Set up, manage and control your Google Home, Google Nest and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of connected home products such as lights, cameras, thermostats and more – all from the Google Home app.
One view of your home.
The Home tab gives you shortcuts for the things that you do most, such as playing music or dimming the lights when you want to start a film. Control it all with just a tap – and get to the good stuff faster. The Feed tab highlights the most important events in your home, all in one place. Here, you’ll also find ways to get more out of your devices and improve your home setup.
Create routines that allow you to turn on the lights, check the weather, play the news and more, with one simple command.
See all the active audio and video streams on all your home devices in one place, change their volumes, skip to the next track or quickly change which speakers they’re playing from.
Understand what’s going on at home with a glance. The Google Home app is designed to show you the status of your home and keep you up to date with what you've missed. Check in on your home at any time and see a recap of recent events. You can also get a notification if something important happens while you’re away.
Set up your Nest Wifi in minutes using the Google Home app. Manage your network from your mobile device. Run speed tests, set up a guest network and easily share your Wi-Fi password with family and friends. Decide which devices to prioritise for faster speeds and use parental controls, such as Wi-Fi pause, to manage online time for the children.
* Some products and features may not be available in all regions. Compatible devices required.
With the Google Home app you can control and manage compatible speakers, smart displays, lights, cameras, TVs and more – all from one place.
New in this update:
Bug fixes and improvements
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Google Home for IOS
As with all new things getting used to the app at the same time as learning about setting up a smart home took a little while. For the most part I didn’t have many problems, the ones I did find are as follows. If you select “more settings” when the Google Assistant” is already open it does not always open the page with the settings on it. If you have this issue make sure you close Google Assistant before selecting “more settings” from Google Home. Occasionally Google Home just closes presumably due to some error and this seems one more to be due to switching from the settings on the Assistant back to the Home app. Finally I would highly recommend the Google Support char web facility which are very good. It will take a while to understand all the verbal and or typed commands but I would recommend making a list of the useful ones.
Not for shared accommodations (student houses, halls, apartment complexes)
The app itself is fine, if a little complicated. The products that the app is designed to work with do NOT work in shared accommodations. There is no safeguarding against other people changing your music on the home mini, changing what you’re watching in chromecast etc. I imagine it’s the same with smart bulbs or thermostats.
Everyone on the same WiFi can see everyone else’s devices locally, and google considers this a design choice, not a flaw. One slip of a finger and I’m casting music to someone’s speaker, and people are accidentally and maliciously casting to my devices. Good thing I got my mini for free, as it would be a waste of money.
Don’t bother unless you’re in a private house with private WiFi. 2 stars not 1 because the idea is great, but the execution is terrible. My solution would be the ability to lock devices to certain google accounts. It wouldn’t be hard to add a whole household onto a device, and would allow people in shared buildings to use the products as intended. Sort it out google!
Brilliant, but a little frustrating
So let me start by saying that I am a Google Home Mini lover. Bought one, then added two more... have got these three all doing what I need. The latest version of the App has added flexibility and makes for a great user experience.... But I then bought a fourth for the weekend house... All fine except that despite setting up a different home in the App it copies over the routines and doesn't allow different routine settings for a different home... Who needs the traffic to work on a Sunday morning when you just want the weather and the news? Tried to download the app again to have two separate houses (rather than homes) but this is NOT allowed! Am I missing a trick in the app or have you assumed we lead inflexible lives these days?
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- 259 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.