Google has rolled out a new feature for its smart devices called ‘Stream Transfer.’ The feature lets you transfer music, podcast, and video streaming between compatible Chromecast-enabled TVs, Google Home, and Nest speakers. You can use a voice command, the Google Home app, or even just the touchscreen of your Net smart display to get this done.
Suppose you are playing a song on a Google smart speaker in your room, and wish to instead have it play in your living room, you can use a voice command like, “Hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker.” On the other hand, if you are using a Smart Display, you will now see an option to move YouTube videos to a Chromecast-enabled TV.
Using the Google Home app is rather intuitive, as well. By tapping the cast button, you will see all the devices in your home, and then select which device or group of devices you’d like to move something like a podcast to. The feature can also come in handy for filling your entire house with music if you have multiple Google Home and Nest smart speakers laying around.
Google says that the Stream Transfer service is currently compatible with various popular audio streaming services, including YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. For videos, however, only YouTube has been mentioned to support this transfer functionality.
From what we gather, the new Stream Transfer feature makes sense for those who have transitioned to an all-smart lifestyle. If you are one who has a smart speaker, smart display, of a combination of both in every room, them the ease of moving content from one to the other likely sounds like a godsend.
Are you excited to see this feature arrive on Google’s smart ecosystem? And if you have multiple smart Google devices at your house, have you tested it out, and how well does it work? Let us know in the comments below.