Set up your Google Home speaker or Google Nest display

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

What you need to get started​

  • A Google speaker or Nest display.
  • Latest version of the Google Home app Google Home app.
  • Latest version of the Google app Google Search
  • A Google Account
  • A mobile phone or tablet that:
    • Has Android 5.0 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 Google speaker or Nest display.

  2. Connect your mobile device to the Wi-Fi network that you’ll use for your speaker or display.

  3. On your phone or tablet, 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. On the Google Home app’s home screen, tap Addand then Set up deviceplus and then Set up new devices.

      2. Follow the remaining steps.

Fix issues during set up

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

Restart your device

  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 close apps.

  2. Open the Home app Google Home app.

Setup freezes or can’t finish

Restart your device

  1. Unplug your device.

  2. Wait for 10 seconds, then plug it back in.

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