firewall on my PC and that one started working. Blocked other IP and that one started working too.
Solved: We've just started getting the spinning/loading issue when casting NOW TV from (any) iPhone to our Chromecast/TV. Following the idea in this thread that another device is hitting the Chromecast and blocking NOW TV, I went round eliminating each device in the house.
None of the suggestions here helped my issue (same symptoms), but they did prompt me to check obvious settings on my router. For me the solution was to enable IPTV on my router. Finally working, cross fingers this is the long term fix 🤞🤞🤞