Google Home Bluetooth Streaming Update Is Now Rolling Out

Joanna Estrada
August 19, 2017

Google Home has been around for some time in the United States and it has become a great smart home appliance.

Google Home was announced back in the October of a year ago.

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) said Google Home has added support for free Spotify accounts.

Life in the free lane isn't as glamorous on Home with Spotify as there are a few differences in the way you can use the service.

Access through Home will be available to free Spotify users in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France and Germany. This was something which upset a lot of users as it would result in the users being unable to play their local music and depending exclusively upon streaming services. Deezer and Soundcloud support should be on the way soon as support for them was also announced at I/O. Well, it looks like Bluetooth pairing has started rolling out to Google Home devices for real this time.

Now the company's home assistant supports Google Play Music Free and Premium, Spotify Free and Premium, Pandora, YouTube Music, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. Upon tapping this option they can pair new devices and manage paired devices. However that was an accidental update which Google rolled back rather quickly. However users who have already tried out this update today are reporting that the audio seems to lag at times and volume levels appear slow. Additionally, Home can only make calls to contacts that have been added to the software.

This Google Home Bluetooth streaming update is coming out to users who have their Google Home on firmware version 93937. Making a call after this update will show the user's phone number on the recipient's phone.

After that, you just have to hope no one in the room objects to your choice and gives Home different orders (the only downside we've discovered to voice-controlled music playback).

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