Technology is not constant, and it is always evolving to suit the needs of an increasingly busy population. Soon, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have grown to unimaginable levels. Smart hubs in smart homes have made life easier by allowing you to engage in other tasks and activate home controllers such as Vera and eZLO by just using your voice. You can quickly learn how to set up Google Home Wi-Fi in your home to make these tasks more effortless.
Google Home is an ingenious voice-controlled device that is powered by Google Assistant. Google Home connects to intelligent home technologies, browses the internet for information on traffic or weather, checks for important news updates and streams music. Before you connect Google Home Wi-Fi, you need the following:
- The latest Google app(for Android), and Google Home app
- Google account
- Access to a secure and stable Wi-Fi network
- An iOS or Android mobile device
Your mobile device language for display should be in English (U.S) for you to set up Google Home. Change this if necessary in the settings menu.
How to Set Up Google Home Wi-Fi
- Ensure you turn on and plug your Google Home device into a power outlet
- Ensure the mobile is connected to a Wi-Fi network
- Download the Google Home app to your mobile device and open it
- Follow the instructions on the screen to connect the Google Home device to the downloaded Google Home app
- Select Play Test Sound when prompted to confirm if the connection was a success. Select "I Heard the Sound"
- Assign the Google device to a specific room to make identification easier
- Select the preferred wireless network you would like to connect the Google Home device and enter a password.
- After the connection is established successfully, tap on "Continue."
- You will be required to sign in to your Google account. Follow the rest of the instructions on the screen and complete setup.
How to Troubleshoot after Google Home Wi-Fi
If your Google Home device card is visible in the Google Home app, yet you cannot connect to Google home, try these few steps, but first ensure that:
- Google Home is on and plugged in
- You have the latest version of the Google Home app from an Android or iOS supported device
- Your Google device is located within 4 to 6 meters (15 to 20 feet) from the mobile device you are using for setup
If after the above steps, you still cannot connect to the Google Home Wi-Fi, try these steps:
Step 1: Reboot Google Home
- Remove the power cable from the Google Home device
- Reconnect the power cable after a few seconds
Step 2: Force Close and Restart Google Home App
If you are using an iOS device:
- Press Home Button twice in quick succession, and you will get a preview of the apps you recently used
- Swipe to the left to find the app you need to close
- Swipe up, and on the app's preview, close it.
If you are using an Android device:
- Open the Recent Applications menu to check previews of apps used recently, which are accessible along the screen bottom
Step 3: Manually connecting to the Google Home SSID
- Go to Wi-Fi settings on your smart device
- Open the Wi-Fi network list and check for an available network under the name "GoogleHome123 (123 is any random number)
- Of note is that you might have previously set up your Google device, it then got removed from the network, and you are yet to factory reset it. In this case, you will search for the Google Home device's name (that you had assigned to it initially) in the list of networks on your mobile, e.g. Home, Kitchen, etc.
- If it is possible to connect to the Google Home SSID on the Wi-Fi settings, open your Google Home app and set up the device again.
The Google Home is a brilliant way to get your tasks done by using your voice only. If you are busy doing other chores such as washing dishes at the sink, all you need to do is to give a voice command. Google Home will search for anything you want, including stream music, and tell you the weather. Google Home needs a stable and secure internet connection to work seamlessly. If you set the Google Home Wi-Fi and it fails to work, the above troubleshooting steps will ensure you get back on track.