Google Meet will soon let you play Spotify, UNO, and more

The latest Google Meet update paves the way for doing more than just getting work done in video meetings, with support for YouTube, Spotify, UNO, and more.

About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” post, we have unpacked the latest version of an app that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APK files, in the case of Android apps), we can see different lines of code within this hint in possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ship these features at all, and our interpretation of what they are may be incomplete. We will try to enable those who are about to finish, however, to show you what they would look like if they did charge. With that in mind, keep reading.


At the moment, Google Meet is a business/education first service, with some severe limitations for using it with a free Google account. But in the coming weeks/months, it will be Google Meet Replace Duo To become the company’s primary application for video calls and conferencing.

In the meantime, Google Meet continues to add new features that should be ported seamlessly to its new home within the app we’re currently calling “Duo” – yes, it can be a bit confusing. One such feature is in progress, which was spotted today in the latest update (version 2022.07.24, now rolling out via Play Store), in making Google Meet a fun place to hang out –Hangout Meet“If you like.

Upon its launch, you will be able to “directly share” one of the few apps with your friends, family or colleagues. These include business-ready options such as GQueues To-do lists and fun games like One And the kahut, and streaming apps like YouTube. Each app has a code within Google Meet.

GQueues

Task manager for teams

attention!

Play charades with friends!

Kahut!

Host and play engaging educational games

spotify

Users can listen to their favorite music and/or podcasts

UNO! ™

The classic game at your fingertips

Youtube

Watch videos with others

Instead of bringing these apps/games directly into the video call, Google Meet integrates with the Android app for each. When you decide to use direct sharing, Google will “take your call to a third-party app,” and make sure your group stays together. Unfortunately, this means that direct sharing will only be available to those using Android, with no iOS or web support.

Only available for Android mobile users

For games like UNO! Google Meet will likely create a new lobby and anyone who wants to join can do so with a single click; It’s not clear how Google Meet will keep media apps like YouTube and Spotify synchronized across call participants. Similar third party services (of questionable legitimacy) included live streaming of an application browser window such as YouTube or Netflix to all participants in the call.

Instead, it appears that Google’s approach involves remote control of different players. To this end, there are “toasts” within the app that indicate that it will be possible to pause/resume anything shared remotely.

Content paused by {contributor name}

Resume {shareant_name} content

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