Google Home is a very useful voice assistant similar to Amazon Echo. Both are extremely useful and provide the much-needed information without the need to take a smartphone. Just ask the questions and you will get a prompt response. However, if you have a tight budget then Google Home is no doubt the better option as Amazon Echo will cost you more. So, if you are planning to buy or if already bought one and wondering how to set up Google Home, look no further. We are going to share the process step by step.
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Steps To Set Up Google Home
Settings up Google Home is very simple. Follow all the steps carefully and you will be ready to use the new member of your house.
Step 1: First plug in the power adapter of Google Home to the power source and it will light up. This box does not have on and off button and it remains on by default. So, just turn on the main switch and Google Home will be on.
Step 2: Next you need to download the Google Home app on your Smartphone. The app is available in Google Play Store.
Step 3: Once installed, launch the app and tap on the ‘Accept’ button at the bottom right corner of the screen. Upon pressing that, a new screen will initiate to inform you that the Google Home was found. Just tap on the ‘continue’ to go ahead.
Step 4: Next, Google Home will emit a sound to confirm that it is connected to the app. However, this process is to be initiated by pressing the button, ‘Play test sound’. Once, you hear the sound, tap on ‘I hear the sound’ at the bottom right corner. However, if you do not hear the sound for any reason tap on ‘try again’.
Step 5: Next you have to choose in which room your Google Home device is. Tap on the Select room and it will bring a drop down menu with various rooms. Select the correct room and tap Continue.
Step 6: The next step is to connect to the Wi-fi network. So, tap on the option ‘select a Wi-fi network’ and then choose the one you will be connected to. Put the correct user id and password and hit the continue button.
Step 7: Now, you need to sign into the Google account. So, tap on sign in and provide the details to sign in the Google account. On the next page, you will be asked if Google Home is allowed to access your personal information. This will range from the calendar, to-do list. Flight timing etc. once you allow this, Google Home will become even more useful for you. However, this is optional, so you can choose to tap either allow or the skip button.
Step 8: The process to set up Google Home also requires you to set the location and allowing Google to access it. The next page is all about that. By default, the Google Home app will try to identify the location, but in case it is off, then tap on the pencil icon at the right and type your location information manually. Next, tap on the ‘set location’ option at the bottom right and go ahead.
Step 9: Do you want to get e-mail notification? Well, if yes, then just toggle the switch next to it and tap on ‘continue’ again.
Step 10: The next step is to link your Google Music with the Google Home app. There are four options available such as Google Play music, YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora. So, choose the one that is preferred by you and tap Continue.
Step 11: The process is almost completed. Google Home will update and it might take few minutes. In that case, you will see Google Home is updating. Once the update is finished, it will go for a reboot, so tap on the reboot button at the bottom right corner. Next, a screen will show that set up is complete. Again tap on the Continue button to move ahead.
Step 12: Next comes the tutorial. You can either skip this step or else continue as it will offer numerous ideas on how to use this Google Home app and also some idea of the voice command.
Step 13: Now tap on the left-hand side menu button and then More settings which will bring numerous options to allow you to customize the Google Home app as you want. You can go ahead to change what Google Home calls you, the news and day settings etc. from here.
So, this is how you can set up Google Home. Follow the process carefully and you will be able to do it hassle free.
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