I’ve setup a Google Home Mini using the Chromecast binding.
The default audiosink is set to the Google Home Mini.
In general everything is working fine, but sometimes the “say” functionality is not working and I’m getting errors in the log file.
2020-04-29 15:36:41.469 [WARN ] [su.litvak.chromecast.api.v2.Channel ] - Error while reading, caused by su.litvak.chromecast.api.v2.ChromeCastException: Remote socket closed
2020-04-29 15:36:41.471 [WARN ] [su.litvak.chromecast.api.v2.Channel ] - <-- null payload in message
2020-04-29 15:37:11.488 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘chromecast:chromecast:HomeMiniLR’ changed from ONLINE to OFFLINE (COMMUNICATION_ERROR): Waiting for response timed out
2020-04-29 15:37:12.964 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘chromecast:chromecast:HomeMiniLR’ changed from OFFLINE (COMMUNICATION_ERROR): Waiting for response timed out to ONLINE
If the same request is executed a second time, everything is working as expected. For me it looks like the Google Home Mini is in “Sleep Mode”.
As this issue appears just sometime, it’s not that easy to reproduce.
I’m not sure if there’s something wrong on my network or on my configuration or if this is a bug.
I found the following interesting posts:
–> Is this the only option to fix the issue?
–> For me the sink is not working and its not just about an entry in the logfile
–> This cant be the issue on my end, because otherwise the sink would not work at all.