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Home Audio Group Tutorial for Google Home, Mini, Max & Chromecast Audio

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Create a multi room audio group with multiple Google Audio Cast enabled devices together like the Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Max and Chromecast Audio. Other built in Cast enabled devices are also supported. Chromecast Audio Setup: https://youtu.be/g33L7P1ZEgA Google Home Mini Setup: https://youtu.be/-ZkNPY0gqsE Setup Voice Match: https://youtu.be/BQOAbRUeFRo How to Google Home: Check out these products I love and have reviewed: https://www.amazon.com/shop/techwithbrett Help Tech With Brett grow: https://www.patreon.com/techwithbrett SUBSCRIBE here, it's FREE! https://goo.gl/vqO8kP Easy Home Tech Upgrades: Google Home Mini: https://goo.gl/b4X37x Google Home: https://goo.gl/bQlCtM Chromecast: https://goo.gl/jA0SQA Chromecast Ultra: https://goo.gl/BbYrWW My Video Equipment: Canon 80D: http://amzn.to/2na6EnN Microphone - Blue Yeti: http://amzn.to/2pFtPLM Rode Video Mic Go: http://amzn.to/2na8JA3 LimoStudio Lights: http://amzn.to/2nsTHrI Disclaimer: This description contains affiliate links of products mentioned in video. If clicked and purchased I will receive commission to help this channel grow. Connect with me! Google+: https://goo.gl/gDLsf8 Snapchat: https://goo.gl/xfcVHV Twitter: https://twitter.com/techwithbrett Instagram: http://instagram.com/techwithbrett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TechWithBrett/ #HowTo #Best #TechWithBrett #Tech #Tricks #tutorial #AudioGroup #multigooglehome #mini #max #chromecastaudio #Chromecast
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Ryan Gunnell (9 days ago)
Great tutorial! Thanks for the videos!
champer slimmerthannone (2 months ago)
do you have to go in phone & set up all the speakers that you want it to play every time that you turn everything on, or will it save everything?
Tech With Brett (2 months ago)
It will save your Group, you only need to set it up one time.
Van Fitzgerald (3 months ago)
Hey Brett. Two Questions. 1) I understand how the smart smart outlets work to a degree. Do you have to leave the light turned on all the time and then the smart outlet just cuts the power to te lamp? 2) How did you turn on a hardwired appliance with the google eco system?
Tech With Brett (3 months ago)
1.Yes, you need to leave the light switch on for a Smart Bulb to work. 2. Here is a hard wired light switch that I use. You can turn it on and off at anytime https://youtu.be/4wE5OzQZ8KQ
aiden mate (3 months ago)
Probably a silly question but does the Google home need to be apart of a group to actually use the voice controls? I have pretty high end Bluetooth speakers that I have scattered throughout including next to where I'm planning on putting my Google home. I'd prefer to just play through my quality speakers with the Chromecast audio and use the ease of voice commands withought having the music come out of it. Cheers
Tech With Brett (3 months ago)
They on your need to be grouped if you want it playing on all the speakers at one time. You can have the Chromecast Audio set as the default music source for the Google Home, that way it will automatically play through your speaker of choice each time.
MySM92 (3 months ago)
THANK YOU for some reason my groups were just not working. Your video has helped so much.
PancitFtw (5 months ago)
Hey Brett, What smart plug did you use for the christmas tree in this video?
Tech With Brett (5 months ago)
I believe that was the Etekcity. Video here: https://youtu.be/bc_WdkxlrWA
Eric thtwhiteboy (5 months ago)
Does having more than one Chromecast Audio with a high number of speakers help with casting speed?
Dave Clark (7 months ago)
ido not have what you have after i touch rt handdevice icon i get linked devices all i can do is unlink them, help trying to conect all home audio
Paul BROWN (7 months ago)
When I go cast to all speakers it only shows the speakers not the home group I set up with all speakers.?
Paul BROWN (7 months ago)
I have the Google home app and yes all speakers,spear in the group and are checked. I can get it to play on single speakers. Just not as a group
Tech With Brett (7 months ago)
Did the group create successfully? What app are you trying to cast from? You may need to close the app and try again.
Kevin Tisdale (8 months ago)
I'm building a new home and would like to find all items that can be controlled by Google home. Does anyone know of a master list? I read somewhere that Google home now linked to over a 1000 devices?
Tech With Brett (8 months ago)
Here is the best list that is available for supported brands. https://support.google.com/googlehome/table/7401014
Ian Fernandez (8 months ago)
Hi
Tech With Brett (8 months ago)
Hey
Benjamin Bowen (8 months ago)
Great vids! Do you/does anyone know if you can put a chromecast ultra and a chromecast audio into one smart tv, essentially using a google home to play music on the tv's speakers (via the CC audio) or to play video (via the CC ultra)? ...Is that madness and there's a simpler way or will it not work at all?
