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Google has released the ability to transfer streaming audio and video from one compatible device to another, using your voice or through the Google Home app.

1 in 5 Australian households are now using at least one smart speaker, according to estimates by Telsyte, which has increased by 16% since December last year.

Google has answered this increase in smart device use through Stream Transfer, a new feature that lets you quickly move streaming entertainment between compatible devices or speaker groups.

Stream transfer has begun rolling out across Chromecast, Google Home and Nest smart speakers and displays.

Through the use of speaker groups, users could potentially set up multi-room playback scenes depending on which room is being used.

YouTube is currently the only application that supports the transfer of streaming video from one compatible device to another, though more applications are expected to add functionality soon.

One limitation is obviously the incompatibility with third-party speakers, though Sonos speaker owners will already be accustomed to a similar feature.

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