We demonstrate here how to connect the Wonderboom to Google Home. These Google models include the Home, Mini, and Max. Since this pairing takes place directly between the BT speaker and the Home Google devices, there’s no need to turn Bluetooth on in the phone / tablet used to set up this pairing.
Connect Wonderboom to Google Home Instructions
With your Logitech Wonderboom powered down (power button is not lit), run through these step-by-step instructions to pair it to your Google Home speaker. Note that the pairing directions are nearly the same for all Google Home models.
We’re using an iPad Air tablet to build this pairing. Furthermore in this demo, we’re pairing with a Mini Home Google.
Now, to the pairing instructions.
1. Find the Google Home App on your Tablet / Phone
We found the Home app on our iOS iPad Air as shown in the next shot. On our iPad, this app is on the third home screen page. It’s pointed at by the pink arrow.
2. Run the Google Home App
The app displays its Home screen as shown in the next screenshot.
3. Scroll Down to Find the Speaker Group and Speaker to Pair
If you don’t see the speaker group in which the Google Home speaker you wish to pair belongs, then swipe up on the Home screen until you do. Swiping up scrolls you down the Home page that lists all your Google speaker devices and groups currently set up in your Google account.
Now in this example, we’re pairing a Google Mini Home speaker. It’s a member of our Office group. So we scrolled down the page until we saw that group and speaker, as shown next, circled in green.
4. Tap the Google Speaker to Link, to Continue with Connect Wonderboom to Google Home
Here, we pair our Logitech Wonderboom with our Google Mini, named Office Speaker. So we tap the picture of the Mini Home, seen inside the green circle above.
This displays the device home page for the selected Google speaker, as pictured next.
5. Tap the Device Settings Icon on the Speaker’s Main Control Screen
We call out the Device Settings option with the green arrow in the last screenshot.
Tapping the gear-shaped Device Settings button brings up the Device Settings screen for your chosen Home Google speaker, as shown in the next screenshot.
6. Scroll Down to the Default Speaker Setting
Scroll down the Device Settings screen, until you see the Default Speaker item. We’ve pointed at this with a blue arrow in the next picture.
7. Tap the Default Speaker Item to Continue with How to Connect Wonderboom to Google Home
This shows the Choose a Default Speaker for Music and Audio screen, as shown next.
At this point, you’re ready to start your Google Home speaker scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices. You’ve selected the Home speaker to pair with in step 4 above. So, that Home Google speaker is the one that scans for Bluetooth devices like the Logitech Wonderboom.
But HOLD ON A SECOND! don’t press that Pair Bluetooth Speaker item button just yet. We must first power up your Wonderboom Logitech speaker and put it into discovery / pairing mode.
8. Switch On your BT Speaker
Put down your mobile device for a moment, and power up the Logitech Wonderboom by quickly depressing and letting go of its Power button. We circle the Power button in green in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up.
But since our Google Home Mini has never paired with the Logitech before, it has no connection information for it in its paired-previously Bluetooth devices list. So, the BT speaker will not yet pair with this Mini automatically.
Note that your Wonderboom’s Bluetooth button may flash fast white, if you’ve never paired it with a speaker since its last hard reset. Right after a hard reset, and before any device pairings, this speaker enters Bluetooth pairing mode by itself. Thus, the Bluetooth button flashes without pressing it first. For that scenario, skip the next step and pick up with Step 10.
Now for this demo, the Bluetooth button on our speaker does not glow, since we paired this speaker with BT streamers since the last time we reset it. So, for illustrative reasons, we do the next step, to show you how to place the Logitech Wonderboom into Bluetooth pairing mode.
9. Put your Speaker into Pairing / Discovery Mode
Now, to allow a Google Home speaker to find the BT speaker, set your speaker into pairing / discovery mode. Detail: Press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture, circled in green.
When you press the Discovery Bluetooth Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating twice pairing ready sound. Furthermore, the Bluetooth button light changes from OFF or solid white, to rapidly flashing white. See this in the last picture above.
10. Go Back to your Mobile Device Again to Continue with Connect Wonderboom to Google Home
The screen with the blue Pair Bluetooth Speaker option should still display, as in the next screenshot.
11. Tap the Pair Bluetooth Speaker Item
This starts your Google Home speaker scanning for any nearby Bluetooth devices that are themselves in Bluetooth discovery mode. Now your Logitech WB is in Bluetooth pairing mode. So your Google Home Mini should find it. If it does not however, then move the speakers closer to each other and do the last step again.
The next screenshot shows the Bluetooth scanning in progress.
After a short pause, your Google Home should find the Logitech WB, and list it as shown next, as pointed at by the green arrow. In our demo, the Mini found our BT speaker, named WONDERBOOM.
12. Tap your Logitech Wonderboom Speaker on the Discovered Bluetooth Devices List to Pair It
See the screenshot above. If Google Home found more than one speaker, then you must tap the one you want.
A blue check mark then appears on the device you chose, as shown next.
13. Tap the Done Item
Tapping Done brings about our Google Home speaker to pair with the Wonderboom Logitech speaker.
After pairing completes without errors, the Google Home app returns us to its Choose a Default Speaker for Music and Audio screen, as shown next.
Just prior to taking us back to the Choose Default Speaker page, speaker pairing takes place. Then, the Logitech Wonderboom makes the Speaker Paired sound (a rising sort of ker-plank noise). The now-paired WB speaker is pointed at by the blue arrow.
The speaker is now paired with your Google Home. It’s Bluetooth button glows solid white briefly before going OUT to save battery power. This means that successful pairing has occurred.
14. You’re Done with this Connect Wonderboom to Google Home Routine !
We can now ask the Google Home assistant to play media on our Office Speaker Google Home Mini. Then, that audio now plays on this bodacious sounding Wonderboom Logitech portable speaker.
Note though that only the media you ask for actually streams through the BT speaker. The Google Assistant voice though, still speaks from the Home Google speaker.
Finally, be sure to direct your voice right at your Google Home, and not to the Bluetooth speaker, when speaking to her. The Google Home microphone is still the mic that picks up your commands, even when paired with a speaker.
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