Google unveiled the Nest Audio again in September, a protracted overdue improve on the unique Google Residence speaker constructed to tackle the Amazon Echo. Now the tech big has confirmed a helpful new characteristic for the speaker that shall be arriving in a future software program replace.
Talking to the Wall Street Journal, a Google spokesperson has confirmed that Nest Audio units will quickly work with Chromecasts as prolonged sound techniques, so you’ll play the Chromecast audio by these audio system relatively than by your TV.
It is not a lot of a shock – in truth it is extra of a shock that the speaker did not launch with the performance in-built, contemplating Google is often so eager to advertise integrations between its merchandise (you possibly can carry up the video feed from a Nest digicam on the Chromecast, for instance).
That is additionally one thing we have seen from Amazon (with the Amazon Echo audio system and the Fireplace TV units) and Apple (with the HomePod and the Apple TV). Google will not need its speaker to be behind the competitors when it comes to options.
Sadly, the spokesperson did not point out every other key particulars, resembling how the setup may work, what number of audio system can be supported without delay, and after we may see this begin rolling out to Nest Audio units.
We’re additionally nonetheless unsure whether or not that is going to work with older Google audio system too, such because the Google Residence Max or the Nest Mini. All we all know for the time being is that the characteristic is on the best way – and we’ll after all let you already know when it arrives.
The Nest Audio gives a good stage of audio high quality, however whether or not it is higher than the sound techniques constructed into fashionable TVs is one other matter. Nonetheless, these audio system ought to provide an improve when it comes to stereo and encompass sound positioning at the least.
Google has after all been busy upgrading its Chromecast line too: the brand new Chromecast with Google TV is the primary Chromecast to return with a distant management and its personal on-board storage, and it additionally incorporates a revamped software program interface.
By way of Android Police