You can now pair your Google Home with a much better sounding speaker

By Chris 30 March 2018, 9:3

Until now, if you wanted to control audio devices wirelessly with Google Home, you had to make sure your device was Google Cast-enabled. You know, like a Chromecast Audio device or something similar.

No more, however, as Google has added support to let you pair your Home device with any Bluetooth speaker. To get started, all you have to do is head to the Google Home app and pair your Bluetooth speaker in the device settings menu. You can set your default speaker and then test it out by telling Google to turn on the jams.

And yes, we said speakers - as in more than one. All you have to do is add a second Bluetooth speaker in a group and you'll automatically enable multi-room audio. So, just like a Sonos, you can walk from room to room and they'll all play the same thing so that you don't miss a melody or word of your podcast.

The new feature works across the Google Home family, all the way from the cute Mini to the powerful Max. Obviously, this feature is probably most going to benefit Mini owners, as Google's tiny smart speaker doesn't deliver a great performance in sound quality.

Be aware that all your Google Home's audio will route through your Bluetooth speakers if you do this. So if you ask for the weather, your Bluetooth speakers will play them - not your Google Home. You will still have to actually speak to the Google Home too, as your Bluetooth speakers can't hear your commands and route them through the Home.

Source: The ambient

You can now pair your Google Home with a much better sounding speaker
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