Play media on multiple Google Nest devices

With multi-room control, you can play music or other media on any combination of Chromecast devices, Google Pixel Tablets, and Google Nest or Home speakers and displays. This feature lets you play music in multiple rooms or transfer media to a speaker group that you created.

Compatible devices include the following:

  • Speakers: Nest Audio, Google Home, Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Home Mini (1st gen), Google Home Max
  • Displays: Nest Hub, Nest Hub (2nd gen), Nest Hub Max
  • Nest Wifi point
  • Chromecast with Google TV, Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio
  • Google Pixel Tablet (Hub mode only)

Add a device to playback

From your Nest display

  1. On your Nest display, when media is playing, tap the active media card to bring up the media player.
  2. At the bottom left of the media player, tap [display name] to find a list of available devices.
  3. Tap the device you want to add. Media will begin to play on any device selected.

From the Google Home app

With music or other media playing:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the current media session. It'll show any compatible devices that are linked to your account or on your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Tap the device you want to add. Audio will begin to play in sync on any devices selected.

Remove a device from playback

From your Nest display

Note: You need to first play media on multiple devices before you can remove a device from playback.

  1. On your Nest display, tap the active media card to bring up the media player.
  2. At the bottom left of the media player, tap [display name] to find a list of available devices.
  3. Tap the device you want to remove. Media will immediately stop playing on that device.

From the Google Home app

Note: You need to first play media on multiple devices before you can remove a device from playback.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the current media session. It'll show any compatible devices that are linked to your account or on your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Tap the device you want to remove. Audio will immediately stop to play on that device.

Transfer to speaker groups

From your Nest display

You can transfer your session at any time to a speaker group you've already created. Learn more about how to create a speaker group.

  1. On your Nest display, tap the active media card to bring up the media player.
  2. At the bottom left of the media player, tap [display name] to find a list of available devices.
  3. Tap the speaker group you'd like to transfer to. Media will begin to play on that group of devices.

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the current media session. It'll show any compatible devices that are linked to your account or on your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Tap the speaker group you'd like to transfer to. Audio will begin to play on that group of devices.

Control volume of active devices

Note: For more information about how to control speakers and displays that are playing together, go to Create and manage speaker groups.

From your Nest display

  1. On your Nest display, tap the active media card to bring up the media player.
  2. At the bottom left of the media player, tap [display name] to find a list of available devices. Note: Active devices will have a slider for volume control.
  3. Adjust the volume of your devices.

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the current media session. Active devices will have a slider for volume control.
  3. Adjust the volume of any active device.

Using your voice

Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then "Set volume to 5" or "Set volume to 40%."

Related articles

Create and manage speaker groups
Move media from one cast device to another

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