The voice activated speakers of Google will help you in doing many things like setting timers, play music, and spell words for your kids, homework. Here is how to setup the new voice enabled smart speaker of Google.
Have you just got a Google Home smart speaker? This stubby little speaker is about to become you best friend. By yelling out Ok Google, you will be able to do many tasks like setting up of timers, playing music, control smart home devices and many more. Here’s how you can setup his smart speaker:
1. Plug in Google Home
You can plug Google Home into wall and after a few minutes will light up and start looking for your phone. There is no on and off button. When it is plugged in it is always on.
2. Download the Google Home app from your phone’s app store and open the app
Download the Google Home app from Google Play or App Store. Accept the terms of service and agree to turn on location permissions. By having the google Home you are all in. Make sure that you are connected to your home wi-fi network, as your phone will pass that information to Google Home.
3. Sign in with a Google Account
You will need a Google account for using Google Home, preferably, with gmail.com address. If you don’t have one, then create a new one and linked it to your Google Home.
4. Don’t allow email notification
We don’t need more spam. So you need to do this twice.
5. Tap the setup icon in the upper right corner
Now, click Sign in and set the location of your Google Home hardware. The speaker needs to do this so that it can give the info of local weather and commute times.
6. Link your music service
Google Home supports four music services Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube. To get the most out of it, you need a premium account of either Google Play music or of Spotify. This will let you request specific songs and albums. With free services, you will only be able to listen to themed stations or artist mixes.
7. Step through the Tutorial
Now you will get some tips on using Google Home and fun things to ask it.
8. Tap the left-hand menu button, then More Settings
Let’s setup some of optional features on Google Home. You can get to them through menu access by clicking on three-line icon at the upper left-hand corner.
9. Change your news and My day settings
When you say listen to the news or tell me about my day, you will get the customized information from your Google Home. Clicking on News and customize will let you change your news sources. Clicking on My day will let you change a few options in daily briefing.
10. Change what Google Home calls you
Scroll all the way down and choose Personal info > Nickname to change what Google Home calls you and how to pronounce it.
11. Enter your commute locations
If you want Google Home to give you accurate commute times under personal info, then choose home and work locations. Enter the address of your home and office.
12. Add home electronics
Google Home is compatible with Philips Hue lightbulbs, Nest Thermostats, Samsung Smart Things, and Chromecasts. Click Home Control to add a new Nest, Hue, or Smart Things device. They need to be on same wi-fi network for connecting with Google Home.
13. Add Chromecast devices
For controlling your TV, Google Home needs a Chromecast or Chromecast compatible Tv. Plug your Chromecast into the TV and switch to correct input. When Chromecast tells you on Tv to switch to Google Home app, click on devices icon at the upper right hand corner of the main screen to setup the Chromecast. Here also you will need the same Google account which is used by your Google Home.
14. Control Google Home by voice and touch
Curious about what to ask? Then switch to your Google Home app. Click the menu button at the upper left corner and choose what can you do, for some suggestions to change the volume, make a dialing motion on the top surface of the Google Home. Ave fun chatting with your smart speaker.