Google Makes It Easier to Move Music and Video Streams Between Devices

Yolanda Curtis
October 9, 2019

What stream transfer does, however, is build on that to support music, videos, podcasts, and other streaming content. The transfer of a stream can be initiated either with voice commands like "Hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker", via the Google Home app on a mobile device, or through a new media interface on Nest smart displays. It can also move YouTube videos between Chromecast and Nest smart displays. Alternatively, you could go in the opposite direction - say if you've finished distracting yourself while preparing dinner, and want to relax with the same video in the TV room - or transfer video playback between different smart displays in different rooms. To do, you'd have to open the app from which you're casting your music, then choose the new speaker you want the media casted to. If you've ever started watching a video on YouTube on a Google Assistant-powered smart display but then wished you could transfer it to your TV, stream transfer should do the trick.

For instance, if you're playing a YouTube video on your Google Nest Hub Max in your bedroom, you can now simply transfer that stream to your Chromecast-enabled TV in your living room.

Google continues to offer consumers new ways to interact with their smart devices and the last innovation that the search giant has just come up with is quite useful. It's previously been a small ordeal to have to do that, but with late changes to the Google Home app and Google Assistant, you'll be able to make it happen at the voice of your whim.

If you have a Google Nest smart display, tap the cast control on the screen to move it to your Chromecast-connected TV.

You can use Stream transfer with all the audio apps that are now compatible with Google Assistant such as YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. It's much more limited on the video side, though, with YouTube being the only listed compatible app.

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