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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

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Moving music between different Google Home and Nest devices has been a convoluted process for a while now, but Google is at long last 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 .

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 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

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.

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At launch, these devices include Google Home and Nest smart speakers as well as Google Nest smart displays and Chromecast-equipped TVs. The transfer of a stream can be initiated either with voice commands like “Hey Google , move the music to the living room speaker,” via the Google

Google has rolled out a new feature for its smart devices called ‘Stream Transfer .’ The feature lets you transfer music , podcast, and video streaming between compatible Chromecast-enabled TVs, Google Home , and Nest speakers. You can use a voice command, the Google Home app, or even just the

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 updates the Nest Hub to sense where you are without a camera .
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