The Google home and Amazon echo smart devices are first of all excellent Bluetooth speaker speakers that can be paired with any bluetooth device (such as a smartphone) to play music. But how to use Google Home as a bluetooth speaker? It is easier to do than to say because a simple voice command will be enough for you to activate the bluetooth pairing; so if you follow this guide, with very few steps you will immediately be able to use google home as a speaker. Enough chatter and let’s get straight to the point.
I will first describe the procedure to use Google Home as a speaker for generic devices and then how to use google home as a speaker for android devices (via mirroring)
- Use Google Home as a speaker
- Use google home as a speaker for android devices
Use Google Home as a speaker
To use google home as a bluetooth speaker you will first need to enable pairing and then complete the pairing on the device you want to connect.
So start by enabling pairing; just say the voice command ” Ok Google, connect to Bluetooth” to activate the pairing mode (or alternatively you can use the Google Home application from your mobile phone, selecting the google home device you want to use and clicking on the settings icon. the icon with the gear symbol at the top right and selecting Paired Bluetooth devices and pressing on the item Activate pairing mode ).
Then you will have to open the bluetooth settings of the device you want to connect to the google home speaker and search for the Google speaker among the visible bluetooth devices and select it. Done at this point, your google home will work as a speaker.
Once paired and connected the device will automatically reconnect unless disconnected. When you have finished using Google Home as a speaker, you can disconnect it with the voice command ” Ok Google, disconnect to Bluetooth” (or directly from the google home application on your mobile phone by going to the settings screen described above and clicking on the word Unpair ). You can later connect it again using the voice command “Ok Google, connect the Bluetooth”
Use google home as a speaker for android devices
If the device from which you want to stream music to the google home device is an Android device (Android 4.4 or later) and is connected to the same wifi network, then to use google home as a speaker you can directly use the mirroring function to stream the music.
From the Android device, open the google home app and select the google home device you want to use as a speaker. Tap on Cast audio . From this point the audio will be transmitted to the google home device. When you have finished using Google Home as a speaker, to end the communication, from the Android device open the google home app and select the google home device you want to use as a speaker . Press on Stop broadcast .
During the mirroring transmission you can stop the music with the voice command “ Ok Google, Stop “. You can also adjust the volume with the following voice commands:
To adjust the volume, use these voice commands.
|Increase the volume||“Ok Google, turn up the volume”||Increase volume by 10%|
|Turn down the volume||“Ok Google , turn down the volume”||Lower the volume by 10%|
|Set a specific
|“Ok Google , Volume level five”, “Volume at 65%”||Set the volume to a specific level. The scale is 1-10 or 1-100%.|
|Set the volume to maximum||“Ok Google , maximum volume”||Set the volume to level 10|
|Set the volume to the minimum||“Ok Google , minimum volume”||Set the volume to level 1|
|Vary the volume by an amount X||“Ok Google, Raise the volume by 10%”, “Lower the volume by 10%”||Change the volume by the specified amount|
|Know the current volume level||“Ok Google, What is the volume?”||Communicates the current volume level|
If you need more information on mirroring transmission from an Android device to google home visit the google support pages .
Now that you know how to use google home as a speaker, you must also know that you can create groups of google speakers, it is in fact possible to pair two google home devices to create a pair of stereo speakers for music playback, you can find the instructions in this guide.