How to Set Up Your New Google Nest Speaker

So your residence Now one Nest audio or Nest mini The speaker. Or maybe someone gifted you Google Home or Google Home Max a few years ago. (The names may be a bit confusing, as Google has decided to rebrand its smart home speakers and displays Last year, But don’t worry, they all work about the same.) You’re about to enter the amazing world of digital personal assistants. You just have to set it.

we can help. In addition, we should note that Google’s voice resides in active assistants Many products Beyond those sold under Google’s Nest brand name. You can get smart speakers from countless other manufacturers along with Lenovo, Sony, Bose, JBL and Google Assistant. If you have one of those devices, then setting up the assistant as described here should still work. If you take a nap, consult the guidelines written for your specific device.

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After taking your Nest Speaker from the box, download the Google Home app on your phone. The app will set you up Wi-Fi through specific steps of choosing a language, that sort of thing. Before long, the app will ask where you are keeping your device in your home. If you are not sure where to put it, choose an accessible space such as a living room or bedroom. Remember, you are talking with it and listening to it, so wherever in your house it makes sense where you should put it.

After this, the app will prompt you to sign in to your Google account. This allows the Nest speaker to access your calendar, your email and your reminders or notes. Connecting the Nest speaker to your Google account allows you to ask things like “Ok Google, what time is my dance class”, and get an accurate answer.

Do you have Chromecast or Chromecast audio in your home? You can set up your Google Nest speaker so that it can start playing music or video on those Chromecast after listening to your voice commands. Open the home app and tap Menu In the top left corner. then choose More settings > Tv and speaker. Then add the device you want to connect to your Nest speaker. With it, you can enjoy the convenience of playing music or watching TV from the comfort of your couch without doing anything more than saying “OK Google …”.

Connect your smart light to Google Nest as well. To get all Philips Hue or Samsung SmartHings owners out there, you have full voice control when connected with a lighting system assistant.

This setup guide was updated in December 2020.

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