Today we are going to talk about how to connect a small Bluetooth speaker like the UE Boom P1 or the Amazon Echo Show to your Google Home. Both of these speakers support voice commands so you can reply to them!
These speakers are becoming more common as people get more sophisticated in their voice commands. With the Google Home you can command it a play music, play podcast, play audio book, and add task like turn on lights or fan.
With the Echo Show you can command it display upcoming events and reminders, answer questions about the room, stream music from an app and set an appropriate tempo, of course using your voice.
Connect speaker to Wi-Fi
The second way to connect a speaker to your Wi-Fi is through its network. You can do this by following the same steps as in the previous article, where you set up Google Home as a speaker.
Once it’s connected, you can use a Bluetooth-enabled speaker or even an audio device such as an iPod or iPhone to control it.
This is the most complicated method and may not be for everyone. If you only want to let others know that something has been connected and not turn on music, then this is the way to go.
You must take into account that if someone else has access to this system, they may want to control or switch songs, so having security measures in place is essential.
Download Google Home app
Once you have your speaker connected, you can start enjoying music or speaking through Google Home. To begin connecting, simply say “OK, Google” and then the unit will display and connect.
Once this is done, you can use your device to control the speaker. You can play music, add a new item to play or set an alarm! You can also transfer files from your computer using the free USB adapter sold separately.
To turn the device off, say “OK, Goof” followed by the unit’s name and then off will come up!
This feature works on iOS and Android devices so there is no reason to not be limited to our phone or tablet.
Update Google Home device
If you’ve already updated Google Home, then this next step is for you to take care of! Update your device via the app.If you have a computer or laptop, you can go online and update the device.
Once updated, check that it is listening by asking it a question or saying “speak”. If it does not listen, try adding some white noise or another song to help it start listening.
If that does not work, try changing networks or rooms in your house to see if it changes the network. If that does not help, replace the battery so that it works properly.
Select Bluetooth speaker
Once you have connected your Bluetooth speaker to Google Home, you will need to select it in Home’s speaker settings. Once selected, you will be able to control your home system from the app.
You can also connect your speaker via a USB port or power source, however, these options are limited in functionality.
Using the app, you can set reminders and create songs as functions for your system to respond to. You can even add visual effects such as animated transitions or soundtracks!
When scheduling actions such as music playback or response, make sure they are strong enough to carry over the connection issues.
When your Google Home is connected to a Bluetooth speaker, you can transfer music and voice messages between the two devices. This feature does not work with all Bluetooth speakers, so check yours out before proceeding.
To make this feature work, your Google Home and the device must be within range of each other. Once it does, you can ask your speaker to play a song or message from it.
This app allows you to connect multiple Google Homes, which is nice for family members who have added them all as friends. You can also use this app to send messages between Google Homes since they are linked.
This app works on both iOS and Android devices, making it possible to use this trick on any device. This will only work if your speaker is a wireless connection though.
Once your home assistant is connected to a Bluetooth speaker, you can turn it into a music player! You can stream music files or music created with the Google Music app.
To create a play list, tap and hold the Spotify or Apple Music button at the top of the screen. Then, select Create Playlist at the bottom of the screen.
You can also add songs to a playlist by tapping and holding the Spotify or Apple Music button again. Then, select Create Listing at the bottom of the screen.
When creating a listing, make sure that you are in notifications mode if you want your home assistant to send updates about what is happening on your account.
After creating a list of songs, go into your Google Home app and create a playlist. You can do this by clicking on + at the top of the app and entering your need for creation.