How to Update Google Home

Introduction

Google's intelligent personal assistant is simply called Google Assistant. It is a voice service that can help you with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. It is found most commonly on the Google Home device lineup, but also across a range of different devices, like smartphones, laptops, wearables, and TVs.

1 Check Version

The following images depict the Google Home. These steps can also be applied to the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.

Determining the firmware version on a Google Home device can be done with the Google Home app:

  1. On the main screen tap on the Menu symbol on the top left or the Devices symbol on the top right.
    Menu and Devices symbols pointed out in mobile app
  2. If you tapped on the Menu symbol then select Devices from the menu. Otherwise skip this step.
    Devices option highlighted in Menu of mobile app
  3. Scroll down to find the device card for the Google Home that you want to check the firmware version for. In the top right corner of the device card, tap the three dots positioned vertically.
    More symbol pointed out on device card in mobile app
  4. Then select Settings.
    Settings highlighted in device options menu
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and look for Cast firmware version: X.XXX.XXXXX.
    Firmware version pointed out on Device Settings screen
  6. Check what firmware version your device is supposed to have at https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7365257

2 Update

Google Home devices receive firmware updates automatically over Wi-Fi. The most recent firmware version allows you to enjoy the latest and greatest features available on Google Home. Since you don't have to do anything to update the device, here's what you can expect to happen during the automatic update process:

  • During the update, Google Home won't be able to answer questions or help you complete tasks. Wait until the update is complete to talk with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
  • The Google Home app will provide indication of the setup progress.
  • You can check the LED light on the top of Google Home to verify it is still getting the update.
  • The update typically takes up to 10 minutes. If the update is taking much longer than expected, check if Google Home is still updating by checking the LED status. The light will be white and slowly spinning while getting the update.
  • If needed, reboot Google Home by unplugging it from the power source, waiting one minute, and plugging it back in. This will automatically restart the update.

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Google's intelligent personal assistant is simply called Google Assistant. It is a voice service that can help you with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. It is found most commonly on the Google Home device lineup, but also across a range of different devices, like smartphones, laptops, wearables, and TVs.

The following images depict the Google Home. These steps can also be applied to the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.

Determining the firmware version on a Google Home device can be done with the Google Home app:

  1. On the main screen tap on the Menu symbol on the top left or the Devices symbol on the top right.
    Menu and Devices symbols pointed out in mobile app
  2. If you tapped on the Menu symbol then select Devices from the menu. Otherwise skip this step.
    Devices option highlighted in Menu of mobile app
  3. Scroll down to find the device card for the Google Home that you want to check the firmware version for. In the top right corner of the device card, tap the three dots positioned vertically.
    More symbol pointed out on device card in mobile app
  4. Then select Settings.
    Settings highlighted in device options menu
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and look for Cast firmware version: X.XXX.XXXXX.
    Firmware version pointed out on Device Settings screen
  6. Check what firmware version your device is supposed to have at https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7365257

Google Home devices receive firmware updates automatically over Wi-Fi. The most recent firmware version allows you to enjoy the latest and greatest features available on Google Home. Since you don't have to do anything to update the device, here's what you can expect to happen during the automatic update process:

  • During the update, Google Home won't be able to answer questions or help you complete tasks. Wait until the update is complete to talk with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
  • The Google Home app will provide indication of the setup progress.
  • You can check the LED light on the top of Google Home to verify it is still getting the update.
  • The update typically takes up to 10 minutes. If the update is taking much longer than expected, check if Google Home is still updating by checking the LED status. The light will be white and slowly spinning while getting the update.
  • If needed, reboot Google Home by unplugging it from the power source, waiting one minute, and plugging it back in. This will automatically restart the update.
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