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Requirements for Google Nest and Chromecast devices

Make sure that your phone or tablet meets the requirements below. Also check that the Google Home app, Nest app, and your device's OS are all up-to-date. If not, you may experience issues when you use either app.

Your phone or computer’s operating system needs to meet the following minimum requirements to use Google Nest devices and third-party products with the Home and Nest apps.

Home app requirements

  • A Google Account
  • A home Wi-Fi network
  • One of the following mobile devices:
    • Android phone with Android 8.0 or later
    • Android tablet with Android 8.0 or later
    • iPhone or iPad with iOS 14.0 or later
You can download the Google Home app from the Google Play Store or the App store.
 
Note: You can’t set up devices or use the Google Home app on a computer.

Nest app requirements

Note: The Nest app is not available in all regions and languages.

The table below outlines the minimum requirements to install and use the Nest app on different devices.

iPhone, iPod and iPad

Apple TV

Terms of Service and Privacy

The Google Terms of Service and supplemental Nest Terms of Service apply to use of the Google Home app and devices set up via the app.

Note: The Privacy Policy describes how data is handled by this app and these devices. More details in the FAQs on privacy: Google Nest article. Learn about Google's commitment to privacy in the home.

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