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Google Home v1.26 reveals ‘speaker pairs’ for stereo casting, adds EQ settings, new Backdrop screen, and more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Google Home app has seen some big enhancements lately, and with the rollout of v1.26, it's gearing up for some more. The latest update brings the notable addition of EQ settings for speakers and introduces a new screen for backdrop history. Users of Android 8.0 Oreo might also notice their app shortcuts are now sporting fresh adaptive icons. However, the main topic comes to us via a teardown that shows a new feature called Speaker Pairs will enable us to take two speakers and set them up to work in stereo.

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Google Home v1.26 reveals 'speaker pairs' for stereo casting, adds EQ settings, new Backdrop screen, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Assistant coming in 2018] Sonos announces the Sonos One, a $199 Alexa-equipped speaker

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

You might have lost track with all the Google happenings today, but Sonos had a little event in NYC today. It announced something we've heard rumored a few times—an Alexa-equipped speaker. The Sonos One goes on sale in a few weeks, and it's priced at $199. That's not bad for a Sonos speaker.

The device looks not unlike Amazon's own redesigned Echo devices. It's a small speaker with an omnidirectional microphone array designed to pick up your voice commands from anywhere in a room.

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[Update: Assistant coming in 2018] Sonos announces the Sonos One, a $199 Alexa-equipped speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

JBL announces speakers with Google Assistant, a boombox, cord-free earbuds, and more

Friday, September 1st, 2017

It seems like every single tech company has made at least one announcement at IFA in Berlin, and JBL is no exception. The company announced a ton of new products at IFA, including Google Assistant-powered speakers, fully wireless earbuds, a boombox that lasts for 24 hours, and more.

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Perhaps the most interesting announcement, at least to readers of Android Police, is probably the JBL Link series (pictured at the top of this post).

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JBL announces speakers with Google Assistant, a boombox, cord-free earbuds, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon announces multi-room Alexa music syncing and new developer tools

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

It was always a matter of time, but now Alexa has the ability to turn Echo devices into multi-room speakers that many owners have long been clamoring for. Starting today, the feature is available for Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, while support for Spotify and SiriusXM is said to be "coming soon." This so far only applies to users in the US, UK, and Germany.

Any combination of Echos, Echo Dots, and Echo Shows can be used in a multi-room setup.

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Amazon announces multi-room Alexa music syncing and new developer tools was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Wireless multi-speaker app SoundSeeder gets a material makeover in version 2.0

Friday, August 4th, 2017

SoundSeeder is a pretty niche app, one that promises to turn any device capable of running it into another speaker for your music. By syncing multiple phones all connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can make your music louder and spread it throughout different rooms, perfect for parties. A while ago, Rita took a look at how SoundSeeder compared with a new app in the space, AmpMe. Since then, SoundSeeder developer Jekapps has been hard at work on v2.0, which includes a complete material redesign, wearable support, and more.

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Wireless multi-speaker app SoundSeeder gets a material makeover in version 2.0 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sonos adds beta support for Pocket Casts for all of your podcasting needs

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Podcasts are making something of a comeback these days, and Pocket Casts is one of the leading podcast apps available for Android and iOS alike. Naturally then, Sonos customers have been requesting Pocket Casts support for a while. Those customers' hopes and dreams have now come true, as the developers behind Pocket Casts have announced that Sonos support is in beta.

Through the Sonos app, you'll be able to access the New Releases, In Progress, and Starred tabs.

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Sonos adds beta support for Pocket Casts for all of your podcasting needs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home v1.24 prepares to give Google Home users an option to automatically cast to specific TVs and speakers without naming them each time, Bluetooth support coming soon [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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Quite a few Google apps were given minor version bumps today, but nothing has been all that interesting until it was teardown time for the latest release of the Google Home app. It doesn't seem to have any changes in the live interface quite yet, but there are a couple of things from the resources that deserve a look. To begin with, we have a status update on the subject of Bluetooth pairing.

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Google Home v1.24 prepares to give Google Home users an option to automatically cast to specific TVs and speakers without naming them each time, Bluetooth support coming soon [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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