Tech With Brett (8 months ago)
I honestly had never thought of doing that but it should work if you change to correct input and your TV allows for an input from the Chromecast Audio through 3.5mm or an Optical cable. But just to be clear you can not pair the Google Home and the Chromecast (video) audio channels together.
Reivax Roque (8 months ago)
Amazing video
Andrea Mitchell (9 months ago)
can you cast a youtube video by voice to an audio group without it asking you to sub to red? i can cast a youtube video from my phone to home or group manually but will it work for voice?
TheMegamsp (9 months ago)
Always very helpful your videos. I have for about two weeks now my Google Home Mini. But sometimes it seems a bit lazy. In the first days I would say : Hey Google Good Morning, and she would reply normally to me. But in some days I say the same thing, she hears me (the sound and the lights blink) but she doesn't answer. Sometimes I have to say 3 times or even 4 in a row to get the usual answer, clock, forecast and other things. It's weird since she hears my voice because it makes the usual sound, the lights blink as she was thinking, but in the end I don't get an answer. Should I reset my Google Home Mini?
TheMegamsp (9 months ago)
I made a reboot through the app, and it seems that it didn't work. Today early in the morning (no noise), I said more than 4 times in a row and nothing. Hey Google, and I ear the sound and light stays on, then I immediately say good morning, the lights blink, as she was thinking but nothing happens. The volume was one light and half ( you know what I mean). Then i raised the volume to two lights and then it responded normally to me. So I'm guessing that the microphone sensitivity goes up or down like the volume. Can you test this with one of your Google Home Mini? Thanks.
TheMegamsp (9 months ago)
Tech With Brett Thanks for the reply. No there is no noise, early in the morning. Does the volume of the sound affect the sensitivity of the microphone? For example, if I put volume 2, will the sensitivity of the microphone will decrease as well? I'm new to the Google Home, still a lot to learn with your help. I already have connected my TP-Link smart lights to the Google Home Mini and just bought a Chromecast to my LG smart tv. Greetings from Madeira - Portugal.
Tech With Brett (9 months ago)
+TheMegamsp Just reboot it first and see of that helps but you might want to reset. Is lots of background noise?
E J (9 months ago)
What a really good video man. Thanks for sharing.
Dusan Sostaric (10 months ago)
can you turn off only one or two devices in that group and let the rest play the music?
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Dusan Sostaric You could turn the volume down on that device if need be. Your can also create another group that has that device removed.
Josh Kelnhofer (10 months ago)
My favorite video of yours so far! This will go well to convincing my household that switching from Echo to Home is the right idea. As well as switching from Apple Music to Google Play. I’m the lone Aindroid-er in a house of Apple sheep. Thanks again and Merry Christmas (late) and happy new year.
Van Keller (10 months ago)
Hey Brett,, I have watched a few of your tutorials on the google home and the mini. You actually convinced me to buy some for christmas. So I bought 1 google home and 3 mini's and 2 chromecast's. I have my whole house covered with these little jems and now I have a problem. Why are they all connected? I ask Google to play a music choice and I get it in all 3 rooms and the garage? it seems to me that I should be able to play 4 different kinds of music on 4 different devices? wouldn't you think? how do I separate them? I know if I ask the GHome to broadcast it will do that just fine, but I want my separation as one is for my Dad who lives with us and I don't want know what he is doing as he still needs his privacy.. Right? I have one in my garage, one in our master bedroom and one in my wife's crafting room. HELP ME PLEASE from this mess that I have made... By the way I am a new follower as soon as I finish this letter... Later Brett, I look forward to your response.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Van Keller Thank you for the follow! Have you created a group like in the video? It sounds like your Google Home is set to default to the group. Check on the settings of your Google Home app under the devices and under the Google Home you are talking to.
juan evangelista (10 months ago)
great video, very helpful!! you just gained yourself a new follower!!
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+juan evangelista Thank you and welcome aboard!
Touran Touring (10 months ago)
Hello jedi master once you have created a home group can you use the broadcast feature to only sound on the specific group? For example i get my kids a mini each and make just there speakers into a group would i be able to broadcast to just those speakers?
Touran Touring (10 months ago)
Gutted i thought id found away around not having the specific room feature, well looks like im just going to have to wait😢 thanks again for your help and keep the tutorials coming
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Kris D At this time it is not available. Hopefully one day!
thomas cochran (10 months ago)
So I can use my phone without interrupting the music playback?
