March 28th, 2018
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your Bluetooth® speakers playing the song you requested—across every room in your house. We brought this feature to life after hearing how much you wanted to amp up the sound with your Google Home Mini.
Now any of your Google Home devices can connect to other Bluetooth speakers so you can control your entertainment experience simply using the sound of your voice. Turn up the beats in the living room, listen to a podcast while you cook or finish a few chapters of your audiobook before bed—even in rooms that don’t have a Google device.
To get started, pair any compatible Bluetooth speaker with your Google Home: Open the Google Home app, head to device settings and follow the pairing instructions to make it your default speaker. Then give it a whirl. Say “Hey Google, shuffle my workout playlist” or “Hey Google, turn up the volume.” The music will automatically play on your Bluetooth speaker—without you having to tell Google the name of the device.
You can double the sound with half the effort. Add any Bluetooth speaker you want to a group in the Google Home app and—voilà—you have multi-room audio. Turn on background music at dinner and have it follow you into the living room for dessert. Or catch up on your podcasts as you move room to room tidying up.
These features work across the entire Home family. Note you’ll still need to talk to your Google Home device—not the connected Bluetooth speakers—for queries like asking questions, getting weather updates and using smart home commands.
Together, Google Home and Bluetooth speakers make the perfect arrangement for amping up the music throughout your entire home.