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Pair two speakers for stereo sound

For an immersive music and media experience, you can connect 2 speakers to set up stereo sound. Stereo sound pairing is available on Google Home, Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Home Mini (1st gen), Google Home Max, and Google Nest Audio. Both devices need to be the same model (Example: 2 Nest Mini speakers or 2 Nest Audio speakers) and located in the same room.

If you want to stream your media to several speakers throughout your home, learn more on how to create and manage speaker groups.

Google Home Google Home

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

For the best sound quality, place the 2 speakers:

  • On top of a solid, level surface and away from the edge of the surface.
  • At the same height as each other.

Step 2. Set up both Google Home speakers

Set up both Google Home speakers in the Google Home app. Once they’re set up, they should appear in the app as separate devices.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the tile of the speaker you want to pair.
  4. At the top right corner, tap Settings   Audio.
  5. Tap Stereo pair Next.
  6. Select 2 devices you’d like to pair Next.
  7. The lights on one of the speakers should start to flash white. Tap Left or Right to match the location of the speaker that blinks  Next.
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant should respond from the left speaker.

  8. Under “Where is your pair?,” choose a room for the stereo pair  Next.
  9. Create a name for your stereo pair Next Done.

In the home tab of the Google Home app, your stereo pair should appear as a single device. You can tap on your stereo pair to control the pair.

Step 4. Control the stereo pair

Media controls

All media controls (play, pause, next, previous, and volume control) control the stereo pair, not individual speakers.

Settings

Assistant settings, device settings, and sound settings apply to the stereo pair and can't be changed on individual speakers.

Google Assistant

Important: When 2 speakers are paired, your Assistant functions and responds on the left speaker.

Add your stereo pair to a speaker group

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

Unpair speakers

If you no longer want to use your speakers as a stereo pair, you can unpair them.

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the stereo pair's tile.
  4. At the top right, tap Settings Settings gear and then Separate stereo pair and then Separate.

Important: After you unpair your speakers, you need to relink the device that was on the right side to your Google Account:

  1. From the Home tab, touch and hold the right-side speaker that you need to relink.
  2. Tap Settings Settings gear and then Link account.

On the home screen, your 2 speakers should be listed separately.

Googel Nest Mini Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)

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

For the best sound quality, place the 2 speakers:

  • On top of a solid, level surface and away from the edge of the surface.
  • At the same height as each other.

Step 2. Set up both Google Nest Mini speakers

Set up both Google Nest Mini speakers in the Google Home app. Once they’re set up, they should appear in the app as separate devices.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the tile of the speaker you want to pair.
  4. At the top right corner, tap Settings   Audio.
  5. Tap Stereo pair Next.
  6. Select 2 devices you’d like to pair Next.
  7. The lights on one of the speakers should start to flash white. Tap Left or Right to match the location of the speaker that blinks  Next.
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant should respond from the left speaker.

  8. Under “Where is your pair?,” choose a room for the stereo pair  Next.
  9. Create a name for your stereo pair Next Done.

In the home tab of the Google Home app, your stereo pair should appear as a single device. You can tap on your stereo pair to control the pair.

Step 4. Control the stereo pair

Media controls

All media controls (play, pause, next, previous, and volume control) control the stereo pair, not individual speakers.

Settings

Assistant settings, device settings, and sound settings apply to the stereo pair and can't be changed on individual speakers.

Google Assistant

Important: When 2 speakers are paired, your Assistant functions and responds on the left speaker. 

Add your stereo pair to a speaker group

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

Unpair speakers

If you no longer want to use your speakers as a stereo pair, you can unpair them.

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the stereo pair's tile.
  4. At the top right, tap Settings Settings gear and then Separate stereo pair and then Separate.

Important: After you unpair your speakers, you need to relink the device that was on the right side to your Google Account:

  1. From the Home tab, touch and hold the right-side speaker that you need to relink.
  2. Tap Settings Settings gear and then Link account.

On the home screen, your 2 speakers should be listed separately.

Google Home Mini Google Home Mini (1st gen)

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

For the best sound quality, place the 2 speakers:

  • On top of a solid, level surface and away from the edge of the surface.
  • At the same height as each other.

Step 2. Set up both Google Home Mini speakers

Set up both Google Home Mini speakers in the Google Home app. Once they’re set up, the should appear in the app as separate devices.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the tile of the speaker you want to pair.
  4. At the top right corner, tap Settings   Audio.
  5. Tap Stereo pair Next.
  6. Select 2 devices you’d like to pair Next.
  7. The lights on one of the speakers should start to flash white. Tap Left or Right to match the location of the speaker that blinks  Next.
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant should respond from the left speaker.

