After a false start in late June, it appears Google has flicked the switch on Bluetooth connectivity in Google Home again with the option to pair your devices to the smart speaker now available.
The feature is available on all three of my Google Home speakers, as it is on Ausdroid reader Patrick’s who tipped us that this was available. My Google Home’s are on firmware version 93937 and the option to turn on pairing is now showing in the settings for each individual Google Home unit.
To enable your Google Home to connect to your devices you’ll have to enable Bluetooth pairing, go to Devices in your Google Home app, and hit the three dot menu. Once there you will see the ‘Paired Bluetooth Devices’ option, select that and you’ll see ‘Enable Pair Mode’. Once you enable pairing it’s as easy as going to your Bluetooth settings and searching for devices, complete the pairing and you’re set.
Once you decide to unpair a device from the settings you’ll find a new voice command for enabling pairing ‘Ok Google, Pair a device’ however my Google Home isn’t accepting this command yet, telling me ‘Sorry, I don’t understand’.
If you’ve been waiting for this, then it’s finally here. For what it’s worth, Google Support chat says it’s live and here to stay and we’re really hoping it is this time.