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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 or tablet with Android 9.0 or later
    • iPhone or iPad with iOS 15.0 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 following table outlines the minimum requirements to install and use the Nest app on different devices:

Web browser on a computer

OS requirements:

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Mac OS 10.9 or later
  • Chrome OS 38 or later

Browser requirements:

  • Firefox 33 or later
  • Google Chrome 38 or later
  • Internet Explorer 11 or later
  • Safari 7 or later

To check and manage your Nest products, visit

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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