Set up your Google Assistant device

You can ask questions and get things done with the help of the Google Assistant on your speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock. 

Not all Google Assistant devices work the same. For device-specific instructions, contact your manufacturer.

Languages you can use

On speakers, the Google Assistant is available in Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Swedish. More languages are coming soon.

Important: Some features aren't available in all languages or countries.

On Smart Clocks, you can use the Google Assistant in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish.


Getting started with the Google Assistant on smart speakers

What you need

  • A speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock with the Google Assistant built in
  • Google Home app Google Home version 2.12.5 or higher
  • Google Assistant app Assistant version 8.10 or higher
  • A Google Account
  • A mobile phone or tablet that:
    • Has Android 5.0 or higher (phone) or Android 6.0 or higher (tablet)
    • Has its language set to an option listed above
    • Works with a 5GHz Wi-Fi network (a WPA2-Enterprise network won’t work)
    • Has Bluetooth turned on
  • An internet connection and secure wireless network
  • For Smart Displays: If you already use Duo for video calling, make sure Duo is signed in with the same Google Account as your Smart Display

Get started

  1. Plug in your Google Assistant device.
  2. Get the latest version of the Google Home app and Google app:
    • Go to the Google Home app page, then tap Install or Update (whichever option appears). If you see "Installed," you already have the latest version.
    • Go to the Google app page, then follow the same steps.
  3. Make sure your device has Android 5.0 or higher. Learn how to check and update your Android version.
  4. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home. Follow the steps.
    Note: If you don’t see the steps to set up your device: At the bottom left, tap Home Homeand then Add Add.

Fix issues during set up

Can’t see Google Assistant device in the Google Home app

Restart your device
  1. Unplug your device. Wait 10 seconds.
  2. Plug it back in.
Restart the Home app
  1. Close the Home app Google Home. Learn how to close apps.
  2. Open the Home app Google Home.

Setup freezes or can’t finish

Restart your device
  1. Unplug your device. Wait 10 seconds.
  2. Plug it back in.
Factory reset your device (Smart Displays only)

On the top of your Smart Display, press and hold the volume up and volume down buttons for 20 seconds.

Your device will restart the setup process.

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