Learn.
Here is everything you need to know to get started with your Google Home.
Set up in three simple steps.
  1. Plug power cable into Google Home.
  2. Plug power adapter into wall socket.
  3. Download and run the Google Home app on a phone or tablet.
Know the basics.
Lights when active Microphone The entire top is
a touch surface
Mic mute button Power status light
Use touch controls at any time.
For those rare moments when voice just won’t do, the entire top is a touch surface to easily control the device.
Play / Pause
Change volume
Start Request
Mic mute
Play / Pause
Tap once to pause or stop audio, timers, alarms, and responses.
Change volume
Swipe circle clockwise to turn up and counterclockwise to turn down.
Start Request
Long press to trigger the Google Assistant.
Mic mute
Press the mute button on the back to keep Google Assistant from being triggered, even if you say “Ok Google”.
Decide when Google Home listens.
You have total control over when you want Google Home to respond to your voice commands. Its light states tell you the status of your device when you say, “Ok Google”.
No lights.
Waiting to hear the “Ok Google” hotword.
Dots animate.
Listening for your request and ready to help.
4 red dots.
Voice control deactivated.
Explore the Google Home app.
The newly-designed Google Home app is your one-stop destination to discover all of Google Home’s content and features.
Discover
Settings
Discover
Find the latest on features, tips, and offers.
Settings
Control settings like your default music provider or your location, and link compatible devices like smart lights, thermostats, and Chromecast devices.
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