Whereas the Chromecast with Google TV is legendary for its easy, intuitive interface, a complicated boot error that asks you to manually reset the machine is pushing some customers to their wit’s end. Fortunately, a brand new Google TV firmware update guarantees to unravel the boot error. Google says that the replace ought to hit your machine earlier than the tip of the week.
Chromecast with Google TV runs on the Android working system. When the Android OS doesn’t boot appropriately resulting from a bug, an influence concern, or corrupt system information, it hundreds the Android Recovery Screen and asks you to reset or format your machine. Sadly, this Restoration Display screen is popping up when folks activate their Chromecast and throughout video playback.
Whereas the Android Restoration Display screen is annoying sufficient on a telephone or pill, it may be a nightmare on the Chromecast with Google TV, as you must attain behind your TV and press the Chromecast’s button to manually reset the machine. The Chromecast distant doesn’t work in Restoration Mode.
It has been 10 years and that is nonetheless what you get when your Android telephone or, on this case, Chromecast constructed on Android TV, does not boot correctly. How is the common TV watcher alleged to troubleshoot this? pic.twitter.com/T1nuXlG5DI
— Daniel Bader (@journeydan) December 29, 2020
Now, Google is pushing a firmware update that clarifies the Android Restoration Display screen’s cryptic language and will “scale back the incidence of customers seeing the Android Restoration Display screen” on Chromecast with Google TV. Together with Restoration Mode and bootup enhancements, Google says that the firmware launch improves 4K streaming and Dolby Atmos assist.
The brand new firmware replace is rolling out now and will hit your Chromecast within the subsequent few days. If a notification for the replace doesn’t seem on the highest of your Google TV homepage, you’ll be able to attempt to power the replace from the Google Residence app in your smartphone. Open Google Residence, choose your Chromecast with Google TV, and press “reset”—the replace ought to occur because the machine reboots.