Google Home

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About this app

Set up, manage and control your Google Nest, Google Wifi, Google Home and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of compatible connected home products like lights, cameras, thermostats and more – all from the Google Home app.

Turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat or get an alert when there’s a person or parcel at your front door. Google Home on Wear OS will be available as a preview as we continue to add controls and improvements.

One view of your home.
The Home tab gives you shortcuts for the things that you do most, like playing music or dimming the lights when you want to start a movie. Control it all with just a tap or two – and get to the good stuff faster. The Feed tab highlights important events in your home 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 compatible lights, check the weather, play the news and more with one simple command.

See all the active audio and video streams on your compatible home devices in one place, change the volume, 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 may have 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 and Google Wifi in minutes using the Google Home app. Run speed tests, set up a guest network, and easily share your Wi-Fi password with family and friends. Use parental controls like Wi-Fi pause to manage online time for the children. Automatically prioritise video conferencing and gaming traffic on all devices, or decide which devices to prioritise for all traffic types. Get more insights on your network, whether it’s a notification when a new device joins your network or detailed insights for troubleshooting a poor Internet connection.

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. The built-in security in your Google Account automatically detects and blocks threats before they reach you so that your personal information is secure.

We build privacy tools that keep you in control.
Control your Google Assistant activity, privacy settings, information and personal preferences. See your activity, delete it manually or choose to delete it automatically. Control your privacy on Google Assistant with your voice. Ask questions like 'Where can I change my privacy settings?' to get answers to the most common privacy and security questions.

Visit the Google Nest Safety Centre at to find out 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.
Updated on
5 June 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.93M reviews
Kevin Goodman
29 May 2023
Before the update everything was in a sub category displayed when you open the app. Such as, media, WiFi, thermostat, cameras, and so on. Now you have to pick favorites, and put them in one bucket displayed when opening the app. Very difficult when you have 75 devices in your smart home. It's not very intuitive anymore, it seems like you have to be sitting up and fully conscious to understand what's going on in the app now.
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Kate Ferris
29 May 2023
I've had the app for a while now, and they recently updated it... I HATE IT. It's way harder to use. The color dark red is no longer available - closest I can find her vermillion?! No, thank you. I have, what looks like, a slide to dim the lights - not very responsive. What's up with the 6 variations of white on the first screen? Then, when you go to the color pallette, it takes you to another slide for the white light temperature, but it's not like you can adjust the red to get what you want.
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7 June 2023
What the hell since the new whatever you call it now it doesn't recognize my Vizio smart tv anymore. I can't add devices simply SUCKS. I'm done. The following is my review prior to the update Crashes and freezes all the time. Very very very annoying. I don't like it I'm looking for another app that works without freezing and crashing five or six times a day.
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Google LLC
26 January 2023
Hey Marsha, we're sorry you feel that way — we'll take this as feedback to improve. Try reinstalling your app to ensure you have the latest version. Also, restarting your phone, devices and Wi-Fi router might do the trick. For more help, contact us via our support channels:

What's new

Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out the following:
Use the Home app to control on/off, volume, playback, inputs and more for your connected streaming and media devices.
Users who have opted into presence sensing will receive helpful alerts if their phone location is incorrect.
Camera users can now choose to include video clips when submitting feedback on camera events.