Google may have just let slip that their Nest Audio smart speaker is packing an incredible Chromecast feature that will add plenty of value to it. The Google Nest Audio smart speaker has only just launched, with the latest Assistant-powered devices hitting shelves in October. And Google’s most recent addition to their Nest line-up looks like it has a secret Chromecast feature which hasn’t been officially announced just yet.
As revealed in a post by 9to5Google, unused marketing copy for the Google Nest Audio speaker has recently been spotted in Google Search results.
And a search result for the Nest Audio listing on the Google Store says Chromecast owners will be able to use Nest Audio speakers in a ‘home theater sound system’.
The listing says: “With Chromecast & Google TV Nest Audio becomes your home theater sound system.
“Just pair two Nest Audio speakers together for stereo sound.”
For web users in the UK, this search listing has been tweaked slightly to say “home cinema sound system”.
While this description appears on Google Search, when you click through to the actual Google Store listing for the Nest Audio this text – at the time of writing – doesn’t appear.
It remains to be seen whether this is a feature that got scrapped, or whether this is a functionality which wasn’t ready for launch but will be added in an update at a later date.
Hopefully, it’s the latter rather than the former as being able to use a pair of Google Nest Audio speakers to create a home cinema experience sounds like a great tool.
And considering the price of home cinema sets, or the price of soundbars capable of surround sound, this Google Nest feature could be a great alternative.
And in our four out of five star review, we praised it for its great sound – but said the bland design won’t be to everyone’s taste.
We said: “There’s no question that Google has built a great-sounding speaker. Your favourite playlists will boom from this voice-controlled smart speaker with enough power and volume to fill any room in your house.
“On top of that, the fact you can pair two together makes the Nest Audio an even more appealing choice for audiophiles.
“With the impressively smart Google Assistant tucked inside you’ll also be able to get sensible answers to every question you ask the Nest Audio, as well as being able to control your heating and lights with a few words.
“In fact, our only real gripe with the new Nest Audio is the way it looks.
“While it’s true that there’s nothing terrible about the design, well, it’s just not that inspiring, is it?
“Given that these smart speakers are supposed to be placed around the home – in every room to take advantage of some of the features, let’s not forget – the design really matters.”
Published at Sun, 08 Nov 2020 05:01:00 +0000