You can now easily move music or video streams between Google smart home devices

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Google has introduced a new feature for its smart devices called Stream Transfer
which will let you move your music, videos, podcasts and more from
one device to another by simply using voice commands.

For instance, if you’re playing a YouTube video on your

Google Nest Hub Max
in your bedroom, you can now simply
transfer that stream to your Chromecast-enabled
TV in your living room. The same goes for switching devices for
music across Chromecast, Google Home, and Google Nest devices.

How to use Google’s new Stream Transfer feature

Google says you have three ways of utilising
Stream Transfer
. You can move your media across devices through
voice commands such as “Hey Google, move the music to the living
room speaker.” Alternatively, you can use the
Google Home
app or the touchscreen on your Nest smart display
to switch streams. All you need to do is tap the cast button to
see all the devices in your home. You can then choose which device
or group you’d like to move your media to.

If you have a Google Nest smart display, tap the cast control on
the screen to move it to your Chromecast-connected TV. Or, say
“Hey Google, play it on living room TV.”

Google says that you can also now set up a speaker group between
two or more smart speakers or displays. It can be set up through
the Google Home app. So if you have multiple smart speaker devices
from Google placed in various rooms in your house, you can play the
same music on all of them using Stream Transfer.

Stream Transfer availability and compatible apps

Stream Transfer is compatible with
YouTube Music
, Spotify, Pandora, and more. For videos, it is
compatible with YouTube. Google has started rolling out the new
feature across all Chromecasts, Google Home and Nest smart speakers
and displays starting today so keep an eye out for the feature very

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You can now easily move music or video streams between Google smart home devices