Google introduces multi-room audio control for Nest devices and Smart Displays

Google has announced a very useful feature for its suite of Nest devices and smart displays called Multi-room audio control. It will allow users to dynamically group and control multiple cast-enabled Nest devices in their home, with sliders to each individual speaker’s volume.

The feature will support most major music platforms such as YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc. To use the interface, users must first add the Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker or Smart Display to a group, which can be done by tapping the bottom left icon when audio is playing. Once added, individual volume controls will be visible for each device.

Google’s Nest device already have a variety of features that make it great for your home audio setup. Some of these features include Stream Transfer, stereo audio pairing and the ability to get new music recommendations from the Google Assistant.

Multi-room audio control is rolling out to all Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max and other Assistant-enabled Smart Displays starting today and will also be coming to the Google Home app later in the year.