How many have *successfully* setup Chromecast on MagniFi Mini?

aspasp Posts: 4
edited February 17 in Troubleshooting
So I keep seeing tons of threads about people having the soundbar stop working completely after connecting their MagniFi Mini to Google Home. I'm wondering: is this an issue on every unit, or is it like a 1 in a million issue? How many people have actually been able to connect and have everything work fine still?

I'm debating if I should push my luck and try connecting it, or if I should just give up on this feature completely.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,359
    I can assure you they don't all have issues. I've done at least 5 without any problems.
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,359
    Just follow the instructions. There is a time or two when it seems like nothing is happening, but wait it out. The firmware update takes a while, but seems to include some stability improvements.
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • aspasp Posts: 4
    Well, I gave it a shot and it was able to connect. The Google Home app told me that setup never completed, but the sound bar rebooted and I was able to cast to it. Still works with my TV too.
  • CraigJCCraigJC Posts: 1
    I've got a similar issue. I've been using the MagniFi Mini for several months now as an audio-only ChromeCast device in the living room. However, tonight, following a Google Home update, the device stopped playing anything. The device shows as setup and working in Google Home, it is available for casting from all my cast-enable apps on my phone and computer, but when I try to cast to it, it seems to try to make the connection, then fails. I've reset everything i can find on the unit itself - WiFi, Sub, etc..and it all seems to configure correctly, even emitting a confirmation tone when the setup completes. But casting is a complete no-go.
    Another poster mentioned the firmware update, and how you have to give it time to complete. Any ideas where that FW update can be confirmed on the device or indications that it is occurring at all?
    I'll probably call Polk support tomorrow but would really like to resolve this without wasting my work time waiting for a resolution of some sort. This is very dissappointing - I've been very please with the unit itself but there doesn't seem to be any manual method to check/update/confirm any firmware updates for the unit and, with Google making updates to Home on a frequent basis, no apparent way to ensure that the Polk unit remains usable or updated....
  • LeeSoFLLeeSoFL Posts: 65
    CraigJC wrote: »
    Any ideas where that FW update can be confirmed on the device or indications that it is occurring at all?

    I'd like to know how, too.

  • LeeSoFLLeeSoFL Posts: 65
    In the Google Home app, if it setup properly (mine didn't until repairing it just now) there's a settings option that shows current firmware on the Polk.
  • LeeSoFLLeeSoFL Posts: 65
    edited March 15
    And today, the Google Home app on my iphone failed again. It shows the soundbar as a connected device, but am not able to access settings or update information. Yesterday after deleting the device and resetting the soundbar wifi, the soundbar had a speaker graphic on the app. Today, gone. I've read others have had the Google app lock up their soundbar. Should I just forget about this app doing anything useful regarding the POLK MaxSR?vgnv3kuxapgy.png
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