How do I connect Google Home to my phone? – Overview
Today, smart speakers are almost a part of everyday life. Google released two smart speakers in 2016, the Google Home and the Google Home Mini. These smart speakers use Google Assistant, an AI platform that is built into Android devices.
Google Home can be asked anything and can be commanded to do specific tasks, such as turning on the lights. The Google Home is hands-free and can be placed anywhere in your home including the kitchen or bedrooms.
The speaker can be prompted by saying “Hey Google”, and the device will respond. You can also ask the speaker to play your music or show you TV shows or queue up songs. These speakers can be used indoors and outdoors because they are lightweight.
These are the steps to connect Google Home to your smartphone
Before you can use the Google Home speaker, connect it to your smartphone. It is easy to connect your Google Home with your Android or iOS phone. This guide will show you how to connect Google Home with your phone.
1. Plugin Your Google Home to The Socket
Use the original cable to plug your Google Home into the socket. The speaker will start scanning your phone after a few minutes. The speaker will need to see your smartphone close enough for it to recognize it. The speaker does not have an on/off button, and it is always powered on when it is plugged in.
2. Download The Google Home App from The App Store
You can download the Google Home app from either the Android Play or iPhone app stores. Launch the app, and then agree to turn on your location. Next, make sure your device is connected to your Wi-Fi network. Your phone will then pass this information to your Google Home speaker.
3. Sign in to your Google Account
You will need a Google account to use the Google Home app. Google suggests that you use a Gmail account as your account. You can set one up using your smartphone or computer if you don’t already have a Gmail account.
4. Set Your Current Location
Sign in to your Google account and then set the location for the Google Home speaker. This information is required by the smart speaker to provide accurate weather.
5. Link Your Music Streaming Platform
The Google Home smart speaker supports YouTube, Google Play Music, and Spotify. Any of these music streaming services can be used to request specific tracks or albums.
6. Skip to the Tutorial
Google will give you some tips and tricks on how to use your Google Home smart speaker. You might discover something new and exciting.
7. Optional Features
You can create any optional features that you want on your Google Home speaker. You can click on the Menu Button in the left-hand corner (it is a three-line icon), and then tap “More settings” to see all options.
8. Change Your Name in The Google Speaker
Scroll down to the “Personal Information” button and click it. Then click the “Nickname” button to change the name of the speaker. You can also teach the speaker how you pronounce your nickname.
9. Enter Your Travel Locations
You can request that your Google Home speaker give you exact travel times by clicking on ‘Personal Info’. The speaker will then ask you how long it takes to get there.
10. Get Smart Home Gadgets
Google works with many smart home gadgets like TVs, lighting, and streaming devices. To add a Philips Hue bulb, or Google Chromecast to your home, click on the home control button. To work, all these gadgets must be connected to the same network as your speaker.
11. You can control your Google Home Speaker using your phone or voice commands
To find the exact voice commands, tap the Menu Button. Click on “What can I do?” to get some suggestions. These ideas can be implemented using your phone, or directly on the speaker via its haptic feedback.
Connecting google to your smartphone is easy if you follow these steps. Google allows you to add multiple devices to your Google Home app. You can also control them all as long as they are part of the same network.