Play music on your Google Home or Google Nest device using Bluetooth

You can play music that's stored on your mobile device (phone or tablet) or computer on your Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display using Bluetooth. This includes iTunes Music, Audible, Apple Music and personal playlists.

Step 1. Pair your mobile device & speaker or display

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the device you want to pair and then Settings .
  3. Scroll down to "General settings," then tap Paired Bluetooth devices and then Enable Pairing Mode.

From your mobile device's Bluetooth settings

  1. On your mobile device's Home screen, tap Settings and then Bluetooth .
  2. Turn on Bluetooth On.
  3. Tap the name of the speaker or display you'd like to pair. 

From your computer's Bluetooth settings

Note: Steps vary depending on computer/laptop model.

Windows OS

  1. Select the Start button and then type “Bluetooth”   and then select Bluetooth settings from the list.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Tap the name of the speaker or display you’d like to pair.

Mac OS

  1. Click the Apple menu.
  2. Go to System Preferences
  3. Look for the Bluetooth icon
  4. Turn on Bluetooth.
  5. Select the name of the speaker or display you’d like to pair.

Step 2. Connect your mobile device & speaker or display

If your speaker or display is paired with multiple mobile devices, it connects to the most recently paired device. Here's how to check which mobile devices are connected to your Google Nest or Home device.  
 

Using your mobile device

  1. Open Bluetooth settings on your mobile device.
  2. Under “Available devices,” tap the speaker or display you paired to your mobile device. 

Using your voice

To do this: Say "Ok Google or "Hey Google", then...

Connect 

 

"Connect"
"Connect to Bluetooth"

Disconnect 

Note: Your mobile device will stay connected to
your speaker or display until you disconnect.

"Disconnect"
"Disconnect Bluetooth"

Step 3. Play music

Once your mobile device is paired and connected to your speaker or display, use basic and advanced music commands to listen to music and playlists.

Manage paired and connected devices

Using the Google Home app

Check which mobile device is paired with your speaker or display

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your device and then Settings .
  3. Scroll down to "General settings," then tap Paired Bluetooth devices.
  4. You'll see your mobile device and the date it was paired. 

Unpair mobile device and your speaker or display

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the device you want to unpair and then Settings .
  3. Scroll down to "General settings," then tap Paired Bluetooth devices.
  4. Tap the X next to the device you want to unpair and then Unpair. 

Using your voice

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google", then...
Turn on Google Home’s Bluetooth “Turn on Bluetooth.”
Check pairing status "Is Bluetooth active?"
"Is Bluetooth paired?"
"Is Bluetooth connected?"
Exit Bluetooth pairing "Cancel"
"Cancel pairing"
"Cancel Bluetooth pairing"
Clear all paired devices "Clear all paired Bluetooth devices"
"Clear all paired devices"
"Clear all Bluetooth devices"
"Clear all devices"
"Clear all my devices"
"Unpair devices"

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Play music on Bluetooth speakers or headphones 

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