Google Assistant smart displays add support for multi-room audio control
Google’s suite of Nest devices makes for a great home audio system, with a nice feature that allows them to be grouped together in the Google Home app for multi-room listening. With a new update rolling out for Google Assistant-enabled smart displays like the Google Nest Hub, multi-room listening is about to get even better.
Google on Tuesday introduced multi-room audio control, allowing users to start playback on an Assistant-enabled smart display and then dynamically create temporary rooms consisting of other Nest smart speakers, Smart Displays, and Chromecasts in real-time. This will allow you to fill multiple rooms with your favorite music. If you own more than one Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker or smart display, you’ll see an icon in the bottom left corner of the screen on your Nest Hub when any audio content is playing. Tap it and you’ll be able to add or remove your other devices throughout your home.
Users should start seeing the new multi-room audio control feature rolling out to the Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, and other Assistant-enabled Smart Displays starting today. The same functionality will be made available in the Google Home app this fall.