Access the web on your Smart Display

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, Google’s Assistant-enabled Smart Displays can open the web through SafeSearch technology, which may block explicit websites. Certain third-party devices don’t support SafeSearch. If you allow websites on these third-party devices, people who use third-party Smart Displays will not be able to view the web with SafeSearch.

Tip: For Digital Wellbeing filters like website access to work correctly, your devices and apps must be up to date.

Supported Smart Displays:

Tip: In the "Digital Wellbeing" settings menu, you can manage the Websites setting.

  • For Smart Displays with SafeSearch: Websites are allowed by default.
  • For Smart Displays without SafeSearch: Websites are blocked by default.

Allow websites in Digital Wellbeing settings

In Digital Wellbeing settings, you can allow websites if:

  • Digital Wellbeing filters are turned on.
  • A supervised account for a child under 13, or the applicable age in your country, is linked to your Smart Display.

To allow websites in Digital Wellbeing:

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings and then Digital Wellbeing.
  3. Select your Smart Display.
  4. Tap Additional controls.
  5. Under "Websites," tap Allow websites and then Save.

Tip: If you don’t find these settings, update your Google Home app. Learn how to update the app.

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing filters.

Learn why the web might be turned off

Through the web, anyone can open content that may 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.
  • You turn on content filters in Digital Wellbeing settings, like answers or video filters.
  • You don't allow websites.

At anytime, you can choose 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, if your Smart Display is equipped with SafeSearch, it tries to filter any explicit website.

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