For a while now, transferring music between different devices in Google Home and Nest has been a convoluted process, but Google is finally making it easier to do that. The company is introducing a new feature called stream transfer that allows you to ask Assistant to switch music and podcasts between various devices such as Chromecast, Google Home and Nest. The company gives an example, “Hey Google, switch the music to the speaker in the living room.”
This effectively bridges the gap between multiple Google Home, Chromecast, and Nest devices and aims to make the process simpler for consumers in their homes who own several smart TVs, smart speakers, and smart displays.
You can switch your music or podcast to a connected speaker or smart display or to a community of connected devices on your Google Home app. Google is also allowing the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays to allow you to switch your favorite YouTube video to a Chromecast-connected TV. You’ll need to ask, “Hey Google, play it on the TV in the living room.”
Google began rolling out Stream Transfer to all Chromecast adapters and Google Home and Nest smart speakers and displays Tuesday.