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Technology Moving music between your Google Home speakers just got a lot easier

12:21  09 october  2019
12:21  09 october  2019 Source:   techradar.com

Google Home speakers can now make mobile calls, starting in Australia

Google Home speakers can now make mobile calls, starting in Australia For two years, Google Home users have been able to place calls from their smart speakers using the built-in VoIP functionality. From today that function is available using mobile service too, with Australian mobile provider Telstra becoming the first company to offer voice-activated calling via a mobile carrier. Telstra customers can link up to six mobile numbers to their Google Home and sync the contacts as well, letting them call anyone from their phone book using their Home device. To use voice calling with multiple numbers, they can set up Google Voice Match to identify voices and link them to a particular number and contact list.

If you have multiple Google Home speakers and casting devices spread throughout your home , Google just announced such a feature. There was no easy way to simply move the streaming music from the kitchen speaker to the living room speaker without interruption.

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If you have multiple Google Home speakers or Google Nest devices dotted around your home, you may have noticed how tricky it can be to switch your music playback between them.

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That's all set to change, thanks to a new feature called 'stream transfer', which allows you to change which Google Home or Google Nest speaker is playing your music by giving Google Assistant a simple voice command like, "hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker".

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Stream transfer also enables you to move YouTube videos between smart displays like the Google Nest Hub Max and a Chromecast-enabled TV, according to Engadget.

Apple Music for Android finally works with Chromecast

  Apple Music for Android finally works with Chromecast Apple's been busy adding new elements to Music, including a dark mode and real-time lyrics. Now, one of the most frequently-requested features finally has support: the music streaming service on Android now works with Chromecast. After becoming available with the beta version last month, the feature has now rolled out to the stable app, and users can start listening to music through Chromecast devices soon. Predictably, the whole set up is designed to be as effortless as possible. If there's a compatible Chromecast device on the same network as your phone then a cast icon will appear in the Music app.

Just say "Hey, Google " to start a song on one speaker and finish it on another. "Now that millions of users have multiple TVs, smart speakers and smart displays (some in every room!) we wanted to make it easy for people to control their media as they moved from room to room," Google notes on its blog.

Google today announced a small but nifty feature for the Google Assistant and its smart home devices that makes it easier for you to take your music and videos ‘Stream transfer’ as Google prosaically calls it, allows you to simply ask the Assistant to move your music to a different speaker , or — if you

As the feature is accessed via the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet, you can also use it to cast your music to any Chromecast-enabled speaker.

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A new Google Home Mini

This new feature isn't limited to swapping content between devices; Google says that, once you've set up a speaker group in the Home app, you can "transfer music from a single speaker to the speaker group to fill your whole home with music".

We could be on the verge of a new Google speaker, with rumors that the company is working on a new Google Home Mini smart speaker recently given weight by an FCC certification for a media streaming device that looks suspiciously like the original Mini.

The new Google Home Mini – which we think will be called the Google Nest Mini – could launch as soon as October 15, at Google's annual Made by Google hardware showcase.

If Google does launch the Google Nest Mini, we could be in for some fantastic deals on the original Google Home Mini this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Google Home update leaves some speakers unusable .
Smart speakers' frequent under-the-radar updates are usually convenient, but they're creating a lot of headaches for some Google device owners. Google has confirmed that it's fixing a problem with firmware updates that have bricked Home and Home Mini speakers. Some people have had success by temporarily unplugging the power cable or performing a factory reset, but others haven't been so lucky -- numerous owners have reported that their devices are completely unusable. If you're affected, you'll see the speaker's four lights stay lit.This doesn't appear to affect the Home Max, displays like the Home Hub or Nest-branded speakers.

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