Google Home Mini & Google Nest Mini Stereo Pair: How to Set it Up!

You can now pair two Google Home Mini or Nest
Mini devices together to create a stereo pair, here’s how… Hello and welcome back to another Switched
on Network video, I’m @paulfp and I’m pleased to announce that at last, you can
now pair two Google Home Mini or Nest Mini devices to create a stereo pair and fill the
entire room with sound… in stereo! This has been available for a long time on
the much more expensive Google Home Max, and it’s now finally come to the minis. So it’s
a little bit like a group except they’re both in the same room and one Mini will act
as the Left speaker and the other will act as the Right. It’s easy to set up – open up the Google
Home app and first make sure both your Minis are assigned to the same Room in your house.
Once that’s done, tap on the first speaker, then the settings cog, and scroll down to
Speaker Pair. You’ll then be walked through the process of choosing which two speakers
to pair together, and it’ll ask you to let it know which is which, ie. LEFT and RIGHT. Once that’s done, you’ll no longer see
the individual speakers as devices to cast music to, instead you’ll just see the pair
as if it were one speaker inside the Google Home app and when casting from apps like Spotify
and Google Play music. If you want to adjust the stereo pan between right and left, that
option will now appear under your EQ settings for bass and treble. You can test the stereo
setup if you like with a Left and Right Stereo Sound Test file which I’ve created and I’m
giving away free to Patrons over on Patreon. So if you’re a supporter on Patreon, check
the link in the video description to download that audio file for free and I hope you find
it useful! Non-music sounds, so things like broadcasts
and responses from the Google Assistant, only come out of the left speaker – which is a
bit disappointing as it’s somewhat jarring to have music fill the entire room, but then
those sounds come just from one side. But hey, first world problems! So let me know in the comments if this feature
has come to your Google Home, and if you’ve set it up! I’ve recently replaced the Home
Mini in my kitchen with the better sounding Nest Mini, so the old kitchen one has now
moved to the living room for the stereo pair, and works really nicely. So please give this video a thumbs up and
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