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Re: Shortcomings of smart speakers
« Reply #15 on: 10:18:23 | 30 March, 2018 »
Could not get it to work.  An on-line chat to support revealed that the required update to the Google Home app will only be available to devices running Android version 4.4 and above.
Well, Princess on the support chat thing and the "experts" she claimed to have consulted were spouting nonsense.  Soon as I opted the Mini into the Preview program and rebooted to get the most up to date Preview firmware, the missing Bluetooth speakers immediately appeared.  The Mini had been on the most up to date Production firmware.

Works fine with the 30 March version of the Home app on my Android 4.2.2 tablet.


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Re: Shortcomings of smart speakers
« Reply #16 on: 14:17:34 | 30 March, 2018 »
As I said - online support is hopeless (but usually very polite!).  The help forum is overseen by a group of Google's Little Helpers who turn very defensive if you criticise anything.

By the way, the Alexa plugin to voice control squeezeboxes has been resurrected!  The developer is planning to port the plugin over to Google soon.  It's all happening!

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