  8. Under “Where is your pair?,” choose a room for the stereo pair  Next.
  9. Create a name for your stereo pair Next Done.

In the home tab of the Google Home app, your stereo pair should appear as a single device. You can tap on your stereo pair to control the pair.

Step 4. Control the stereo pair

Media controls

All media controls (play, pause, next, previous, and volume control) control the stereo pair, not individual speakers.

Settings

Assistant settings, device settings and sound settings apply to the stereo pair and can't be changed on individual speakers.

Google Assistant

Important: When 2 speakers are paired, your Assistant functions and responds on the left speaker.

Add your stereo pair to a speaker group

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

Unpair speakers

If you no longer want to use your speakers as a stereo pair, you can unpair them.

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the stereo pair's tile.
  4. At the top right, tap Settings Settings gear and then Separate stereo pair and then Separate.

Important: After you unpair your speakers, you need to relink the device that was on the right side to your Google Account:

  1. From the Home tab, touch and hold the right-side speaker that you need to relink.
  2. Tap Settings Settings gear and then Link account.

On the home screen, your 2 speakers should be listed separately.

Google Home Max Google Home Max

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

For the best sound quality, place the 2 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 ft 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 placed vertically or both placed horizontally.

Step 2. Set up both Google Home Max speakers

Set up both Google Home Max speakers in the Google Home app. Once they’re set up, they should appear in the app as separate devices.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the tile of the speaker you want to pair.
  4. At the top right corner, tap Settings   Audio.
  5. Tap Stereo pair Next.
  6. Select 2 devices you’d like to pair Next.
  7. The lights on one of the speakers should start to flash white. Tap Left or Right to match the location of the speaker that blinks  Next.
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant should respond from the left speaker.

  8. Under “Where is your pair?,” choose a room for the stereo pair  Next.
  9. Create a name for your stereo pair Next Done.

In the home tab of the Google Home app, your stereo pair should appear as a single device. You can tap on your stereo pair to control the pair.

Step 4. Control the stereo pair

Media controls

All media controls (play, pause, next, previous, and volume control) control the stereo pair, not individual speakers.

Settings

Assistant settings, device settings, and sound settings apply to the stereo pair and can't be changed on individual speakers.

Google Assistant

Important: When 2 speakers are paired, your Assistant functions and responds on the left speaker.

Add your stereo pair to a speaker group

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

Unpair speakers

If you no longer want to use your speakers as a stereo pair, you can unpair them.

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the stereo pair's tile.
  4. At the top right, tap Settings Settings gear and then Separate stereo pair and then Separate.

Important: After you unpair your speakers, you need to relink the device that was on the right side to your Google Account:

  1. From the Home tab, touch and hold the right-side speaker that you need to relink.
  2. Tap Settings Settings gear and then Link account.

On the home screen, your 2 speakers should be listed separately.

Google Nest Audio Google Nest Audio

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

For the best sound quality, place the 2 speakers:

  • On top of a solid, level surface and away from the edge of the surface.
  • At the same height as each other.

Step 2. Set up both Nest Audio speakers

Set up both Nest Audio speakers in the Google Home app. Once they’re set up, they should appear in the app as separate devices.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the tile of the speaker you want to pair.
  4. At the top right corner, tap Settings   Audio.
  5. Tap Stereo pair Next.
  6. Select 2 devices you’d like to pair Next.
  7. The lights on one of the speakers should start to flash white. Tap Left or Right to match the location of the speaker that blinks  Next.
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant should respond from the left speaker.

  8. Under “Where is your pair?,” choose a room for the stereo pair  Next.
  9. Create a name for your stereo pair Next Done.

In the home tab of the Google Home app, your stereo pair should appear as a single device. You can tap on your stereo pair to control the pair.

Step 4. Control the stereo pair

Media controls

All media controls (play, pause, next, previous, and volume control) control the stereo pair, not individual speakers.

Settings

Assistant settings, device settings, and sound settings apply to the stereo pair and can't be changed on individual speakers.

Google Assistant

Important: When 2 speakers are paired, your Assistant functions and responds on the left speaker.

Add your stereo pair to a speaker group

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

Unpair speakers

If you no longer want to use your speakers as a stereo pair, you can unpair them.

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest or Home speaker.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Touch and hold the stereo pair's tile.
  4. At the top right, tap Settings Settings gear and then Separate stereo pair and then Separate.

Important: After you unpair your speakers, you need to relink the device that was on the right side to your Google Account:

  1. From the Home tab, touch and hold the right-side speaker that you need to relink.
  2. Tap Settings Settings gear and then Link account.

On the home screen, your 2 speakers should be listed separately.

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