Google Chromecast can now sync music with Home speakers

Google Home speakers and Chromecasts can now be included in a Home audio group for music, podcasts, or audiobooks. That means you can play or queue up a a song or playlist on Spotify, iHeartRadio, or other streaming music services both through your television and through Home speakers anywhere in your house, and it works with all generations of the dongle. Support for Pandora Premium streaming music was also made available today. Audio groups are created within the Home app for iOS or Android smartphones.

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Smart displays like Google Home Hub will be able to join groups in the coming weeks.

This is a feature of Preview program that gives an early look at upcoming features. The capability is starting to roll out to users today. The feature makes good on Google’s promise to integrate Chromecast into speaker groups, which can be set up through the Google Home app. When casting, the connected TV displays the song on the “Backdrop” screen. Now devices that connect with Chromecast, including televisions, can be added to a grouping. When a TV with Chromecast is synced to a speaker group, the display will show song information on screen, atop a rotating selection of background images.

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More Google devices working together in audio groups is just the latest line of changes made for Google Assistant.


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  1. It would be great if I could put, let’s say a Chromecast and a Google home into a group and cast a YouTube video into this group. Video on the TV and audio on the Google home.

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  2. The ultimate best news will be wether I can add my Nvidia Shield to a group. But will have to wait and see if and when the Cast firmware will be updated on the Shield. Might be a long wait

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