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+thomas cochran Yep n
Dave the Vegan (10 months ago)
It doesn’t recognize when I say “play on home Audio Group” The Group is there but I can’t get it to work.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Dave the Vegan Have you linked the home or audio group to your account. You might also want to try changing the name of the group. It could take a few minutes for your changes to take place.
Thagirion9 (10 months ago)
Brett I love your videos. I have two minis now and think I will get a third soon and have all three colors. I love the orange one. Wish they made an aqua one. Anyway, this was a great tutorial. The max is very big. I personally have no problem with the audio the minis put out. I got a white mini for my mother in law for Christmas and now I will tell her about your videos. Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Thagirion9 That would be awesome! Thanks.
TheMegamsp (10 months ago)
I ordered recently my Google Home Mini, hope to receive it soon. I just subscribed to your channel and gonna watch all you helping videos on how to get the most out of the Google Home assitant. Thank you for your time and effort you put on each video. Greetings from Portugal.
Kool B (10 months ago)
Brett, Thank you so much you helped me a lot , I have 2 google home mini and now with your help I have set up my home group and I have music playing on both of them.   I am a 69 years young! lady. and I just love having the google home mini and now with your help you have made it easy for me to operate them. Your family is so beautiful, Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year Brett!
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Kool B Excellent! Let me know if you need need a video on a specific topic.
Emanuel Perry (10 months ago)
Great video bro. Love the in depth tutorials. Keep it up!!!
Nintron (10 months ago)
Thanks for the tutorial! Just got a mini and some homes and fam loves um! Got um thanks to your reviews 😊
85GT (10 months ago)
👏👏👏👏
Alexa C (10 months ago)
merry Christmas and A happy new year :)
Bernard McCants (10 months ago)
The audio group volume is new to me. Keep up the great work Brett. I've purchased 2 Homes, and 2 Minis for gifts for Christmas. I've got a Home and 3 Minis myself. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Bernard McCants That is great, thank you!
Agent Orange (10 months ago)
Merry 🎄 Christmas
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Audrey Magtoto Merry Christmas to you!
Ryan Mier (10 months ago)
This was awesome and adorable. Merry Christmas!
Ca S (10 months ago)
I grouped a chromecast audio through my bose soundtouch and a home mini, and I find the music doesn't sync perfectly. Do you experience this?
Ca S (10 months ago)
Tech With Brett Thanks, your tip help me resolve the issue.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Ca S Mine have actually worked great. In the Chromecst Audio settings there is an option to adjust group delay. Have you played with that?
Jim Stevens (10 months ago)
Merry Christmas
Danbbqman (10 months ago)
First Merry Christmas! I don’t know if you can help, but I am going to ask: Should I buy another Sonos Play 5 or a Google Home Max? I have a Google Home. I bought a Sonos 5 because it has an auxiliary slot. I bought a Google Cast Audio device and plugged it into my Sonos 5. Now I can play anything I wish by voice command via my Google Play acct. If I buy a 2nd Sonos Play 5 will they work together through my Google Home? Will I need to buy a 2nd Google Cast Audio device? Or will they NOT work together by voice command at all? I will be grateful if you can answer my question. Thanks for your work on this YouTube channel. It really is wonderful.
Lars Rye Jeppesen (10 months ago)
max
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Danbbqman You only will be able to pair the Sonos if they have Chromecast Audio attached to them. Going with the Max you will get the great speaker with Google Assistant and it will work with your existing setup.
Danbbqman (10 months ago)
Tech With Brett Wow! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Yes. I have to set the Sonos app set as “auxiliary “. This makes everything run through the Google Audiocast device. I ask my Google Home to play an album and it it plays through the Sonos 5 speaker. I can change the volume by voice, too. The thing is I paid $400 for the Sonos speaker. I want to pair it with another speaker to get some great sound in my living room/ kitchen. Will the new Google Max pair well with my Sonos 5? Or do I buy another Sonos 5 and operate both speakers through my Google Home? That brings me to my original question. Can I pair 2 Sonos speakers via one Google Home device? Thanks again. I love your channel!
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Danbbqman Do you need to change the input on the Sonos to listen to the Chromecast Audio? The main benefit of the Max would be Google Assistant built in and not worrying about input if that is a problem. You could go with another Sonos and then you would need a second Chromecast Audio device. You can pair them in a group just Like I do in the video. In the Google Home you can choose the group as the preferred way to listen to music and you can do it by voice. I hope that helps.
