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Google Home: Bluetooth problems with the speakers officially confirmed

In addition to the Amazon Echo, the speakers in the Google Home series are certainly among the most popular smart speakers. They can also be clamped in for music playback via Bluetooth and can also be passed on to other speaker audio as a source, so to speak. But there have been problems with this for some time - which Google has now officially admitted.

According to some owners of Google Home, the problems have been around for a few months, but Google has not yet taken care of the matter. With some users, the connection regularly breaks off after just a few minutes, with others the whole thing is more sporadic. The error affects both the use of the Google Home itself as a Bluetooth speaker and the case in which the Home only forwards audio to other speakers.

The problems appeared for the first time in 2018, so it took Google a while to officially admit them and to confirm work on a solution. We hope for further feedback from users in order to get to the bottom of the matter as precisely as possible.

As a workaround, the detour via the Google Home app, selecting the speaker and then casting the audio content to the speaker via Wi-Fi is currently working. Of course, it only works if you want to use your Google Home for playback yourself, not when it comes to another Bluetooth speaker where the Google Home should only be the middleman.

Now we have to wait and see if and when Google will finally release a fix. The good news is that it is finally being officially worked on.