How to Install the Google Home App

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to setup your Google Home device and link it to your phone/tablet.

Things you will need in advance:

  • You will need to know your home Wireless Network Name and Security Key (password) to connect to it.
  • Your Google Home device should be unboxed and plugged into power.
  • Make sure to connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Google Home device.
  • Ideally, your home router should be in a central location in order to provide the best signal to all devices.

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This tutorial will show you how to setup your Google Home device and link it to your phone/tablet.

Things you will need in advance:

  • You will need to know your home Wireless Network Name and Security Key (password) to connect to it.
  • Your Google Home device should be unboxed and plugged into power.
  • Make sure to connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Google Home device.
  • Ideally, your home router should be in a central location in order to provide the best signal to all devices.
  1. Open Play Store.
    Play Store icon
  2. Type "Google Home" in the search bar and select Google Home.
    Search bar with Google Home highlighted
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    Google Home app page with Install highlighted
  4. Once installed, tap Open to proceed to the setup.
    Google Home app page with Open highlighted
  1. Open the Google Home app.
    Google Home app icon
  2. Tap on Get Started.
    Introduction page with Get Started highlighted
  3. Confirm which Google Account to use and tap OK.
    Choose Account page with OK highlighted
  4. Tap Next and then tap Allow for permissions that are requested.
    Location Access page with Next highlighted
  5. Google Home will search for Google devices. Pick your device from the list and then click Next.
    Found page with Next highlighted
  6. Tap Yes to confirm you heard noise from the Google Home device you're setting up.
    Did you hear the sound? page with yes highlighted
  7. If prompted, tap the region list and then select your region and then Continue.
  8. Choose a language and tap Next.
  9. Choose the room where your device is located and tap Next.
    Where is the device? page with Next highlighted
  10. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to and tap Next.
     Connect to Wi-Fi page with Next highlighted
  11. Type you Network Security Key (Wi-Fi Password) and tap Connect.
    Enter Wi-Fi Password page with Next highlighted
  12. Tap Next to setup your Google Assistant.
    Set up your Google Assistant page with Next highlighted
  13. Get personal results with Voice Match by tapping Continue.
    Get personal results with Voice Match page with Continue highlighted
  14. Speak the phrases on the screen and tap Continue when finished.
    Voice Match Complete page with Continue highlighted
  15. Tap Allow if you wish to allow the use of personal results.
    Allow personal results page with Allow highlighted
  16. Enter your address and tap Next.
  17. A summary will appear with options to link media services and payment methods to link to your Google Home. Select which you would like to use and tap Next.
  18. Tap Continue to proceed to the next page.
    Family speaker is ready page with Continue highlighted
  19. Tap Finish Setup to complete setup.
    "Just
  1. Open the App Store.
    App Store icon  
  2. Type in "Google Home" in the search bar.
  3. Find Google Home in the search results and tap on GET.
    App Store search with Get highlighted next to Google Home app  
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    Install button
  1. Open the Google Home app.
    Google Home app icon  
  2. Tap on Get Started.
    Welcome Home page with Get started highlighted  
  3. Confirm which Google Account to use and tap OK.
    Choose Account page with OK highlighted  
  4. If Bluetooth is disabled you'll be asked to turn it on. Swipe Up from the bottom of your screen and tap the Bluetooth Icon and Swipe Down to continue.
    Control center with Bluetooth icon highlighted  
  5. Google Home will search for Google devices. Pick your device from the list and then click Next.
    Google Home Found page with Next highlighted  
  6. Tap Yes to confirm you heard noise from the Google Home device you're setting up.
    Did you hear the sound? page with yes highlighted  
  7. Tap the region list and then select your region and then Continue.
  8. Choose a language and tap Next.
  9. Choose the room where your device is located and tap Next.
    Where is the device with a list of rooms and Next highlighted  
  10. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to and tap Next.
    Choose your Wi-Fi Network page with a list of available networks and the next button which is highlighted  
  11. Type you Network Security Key (Wi-Fi Password) and tap Connect.
    Enter Wi-Fi password page with spot to type password and connect button is highlighted  
  12. Tap Next to setup your Google Assistant.
    Set up your google assistant page with next highlighted  
  13. Get personal results with Voice Match by tapping continue.
    Get personal results with voice match page with continue highlighted  
  14. Speak the phrases on the screen and tap Complete when done.
    Voice match complete page with continue highlighted  
  15. Enter your address and tap Next.
  16. A summary will appear with options to link media services and payment methods to link to your Google Home. Select which you would like to use and tap Next.
  17. Tap Next to proceed to the next page.
    Google home is ready page with continue highlighted  
  18. Tap Finish Setup.
    Control your chromecast page with Finish Setup highlighted
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