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Google Nest Audio Smart speaker with built-in Google Assistant, Bluetooth® and Chromecast built-in (Charcoal)

Item # 806GA01586

The Google Nest Audio lets you use voice commands to play music, get info, and control smart home devices.

The Google Nest Audio lets you use voice commands to play music, get info, and control smart home devices.

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About the Google Nest Audio

Ralph Graves

A stylish all-in-one smart speaker

The Google Nest Audio is an entertainment source, information hub, and smart home controller all in one. And it looks good just about anywhere, with its smooth lines and fabric covering. With just voice commands, you can have the Nest Audio give you the weather, news updates, and reminders. Use it to entertain yourself with music, podcasts, and internet radio stations.

A stylish all-in-one smart speaker

The Google Nest Audio is an entertainment source, information hub, and smart home controller all in one. And it looks good just about anywhere, with its smooth lines and fabric covering. With just voice commands, you can have the Nest Audio give you the weather, news updates, and reminders. Use it to entertain yourself with music, podcasts, and internet radio stations.

The Nest Audio can also control many smart home devices and systems. And it has Bluetooth built-in, so you can steam music directly from compatible smartphones and tablets.

A smart control center

The Google Nest Audio can identify as many as six different voices for personalized commands. Voice Match recognizes the user and serves up only their notices. Sync the device to your Google calendar to receive reminders and schedules.

Two options for privacy

You can switch off the Nest Audio's microphones manually, to ensure privacy. You can also erase your Google Assistant history just by saying “Hey, Google, delete what I just said.”

Chromecast and Bluetooth for audio streaming

The Nest Audio uses the Chromecast built-in wireless audio platform. Stream music over your Wi-Fi® network from your favorite apps on your smartphone or tablet, such as Spotify®, TIDAL, Pandora®, Google Play Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio. Or use the speaker's built-in Bluetooth receiver to play audio from just about any app on your compatible mobile device.

More speakers = more music

Stream music from the internet to the Nest Audio and other Chromecast built-in speakers and components as part of a wireless multi-room audio system. Tell Google to move your music to different rooms using plain, simple voice commands. You can also pair two Nest Audio speakers together for stereo sound.


Product highlights:

  • voice-activated Wi-Fi-enabled powered speaker system
  • Bluetooth 5.0 for sttreaming music from compatible devices
  • switch on back turns off microphones for privacy
  • delete Assistant history with voice command
  • pair two Nest Audio speakers together for stereo sound
Google Assistant functions:
  • "Voice Match" recognizes up to six different voices for personalized info
  • each person can sync their Google account, contacts, calendar to their voice
  • wirelessly stream from Spotify®, Pandora®, YouTube Music, Google Music, and other online music services (subscriptions required)
  • create a multi-room audio system with other Chromecast built-in wireless speakers and components
  • stay in the know about weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more
  • use as an intercom with compatible Nest speakers
  • control Nest and other compatible smart home devices
General features and specs:
  • 3/4" tweeter and 3" woofer
  • dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi delivers fast, reliable wireless streaming
  • durable, fabric-covered enclosure made from recycled plastic
  • AC power required
  • 4-15/16"W x 6-15/16"H x 3-1/8"D
  • weight: 2.65 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # GA01586-US

What's in the box:

  • Voice-activated powered speaker
  • AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
  • "Let's Get Started" booklet
  • Safety/Warranty/Regulatory Manual
  • Privacy note

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More details on the Google Nest Audio

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Google Nest Audio: Google Nest Audio is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions or tell it to do things. It's your own personal Google assistance that is always ready to help. Thanks to Google's rich history in search, Google Home is ready for your questions. Get real-time answers including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses and more.

  • Far-Field Voice Recognition: A simple voice request triggers Google Nest Audio to play music, podcasts, radio and more. 3 Far-field microphones and industry-leading natural language processing ensure Google Nest Audio hears you reliably. You can mute the microphone for privacy.
  • Room-Filliing Sound: The Google Nest Audio features a two-way driver design with a 0.75" tweeter and 3" woofer powered by a built-in amplifier for room-filling sound. The Nest Audio speaker will smartly calibrate its audio output to any room. You can even wirelessly pair two Nest Audi speakers together for stereo sound.

