Pair two speakers for stereo sound

For an immersive music and media experience, you can pair two speakers together 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: two Nest Mini speakers or two Nest Audio speakers), and located in the same room. 

If you want to stream your media to several speakers throughout your home, learn more about creating and managing speaker groups.

Google Home Google Home

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

For the best sound quality, place the two 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’ll appear in the app as a separate device.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap one of the speakers that you want to pair. 
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings .
  5. Tap Speaker pair Next
  6. Select two devices that you’d like to pair 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 Next.  
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant will respond from the left speaker.  

  8. Under 'Where is your pair?', choose a room for the speaker pair  Next.  
  9. Create a name for your speaker pair Next Done

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

Step 4. Control the speaker pair

Media control

All media controls (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.

Using your Assistant

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

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 

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

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap the speaker pair.
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings   Speaker pair Separate speaker pair Separate

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

  1. From the Home tab, select the right-side speaker that you need to relink tap Settings   Link account. 
  2. Your two speakers will be listed separately on the home screen.

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 two 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’ll appear in the app as a separate device.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap one of the speakers that you want to pair. 
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings .
  5. Tap Speaker pair Next
  6. Select two devices that you’d like to pair 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 Next.  
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant will respond from the left speaker.  

  8. Under 'Where is your pair?', choose a room for the speaker pair  Next.  
  9. Create a name for your speaker pair Next Done

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

Step 4. Control the speaker pair

Media control

All media controls (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.

Using your Assistant

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

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 

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

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap the speaker pair.
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings   Speaker pair Separate speaker pair Separate

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

  1. From the Home tab, select the right-side speaker that you need to relink tap Settings   Link account. 
  2. Your two speakers will be listed separately on the home screen.

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 two 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, they’ll appear in the app as a separate device.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap one of the speakers that you want to pair. 
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings .
  5. Tap Speaker pair Next
  6. Select two devices that you’d like to pair 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 Next.  
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant will respond from the left speaker.  

  8. Under 'Where is your pair?', choose a room for the speaker pair  Next.  
  9. Create a name for your speaker pair Next Done

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

Step 4. Control the speaker pair

Media control

All media controls (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.

Using your Assistant

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

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 

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

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap the speaker pair.
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings   Speaker pair Separate speaker pair Separate

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

  1. From the Home tab, select the right-side speaker that you need to relink tap Settings   Link account. 
  2. Your two speakers will be listed separately on the home screen.

Google Home Max Google Home Max

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 3 metres (10 feet) apart.
  • About 2.4–3 metres (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. Once they’re set up, they’ll appear in the app as a separate device.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap one of the speakers that you want to pair. 
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings .
  5. Tap Speaker pair Next
  6. Select two devices that you’d like to pair 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 Next.  
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant will respond from the left speaker.  

  8. Under 'Where is your pair?', choose a room for the speaker pair  Next.  
  9. Create a name for your speaker pair Next Done

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

Step 4. Control the speaker pair

Media control

All media controls (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.

Using your Assistant

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

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 

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

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap the speaker pair.
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings   Speaker pair Separate speaker pair Separate

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

  1. From the Home tab, select the right-side speaker that you need to relink tap Settings   Link account. 
  2. Your two speakers will be listed separately on the home screen.

Google Nest Audio Google Nest Audio

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

For the best sound quality, place the two 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’ll appear in the app as a separate device.

Step 3. Pair the speakers

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap one of the speakers that you want to pair. 
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings .
  5. Tap Speaker pair Next
  6. Select two devices that you’d like to pair 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 Next.  
    • Note: Once set up, your Assistant will respond from the left speaker.  

  8. Under 'Where is your pair?', choose a room for the speaker pair  Next.  
  9. Create a name for your speaker pair Next Done

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

Step 4. Control the speaker pair

Media control

All media controls (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.

Using your Assistant

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

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 

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

  1. Make sure that 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 or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap the speaker pair.
  4. At the top-right corner, tap Settings   Speaker pair Separate speaker pair Separate

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

  1. From the Home tab, select the right-side speaker that you need to relink tap Settings   Link account. 
  2. Your two speakers will be listed separately on the home screen.
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