How to add Google Nest Audio to Groups
The newest smart speaker from Google folds perfectly into Google Home Groups, letting you play music from the device.
Nest Audio, Google's newest smart speaker, is an excellent device for bringing up Google Assistant, but also for listening to music. The $99 speaker is probably the best Google has produced to date, with a 75 mm woofer and a 19 mm tweeter, that produces a full, rich sound.
By adding Nest Audio to your Groups at home, you can play music on the new speaker, or shift music from one speaker to another, as long as they connect through the Google Home app.
Here's how to set that up in just a few steps.
Connect Nest Audio to the Google Home app
First, you're going to want to make sure you've connected the new Nest Audio to the Google Home app. That will honestly take about 90 seconds.
You can add Nest Audio, and other speakers, to new Groups in the Google Home appGearBrain
Create a new Group for Nest Audio
If you're placing Nest Audio in a new room, or want it to have its own Group — a way to play music just from that device — then you'll want to create a new Group for the speaker.
You can add additional speakers to existing Groups in the Google Home appGearBrain
Add Nest Audio to Existing Groups
If you have existing Groups on your Google Home app, you can add the new Nest Audio to these groups as well.
How to move music from one group to another, including Nest Audio
Now, with Nest Audio added to Groups, you can just ask to play music on the speaker, depending on the Group by asking, "Hey Google, play music in the XXXX."
Once the music has started you can move the music to another Group by asking, "Hey Google, move the music to XXXX." And that's it.