Do you own multiple Google Home smart speakers? Did you know you can link them together to make Google Home groups and cast music from one device to all your Home speakers at once? If not, you’re in the right place because I’m about to show you how to create Groups.
Before we get started, there are two things you’ll need to do first: Buy/own two or more Google Home speakers and then make sure they’re already set up and connected to your home network. Pretty simple, right?
Here’s our quick video walkthrough, along with step-by-step written instructions for those who prefer reading.
You’ll need the Google Home app installed to set them up, so if you don’t already have it, here’s a link to save you the trouble of searching the Play Store for it yourself.
Setting up Google Home groups
Now that we’ve taken care of the pregame, open the Google Home app and tap the devices button in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
Next, tap the hamburger menu in the top right-hand corner of any of your Home devices, and select ‘Create Group’.
Now, name your Home group whatever you want and check the boxes next to the Google Home devices you want to add to your group, then hit save.
Your group is ready to cast to now, so open up your favorite music app – that’s Google Play for me. Here, you’ll touch the Chromecast icon and select the group you just set up. Then, play a track as you normally would and it streams all of the devices in your group at the same time.
And that’s it!
You can now enjoy your music across multiple Google Home speakers on the same WiFi network. It’s worth mentioning that this also works for Chromecast Audio devices. They can be added to groups the same exact way for even more multi-room goodness.
Family and friends, were you already aware of this feature, or is this something new to you? We’d love to hear from you in the comment thread!