Google Nest Hub, Fuchsia OS

New Update to Google Nest adds Multi-Room Audio Control and More


Google Nest is basically a display powered by the Google Assistant. Or is it? Turns out, Google is making the Nest more powerful by giving it some cool new features with the latest update.

In a blog post, Google revealed that the Nest is getting multi-room audio control, This means that you can control all devices in your house that have Google Assistant or are supported by Chromecast or any kind of smart speaker or TV.

This new feature works with all music and video apps including YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. Here are some more things you can do with this update –

  • Move music from one room to another: Stream transfer lets you easily move music, videos, podcasts, and more between compatible devices in your home using your voice, the Google Home app, or the touchscreen on your Nest smart display.
  • Experience stereo sound: Stereo pair two Nest Mini or Google Home Max devices in the Google Home app for room-filling sound and even more immersive left and right channel separation. 
  • Get new music recommendations: YouTube Music and Spotify Premium subscribers can ask, “Hey Google, recommend some music” and Google Assistant will offer multiple choices from artists and genres that they like, and others like them to choose from.

The update will be available on all Google Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, and other compatible Assistant-enabled Smart Displays starting today, August 18, 2020.