Google has rolled out an update for its Google Home speaker range, which enables Bluetooth speakers to be folded into multi-room audio networks.
Up until now, users had required Google Cast enabled speakers to be paired together in order to play music and podcasts in different rooms.
Today’s update makes it possible for Bluetooth speakers to become part of the groups created within the Home app.
Users will also be able to command their Bluetooth speaker by using Google Home voice commands or via the Google Home app.
The firm says: “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.”
The Bluetooth pairing is available for the entire Home range, including the new Mini and Max speakers outed towards the back end of last year.
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Google adds in a blog post: “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.”
The company reminds users they must still speak commands to the Home itself, rather than the Bluetooth speaker.
However, all things considered, this is a huge boost for Home owners with additional Bluetooth speakers. Essentially, it means you don’t have to have Cast-enabled speakers to create a multiroom audio network. Everyone’s a winner.
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