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"Google Home can't communicate with Android tv." 0 Recommended Answers 186 Replies 355 Upvotes
Last edited 4/1/19
I purchased a Sony XBR-55X800E (Android tv) because of its advertised ability to be controlled by Google Home. Using the Google Home app I was able to find the device and add it to a room. I can see the device in Google Home, but under its settings the only thing I can do is control the device's volume. I am unable to rename the device, group the device's speakers, see photos in Ambient Mode or use voice commands to control the device. Any attempts to perform those functions results in the infamous " ... can't communicate with the Android tv" message.
Is there a simple work around to access these features?
While I can use the mic to access the Google Assistant on the device I do not have off/on functions by voice using Google Home. I understand this is because it has built in Chromecast (really???).
Any help is appreciated.
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