On Smart Displays, you can get web results from Google Assistant or go directly to a website. This lets you find more info about a topic and more helpful answers to your questions.
When the web or a website is unavailable
As of 2022, access to the web is only supported on Smart Displays with hardware that runs SafeSearch technology on its web browser. If the web isn’t supported on your Smart Display or is blocked on a supported Smart Display, you can still send the website link to the device owner’s phone.
Supported Smart Displays:
- Can’t access the web if Digital Wellbeing filters are turned on or a supervised account for a child under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) is linked to your Smart Display. Learn why the web is turned off in these scenarios.
- Can’t access explicit websites. This feature is turned on for everyone and cannot be turned off. Learn why explicit websites are filtered.
Allow websites in Digital Wellbeing settings
If Digital Wellbeing filters are turned on or a supervised account for a child under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) is linked to your Smart Display, you can choose to allow websites in Digital Wellbeing settings if your Smart Display supports it.
- On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app .
- At the bottom, tap Home Settings Digital Wellbeing.
- Select your Smart Display.
- Tap Additional controls.
- Under "Websites," tap Allow websites Save.
- If the option is dimmed and you can't change it, your Smart Display doesn't have access to the web because its hardware can’t run SafeSearch technology, or your account doesn't have access to change this setting.
Tip: If you don’t find these settings, update your Google Home app. Learn how to update the app.
Learn why the web might be turned off
Through the web, anyone can access content like videos or answers that might otherwise be blocked on a Smart Display by Digital Wellbeing settings or for a child’s account. Your Smart Display blocks the web by default if a child’s account is linked to it or you turn on content filters in Digital Wellbeing settings and don’t allow websites. You can choose at any time to allow websites in Digital Wellbeing settings.
Learn why explicit websites are filtered
Anyone nearby can see or hear results on a Smart Display. To help ensure a safer experience for everyone, your Smart Display tries to filter any explicit websites, like those that might contain sexually explicit or violent content.