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Chromecast groups not available on different networks.

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RE: UniFi - Best Practices for Managing Chromecast/Google Home on UniFi Network

https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001004034-UniFi-Best-Practices-for-Managing-Chromecast-Go...
 
 
While this configuration works, once the Chromecast or Google Home is on a different network you won't see any grouped speakers (i.e. a home group, with 3 different google home devices).
 
Is there anything else that can be done (maybe a specific firewall rule) to let the grouped devices be available on a different network?
 
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Re: Chromecast groups not available on different networks.

Having the same problem. It seems to work from a wired connection on a PC but not wireless devices unless they share the same SSID.
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Re: Chromecast groups not available on different networks.

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This use to work for me and no longer does.... It works in Soundcloud but not Spotify

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Re: Chromecast groups not available on different networks.

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I followed the instructions as described here 360001004034-UniFi-Best-Practices-for-Managing-Chromecast-Google-Home-on-UniFi-Network to the letter to have the chromecasts work without issues on my separated IOT vlan.

 

Now I created some "speaker groups", unfortunately these don't show up on my own lan.

They will only show up if you connect to the IOT vlan directly. 

Enabling mdns seems not sufficient enough.

 

Any ideas??

source: https://www.reddit.com/r/googlehome/duplicates/9zg844/intervlan_and_speaker_groups/

source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Chromecast/comments/86ola0/intervlan_and_speaker_groups/

source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Chromecast/comments/9zg4cy/intervlan_and_speaker_groups/

 

However for speaker groups to show up in my main LAN I can't find a solution.

 

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Re: Chromecast groups not available on different networks.

I have followed these instructions and the UniFi system just really handles broadcast type devices like this terribly. I have consistent issues with things like this including the Harmony hub and AirPrint. Tried tons of things like whitelisting only certain broadcast devices which seemed to work for s whole and then just stopped working...

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