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Google multiroom compatible devices

kittermant
Community Member

Is there a list of devices that can be combined in google speaker groups?

I want to know what speakers work seamlessly with the other google/nest speakers. I want to be able to add a soundbar and/or  AV receiver to my existing google speaker groups, consisting of google home and nest speakers. 

Is there a list of devices that are compatible with google speaker groups?

Is there a list of devices that are compatible with the google multiroom system? 

I searched around but could only find this short list from a third party. Can anyone confirm this list or add any additional products? 
https://www.the-ambient.com/how-to/google-home-assistant-multiroom-music-audio-nest-chromecast-2349

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Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

Yes — you're right! Speakers that have a Chromecast built-in feature can be added to a speaker group so that you can play the same audio throughout your house. Additional information this feature doesn't work on Bose or Sonos speakers that have the Google Assistant.

 

Thanks,

Alex

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Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

To create a speaker group, you would need 2 or more of the devices listed below. You can group speakers, Smart Displays, and Smart Clocks in any combination. You can also check this guide how to create a speaker group.

 

  • Google Nest and Home speakers and displays
  • Chromecast (2nd generation and above)
  • Devices with Google Assistant
  • Chromecast Audio
  • Speakers with Chromecast built-in
  • Google Nest Wifi point

Note:

  • This feature isn't supported on Chromecast (1st Gen).
  • Playing the news or listening to the radio is now supported in speaker groups.
  • Music providers that support voice casting on individual devices are now supported in speaker groups.

Thanks,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help? Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.


Best,

Alex

I'm sorry I didn't see your response before. 

Oh just to confirm what you're saying is that any speaker that's marketed and labeled as "Chromecast built-in" and be added to a Google speaker group independently and will work seamlessly with the other Google home, Google nest, nest wifi speakers I have?

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

Yes — you're right! Speakers that have a Chromecast built-in feature can be added to a speaker group so that you can play the same audio throughout your house. Additional information this feature doesn't work on Bose or Sonos speakers that have the Google Assistant.

 

Thanks,

Alex

I read online that bose now supports Chromecast built-in. That any existing Bose speakers that connect to their app will get an update in now have Chromecast built in. Can you confirm?

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

Unfortunately, we don't have access to Bose speakers, as long as it's written on their specification that it has a built-in Chromecast it can be added to the speaker. If the Bose speakers have only Google Assistant, it might not work when added to the group. Also, speaker groups containing non-Google speakers or Cast-based devices may not work properly in speaker groups if they don’t receive a software update. You may notice that those devices don’t play audio in a speaker group. Third-party Cast devices like soundbars with Chromecast built-in will need to be updated to Cast firmware 1.52.272222 and above.

 

Thanks,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

Unfortunately, we don't have access to Bose speakers, as long as it's written on their specification that it has a built-in Chromecast it can be added to the speaker. If the Bose speakers have only Google Assistant, it might not work when added to the group. Also, speaker groups containing non-Google speakers or Cast-based devices may not work properly in speaker groups if they don’t receive a software update. You may notice that those devices don’t play audio in a speaker group. Third-party Cast devices like soundbars with Chromecast built-in will need to be updated to Cast firmware 1.52.272222 and above.

 

Thanks,

Alex

Oh ok cool. Thank you so much!

Could you check out my other similar question? Maybe you have info or can escalate?

https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Speakers-and-Displays/TV-sound-though-Google-speaker-groups/t...

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

We'll be providing you information on that thread. Feel free to reply on this thread if have any other questions related to the topic above and I'll be happy to help.

 

Best,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey  kittermant,

 

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help? Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.


Thanks,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey kittermant,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you saw my response. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you again in 24 hrs. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

 

Kind regards,

Alex