Sony has released new firmware which allow Google Home users to use their voice to stream music and video to several models of new and existing Chromecast built-in Sony speakers and Android TV Sony 4K HDR televisions.
President and COO of Sony Electronics, Mike Fasulo, said:
“Now you can get the awesome sound and video quality of Sony products working together with Google Home. This functionality is available today for the Chromecast built-in Sony speakers and Android TV Sony 4K HDR televisions consumers already have at home, or plan to purchase for the holidays.”
The new firmware brings several capabilities for Google Home users, including:
- Cast several music streaming services including YouTube Music,
- play songs by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity,
- turn up the volume,
- ask what track is playing,
- and skip to the next track.
If you feel like annoying the neighbor, Google’s Multi-room feature now works with Sony devices. It allows you to play synchronized music around the home on any Google Home, Chromecast Audio or Chromecast built-in Sony speaker devices.
The full list of Sony products with Chromecast built-in include:
“The model HT-ST9, HT-NT5, HT-CT790, HT-XT2, HT-RT5 sound bars, model STR-DN1070, STR-DN1060, and STR-DN860 receivers, model SRS-X99, SRS-ZR7, SRS-ZR5, and the SRS-HG1 wireless speakers…All Sony Android TVs support Google Home.”
Google Home support and functionality is rapidly expanding, just a week ago Google Home added voice support for Netflix and Google Photos. Now you’ll be able to couple this functionality with your Sony equipment. When you'll get the new functionality will be based on where you live.