Multi-User Accounts with Voice Match: One Google Nest Audio can has the ability to connect with up to six people and their Google Accounts. You can teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice with Voice Match, so it can distinguish your voice from your spouse or kids. You'll get receive information that's peersonalized just for you; such as schedules, daily briefings, music playlists, and more.

Wireless Network Connection: The Google Nest Audio is equipped with built-in WiFi for a wireless connection to your home's wireless router and network. It uses dual band (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n/ac) for high-performance streaming. WPA2-Enterprise is not supported.

Google Home App: Use the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) to connect the Google Nest Audio Speaker to your home's wireless WiFi network from your Apple iOS or Android device. You also get to configure compatible apps within the Google Home App, plus adjust various settings. 

Chromecast Compatible: Using only your voice, you can initiate and control audio to any powered speaker, receiver, or TV with Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, or Chromecast built-in. You'll have access to Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume control of each compatible speaker.

Multi-Room Audio: Multiple Google Nest Audio devices can be grouped together to enjoy the same song in every room. Group any combination of Google Nest, Google Home, Chromecast Audio, and/or Chromecast built-in devices together for synchronous music throughout your home. Your favorite music and audio from Chromecast-enabled apps are instantly available to stream.

Note: Multi-room sync with video devices isn't currently supported. 

Mobile App Audio Streaming: Stream audio from your smartphone to Google Nest Audio from 100+ Chromecast-enabled audio apps or through phone mirroring.

  • Music & Radio: Play music from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album playlist, mood, or activity. You can also listen to your favorite internet radio station. Compatible music and internet radio apps include Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, GooglePlay Music, YouTube Music, iHeart Radio ,and more (subscription fees may apply). 
  • News, Weather & Sports: Get the latest news and weather from sources you trust. With Google Nest Audio, you can listen to top headlines, get the latest on a certain category of news (like world, weather, business, tech, etc.), or ask about a specific news item. With Google Nest Audio, you can even stay up-to-date on your favorite sports, teams, and games using your voice.
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks: With Google Nest Audio, you can listen to your favorite podcasts from anywhere in your home, using only your voice. Currently, you can't request podcasts from partner podcast players, like Spotify, Google Play Music, and TuneIn. You can also listen to audiobooks from Google Play Books on the Google Nest Audio. You won't be able buy audiobooks or listen to audiobook samples. 
  • Chrome Browser: By playing music from a Chrome browser tab, you can mirror what's playing on your computer screen onto Google Nest Audio. 
  • Android Audio: Stream your favorite music, playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your Android (OS 4.4.2+) device to Google Nest Audio. This is also known as "mirroring". You cannot stream stored content on an Apple iOS device.
  • Some music providers, like Spotify and YouTube Music, require a subscription to play music from its Chromecast-enabled app. Also, you must cast from the YouTube Music app, not the YouTube app.
  • You can block explicit music and video content from YouTube, Google Play Music, and other music/radio services from playing on Google Nest Audio and linked devices.
  • Click here for a full list of compatible Music/Entertainment & News/Publishing apps and partners.

Streaming To Your TV: You can even use Google Nest Audio to control your TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in. You can initiate and control YouTube videos, as well as select TV shows and movies from Netflix with simply using your voice. In addition, you can enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos from your Google Photos library.

Hands-Free Calling: Google Nest Audio supports hands-free calling, so you can call friends, family, and businesses using just your voice. Call your own personal contacts or millions of businesses thanks to Google's extensive business listings. You can also call a number by speaking it aloud. Google does not record any of the phone conversation. Answering incoming calls and calls to emergency services are not supported.

Smart Home Automation: Google Nest Audio lets you control devices around your home from compatible smart home automation partners. The Google Nest Audio and Google Assistant can even do multiple things with a single phrase. For example, "Hey Google, good morning" can turn on the lights, turn up the heat and tell you about the weather and your commute.

  • IFTTT: You can create your own voice commands for Google Nest Audio or the Google Assistant on your Android device, Apple iPhone, or computer using IFTTT (If This, Then That).
  • Light Control: With Philips Hue or lights connected to Samsung SmartThings on Google Nest Audio, you can use your voice to control the lights around your house without touching a switch. Philips Hue Scenes are not supported.
  • Smart Plugs & Switch Control: You can use your voice to control Belkin Wemo plugs or switches and plugs or switches connected to SmartThings on Google Nest Audio.
  • Thermostat Control: Now you can use your voice with the Google Assistant and Google Nest Audio to control the temperature in your home, switch between heating and cooling modes, and more. Compatible thermostats include the Nest Thermostat, the Honeywell thermostat, or select thermostats connected to Samsung SmartThings.

