There was not even a single way-out for the users who would have wanted to add their Android TV in Google Home-based Speaker Group until the last few days. Surprisingly, the users can now add Android TV into the Speaker Group and can simultaneously play music. It will open a new sphere of possibilities for the advanced Google Home app users. The service works in sync with Google Cast protocol which can enable music listening across all the supported devices concurrently without any wire.
Google Home app was limiting the Speaker Group compatibility to Google Cast-enabled devices like Google Home smart speakers, Chromecast Audio devices, and third-party Cast-enabled devices while barring the Android TVs. Surprisingly a Twitter user @androidtv_rumor notices the ability to add his Android TV in a Google Home-based Speaker Group functionality.
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The feature was found after updating the Chromecast built-in app to version 1.47.207274. In today’s guide, we will let you the steps to add Android TV in Google Home Speaker Group.
- Android TV box or Smart TV with inbuilt Google Cast.
- Working Internet connection.
- Make sure to update Google Cast built-in to the version 1.47.207274.
Note: It might require you to sign up for the beta program on Google Play Store.
Steps to add Android TV in Google Home Speaker Group
- Update your Chromecast built-in app on your TV to version 1.47.207274 either by signing up for a beta program or sideloading it on your TV.
- Update the Google Home app on your smartphone.
- Open the Google Home app and tap on the ‘+’ icon to tap on the ‘Create Speaker group’.
- Now select your Android TV along with other supported Home devices.
- Tap Next, and then name the group before saving it.
- Done, You can now choose the newly created group to cast from any service like Spotify, etc.
We hope you’ve successfully added Android TV in your Google Home Speaker Group easily. Moreover, the update brings the ability to turn off ongoing notifications for Android TVs on all the network-connected devices.
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The unexpected feature rollout for the Google Home app is giving some indication towards the launch of Android TV-powered Chromecast. However, the new Chromecast Ultra was due for launch at Google I/O 2020 but the event got canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crises across the glove.
If you get any difficulty while adding Android TV to Google Home-based Speaker Groups then let us know via the comments below.
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