Are you not able to access any of your Google Apps right now like Google Play Music or Gmail? Me neither. We will update once we know more but in the meantime, you can check this website for worldwide reports of the outage.
The Google Chromecast is surprisingly a simple and extremely useful new gadget. The device allows tablets, phones, and computers to wirelessly stream audio and video to your HDTV over WiFi. The best part is that it only costs $35!