How To Activate a Google Home

How To Activate a Google Home

What is Google Home?

The Google Home app is a single place to set up, manage, automate, and control thousands of compatible devices in your home3. Create custom Routines that can automatically turn on compatible lights, check the weather, play the news, and more.

How To Activate a Google Home

  • Plug in your speaker or display. If the device has been used before, factory reset your speaker or display before you continue.
  • On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app .
  • Tap the Add icon Set up device. …
  • You’ll be able to opt out of some settings, like Voice Match or personal results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I setup my home Google app?

Explore Google’s connected home products and select your connected devices. Download the Google Home app and sign in with your Google Account. Plug in your devices and follow the setup instructions in the Google Home app. If you’d prefer expert assistance, book a professional installer .

How do I connect Google Home to home connect?

In the Google Home app and tap on ‘+’. Then tap on ‘Set up device’ on the next page. On the Set up page, tap on the ‘Works with Google’. Search for ‘Home Connect’ action, click on Home Connect and enter Home Connect account credentials.

Why is my Google Home not connecting?

Make sure your Google Home or Nest device is within 15 – 20 ft (4 – 6 m) of the Wi-Fi router. If you have a dual band router, try to set up your device on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Make sure Wi-Fi, Location Services and Bluetooth are turned ON on your phone or tablet. Turn OFF mobile/cellular data.

Does Google Home work on WIFI?

If you’ve changed your Wi-Fi network’s name or password or recently replaced your Wi-Fi router, you’ll need to connect your Google Nest or Home device to your new Wi-Fi network.

What do you say to activate Google Home?

To use a voice command, say “Hey Google” or “OK Google” and then the command. If you have Look and Talk (English only) or quick phrases (US English only) enabled on your Nest Hub Max, you can also activate Google Assistant without “Hey Google.”

How do I restart and reset Google Home?

On the back of your device, press and hold the microphone mute button for about 15 seconds. Lights on your device will flash to signal that it’s resetting. The process should take about 1–2 minutes.

How do I connect to my Google account?

To sign in to your Google Account (or any Google product): Go to the sign in page of the product (for Google Accounts it is Enter your Gmail username (everything that appears before ‘’). Enter your password.

Why can’t i connect to Google on my phone?

Sometimes, the issue might not be caused by the Google App itself but by Google Play Services and Android System WebView. These apps are essential for most Android apps. Hence, updating them to the latest version might fix the Google app not working in most cases.