Phil PJ Davis (10 months ago)
MY FIND MY PHONE QUIT WORKING. THINK FIRMWARE NEEDS UPDATE. NEW UPDATE IS AVAILABLE BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO UPDATE IT. NEW ONES LAST 3 DIDGITS ARE 429. DOES NOT AUTO UPDATE.
soulbrotha24 (10 months ago)
Thanks for muting the trigger words. It's the small details like that just won you a subscriber.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+soulbrotha24 Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Paul Andrei (10 months ago)
You are the best of the best YouTubers!
OB the talkative Man (10 months ago)
Av Receivers with google home what that all about
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Lazyvideogamer 2 You would need to have a Chromecast Audio plugged into the receiver to have it play and group with Google Home.
ItsYourUberHere (10 months ago)
It's working great! Thanks! :)
VinaY BharatdwaJ (10 months ago)
Hey Brett awesome video for this Christmas I wish you and your family Merry Christmas :) Your home really looks amazing and everything you prepared for this Christmas. Happy New Year too
ItsYourUberHere (10 months ago)
I just got 2 Google homes today
ItsYourUberHere (10 months ago)
Tech With Brett :)
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+SooperMuffinn Excellent! You should be jamming in no time!
Hi Brett, how when I watch you video on your phone show all your devices and you can do things with them . I have Chromecast, Chromecast audio, Google Home Mini and on my samsung Galaxy 7 the Google Home and G Assistant, BUT every time I open the app don't show my devices like I can see on your phone ONLY "Linked Device" actually I have four. So, I can't do for example, Drop photo on Chromecast. And I don't understand why when we go outside for shopping or back from work, we try to watch YT videos don;t read our devices I have to unplug and plugin devices in order to show up; If they are already on the same wifi, registe on my account.....then why this happen. Thank Brett, I really enjoy and learn with your video.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Angel L. Garcia Lopez Great to hear!
Tech With Brett Merry Christmas.Thank you so much Brett, you was rigth I reboot the wifi and Wala there is all my devices. Oh and I follow what you tech on this video OMG I hook my speaker and mini WAOOO!! Blast Party. Thank you.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Angel L. Garcia Lopez Ok, You may need to reach out to Google support or work with your internet provider. I will see if I can figure out what else to try. You may just want to reboot your Router and home devices to see if thst helps.
Tech With Brett Yes, is the only phone that I use for everything on my account. My internet is good and fast and everything are on the same room devices and wifi router from Spectrum.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Angel L. Garcia Lopez That sounds like it might be a WiFi issue. Is the WiFi connected and turned on on your phone? Is this the same phone that set them all up?
Marcial Perez (10 months ago)
Great video 👍🏽👍🏽 we now have 5 mini's in the house...time to start playing!....thanks again!!!🎄🎄🎄
Jame Grabham (10 months ago)
Merry Christmas Brett.... thanks for all your videos..:)
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Jame Grabham You are very welcome! Merry Christmas!
Hugh Dinwiddie (10 months ago)
Thanks for a nicely done tutorial. I especially appreciate you muting the "Hey Google" as it is a real pain to watch one that isn't doing and unfortunately that's most everyone. For a lot of folks the soundbar on their TV is one of the better speaker groups in their house. I plug a Chromecast Audio into mine and it becomes part of the group. Of course I have to use the soundbar remote to shift to the input used Chromecast Audio, but it works well.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Hugh Dinwiddie I should have mentioned that. I learned early on to mute or cut out the commands. I miss a few every now and then. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Andreas Skov (10 months ago)
This is kinda creepy.. I just got a Mini for christmas, and set up a audio group for my Home and Home Mini... And now, two hours later, you post this video.. Wow
Andreas Skov (10 months ago)
Merry Christmas Brett! Keep up the good work
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Andreas Skov Just watching out for you. Merry Christmas!
Md. Imadul Islam (10 months ago)
nice useful video
Moussa Elouardini (10 months ago)
noice vid yaya
Stephen (10 months ago)
i have one of the first google homes that come out ,i lost the audio on my moto z what i mean i cannot get any audio out of my amartphone because of google home how do i fix smartphone and separated from my google home. p.s. play music. thank you stephen.
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Stephen Are you connected via Bluetooth or casting as audio in the Google Home app?
Evan Piche (10 months ago)
Didn't have a tree this year but seeing the two that you had made me really wish we did! Turning it on and off with your voice looks so cool.
Tom Martin (10 months ago)
Hey Google, trade houses with Brett!
Hi brett
Jack Phelan (10 months ago)
Like your house
Alexa C (10 months ago)
I got the google home mini ( chalk version ) for Christmas
Alexa C (10 months ago)
Tech With Brett I love you
Tech With Brett (10 months ago)
+Alexa C Awesome!

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