Users Will Able Add Newer Nest Devices Only One Speaker Group

Nest Devices Can Now Only Be Added to One Google Home Speaker Group

Although Google is primarily a software company, it offers various hardware-based products. One category of these offerings is smart home appliances. Google sells them under the Google Nest lineup, which was earlier the Google Home lineup.

Google keeps updating these devices frequently to enhance the user experience. They also update their policies from time to time. However, some of these updates are not so well received by the masses. One example is removing the ability to add a Google Nest device to multiple speaker groups. They have incorporated this change recently.

Google Removes the Ability to Add a Nest Device to Multiple Speaker Groups

As you might know, we can control Google Nest devices directly from our smartphones using the Google Home app. This app offers several features, including the option to create speaker groups.

Speaker groups allow you to add different Google Nest devices to them. Doing so will allow you to play the same music on all the added devices. But, in recent news, Google has published a list of Google Nest devices that no longer support being added to more than one speaker group. If you try to do so, you will get an error message. The list of devices is provided below.

  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)
  • Google Nest Audio
  • Chromecast with Google TV (4K)
  • Chromecast with Google TV (HD)
  • Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)
  • Google Nest Hub Max
  • Google Nest WiFi Point
  • Pixel Tablet (Hub Mode)

You can still use these Google Nest devices in other speaker groups. But you will have to edit the groups each time you want to do that. Unfortunately, that is the only workaround here.

Official Statement

We also have an official statement regarding this matter. The authorities say this change has been made due to some legal decisions. Devices other than the ones mentioned above will still work as before.

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