Set up Google Home

The Google Home app will take you through the steps to set up your Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display.

What you need to get started

  • A Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display.
  • Latest version of the Google Home app Google Home app.
  • Latest version of the Google Assistant app .
  • A Google Account
  • A mobile phone or tablet that:
    • Has iOS 11.0 or higher.
    • Works with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi network (a WPA-2 Enterprise network won't work)
    • Has Bluetooth turned on.
  • An Internet connection and secure wireless network.
  • If you already use Duo for video calling, make sure that Duo is signed in with the same Google Account as your speaker or display.

Get started

  1. Plug in your speaker or display.
  2. Connect your mobile device to the Wi-Fi network that you’ll use for your speaker or display.
  3. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  4. Follow the steps.
    1. If you don’t see the steps to set up your device:
      1. At the top left, tap Add  Set up device plus  Set up new devices in your home .
      2. Follow the remaining steps.

Fix issues during set up

Can’t see speaker or display in the Google Home app

Restart your speaker or display

  1. Unplug your device. 
  2. Wait for 10 seconds, then plug it back in.

Restart the Home app

  1. Close the Home app Google Home app. Learn how to force close an app.
  2. Open the Home app Google Home app.

Setup freezes or can’t finish

Restart your speaker or display

  1. Unplug your device.
  2. Wait for 10 seconds, then plug it back in.

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