Many of Google’s popular Nest products, like the Nest Hub and Chromecast, are losing important functionality.
Previously, it was possible to create multiple device speaker groups so you could play the same music on multiple devices, but on its support pages, Google confirms that many Nest devices are losing access to this feature.
This means that affected devices can only be added to one speaker group each instead of several, which has been possible until now.
“If you try to add one of these devices to another speaker group, you’ll see an error message,” Google writes on the support page.
Reverse 9to5Google website Google confirms the change:
– Based on a recent legal decision, users will no longer be able to add new Nest devices to multiple groups. A spokesperson for the search giant told the site that there are no changes to the current speaker lineups.
This means that downgrading will not affect existing groups, but you will not be able to add new groups.
These are the affected devices:
- Google Nest Mini (2nd generation)
- Google Nest Audio
- Chromecast with Google TV (HD and 4K)
- Google Nest Hub (2nd generation)
- Google Nest Hub Max
- Google Nest WiFi Point
- Pixel Tablet (in pivot mode)
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