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Technology You can now ask Google to ‘move the music’ to a different room

23:00  08 october  2019
23:00  08 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Google just upgraded its multiroom audio offering with a feature it’s calling Stream Transfer. Previously, you could music you were already playing on additional speakers, but why leave it playing in a room you aren’t using anymore? You can say the name of a specific room if you ’ve assigned it to one

Now , you can say “OK Google , move the music to the living room speaker” and it will do exactly that. Google is also making it possible to switch between devices in the Google This feature also works with videos so you can move a YouTube video from a Chromecast-enabled TV to a smart display.

Want music to follow you around your house? You can now ask Google Assistant for that by saying, “Hey Google, move the music to the living room.”

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At least, you can if you have a house filled with Google Home smart speakers, Google Nest Hub displays, and / or Chromecast dongles. Google just upgraded its multiroom audio offering with a feature it’s calling Stream Transfer. Previously, you could music you were already playing on additional speakers, but why leave it playing in a room you aren’t using anymore?

I just tried the feature, and it’s as simple as it sounds: start playing music on one Google Cast device, then ask Google Assistant to transfer it to another device (or speaker group) in your house.

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Move your music with the Google Assistant: Start playing music on the Google Home Mini in your kitchen, and keep the vibe going in the living room . Stream transfer is compatible with your favorite audio apps, including YouTube Music , Spotify, Pandora, and more. For video, you can enjoy the

Just say, "Hey Google , move the music to the living room speaker." Transfer music from a single speaker to the speaker group to fill your whole home with music . You can use Stream transfer with all the audio apps that are currently compatible with Google Assistant such as YouTube Music , Spotify

You can say the name of a specific room if you’ve assigned it to one; otherwise, you’ll need to say the name of the device to which you’re transferring music.

According to Google’s new blog post, you can also use the Google Home app on your phone to sling music from device to device if you’d rather not say anything out loud, and you can beam videos back and forth between a Chromecast and a Nest Hub smart display, too. I wasn’t able to find the controls in the app, probably because I haven’t gotten an update for my Google Home app this month.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like you can move music from a Google Cast device back to your phone. It’d be nice to seamlessly transfer my tunes when I walk out the door.

Google's new YouTube Music widget has a major problem: no music videos .
YouTube Music is now the default music app for Android 10, but its new home screen widget is missing its main feature.In fact, the new widget looks identical to Google Play Music. If you were hoping to see the current video playing on your home screen, there's bad news; you only get a tiny still image, missing out on the app's main feature.

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