Adding a new Smart Home device, like a Google Home or Home Mini can change how your home feels and how you can interact with it. However, setting up these new devices can be a bit tricky. We’re here to help with a simple guide explaining how to set up a Google Home device, as well as some common commands that you can give to your new Google Assistant.
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The Google Home device you want to set up
A phone or tablet
A Google account
Access to a secure WiFi network
Once you have these things, plug in your Google Home device. When the device lights up and plays a chime, you’re ready to move to the next step.
Download the Google Home app to your phone or your tablet. The app can be found on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Once you have downloaded the Google Home app, make sure that your Bluetooth is turned on. Open the app and choose a Google account to connect to and select "Get started" Once your app is looking for devices, you’re ready for the next step.
Choose the Google Home device that you would like to connect. After you select the device, you should hear a brief sound from your device. Confirm that you have heard the sound, and then move to the next step.
If you cannot find your device or it does not chime, please follow our troubleshooting steps here.
Make sure to connect your device to the same secure Wi-Fi network you are using on your phone or tablet. Then, in the Google Home app, select the network to which you want to connect your Google Home. When you see “Connect” in the Google Home app, proceed to the next step.
You can also set up Voice Match so that the Google Assistant can better recognize your voice: turn on personal results so that your results are customized with your connected apps, and select which music apps Google Assistant can play.
You’re all set! If you have had any issue with these steps, check our troubleshooting steps here, or comment down below with the troubles you might be having.
Google has a library of other commands and questions listed on their help page here.
If you still can't find your Google Home device, try:
Rebooting your speaker or display
1) Disconnect then reconnect the power cable from your speaker or display.
Force close and reopen the Google Home app
Connecting to your device from your phone or tablet's Wi-Fi settings
1) Open the Wi-Fi settings on your mobile device.
2) Check the list of available Wi-Fi networks and look for an available network such as "GoogleHome1234"
3) If you can successfully connect to the Google Nest or Home SSID (network name) in your Wi-Fi settings, open the Google Home app and then set up the device again.
Use different supported mobile device to set up your Google Home device.
Move your Google Home device to a different room. There may be interference or a weak signal.
Perform a factory reset on your Google Home device.
On your mobile device or tablet, turn Wi-Fi off and then back on. Reopen the Google Home app and try to set it up again.
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