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Is it possible to connect my phone to Google Home Mini (1st Gen) via Bluetooth?

TolgaK
Community Member

Hello,

It looks like I can connect my Google Home Mini (2nd gen) to my phone via bluetooth but there's no setting to do so in the Google Home Mini (1st Gen) in the Google Home app. Am I missing something?

 

In fact, there's no settings at all for the 1st Gen device. When I ask it verbally to enable bluetooth it says to "to connect a phone or tablet to this device, say pair bluetooth...". Doing so results in the same response.

 

Attaching photos for clarity. "My Speaker" is the Google Home 2nd Gen, "Kitchen Speaker" is the 1st gen. Notice the lack of the gear icon.

 

Thanks.

1st Gen1st Gen

 

2nd Gen2nd Gen

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MplsCustomer
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@TolgaK 

Maybe these 2021 instructions will work on your Gen 1 mini, which doesn't have a Settings option: https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/google-nest-feature-i-use-almost-daily-turn-it-into-a-bluetooth...

Here's how to pair with Bluetooth the first time:

1. Say "OK, Google, enter pairing mode." You can also say "pair Bluetooth" or "turn on Bluetooth."

2. Google Assistant will respond, "To connect, open Bluetooth settings and look for the device called [the name you gave your device]."

3. Open the Settings app on your mobile device or computer, go to Bluetooth settings and look for the name of your Nest device and click or tap either the name of the device or the word or button for Connect.

4. Your Nest speaker will play a sound to indicate your devices are now connected. Now any audio you play on your phone, tablet or computer will play through your smart speaker.

5. To disconnect, say, "Hey, Google, disconnect Bluetooth." Google Assistant will say "Bluetooth is disconnected" to confirm.

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MplsCustomer
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@TolgaK 

Maybe these 2021 instructions will work on your Gen 1 mini, which doesn't have a Settings option: https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/google-nest-feature-i-use-almost-daily-turn-it-into-a-bluetooth...

Here's how to pair with Bluetooth the first time:

1. Say "OK, Google, enter pairing mode." You can also say "pair Bluetooth" or "turn on Bluetooth."

2. Google Assistant will respond, "To connect, open Bluetooth settings and look for the device called [the name you gave your device]."

3. Open the Settings app on your mobile device or computer, go to Bluetooth settings and look for the name of your Nest device and click or tap either the name of the device or the word or button for Connect.

4. Your Nest speaker will play a sound to indicate your devices are now connected. Now any audio you play on your phone, tablet or computer will play through your smart speaker.

5. To disconnect, say, "Hey, Google, disconnect Bluetooth." Google Assistant will say "Bluetooth is disconnected" to confirm.

Hey, that's awesome, it worked! Looks like the key phrase is "enter pairing mode". Thank you!

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

MplsCustomer, we appreciate the assistance and the steps you've provided — it's a big help!

 

TolgaK, glad to hear that the steps provided above works for you. Do you have other questions or concerns that we can assist you with?

 

Thanks,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi TolgaK,

 

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this thread as resolved. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you 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.

 

Cheers,

Alex