Google Home 12+

Your home in your hands

Google LLC

    • Free



Create a more organised and personalised smart home with Google Home. Set up, manage and control your Google Nest, Wi-Fi and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of compatible smart home products like lights, cameras, thermostats and more – all from the Google Home app.

Personalise your home view.
Pin your most-used devices, automations and actions to the Favourites tab for easy access the moment you open the app. View your Nest cameras and doorbell live feeds, and easily scan through event history. Set up and manage routines in the Automations tab. And quickly edit any permissions in the consolidated Settings tab.

Understand what's going on at home at 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 may have missed. Check in on your home at any time and see a recap of recent events.

Control your home from anywhere.
Turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat or get an alert when there's a person or parcel at your front door. With Google Home for Wear OS, you can control your home right from your compatible smartwatch.

A helpful home is a private home.
Protecting your privacy starts with one of the world's most advanced security infrastructures, which we build directly into Google products so that they're secure by default. And Google uses your compatible devices and data to make your home helpful, but only in the ways that you allow. Visit the Google Nest Safety Centre at to learn more about how we protect your information and respect your privacy.

* Some products and features may not be available in all regions. Compatible devices required.

What’s New

Version 3.7.103

Over the next few weeks, we're rolling out the totally redesigned Google Home app:
New, easier to navigate five-tab layout
Customisable Favourites tab for your most-used devices
Live Nest Cam and doorbell feeds right in your Favourites
Scannable video history and event timelines
One place to build and manage your home automations

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
75.5K Ratings

75.5K Ratings

JunoDave ,

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.

JC3003 ,

Poor app, badly designed

For such a huge company to produce an app like this that is so vital for controlling your Google Nest network is just astonishing. It’s absolutely terrible. You can’t find anything within it, settings for various aspects of your network are hidden inside secret books and crannies that defy logic in finding. They’ve migrated everything from the better (though not perfect) Google WiFi app to this one - why? And I don’t think all the controls have been migrated across. Or else they have and they’ve been hidden somewhere only the designers know where. The app shows, for example, that in this house we have zero devices connected to the Network. So how am I writing this review, Google? I can’t prioritise a device to improve the bandwidth that Google WiFi somehow restricts because there are apparently no devices connected. I can’t see why my Internet quality is so poor on this network despite my “lightning quick” 100mbps broadband service because the testing capability has gone somewhere very mysterious. When I bought the Google WiFi equipment I was told it was smart tech and would optimise itself automatically, but really I’m better off just using the basic hub my broadband company gave me. Good Lord.

Justlollypopx ,

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Google LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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