In late August 2017 I discovered within the Google Home App on my iPhone (Device, DeviceName, Settings, Bluetooth) that I could now use my Google Home Smart Speaker as a Bluetooth speaker.
In this demo I take you through the steps of setting up the Google Home smart Speaker as a BT speaker using my iPhone and of course the Google Home app.
I just wish when these firmware updates became active that the user got notified such as "Hey, did you know your Google Home Speaker can now do Bluetooth".
The great thing is that when your using the sGH as a BT speaker, the Google Assistant is stil active as well as the physical gestures for the GH speaker itself.
A bit sluggish with VoiceOver gestures, but not to bad for short navigation sessions.
In this demo, I give you a physical description of the Chromecast Audio device, go through the setup via the Google Home app, and show you how to use it via the Google Home speaker.
Note - Chromecast Audio is purely to play music etc to speakers that can take a 3.5mm audio jack. For watching Youtube, Netflix etc You will need a Chromecast device.
Since I purchased my AQ Smart Speakers several years ago which not only support Airplay but take a 3.5mm audio jack, I've been able to turn all of my Airplay speakers in to Chromecast Audio speakers. This means that I can setup speakers in a group and control their volume etc independently of each other.
Looking forward to purchasing more Chromecast Audio devices.
In this demo, I take you through a number of common tasks between Google Home which is officially supported in Australia and the Amazon Echo which is not.
A quick comparison demo between the new Beats Pill+ and the older Beats Pill using VoiceOver, playing music, and lisening to an audio book.
In this demo, I show you how to play sync'd music from your iPhone on the Apple watch, and changing source play between the watch and the phone. Remember when playing music on the Apple watch, you'll need to use Bluetooth speakers or head phones: although you can access your Airplay speakers in the house via your iPhone as I show in the demo. As with the iPhone, when your playing music on the Apple watch, you'll get VoiceOver coming over the BT device as well.
In this demo, I show you how to pair a Bluetooth device to your Apple watch. For this demo, I use my Jambox portable bluetooth speaker However, I have paired my Beats head phones, Aftershokz, and BEM speaker band. To find Settings on the Apple watch: from the clock face press digital crown to go to Home app screen, flick left or right to find settings, 1 finger double tap to activate settings, flick right to locate Bluetooth, and your ready to go ahead and pair. Keep in mind that voiceOver will be speaking through the BT device as well, and if you play music, both speech and music will be using the BT device unlike Airplay.
Orientation and demo of the Aftershokz Blues 2 bone conduction ear phones.
a demo of the Beats Studio wireless head phones
Quick demo using the BEM Bluetooth Speaker BAnd to activate Siri and launch BlindSquare GPS app using the automated menu..
Demo of the BEm Bluetooth Speaker Band with the iPhone using VoiceOver