Picture of the UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker alongside a Google Home Mini smart speaker.

How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

We instruct here how to pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home speakers. These Google models include the original, mini, and max versions. Since this pairing happens directly between the Wonderboom UE and the Home Google speakers, there’s no need to turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this pairing.





How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home Smart Speakers

With your UE Wonderboom powered down (power button is not glowing), run through these step-by-step instructions to pair it to your Google Home speaker.  Note that the pairing directions are roughly the same for all Google Home speaker models.

We’re using an iPad Air tablet to make this pairing. In this demo, we’re pairing with a Google Home Mini.

Now, to the directions.

1. Find the Google Home App on your Mobile Device

We found the  Home  app on our iOS iPad Air as we see in the next shot. On our iPad, this app is on the third home screen page. It’s pointed at by the pink arrow.

Picture of the Google Home App entry, as shown on the iOS home screen.
Google Home App entry, as shown on the iOS home screen.

2. Run the Google Home App

The app displays its  Home  screen as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the app's Home page.
The app’s Home screen.

3. Swipe UP to Scroll Down to Find the Speaker Group you Want, as Well as the 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.

Screenshot of the -Home- page, with the -Office- group circled.
The -Home- page, with the -Office- group circled.

4. Tap the Google Speaker Device that you Wish to Pair, to Continue with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

Here,  we pair our speaker with our Google Home Mini, named  Office Speaker.   So we tap the picture of the Mini Home, seen inside the green circle above.

This puts up the main page for the selected Google speaker, as pictured next.

Screenshot of the main screen for Office Speaker, with the -Settings- button highlighted.
The main screen for Office Speaker, with the -Settings- button highlighted.

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.

Screenshot of the Google Home app, showing its -Device Settings- screen, top of that page.
Google Home app, showing its -Device Settings- screen, top of that page.

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.

Screenshot of the -Device Settings- screen, with the -Default Speaker- item highlighted.
The -Device Settings- screen, with the -Default Speaker- item highlighted.

7. Tap the  Default Speaker  Item to Continue with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

This brings up the  Choose a Default Speaker for Music and Audio   screen, as shown next.

Picture of the -Choose Default Speaker- screen, with the -Pair Bluetooth Speaker- item highlighted.
The -Choose Default Speaker- screen, with the -Pair Bluetooth Speaker- item highlighted.

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 will be the one that scans for Bluetooth devices like the UE Wonderboom.





But  HOLD ON A MINUTE!  don’t press that  Pair Bluetooth Speaker  item button just yet. We must first power up your Wonderboom UE speaker and put it into discovery / pairing mode.

8. Switch On your UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

Put down your mobile device for a second, and power up the Wonderboom by quickly depressing and releasing its  Power  button. We note the  Power  button with the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the UE Wonderboom speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.
UE Wonderboom speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.

The Wonderboom UE then powers up.

But since our Google Home Mini has never paired with this UE (Ultimate Ears) before, it has no connection information for it in its paired-previously Bluetooth devices list.  So,  the UE Wonderboom will not yet pair with this Mini automatically.

Picture of the speaker powered ON, showing the top view, with the Glowing -Power- button circled.
The speaker, powered ON, showing the top view, with the Glowing -Power- button circled.

Note that your speaker’s Bluetooth button may fast-flash white, if you’ve never paired it with a mobile device since its last hard reset. Immediately after that, and prior to any device pairings, this speaker automatically enters Bluetooth pairing mode.  Thus, the  Bluetooth  button flashes without you having to press it first.  For that scenario, skip the next step and continue on with Step 10.

Now for this demo, the  Bluetooth  button on our speaker does not glow, since we have paired this Wonderboom UE with BT source devices since the last time we reset it.  So, for explanatory purposes, we’ll do the next step, to show you how to put this speaker  into Bluetooth pairing mode.





9. Put your UE Wonderboom into Pairing / Bluetooth Discovery Mode

Now, to enable a Google Home speaker to find the UE Wonderboom, place your speaker into pairing / discovery mode. Detail: Press and release the  Bluetooth  button, as shown in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

Top view picture of the speaker, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled. 
Top view of the speaker, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.

When you press the  Discovery Bluetooth Mode  button, the speaker makes a repeating twice pairing ready sound. Moreover, the  Bluetooth   button light changes from OFF or solid white, to rapidly flashing white. See this in the last picture above.

10. Grab your Mobile Device Again to Continue with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

The screen with the blue  Pair Bluetooth Speaker  option should still display, as in the next screenshot.

Picture of the Google Home app, showing its -Choose Default Speaker- screen, with the -Pair Bluetooth Speaker- item highlighted.
The Google Home app, showing its -Choose Default Speaker- screen, with the -Pair Bluetooth Speaker- item highlighted.

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 Wonderboom UE is in Bluetooth pairing mode. So the Google Home Mini should find it.  If it does not though, then move the speakers a bit closer to each other and repeat the last step again.

The next screenshot shows the Bluetooth scanning in progress.

Picture of the -Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker- screen, while scanning for Bluetooth devices.
The -Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker- screen, while scanning for Bluetooth devices.

After a short pause, your Google Home should find the UE Wonderboom, and list it as shown next, as pointed at by the green arrow.  In our demo, the Mini found our UE Wonderboom, named aptly,  WONDERBOOM.

Picture of the -Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker- page, with a UE Wonderboom speaker found and highlighted.
The -Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker- page, with a UE Wonderboom speaker found and highlighted.

12. Tap your UE Wonderboom Speaker on the Discovered Bluetooth Devices List to Pair It

See the screenshot above. If Google Home found more than one device, you’ll have to tap the one you want.

A blue check mark then appears beside the device you chose, as pictured next.

Picture of the -Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker- page, showing a Wonderboom UE speaker as paired, with the -Done- button highlighted.
The -Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker- page, showing a Wonderboom UE speaker as paired, with the -Done- button highlighted.

13. Tap the  Done  Item to Continue with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

Tapping  Done  triggers our Google Home speaker to then pair with the Wonderboom wireless speaker.

After pairing completes successfully, the Google Home app takes us back to its  Choose a Default Speaker for Music and Audio  screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Choose a Default Speaker- page, with a UE Wonderboom highlighted.
The -Choose a Default Speaker- page, with a UE Wonderboom highlighted.

Just prior to returning us to the  Choose Default Speaker   page, speaker pairing occurs.  Then, the UE Wonderboom makes the Speaker Paired sound (a rising sort of ker-plunk sound). The now-paired Wonderboom is pointed at by the bright green arrow.





The Wonderboom BT 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 How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home Smart Speaker !

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 “big sounding”  Wonderboom UE portable speaker.

Note however, that only the media you ask for actually plays through the Wonderboom. The Google Assistant voice though, still plays from the Home Google speaker.

Finally, be sure speak directly to your Google Home, and not to the Wonderboom, when requesting.  The Google Home microphone is still the one that hears your commands, even when paired with a BT speaker.

Have fun!

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References for How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

  1. UE Wonderboom BT Speaker Product Page on UltimateEars.com
  2. Google Home Smart Speaker with Google Assistant Product Page, at store.google.com

Revisions Log

  • 2021-08-02: Removed some extraneous content and revised the targeting.
  • 2020-04-13: Added more tags.
  • 2019-05-17: Added tags and tuned the targeting for ‘How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home’.
  • 2019-02-13: First posted.
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