Earlier this year, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max began playing a new sound after a successful Casting connection, and the updated chime now appears on Google Home and Nest speakers.
This new Casting sound rolls out with Cast firmware version 1.54 for speakers registered in the preview program – current stable is 1.50. The previous affirmative chime / chime had been in place for several years, if not the start of Chromecast.
The new tone is softer and fits very well with the friendly Nest visual and auditory design language. It’s much less deep, and thus not as jarring or sensational to others in the room who may not be aware that a Cast session is about to begin.
New Google Cast tone
The updated Cast sound is already available on Nest Hub and Hub Max since version 1.52. The major update for smart screens in February also introduced a new alarm interface with Sunrise, Zoom support and later three new watches.
Version 1.54 with this new Casting sound will be available for all Google Home and Nest speakers in the coming weeks, while we have not yet heard any other changes.
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