Earlier you needed a chrome-cast to stream the songs from Google Home to your other Bluetooth speakers, but now this feature is directly available in all three models of Google’s Home smart speakers. Only one Bluetooth speaker can be connected with a Google Home speaker or group of Home speakers at a time.
It’s no longer unusual for people to have multiple smart speakers in the home, and being able to pair speakers in the home can significantly change your experience for the better, giving you the same song or podcast in the kitchen that you hear in your bathroom or bedroom.
The Google Home is a voice-controlled smart speaker that can play music on its own. You can also ask it to control your smart home, check the weather or update your calendar. It uses Google’s digital assistant (just called blog post on Wednesday.) to respond to a wide variety of voice commands. After this update, you’ll still need to issue your commands to your Google Home, but if you have a speaker that suits your listening preferences better, you can play your music on that speaker with a voice command to your Google Home. Google announced the change in a
How to pair a speaker?
Pairing a speaker is simple. Here’s how to do it:
- Make sure your Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
- Head to the Devices tab inside the Home app on your phone.
- Tap Settings in the overflow menu.
- Scroll down to Paired Bluetooth devices and tap Enable Pairing Mode.
- Tap the name of the speaker you want to pair your Google Home with.
Once the link is established, you can then go back a screen to set it as a default for whenever music is played by selecting Default music speaker.
We’re glad Google finally got around to it. Our home speakers have moved well beyond a way to get simple answers to basic questions, and with the rise of streaming services, they’ve quickly become the most convenient way to play music in our homes. But if you don’t want to spend $300-$400 on a high-fidelity speaker like HomePod or Google Home Max, this is a great way to give your sound a boost.