How To Connect Google Home with Windows PC

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Got a Google Home as a holiday gifts? If you are amazed at all the things Google assistant can do, lo and behold, there is one more trick Google Home can do that you might not be aware of.

Google Home can also be used as your primary speaker for your desktop PC or any laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can turn Google Home into a Bluetooth speaker and not compromise or sacrifice any of its existing functionality. You can still say command ‘OK Google’ to have it perform tasks while the speaker is paired with your PC. ‘OK Google’ command even works while it’s playing audio as a Bluetooth speaker.

We will explore and show you how to connect Google Home whether is Google Home Max, Google Home or Google Home mini to be paired as a Bluetooth speaker from your Windows PC.

First, go to Google Home, find the Google Home speaker you want to pair it with your desktop.

Next, go find “Paired Bluetooth devices“, tap “Enable Pairing Mode” at the bottom of the screen. Once it turned to “Ready to pair. Connect to Office Speaker”

You can now go to Bluetooth setting on your Windows 10 and find the device named “Office Speaker” when add a new Bluetooth device.

Here is some catch when using Google Home as a paired Bluetooth speaker. It works great for desktop or any stationary laptop it naturally acts as the speaker works out of the box. It can pair to more than one devices, but it will always attempt to connect to the most recent device first. If you want Google Home to switch and pair on another computer you have to forget and remove the device from pairing first. Hope you enjoy the new found Google Home speaker skill!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This does NOT work on all software. For example when I edit video’s, they won’t play on my Google Home. YouTube does play via Google Home. Strange.

    • it should, you can verify if your PC’s speaker is selected as Google Home Bluetooth paired when editing the video. Which app are you using? adobe premiere or others might have override and chose other audio output devices.

      • I have a chrome box connected to a home via bluetooth and it will not output sound to the home for whatever reason unless I specifically cast to it.

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