Google Home Stream Transfer Feature Moves Music Between Rooms


If you own one of Nest's smart displays and a Chromecast connected TV, you can also use the feature to move YouTube videos between those devices.

Google officially announced the new feature earlier this afternoon, stating it would be rolling out to users today. The same goes for switching devices for music across Chromecast, Google Home, and Google Nest devices.

Google Home app: Tap the cast button to see all the devices in your home, then choose which device or group you'd like to stream your podcast or music. From there, you can link Duo to Google Assistant, with options on the bottom that will allow users to enable the feature on other smart speakers in the house.

Google says that the Stream Transfer service is now compatible with various popular audio streaming services, including YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more.

You also won't be able to start playing music on a speaker in your home and then tell Google to transfer it to your phone as you leave the house, though the company says it is "always looking for ways to enhance media experiences on our devices".

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For now, it doesn't appear to work with YouTube TV, but since it is already supported on the Google Home Max, don't be surprised if they add support for it in the future.

Many of us have multiple cast devices within their home and the ability to transfer the stream from one room to another seamlessly is something many users have screamed out for.

Which apps support Google Stream transfer?

This feature, called Stream Transfer, is available for videos, too.

Google Home is now capable of making and receiving calls through Google Duo, allowing users to make calls from their smartphones to the smart speaker by voice commands. The same effect works with Chromecast and Google's smart displays. Especially skilled at processing 4K videos with 30fps / 60 fps /120 fps /240 fps, large-sized videos and high speed videos shot with 120fps/240fps and slow-mo videos.