What you need to know
- Google is making it more convenient to own multiple Nest speakers.
- A new update rolling out today will offer more powerful multi-room audio.
- Nest Hubs and other Google Assistant smart-displays will get the new multi-room control today, while the Google Home app will get it in a fall update.
Google is updating Nest smart home devices with more powerful and dynamic multi-room support. Previously, users could pair Nest devices for stereo audio or manually create a multi-room speaker home grouping. Going forward, it'll be able to be done dynamically. If you have a Google Assistant-powered smart display like the Nest Hub, you'll be able to tap the icon at the bottom of the screen to open up the multi-room control interface and add/remove devices as you move through your home.
Here's how Google suggests users can use the new capabilities:
The new multi-room interface will roll out to Google Nest Hub devices today as well as other Assistant-enabled smart displays. An update to the Google Home app in the fall will let Android phones, tablets, and Play Store-compatible Chromebooks control them.
Google Nest Hub Max
The Nest Hub Max remains one of Google's nicest smart home devices. With a nice roomy display and great sound, it's a decent addition to your living room.
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