Google Home can now connect to any Bluetooth speaker

Katie Ramirez
March 29, 2018

To get a nice collection of Bluetooth speakers throughout the house, all of which will be able to play music at the same time, just create a new Group through the Home app.

Support for Bluetooth speakers will be especially useful for Google's low-end Home Mini speakers, but it's also going to help its high-end speaker like the Home Max get an edge over Apple's HomePad speaker which doesn't support any sort of Bluetooth connectivity. Today, Google has announced a feature that expands upon this functionality with non-Home devices.

Up until now, users had required Google Cast enabled speakers to be paired together in order to play music and podcasts in different rooms.

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Together, Google Home and Bluetooth speakers make the flawless arrangement for amping up the music throughout your entire home. On its own, the Home Mini might not be loud enough.

You can double the sound with half the effort.

If you've been eyeing a multi-room Sonos, you might want to hold off - Google Home has a new trick up its sleeve that can turn any old Bluetooth speaker into a connected part of a multi-room audio setup. Google Assistant is Google's virtual assistant, available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as smart home devices like smart speakers and smart TVs. Say "Hey Google, shuffle my workout playlist" or "Hey Google, turn up the volume". Set the Bluetooth device as your default speaker. Tell Google Assistant to play music to house speakers, and you'll hear the same song playing from each connected unit. But this is a great way to experience multi-room audio without having to buy expensive smart speakers for each room.

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