Proximity and cross device communication
The Nearby platform makes it easy to discover nearby devices and establish communication with them. It uses technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IP, and audio.
Nearby Connections API
Discover and establish direct communication channels with other devices without having to be connected to the Internet. Enables seamless nearby interactions such as multiplayer gaming, realtime collaboration, forming a group, broadcasting a resource, or sharing content.
The Nearby Connections API is available for Android and iOS, and enables communication between the two platforms.
Nearby Messages API
Use the Nearby platform to enable one-tap pairing with Bluetooth devices.
Device manufacturers can implement the Fast Pair specification to enable an easier unboxing experience for users, and use the Devices console to manage their devices.