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Set up Voice Match on Google Home

With Voice Match, you can link multiple users to a single Google Home device and share it with family and friends. After setting up Voice Match, you'll hear personalised info, such as commute times and your daily brief, as well as your favourite music. Up to six people can use Voice Match on a single Google Home.

Note: Google Home will remember your voice until you remove Voice Match.

Step 1. Set up Voice Match

To set up Voice Match, each person needs to link one of their Google Accounts and voice to Google Home. If you have a personal Google Account and a work Google Account, you must choose which account you want to hear personal information for.  

Note: Everyone who wants to hear personal info on Google Home must set up Voice Match, even the person who set up Google Home. 

Set up Voice Match
  1. Open the Google Home app .
    1. Make sure the Google Home app is updated with the latest version.
  2. Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  3. Tap Menu  and make sure the Google Account listed is the one you want to link to your voice. To switch accounts, click the triangle next to the Account name and choose the correct Account. 
  4. In the top right corner of the app Home screen, tap Devices . Find the device card of the Google Home you'd like to link to your voice. 
  5. From the device card, tap the blue banner labeled Multi user is now available or Link your account.
  6. Tap CONTINUE. 
  7. If you haven’t already agreed to what is required to get help from your Assistant, you’ll see a screen outlining the permissions. Tap YES I’M IN. 
  8. Follow the prompts to teach Google Home to recognize your voice. You'll say "Ok Google” twice and “Hey Google” twice. Note: This turns on Personal results.
  9. To test a few phrases, say something like, “Ok Google, tell me about my day.” Tap CONTINUE. 
  10. To invite other people to link their Google Account & voice for tailored results, tap INVITE, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.
  11. You'll see a list of devices you've linked to your voice. These devices will read personal info when they hear your voice. If your Assistant isn’t recognizing your voice correctly, tap Teach it your voice again to try again. 

Note: Your Assistant uses your voice to access your personal information. But a similar voice might be able to access this info, too. Only turn on Personal Results if you're comfortable sharing your personal information with others.

 

Step 2. Link your default music and video services

Everyone using Voice Match can set their own music and video services. This helps your Assistant personalise your experience when choosing the music to play when responding to voice commands.

Link your music services
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. At the top-left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one you used to set up Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Make sure that your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  5. Tap Music .
  6. To choose your default service, tap the radio button next to the service.
  7. Linking functionality:
    1. For Google Play Music and YouTube Red, your accounts are automatically linked when you set up Google Home. 
    2. For Spotify and Pandora, you'll need to link your accounts.
      1. To connect your account, tap LINK.
      2. Sign in or sign up for the service and complete the sign-in flow.
      3. To unlink an account, tap UNLINK
Link your video services
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. At the top-left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one you used to set up Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Make sure that your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  5. Tap More settings and then Videos and photos. 
  6. Within the Videos section, scroll to find the video app.
  7. If the app requires linking, tap Link and then Link account. Note: Google Home automatically links your main Netflix profile to Google Home. Linking secondary profiles is not supported. 
  8. Complete the sign in steps. 

Step 3. Enjoy media or ask for personal information 

Once you set up Voice Match, you can enjoy media using voice commands. You can also get quick answers to these personal topics:

Voice Match & feature functionality

Media

Once you set up Voice Match and link your music and video services, the music and video services become accessible to anyone who talks to Google Home using relevant voice commands. This may impact your media history and recommendations from these services.

Also, all TVs and speakers linked to your account can be used by other guests and other Voice Match users on the same Google Home. 

To prevent others from using your music & video services, ask them to:

Here's more about Voice Match & media functionality. 

Home control devices

Only home control devices associated with the first Google Account set up with Voice Match can be controlled by voice, even if other people with linked home control devices are using Voice Match on Google Home.

To change which home control devices can be controlled by all users, the owner of the first Google Account set up with Voice Match must unlink their account. 

Linking a child's Google Account and voice

A child under 13 can do things such as ask Google questions, play games and listen to stories if you link their Google Account and voice to Google Home.

Guests and Google Home

Guests or housemates who haven't set up Voice Match Home can still enjoy several shared features, including listening to music, casting to TVs and speakers and controlling home control devices.  

Prevent your Assistant from accessing personal information

Your Assistant uses your voice to access your personal information. But a similar voice might be able to access this info, too. Only turn on Personal Results if you're comfortable sharing your personal information with others.

See which Google Home(s) are linked to your voice

To manage which Google Home(s) are linked to your voice,

  1. Make sure that your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home. 
  2. Open the Google Home app .
  3. At the top-left corner of the app Home screen, tap Menu  and thenMore settings.
  4. Under 'Account', tap Shared devices. 
  5. You'll see a list of Google Home(s) that are linked to your voice. 

Remove Voice Match 

You can remove Voice Match from Google Home to prevent your Assistant from reading out personal information on that device. 

  1. Make sure that your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home. 
  2. Open the Google Home app .
  3. At the top-left corner of the app Home screen, tap Menu  and then More settings.
  4. Under 'Account', tap Shared devices. 
  5. Tap the X next to the device(s) that you want to unlink from your Google Account & voice. Tap UNLINK. 
  6. You'll see confirmation that your Google Account & voice have been unlinked from that device. 

To unlink all Google Accounts from Google Home, Factory Data Reset (FDR) Google Home. You’ll then need to set up Google Home again. 

Important: You can't unlink your voice without unlinking your Google Account. They are tied. 

Common questions

Can a child under 13 link their Google Account and voice to Google Home?
No. Children under 13 are unable to link their Google Account and voice to Google Home.
What if no one sets up Voice Match?
If no one sets up Voice Match, anyone can hear personal info if the person who set up Google Home has turned on Personal results.
What if I’m the seventh person trying to set up Voice Match?
Only six people can set up Voice Mach on a single Google Home. If you’re the seventh person, one of the six people must remove Voice Match, or all Voice Match users can be removed from Google Home.  

For a video demonstration, take a look at this YouTube video. If you prefer step-by-step instructions, see below.

Google Home Multiple Users Setup

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