How to Delete a Group in Instagram
What’s the point in having multiple Google Home speakers if you don’t occasionally pair them? All speakers working as one can enhance your enjoyment, no matter what you’re doing. Imagine having a seamless audio experience while going from one room to another – the music never stops.
The option of creating a group and making the most out of your speaker functions is one of the best features of Google Home. When you’re done using them paired, you can delete the group and try something else. Here’s a brief guide to help you figure it out.
How to Delete a Google Home Group
If you’ve been using a Google Home group for a while and now you want to delete it, here’s how to do it. Remember that you’re not removing the device from the Google Home app, but just from the group.
- Ensure that all the connected devices are linked to the same Wi-Fi. Your mobile or tablet also needs to be on the same network.
Note that deleting the group will cause the music to stop if you’re currently playing it. This applies to all previously connected devices.
- Go to the Google Home app on your mobile or tablet.
- Select your speaker group.
- Choose Settings.
- From this menu, select Delete group.
- Tap on Remove to save your choice.
How to Create a Google Home Group
If you still haven’t tried out this cool feature, here’s a guide to creating a group:
- Connect all the devices you wish to pair to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open Google Home on your mobile phone or tablet.
- Select Add from the top left corner of the screen and choose Create speaker group.
- Select the devices you’d like to add to your group. You’ll know they’re selected after a checkmark appears next to their name.
- After you tap on Next, you’ll be prompted to give your group a name.
- When you’re done naming the group, tap on Save to finish the creation.
How to Edit a Google Home Group
Once you create a group, it doesn’t become locked. You can edit it any time you wish to make a change. Before you do so, ensure that every member of the group, including your tablet or mobile phone, is connected to the right Wi-Fi network.
- Launch Google Home on your device.
- Tap your group’s name.
- Choose Settings.
- Tap on Choose devices.
- Tap on new devices you want to add to the group. Also, by tapping the devices that are already in the group, you uncheck them and remove them.
- Tap on Next and save your changes.
Remember that, if you’re playing music on the speakers while you’re editing the group, it will stop on all devices no matter which ones you add or remove.
Which Devices Can You Pair?
You can practically make any combination of Google Home or Google Nest speakers, displays, and Chromecast devices. The list of compatible devices includes:
- Google Home
- Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)
- Google Home Mini (1st gen)
- Google Home Max
- Google Nest
- Chromecast Ulta
- Chromecast Audio
Note that you can’t create a group on a 1st generation Chromecast.
What If I Can’t Give the Group a Voice Command?
If your voice assistant doesn’t recognize the groups you’ve created, try restarting the devices or removing the group. Then create it again and try issuing a voice command. When naming a group, avoid using any special symbols and emojis because it may cause the assistant not to recognize the group. Use only letters and numbers.
You can also try removing the devices from the Google Home app, or re-connecting to your Wi-Fi network.
What If the Speakers Are Not Synced?
If there’s a delay between the devices you’ve paired into a group, there’s a fix you can use. However, before you try to do this manually, wait for the audio to come back to sync by itself. The problem may be temporary. If it persists, however, and becomes considerable, you may want to use the following tip.
If you have a Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast built-in speakers, it’s not unusual that you experience a delay from time to time. Follow these steps to solve the issue:
- After you’ve made sure that all the devices are on the same network, play music to the group causing trouble.
- Adjust the volume levels on the devices that are out of sync. Try to get the level as close as possible.
- Go to the Google Home app on your phone or tablet.
- Choose the device you wish to correct the delay.
- Select Settings.
- Select Group delay correction.
- There’s a slider you can move to either side until the sound’s in sync.
Google Home Groups for Better Music Experience
You can control individual speakers with your voice. Plus, Google Home groups also allow you to give voice commands to cast music on different devices. You can create several groups for each part of your home and simply delete them when you no longer find them necessary.
Do you use Google Home groups? How many devices have you paired? Share your experiences in the comments section below.