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. Use the guide to determine if this is the right API to use.

Nearby Messages API

Publish and subscribe to small messages between devices that are near each other and connected to the Internet.

Discover nearby Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons and retrieve their attachments.

The Nearby Messages API is available for Android and iOS, and enables communication between the two platforms. Use the guide to determine if this is the right API to use.

Fast Pair

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.