Set up smart devices in the Google Home app

You can control smart devices that are compatible with Google Assistant, such as speakers, displays, thermostats, lights, and plugs, using the Google Home app. The setup process to add a device to a home varies by device, so it’s important to follow the correct instructions.

If your device is in the list below, follow the instructions in the linked article:

Nest energy, safety and security devices

You need to set up some devices with the Nest app before you add them to the Home app. For instructions, select your product from the list below:

Once you’ve set up these devices in the Nest app, they may link automatically in the Home app, depending on your settings. To find out if this has happened, close both apps. Open the Home app, and check if the devices are listed under a room name or "Local devices." If they aren’t listed, follow the instructions to set them up in the Home app

Note: Nest Protect and Nest Tag will only appear in the Nest app.

Seamless setup devices that work with Assistant

Some devices, such as certain lights and plugs, have been made to work directly with the Google Home app. With Seamless setup devices, you won’t need a bridge, hub, or the device maker’s app. 

Check your device’s packaging, manual, or the manufacturer’s website to see if “Seamless setup with Google Home app” is listed. If so, follow the instructions for Seamless setup.

Other devices that work with Assistant

If your device isn’t covered above, follow the instructions to Connect smart devices in the Google Home app.

Note: To verify if your device works with Google Assistant, search for it on the “Explore all actions” Assistant page.

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