Set a priority device

The priority device setting gives a device of your choosing the fastest connection on your Wi-Fi network. When you prioritise a device (such as your laptop or Chromecast), your Wi-Fi network reserves more bandwidth for that device to use. This means less buffering and better download speeds. You might want to do this when you stream a movie on your TV or when you play a game online. To set bandwidth preferences based on activity types, learn more about how to optimise your network for latency-sensitive activities.

Note: Any device on your Wi-Fi network, whether wired directly or connected wirelessly, can be prioritised using this setting. Only one device can be prioritised at a time, and prioritising one device might limit the Wi-Fi speed of your other devices.

Set a priority device with the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi .
  3. Under 'Devices', tap Set priority device.
  4. Select the device that you would like to prioritise.
  5. At the bottom, select how long you would like to prioritise that device.
  6. Tap Save .

Set a priority device with the Google Wifi app

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap Settings and actions tab  and then Priority device.
  3. You’ll find a list of devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. Select a device and it will automatically be prioritised for one hour. To change the duration, tap the time frame. You can prioritise it for 1, 2 or 4 hours.
  4. Tap Save.
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