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Google’s got some good news for folks who want to string their speakers together for a better aural experience: if you’ve got audio playing on a Google Home speaker, you can now sync that up with anything connected to your Chromecast (like a TV or other speakers).

That means you can have your favorite podcast or album playing in your bedroom – where your Google Home speaker sits on the nightstand – as well as on the TV in your living room. In other words, Chromecasts can now be added to speaker groups just like actual speakers – and it works with all generations of this dongle.

I’m pumped for this, because I’ve got a decent-sounding Home speaker, and a Chromecast plugged into my TV (which is in turn connected to this soundbar), and I’ve been dreaming of having them play nice together. It doesn’t make sense for me to add another smart speaker to my small apartment, so this could be a great way to set up multi-room audio with the gadgets I already own.

You'll need to join the Preview Program (in Settings, shown on the right) before you can add a Chromecast to a speaker group (left)