Chromecast Grouped Speakers Not All Playing

I’m trying to play grouped Chromecast speakers. I have four RIVA Wand wireless speakers that have Chromecast built it and one AudioEngine powered speaker connected via a Chromecast Audio device. All devices show up in my Google Home “device.” All devices play but the Chromecast Audio connected device.

Suggestions to fix this problem are welcomed.

Hi @Johnnie_Pearson ---- Thank you for the feedback and sorry to hear of the troubles!

Moving forward, to help aide in our evaluation of this behavior you are experiencing may I kindly ask you to please provide the following:

  1. Provide a brief but accurate description of your current setup using this link as a guide.

  2. Just to clarify, no issues if you use the the AudioEngine + Chromecast Audio zone by itself, correct? The issue only occurs when it is in a group with the 4 RIVA wireless speakers?

  3. How do things perform in a small group, for example 1 RIVA speaker + the Chromecast Audio zone?

  4. While it may seem elementary :innocent: since noticing this behavior I assume you’ve already rebooted your core and the endpoints, correct?


In response to your questions:

#1 Answers

  • what version of Roon you are running: Roon Version 1.5 (Build 363) 64bit
  • What operating system you are running: innuOS v1.4.1
  • Basic information about the device you’re using: Innous Zenith MKII (Roon Core)
  • Describe where your music is stored: Innous Zenith MKII USB connection to MyTek Liberty DAC with RCA interconnects to NAD M12 pre/DAC. The M12 has a BluOS Module
  • Let us know your collection size: 16,100 tracks
    #2 - Correct
    #3 - No matter the configuration, the Chromecast Audio zone will not play with any grouped speakers
    #4 - Correct (more than once :slight_smile:)

Describe Your Network

  • What router are you using? Verizon FIOS (WAN) and DHCP Server, and Netgear Orbi WAP
  • Is there any other networking hardware involved? LinkSys 24 port switch and Netgear 8 port Pro-switch
  • Is everything wired, wireless, or is there a mix of wired and wireless gear? Wired to Zenith MKII wireless to RIVA and Chromecast speakers

Describe Your Media

  • What format and type of file are you trying to play? Tidal - High Res and MQA. Zenith MKII - FLAC, WAV, DSD, and M4A
  • Does this issue happen with all files or just some? All
  • Where did the media come from? Did you rip it or convert yourself, or did you purchase it somewhere? All but WAV purchased, WAV files were ripped from vinyl. I have less than 200 WAV files and have not tried to play any.

Describe Your Output

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Do other sources play to all the speakers when they’re grouped? Like if you play from the TIDAL app, or any other Chromecast source besides Roon?


I’m embarrassed to admit it :blush:, the problem was me. While all devices showed up in Google Home, I had not specifically added the new Chromecast Audio device to the “Home” group. Lesson learned. Everything is now working fine!!

Now I can spend time learning Roon (and enjoying the music) :sunglasses:. Thanks for your help (and patience).

Best Regards,



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