Google is rolling out the ability to cast your Google Meet, and Duo video calls directly to your TV and Nest displays.
With video calls continuing to play a central role in our work lives and communication with friends and family, using the right devices can make a big difference in terms of making them more enjoyable and engaging. To help out and to improve the meeting experience for users, Google is now rolling out new ways to use Google Meet and Duo across different devices.
Google Meet on Cast
A new feature to cast your Google Meet video calls to the big screen lets you turn any room in the house into a conference room, as long as there’s a TV or a Smart Display. The ability to move away from your laptop or phone (and incessant notifications), by casting to your TV, will help you be more productive.
Meet and Cast are also perfect partners to make distance learning better, as students can see their classmates and lesson plans on the big screen while working from their laptops. Teachers can also get a better view of their students on each call.
To make use of the new feature, you will need to have a Google account and make sure you update to the latest version of Chrome. Also, your Chromecast device needs to have the latest firmware installed. The Google Cast functionality can be used with all Meet users, and casting will work on Chromecast, TVs with built-in Chromecasts, and Nest displays.
The big screen doesn’t only have to be about work. Google wants to make video calling with your friends and family better as well. To make it possible to enjoy it in more parts of your home, Google Duo is rolling out a Beta on Android TV within the coming weeks.
Google Duo lets you start one-on-one and group calls directly from your TV. If your TV doesn’t have a built-in camera, you can use a USB camera instead.
Meet and Duo on Hub Max Cast
Meet and Duo now both work seamlessly with Nest Hub Max. Just say, “Hey Google, join my next meeting” or “Hey Google, start a group call” to get straight into the video call hands-free.
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