It’s fair to say that smart speakers such as the Google Home and Home Mini have taken off in a big way in the last year or so, but there are still some notable frustrations to be experienced. One of these niggles was the inability to pair your Google Home, Home Mini, or Home Max with standard Bluetooth speakers. You needed to have a Google Home device in every room if you wanted music to play everywhere in your home. As of today, this is no longer the case, though, because it is now possible to pair your Google Home device to other Bluetooth speakers.
This means you can listen to your music, an audio book or perhaps a podcast in every room. Setting the devices up is easy, you just need to follow the steps below:
- Open the Google Home app
- Navigate to Device Settings
- Follow the Pairing Instructions and pair the Google Home device with the Bluetooth speaker
Once the Bluetooth speaker is paired up with the Google Home, you just need to issue a command to the Google Assistant in the normal way like so – “Hey Google, Play AC/DC’s greatest hits.” Music will then begin blaring out of every paired up speaker in the house without any extra prompting. You can also add a Bluetooth speaker to a group in the Google Home app to get multi-room audio. And by turning on background music, you can have music that will follow you from room to room.
The only thing you have to remember is that you aren’t able to issue commands to the Bluetooth speaker, you will still have to direct your questions to your Google Home device.