Google Home Guide (2021): Step-By-Step Tutorial

This Google Home guide will help you get started with Google Home or Nest quickly! We will go over what Google Home is, and then guide you through every step needed to get your device up and running.

What is Google Home?

Google Home is a line of smart home devices designed to help you live a more convenient life. The ecosystem includes displays, speakers, and various other tech to enable smart home functionalities like voice commands and AI assistants. Our easy guide will lead you through a step-by-step process so you can get the most out of your new smart home!

This article covers the setup process for the following devices:

  • Google Home
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)
  • Google Home Mini (1st gen)
  • Google Home Max
  • Google Nest Audio
  • Google Nest Hub
  • Google Nest Hub Max

What you’ll need:

  • A Google Home or Nest Device
  • The latest version of Google Home (download via the App Store or Play Store)
  • The latest version of Google (download via the App Store or Play Store)
  • A Google Account
  • A mobile phone or tablet that has Android 6.0 or later, or iOS 12 or later and has Bluetooth turned on
  • An Internet connection

How to set up your Google Home or Nest Device:

If this is your first Home or Nest device, follow these steps:

  1. Plug the Google Home or Nest into a wall socket with the included power cable.
  2. Open the google Home app on your mobile device or tablet.
  3. Tap  “Get started” > “Set up new devices” > “Create another home” > “Next”.
  4. Then, enter a home nickname and address.

Setup is done! Now your Google Home or Nest device is ready to use!

For setting up additional devices, follow these steps instead:

  1. Plug the Google Home or Nest into a wall socket with the included power cable.
  2. Open the google Home app on your mobile device or tablet.
  3. Tap Add+ > Set up device > New device. You will be prompted by the app. Follow the instructions given and your device will be ready to use.

Any additional Google Home or Nest devices are ready for use!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to connect Google Home or Nest to New WiFi:

During setup, you will be prompted to choose a WiFi network. If that network is no longer working, follow the instructions below:

How to change what WiFi network Google Home or Nest is connected to:

  1. Open the Google Home app
  2. Tap “Your Device”
  3. In the top right corner, tap “Settings”, and then “Device Information”.
  4. Next to “Wi-Fi,” tap Forget.
  5. Follow the prompts given by the app and you will have changed your WiFi network!

How to reconnect Google Home or Nest to WiFi:

If your network no longer works, please wait until your internet connection returns before attempting to reconnect the Google device. If the network that the Google device is connected to is not functional, but there are other networks you can access that work, please follow the steps above to change what network your Google Nest or Home device is connected to.

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