Since artificial intelligence has been an indispensable part of our live, new attention was paid to smart speaker. Google Home took aim right at this field and did a quite good job. It entails more than simply controlling your lights, answering queries, playing music, rather it even involves calling an Uber! So if you are wondering how to set it up and how to use it, we’ve got you covered.
How to set up Google Home
At the beginning, you’ll need to set up the device using your smartphone since the device doesn’t have a screen. So, you’ll need the Google Home app, which you can download from the Google Play Store.
After download the app, plug the power adapter into the input on the bottom of the speaker. Your Google Home should start booting up and display a colorful array of lights.
Now, move to your smartphone and we’re going to name your new device. Open the Google Home app, tap set up and continue. You can choose from a variety of different room options, depending on where you want to keep the device or you can type in your desired name. Once you’ve named your device, tap Continue.
Next, connect your Google Home to a Wi-Fi network. Choose the network you’d like with your Wi-Fi password typed in and tap Continue.
At this point, the device will automatically download and install an update.
Once the update is complete, tap the Sign in button to add a Google account to your Home. The next screen will give you the option to receive email notifications. If you’d like to receive them, toggle the notification button on and tap Continue.
As of right now, Google Assistant only works with a handful of music services which include Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify and Pandora. Tap the music service you’d like to set as your default, and then press Continue. Congratulations! Your Google Home is now set up.
How to use Google Home
Now that your Google Home is all set up, you’re probably wondering how to use it. The following guides will teach you how to enable Guest Mode, connect services and restrict inappropriate content on your Google Home.
- Guest Mode on Google Home
The Google Home acts as a Chromecast audio device, allowing friends and family members to use it without accessing your Wi-Fi network.
Enable Guest Mode by going to the Home app > Devices > Menu > Guest Mode. Enable Guest Mode and then wait for a PIN code, which you will need to give to guests in order to connect to your device.
- Connect services
Third-party services will become a key to the success of Google Home. Find a list of supported services by opening More settings > Services. Tap on the service you want to connect to your Google Home device then follow the prompts.
- Restrict inappropriate content
With the Google Home making it easy for anyone to begin playing YouTube videos and music
In order to avoid any inappropriate content, to your kids, for example, open More Settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and enable YouTube Restricted mode.
The Google Home Voice Assistance Speaker is a device that the more you use it, the more you discover it can do, if you find more practical function, tell us in the comment sections below!