Even though Google Home has had a Bluetooth chip since it was first released, that connectivity option wasn't available for audio streaming. It made the Home less seductive as a speaker (especially compared to the Echo family) because you were tied to a very limited set of services that Google approved like Spotify, Play Music, and Pandora. If you had another preferred music service or if you wanted to listen to your own local music, you were out of luck.

Bluetooth streaming was promised for Google Home at I/O, and it was briefly enabled by mistake in June, but it now seems to be live and working, for really real this time.

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