Group your Google Assistant devices

You can create groups of speakers, Smart Displays, and Smart Clocks so all of your devices play the same audio throughout your house.

This feature doesn't work on Bose or Sonos speakers that have the Google Assistant.

What you need

You need two or more of the devices listed below. You can group speakers, Smart Displays, and Smart Clocks in any combination.

  • Google Home
  • Google Nest Speakers
  • Chromecast (2nd generation and above)
  • Smart Displays with Google Assistant
  • Chromecast Audio
  • Speakers with Chromecast built-in
  • Smart Clock

Step 1: Create a group

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Tap Add Add and then Create speaker group.
  3. Tap each device you want to include in the group.
  4. Enter a name for the group.
  5. Tap Save.

To change the devices in an existing group, open the speaker group, then tap Settings Settings and then Choose devices.

To delete a group, open the speaker group, then tap Settings Settings and then Delete group and then Delete.

 

Step 2: Change where audio is played

After you start playing audio on one device, you can ask the Google Assistant to move the audio to other devices.

Play audio on multiple devices

To play audio on more devices, say “Hey Google,” then say which devices you want to add.

You can say things like:

  • “Add Living Room display to the music.”
  • “Play the music on the Kitchen speaker too.”

On Smart Displays, you can tap the group name on the full screen media view to add more devices.

Use a preset speaker group

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Select your device.
  3. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings and then Audio and then Groups.
  4. Choose an existing group or create a group.
  5. Tap Save.

To play audio from a preset group automatically, open the Google Home app and set the group as your default media player.

Move audio to a different device

To play audio on a device, say “Hey Google,” then say which device should play the media.
You can say things like:
  • “Move the music to Playroom display.”
  • “Play the music on Bedroom speaker.”
  • “Cast to living room TV.”
On Smart Displays, you can tap the group name on the full screen media view to change which devices play the audio.

Step 3: Play audio

To play audio on the speaker group, say "Hey Google," and include the group name in your request.

You can say things like:

  • "Play rock music on [group name]."
  • "Listen to the news on [group name]."
  • "Play [podcast name] on [group name]."

You can have audio automatically play from the device group by opening the Google Home app and setting the group as your default media player.

Step 4: Control audio

Control playback

  • Use your voice: Use the same commands you would use with a single device.
  • Use the Google Home app: Tap the speaker group you want to control, then use the audio controls.
  • Use a device: Use the buttons on your device's screen.

Control volume

  • Use your voice: Use the same commands as you would for a single device. Volume commands will only work on the nearest device unless you include the group name in your command.
  • Use the Google Home app: Tap the speaker group you want to control. Above the volume wheel, tap Speakers and adjust the volume for each device.
  • Use a Smart Display: From the full screen media view, in the bottom left, tap your speaker group. Use the slider to adjust the volume of an individual speaker or all of the speakers.
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