Note: Click here for a a full list of compatible Smart Home apps and partners.

Manage Tasks & Plan Your Day: Start your day the right way with Google Nest Audio. Wake up and hear the information you need without going online or opening your calendar. Also, set alarms, timers, and reminders for things you need to do on a regular basis.

  • Calendar & Event  Information: Use Google Nest Audio and Google Calendar to get information about an event or get your schedule for the day from Google Calendar - using only your voice. Currently, you will only hear events from the main calendar associated with the Google Account used to set up Google Nest Audio. You can't add events to your Google Calendar using your voice.
  • Commute & Flight Information: With Google Nest Audio, you can always get to work on time by hearing information about your commute, traffic conditions, and your estimated time of arrival. You can also call a car to come pick you up with Uber. You can even use Google Nest Audio and Gmail to get status updates on your upcoming flights.
  • Weather Forecast Information: With Google Nest Audio, you can listen to the current weather and upcoming forecast for your location using only your voice.
  • Local Business Information & Shopping: With Google Nest Audio, you can search for local places and ask for important information, like hours of operation or addresses. You can also everyday essentials & add items to your shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Nest Audio. Add items to your shopping list and check what's already on it using Google Keep. Then order hands-free from your favorite stores with Google Express.
  • Alarms & Timers: You can set and manage alarms with just your voice. Set, check, cancel, stop, and snooze multiple recurring alarms. You can also seet and manage timers for cooking, game time, laundry and to track other activities using the timer on Google Nest Audio. It's great for the kitchen, but can be used in the living room, bedroom, and more.

Notes: Click here for a full list of compatible Tasks & Shopping apps and partners.

Get Answers: Google Nest Audio can help you find answers for many of your daily questions - including calculator, translations, unit conversions, nutrition, dictionary,  and more.

  • Calculator: Perform complicated calculations
  • Dictionary: Get definitions of spellings for words.
  • Facts & Info: Get answers to everyday questions.
  • Finance: Ask about current individual stock prices or current points of an index, like the NASDAQ.
  • Nutrition: Get nutrition information for ingredients or food.
  • Translations: Get translations for words or phrases in supported languages.

Fun & Games: Lighten up your day or test your trivia smarts with jokes, trivia, games, and other fun on Google Nest Audio. Click here for a full list of compatible Fun & Game apps and partners.

Built-In Bluetooth: The Google Nest Audio offers built-in Bluetooth and acts as a receiver or transmitter. Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support provides audio streaming from your Bluetooth source device to the Google Nest Audio, or from the Google Nest Audio to a Bluetooth-enabled speaker or headphone.

Touch & Remote Control: The speaker's capactive touchs controls give you Play/Pause and Volume Up/Down control. There is also a Mic switch on the side to turn the microphones On or Off. You can also use your Android or Apple iOS device as a remote to operate Playback and Volume from the Google Home app.

Guest Mode: Guest mode makes it easier for your friends to cast their favorite media to your Google Nest Audio from an Android or Apple iOS device without connecting to your Wi-Fi network. As the host, you can keep your password private. Guests can cast from their Android or Apple iOS device as long as they are in the same room as the Google Nest Audio.

Mounting Options: The Google Nest Audio can simply be placed on a tabletop, shelf, stand, countertop, or other flat surface. Make sure not to obstruct the built-in microphones and speaker. The Nest Audio does not include a bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker.

AC Power Adapter: The Google Nest Audio voice-activated speaker comes with an external AC power adapter which needs to be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

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1 question already asked

Can these be integrated for tv surround sound system?
john  Apr 30, 2021
1 answer
It's not designed that purpose. Dolby Digital 5.1 , 7.1 Dolby Atmos or direct connection to the TV via HDMI or speaker Cable. The device has no external connections options. Bluetooth is possible however the quality is not worth pursuing this issue.
william c  Apr 30, 2021

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