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Technology Google streamlines music transfers between Home and Nest devices

21:50  08 october  2019
21:50  08 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Google update lets you transfer music between its Home speakers with your voice

  Google update lets you transfer music between its Home speakers with your voice Google's Assistant can now move music and YouTube videos between Google devices within your home.The new feature means you can start playing music in your bedroom on a Google Home Mini and have the song transfer over to your Hub Max in your living room by saying "Hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker." The same effect works with Chromecast and Google's smart displays.

Moving music between different Google Home and Nest devices has been a convoluted process for a while now, but Google is at long last making it easier to do just that. The company is introducing a new feature called stream transfer that allows you to ask Assistant to move music and podcasts between different Chromecast, Google Home and Nest devices. One example the company gives is, "Hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker."

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The feature is also accessible through the Google Home app, allowing you to send audio to a variety of different devices through the app's casting interface. If you own one of Nest's smart displays and a Chromecast connected TV, you can also use the feature to move YouTube videos between those devices. Lastly, stream transfer allows you to organize multiple speakers into a single group. You can then move music and podcasts between a single device and a group of speakers.

Google lets you move music between smart speakers in your home

  Google lets you move music between smart speakers in your home New feature is being rolled out for use on Google Home speakers, Nest Hub video monitors and Chromecast enabled TVs. "Hey, Google, move the music."The company calls the new tool "Stream Transfer," and it's rolling out today.

When it comes to music, stream transfer is compatible with YouTube Music, Spotify and Pandora, as well as a variety of other audio apps. At launch, YouTube is the only app that supports moving videos. We've reached out to the company to see if we can get a full list of compatible music apps, so stay tuned. Notably, it looks like one limitation of the feature is that it doesn't work with third-party Assistant-enabled smart speakers such as the Sonos One. Thankfully, smart speakers like the ones Sonos sells have had their own take on stream transfer for a while now; in fact, Google is a bit late to the party when it comes to this type of functionality. But better late than never.

Google says stream transfer is rolling out starting today.

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Google's Nest Hub and Hub Max can now ‘sense' your presence and respond accordingly .
On Wednesday, Android Police was the first to report that Google's Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max can now use ultrasound technology to sense when users are near and tailor what's displayed on their screens accordingly. As of Wednesday, if you are within five feet of your Google Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max, the devices can sense your presence and tailor what's on the screen based on your distance. This is made possible with integrated ultrasound technology. When you're close to the devices, they will automatically display the weather and touch controls.

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