Until the last few days, there was no mechanism for consumers who wished to connect their Android TV to the Google Home-based Speaker Group to do so. Users may now add Android TV to the Speaker Group and play music concurrently, which is surprising. For advanced Google Home app users, it will open up a whole new world of possibilities. The service is compatible with the Google Cast protocol, which allows music to be played simultaneously on all supported devices without the use of a wire.
The Speaker Group compatibility in the Google Home app was limited to Google Cast-enabled devices such as Google Home smart speakers, Chromecast Audio devices, and third-party Cast-enabled devices, while Android TVs were excluded. Surprisingly, Twitter user @androidtv rumor finds that his Android TV can be added to a Google Home-based Speaker Group. After updating the Chromecast built-in app to version 1.47.207274, the feature was discovered. We’ll show you how to add Android TV to the Google Home Speaker Group in today’s guide.
- 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 were able to quickly add Android TV to your Google Home Speaker Group. Additionally, the update adds the ability to turn off continuous notifications for Android TVs across all networked devices.
The surprise feature rollout for the Google Home app could point to the release of an Android TV-powered Chromecast. The new Chromecast Ultra, on the other hand, was supposed to be unveiled at Google I/O 2020, but the event was canceled owing to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis across the globe.
Please let us know if you have any problems adding Android TV to Google Home-based Speaker Groups in the comments section below.