How do I connect Google Nest audio to Google Home?
Open the Google Home app. Choose your Google Nest Audio. Choose “Pair Bluetooth Devices.” Tap “Enable Pairing Mode.”
How do I connect my nest audio or nest mini to laptop?
Make sure your Nest Audio or Nest Mini and your laptop are connected to the same wifi network. Ensure you’ve set up your speaker according to Google’s instructions. Launch AirParrot on your computer.
Can I play music from my mobile device on Google Nest?
You can play music that’s stored on your mobile device (phone or tablet) or computer on your Google Nest or Home speaker or display using Bluetooth. This includes music downloaded from iTunes, Audible, Apple Music, and personal playlists. Step 1. Pair your mobile device and speaker or display
Can you pair two Google Home or nest home speakers?
If you have two Google Home or Nest Home smart speakers you can create a left/right stereo pairing — even if they aren’t the same color. Google Home ( $129 at Walmart) and Nest Home smart speakers are already great at just being speakers — especially since Google improved the Nest Mini internals to wring more bass out of the diminutive devices.
Connecting Google Nest Audio to your laptop is so easy that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without this feature. By using your device’s Bluetooth capabilities, you can have your laptop’s audio output through your Google Nest Audio.
Read on to learn more about how to connect your new Google Nest Audio to your laptop. We’ll also give you some troubleshooting tips in case you run into any problems.
Make Sure Your Laptop Has Bluetooth
First, make sure that your computer not only has Bluetooth, but also that it is not paired with any other device. Your laptop can only support one Bluetooth connection at a time, and if it’s already connected to another external speaker, it will be difficult to pair your Google Nest Audio.
Google Nest Audio works with both iOS and Windows computers. However, if you are using a laptop that was made before 2010, using Bluetooth might be impossible since it was not an industry standard at that time.
Turn the Laptop’s Bluetooth on and Pair
These instructions vary depending on what type of laptop you have. If you have a Mac:
- Select the Bluetooth symbol on your toolbar’s upper right-hand side.
- Ensure that Bluetooth is on.
- Select your Google Nest Audio.
If you have a Windows laptop:
- Click “Start.”
- Go to “Settings.”
- Select “Devices.”
- Go to “Bluetooth & other devices.”
- Choose “Add Bluetooth or other device.”
- Select “Bluetooth.”
From here, you’ll follow the prompts on the screen. Once you’re finished, hit “Done” to save any changes.
Put Your Google Nest Audio in Pairing Mode
You don’t necessarily need to put your laptop in pairing mode. Your Google Nest Audio, however, is a different story. To put the device in pairing mode, simply say: “OK Google, Bluetooth pairing.”
Alternatively, you could also:
- Open the Google Home app.
- Choose your Google Nest Audio.
- Choose “Pair Bluetooth Devices.”
- Tap “Enable Pairing Mode.”
This will make your Google Nest Audio “discoverable,” meaning that it can connect to other devices.
Ensure Your Laptop Isn’t Already Connected to Another Device
If you have a Mac and you’re connected to a Bluetooth device, the Bluetooth symbol at the upper right-hand side of your screen will have three dots on top of it. This means that another device is connected.
To disconnect other Bluetooth devices:
- Click on the Bluetooth symbol.
- Select the name in boldface.
- Choose “Disconnect.”
If you have a Windows computer, and you think that you’re already connected to a Bluetooth device:
- Click on the “Start” menu.
- Go to “Settings,” then “Devices.”
- Choose “Bluetooth & other devices.”
Here, you’ll be able to disconnect any speakers, headphones, or other devices already paired to your Windows laptop.
Make Sure That Your Devices Are in Range
Bluetooth 5.0 gives you an impressive connectivity range. However, if this is your first time pairing your two devices, it’s best to have them in the same room. After that, you can place your devices pretty much anywhere with no problems.
Try Factory Resetting Your Google Nest Audio
Resetting a device to its factory settings gives it a “clean slate.” To do this:
- Locate the button near the power cord.
- Hold down on the button for 15 seconds.
- Release the button when you hear a sound.
Make Sure Your Google Nest Audio Is Updated
Every once in a while, Google will release an update to make its smart home devices more efficient. If there’s an update for your Google Nest Audio, you’ll get a notification on the Google Home app. If there’s an update available, it’ll take about 10 minutes to install.
Restart Your Laptop
By restarting your computer, you effectively clear its “cache.” Basically, it erases the data that your computer had saved for the future. This would also break the connection that your computer actively has with other Bluetooth devices.
Do You Have to Pair Google Nest Audio to the Laptop Every Time?
Instead of listening to audio through your laptop, your Google Nest Audio now plays sound. Note that you cannot give verbal commands to the Google Nest Audio while it is acting as a Bluetooth device. To do so, you’ll need to disconnect your laptop from the device.
Once you have paired your devices, they will automatically connect as soon as they are in range. Your Google Nest Audio uses Bluetooth 5.0, which can transmit more data than the latest version Bluetooth 5.2, and you can place your devices anywhere from 200 feet to 800 feet apart and they will still connect.