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How to set up a Google Home smart speaker

Find out how to get your Google Home smart speaker up and running with our handy guide.

If you’re figuring out how to set up your new Google Home speaker, we’ve got you covered. It’s designed to be super easy and simple to do, just plug it in, connect it to your smartphone and follow the on-screen instructions.

Our step-by-step guide has more information, so follow along and you’ll be chatting away like old friends in no time!

Here's what you'll need...

  • A Google Home smart speaker – this is the most important thing!
  • An iOS or Android smartphone or tablet
  • Internet connection
  • A Google account
  • The Google Home app

How do I set up a Google Home smart speaker?

  • Plug your Google Home speaker in and wait for it to light up.
  • Make sure you’re connected to your home Wi-Fi and open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  • Sign in to your Google account and go to the devices section.
  • It will start to scan for nearby devices. Once it's found your Google Home speaker, follow the steps on screen.
  • After this, your Google Home speaker will play a test sound. Tap 'I heard the sound' on your smartphone to move to the next step.
  • Once you’ve entered some final details like your language and location, you’ll be ready to go!

All set! Now you can enjoy everything that Google Home has to offer. Check out our handy article on this smart speaker to find out how it can help you out at home.

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