How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to Google Home

Introduction

Google's intelligent personal assistant is simply called Google Assistant. It is a voice service that can help you with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. It is found most commonly on the smart speakers part of the Google Home lineup, but also across a range of different devices, like smartphones, laptops, wearables, and TVs.

You can stream audio from other devices to the Google Home speakers through a Bluetooth connection.

Google Home needs to have at least firmware version 1.26.93937 for the Bluetooth functionality to work.

? Do you need to update your Google Home device before proceeding?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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Google's intelligent personal assistant is simply called Google Assistant. It is a voice service that can help you with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. It is found most commonly on the smart speakers part of the Google Home lineup, but also across a range of different devices, like smartphones, laptops, wearables, and TVs.

You can stream audio from other devices to the Google Home speakers through a Bluetooth connection.

Google Home needs to have at least firmware version 1.26.93937 for the Bluetooth functionality to work.

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The following images depict the Google Home. These steps can also be applied to the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.

A Google Home device has to be discoverable over Bluetooth to be able to pair it with other devices.

To Enable Pairing Mode Using the Google Home App

  1. On the main screen tap on the Menu symbol on the top left or the Devices symbol on the top right.
    Menu and Devices symbols pointed out on mobile app screen
  2. If you tapped on the Menu symbol then select Devices from the menu. Otherwise skip this step.
    Menu screen in mobile app
  3. Scroll down to find the device card for the Google Home speaker that you want to make discoverable over Bluetooth. In the top right corner of the device card, tap the three dots positioned vertically.
    More symbol pointed out on device card in mobile app
  4. Then select Settings.
    Settings highlighted in device options menu
  5. Under Device Info tap on Paired Bluetooth devices.
    Device settings screen in mobile app
  6. Then tap on Enable Pairing Mode in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will make the Google Home speaker discoverable over Bluetooth.
    Paired Bluetooth devices screen in mobile app
  7. Switch over to the device that you want to pair with the Google Home speaker and continue with the pairing process from there. If you don't know how to do this, refer to the user guide for that specific device.
  8. Once the Google Home speaker was paired successfully to the other device, it will show up in the Paired Bluetooth devices list of the Google Home app like below.
    New device showing on Paired Bluetooth devices screen
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