Any smart electronic device to be used requires an initial configuration and Google Home is no exception; Fortunately, the Google Home Configuration is really simple and fast and will take you just a couple of minutes if done correctly. If you have just purchased a Google device then I recommend that you proceed with the initial Google Home configuration following this guide in order to avoid making mistakes. I promise to be as simple and clear as possible.
- Google Home setup
- Google Home initial setup requirements
- Google Home initial setup
Google Home setup
Google Home initial setup requirements
For the initial Google Home setup you need:
- a valid google account (you will be asked during installation); if you are not registered on google yet this is the good time to do it, read this guideto create a google account in a few steps.
- of a mobile phone (ios or Android) connected to the home wifi network on which you will need to install the google home app.
Google Home initial setup
To configure Google Home first, then, if you don’t have it yet, you need to download the Google home app (available for Android and iOS ); once downloaded, open the Google Home app and press the blue button that says Start .
On the next screen you will have to select your google account and if it is not in the list press on the word Use another account and write the user-id and then the password of your google account that you want to use for the initial Google Home configuration. The app then warns you that it will need access to the location; then press the Next button and then press Allow to authorize the app to access the location (the smartphone’s geo-location services must be enabled).
At this point the app will start searching for google home devices nearby, you will have to wait until the search is completed. When a google home device is detected, press the Yes button to install google home. A connection will be established and when the device is connected, a confirmation sound will be heard from the device. Once the device has emitted the sound, press the YES button again to continue with the initial Google Home configuration, otherwise press No to retry the connection with the device.
Then press the Yes button if you want to automatically share reports on Google Home anomalies with Google, otherwise press the No button (if you are particularly attentive to privacy, press No).
Then choose from the list the room where your google home device you want to configure is located and press the Next button ; if you want to add a new room, scroll down the list and select the item Add a custom room and then write the name of the room.
The next step for Google Home Configuration is to set up the wifi network; from the list select the wifi network to use and press the Next button (if the network name is not present in the list, select the word Other wifi network to proceed with the manual network configuration). In the last screen, press the Next button to use the network password in use on the smartphone on the google home device (if you want to use a different password, press Enter Manually). The connection of google home with the wifi network will then be tested and if everything goes well you will see the word Connected . In the following screen, press the More button and then press the buttonCome on .
The next step for Google Home configuration is to set up the Voice Match function ; you can decide whether to make the google home device learn to recognize your voice. If you want to configure Voice Match, press the Accept button, otherwise press the No, Thanks button . If you have decided to use this feature, the app will ask you to repeat the phrase Ok Google twice and then the phrase Hey Google twice ; once done, wait until the processing is completed and then press the Accept button. Then you will have to enter your address to receive information related to the geographical position (for example traffic or weather) and once done press the Confirm Address button .
On the next screen you can choose whether to add music services to google home (for example Spotify ), once done, press the Next button . In the following screen you can select the video streaming services to which you are registered (for example Netflix), once done press the Next button . Here we are, you have almost finished the initial Google Home configuration, press the Continue button and then the Continue button again and finally Finish configuration .
The google home installation is completed, you can now use the device; to know the voice commands of google read this guide while to adjust the volume of google home read this guide.