Share devices in your home with other people

To manage individual devices, speaker groups or rooms of devices at the same time, you can create a home. Then you can choose who can control that home by adding members.

For example, you could put your grouped living room speakers, your office lights and your thermostat into a home, and invite your roommates to be members of that home.

Create & manage a home

Create a home
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top, tap Add ADD.
  3. Tap Create new home.
  4. Follow the steps.

To switch between homes, on the Home tab, select one from the drop-down.

Move a device to a different home
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Open the home that the device is in.
  3. Tap the device and then Settings Settings and then Home.
  4. Tap the home for which you want to move the device and then Next.
  5. Tap the room for which you want to move the device and then Next.
Delete a home

If you’re the only member of a home, you can delete it. When you delete a home:

  • The home is removed from your Google Account.
  • All data associated with the home is deleted.
  • Smart home devices in the home stay connected to your Google Account.

To delete a home:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Switch to the home that you want to delete.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Delete this home and then Delete home.

Manage home members

To let other people, such as family members or roommates, use the devices in your home, add them as members.

Only invite people who you trust to become home members. When someone becomes a member of a home, they can:

  • Add new devices, such as speakers or a smart light bulb
  • Use and change the settings of the devices in the home
  • Automatically link their media services, such as YouTube, to speakers, smart displays and Chromecast built-in devices in the home
  • Add and remove other home members, including you

You can't invite anyone using a:

  • G Suite account
  • Google Account with Advanced Protection enabled
  • Google Account for children under 13
Invite members to a home
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Switch to the home that you want to share.
  3. At the top, tap Add ADD and then Add new home member.
  4. Enter the email address of the person that you want to invite.
  5. Tap Save and then Confirm.

The person that you invite will receive an email with instructions.

Accept a home member invitation
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account .
  3. Tap Pending invitation and then Accept.
  4. Create a nickname for the home. Only you will see this nickname.
  5. Follow the steps.
Remove members from a home
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Switch to the home that you want to edit.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Home members.
  4. Next to the name of the home member that you want to remove, tap More More.
  5. Tap Remove.
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