Google will reinstate the practical Nest speaker feature that Sonos removed

A California judge recently invalidated a $32.5 million jury verdict that had favored Sonos in an intellectual property dispute with Google. In response to the overturned ruling, Google has confirmed its plans to reintroduce a Nest smart speaker feature it had been compelled to remove.

While Google continues to engage with Sonos in a competitive manner, it’s noteworthy that users will soon regain a feature that Sonos had previously prompted Google to eliminate. Consequently, users will “regain the ability to seamlessly group and integrate Google smart speakers.”

Earlier this year, Google was found to have infringed upon Sonos’s patents related to multi-speaker functionality. As a result, Google had to remove certain features, such as multi-speaker groups, volume control for multi-speaker groups, and the capacity to use your phone’s volume controls to manage a group of speakers.

The recent ruling by the judge grants Google the freedom to reinstate these features. Therefore, users will soon have the capability to effortlessly group various Google Nest or Home speakers for synchronized playback.

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