Set up smart home devices using Google Home

You can control over 30,000 smart home devices including lights, switches, plugs, thermostats, and more using Google Home.

Supported smart home devices

Here's a list of supported smart home devices that work with the Google Assistant on Google Home.

Step 1: Set up smart home devices

  1. If you haven’t already, set up your Google Nest or Home device.
  2. If you haven’t already, set up your smart home devices by following the steps provided by the device maker.

Step 2: Connect smart home devices to your Google Home device

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home appGoogle Home app.
  2. At the top left, tap Add  Set up device  Have something already set up?
  3. If New Devices, select your location and tap Next  Follow the steps to complete setup.
  4. If Works with Google, then select the manufacturer of the device from the list.
  5. Follow the in-app steps to complete setup.

Step 3: Set nicknames for devices

You can choose names to call your smart home devices.

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Select your device and then Settings Settings icon and then Name.
  3. Enter a name and then tap Save.

Note: Nicknames are alternate ways to reference smart devices in the Google Home app. Nicknames you've assigned to smart devices in the Google Home app are not reflected in the device maker’s app.

Step 4: Assign devices to a room

To control your devices more easily, assign them to a room in a home. You can create a new home, create a new room, or add your devices to an existing room.

Note: All members of the home can control all devices in the home.

Add to a room

Add the device to a room in your current home

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the device you want to add to a room  Settings Settings icon Room choose a room Save.

Add the device to a new room in your current home

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the device you want to add to a room  Settings Settings icon  Room  scroll to the bottom and tap Add a custom room  enter the room name  tap Save.

Add the device to a room in a different home

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the device you want to add to a room Settings Settings icon  Home choose a home  Next choose a room Next.

 

Check for new devices

Using your voice

To do this...

Say "Hey Google" or "Ok Google," then...

Sync all devices

"Sync my devices"

Sync a device type

"Sync my lights"

Important:

  • You must have already set up your devices in the partner app (Step 1 above).
  • If you're syncing multiple devices at once, you may receive a timeout error.

Using the Google Home app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app Google Home app .
  2. Scroll down to Other Cast devices where you’ll see all devices on the same network that aren’t linked to a home or room.
  3. Follow the steps to set a nickname for these devices and add them to a room.

Change a device’s room

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap on the device SettingsSettings icon Room choose a room Next.

Rename a room

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app Google Home app .
  2. Tap the name of the room you want to change.
  3. Tap Settings Settings icon  Name   enter a name  Save.

Delete a room

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app Google Home app .
  2. Tap the name of the room you want to delete.
  3. Tap Settings Settings icon Delete room Remove.
    Note: Any devices in the room will be removed from the room. You can add them to a different room.

Control your smart home devices

After you set up your devices, you can use voice commands and the Google Home app to control them. Learn how to control your smart home devices with Google Home.

Disconnect devices from the Google Home app

If you no longer want to control your smart home devices using your Assistant, you can disconnect your account.

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app Google Home app .
  2. Select your device and then SettingsSettings and then Unlink and then Unlink.

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