Use multi-room control with the Google Home app or your Google Nest display

With multi-room control, you can group any combination of Google Nest speakers, displays, and Chromecast devices together to play music in multiple rooms, control volume of remote devices, or transfer media to a speaker group.

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 Max
  • Nest Wifi point
  • Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio, and devices with Chromecast built-in

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 corner of your screen, tap Devices to find a list of available devices.
  3. Tap the device you want to add. Media will begin playing 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 Media . You’ll see a controller for the content that’s playing. The controller will 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 playing in sync on any devices selected.

Remove a device from playback

From your Nest display

Note: You need to first be playing to a group of 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 corner of your screen, tap Devices 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 be playing to a group of devices before you can remove a device from playback.
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Media . You’ll see a controller for the content that’s playing. The controller will 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 playing 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 (for example, you can create a group for all the speakers in your home called “All Speakers”). 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 corner of your screen, tap Devices to find a list of available devices.
  3. Tap the speaker group you’d like to transfer to. Media will begin playing on that group of devices.

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Media . You’ll see a controller for the content that’s playing. The controller will 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 playing on that group of devices.

Control volume of an active device

You can change the volume of an individual speaker or a group of playing devices. 

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 corner of your screen, tap Devices  to find a list of available devices. Note: Active devices will show volume control. 
  3. Adjust the volume of your speaker or your group of playing devices.

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Media . Active devices will show a slider for controlling volume. 
  3. Adjust the volume of your speaker or your group of playing devices.

Using your voice

Say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” then “Set volume to 5” or “Set volume to 40%.”

This will change the volume of the entire group.

Related articles

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

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