Pair Google Home Max speakers

You can pair two Google Home Max speakers (devices) for stereo sound and an immersive experience for music and casting. Both devices need to be in the same room. 

Step 1. Place speakers in the best position in your room

For the best sound quality, place the two speakers:

 

  • On top of the silicone bases, with the bases placed in the middle of the bottom of the speakers.
  • On top of a solid, level surface, and away from the edge of the surface.
  • About 10 ft apart.
  • About 8-10 feet from your typical listening position
  • At the same height. This height should be around the same height as your ears.
  • In the same orientation, either both sitting vertically or both sitting horizontally. 

Step 2. Set up both Google Home Max speakers

Set up both Google Home Max speakers in the Google Home app. You'll see separate device cards for each device that's set up successfully. 

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as both speakers.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. In the bottom of the Home screen, tap Discover  and then Pair your speakers.
  4. Tap PAIR SPEAKERS. 
  5. Under “Set up speaker pair,” tap Next.

  6. Choose your pair and then NEXT.
  7. The LED lights on one of the speakers will start flashing white. Tap Left or Right to match the location of the blinking speaker and then NEXT.  Note: Your Assistant responds from the left speaker.  
  8. Under “Where is your pair?” choose a room for the speaker pairand then NEXT.  
  9. Create a name for your speaker pair and then NEXT and then DONE. 

In the home screen of Google Home, you'll see a new device card for your speaker pair. Here's where you can control the speaker pair. The individual speaker device cards no longer exist. 

Step 4. Control the speaker pair

Media control

All media controls (i.e. play, pause, next, previous, volume control) control the speaker pair, not individual speakers.

Settings

Assistant settings, device settings and sound settings apply to the speaker pair and can't be changed on individual speakers. To change individual settings, unpair the speakers using the steps below. 

Using your Assistant

Important: When two speakers are paired, your Assistant lives and responds on the left speaker. To use your Assistant on the right speaker, unpair the speakers using the steps below. Then you can use your Assistant on both speakers. 

Grouping a speaker pair

You can add a speaker pair to a speaker group. The speaker pair acts as a single device within that group. 

Unpair speakers 

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Home device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. In the bottom-left corner of the Home screen, tap Home to see available Google Home devices.
  4. Scroll to find the speaker pair. Tap the speaker pair.
  5. In the top right corner of the device card, tap Settings and then Speaker pair and then Separate speaker pair and then SEPARATE. 
  6. You’ll see two individual device cards for your two speakers.

 

 

 

 

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