In no time, you’ll be yelling orders.
With just a few words, Google Assistant will switch on your lights, answer questions, and stream video to your smart TVs. The best part is that setup and installation are easy and only take a few minutes. It doesn’t matter which model you have because all of the devices are set up in the same way.
Here’s how to get a Google Home, Mini, or Home Hub up and running. For each mode, the procedure is the same.
How to Setup Google Home
It’s easy to set up Google Home.
- Download or open the Google Home app on your phone or tablet to get started.
- Make sure the unit is fully charged and plugged in; a chime will sound when it is ready for setup.
- Look for a + sign in the top-left corner of the screen when the app is open. It will open a new window.
- Select Set up Device from the Add to Home menu.
- Tap Set up new devices on the next computer.
- You’ll be asked to choose the location where the unit will be mounted. Follow the steps to set up your home address in Google Assistant if you have never done so before.
- If your computer is detected on the next screen, the setup process will inform you that GoogleHomeXXXX—where the Xs are a sequence of numbers—has been discovered. At the bottom right of the page, tap Next. It’ll start the connection procedure.
- A sound indicates that the system has connected now. Continue through the screens until you hit the Additional Legal Terms screen, where you can tap I agree at the bottom.
- After that, you have the option of sending Google the device statistics and crash reports. It makes no difference whether you want to participate or not. Tap No thanks if you’re worried about your privacy and want to restrict the amount of data Google receives about your phone.
- Next, choose the device’s location. The setup assistant will present you with a list of premade rooms as well as any custom rooms you’ve created.
- After you’ve decided on a bed, pick a WiFi network.
- You will be asked to set up Google Assistant after this phase is completed. Press the Next button now. You can then choose whether or not to use Voice Match, which helps Assistant to differentiate your voice from that of those in your home and provide customized performance.
- You will then be prompted to choose a default music service. Finally, you’ll be asked to name your speaker at the end of the setup process. It will be allocated to the room you specified earlier, but you can give it a unique name to distinguish it from other devices in your house.
That’s what there is to it. After you’ve finished configuring Google Home, simply say “Okay Google” or “Hey Google” to unlock the assistant and start giving commands. From managing individual smart home devices to streaming video, you can do it all.