Device Utility

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About this app

Use this app to add your Google, Nest, Google Nest, and partner devices to your home in the Google Home app. The Device Utility app is only for adding devices. Once you're done adding a device, you can control it with the Google Home app and delete the Device Utility from your phone.
Updated on
Mar 16, 2022

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
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
2.35K reviews
Michael Diamond
February 14, 2023
It's really frustrating that you need to install this separate app in the first place, but even more so that it seems to be broken on modern Google-created devices like my Pixel 6. It simply failed to work with my first-gen Chromecast. When I pulled out my old Nexus 5 it was able to successfully recover the device, but that's a terrible user experience.
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January 14, 2023
Yeah pretty garbage experienced, after you turn the Wi-Fi off and your device is found go back into your settings and then turn the Wi-Fi back and then hit connect to device. Then you will be able to proceed with actually being able to connect a device. Not sure why that's such a large glitch. Shout out to the other review who solved that! If that doesn't work for you try full resetting your Google home mini and then doing the wifi trick.
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David Atwell
October 30, 2022
Don't bother, it won't work. I installed this to "activate" a first gen Chromecast that worked perfectly well. After an infuriating workflow that requires me to turn off wifi, knowing full well I'll have to turn it on again, all I get is "could not communicate with your Chromecast." No additional troubleshooting, no attempts to explain the problem. I even factory reset the thing, to no avail. So don't waste your time. This app doesn't do anything.
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What's new

First release of Device Utility.