Find out how to get your smart speaker up and running with our handy guide.
If you’re wondering how to set up your new smart speaker, we’ve got you covered. They’re 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 you’ll be chatting away like old friends in no time!
Here's what you'll need...
A smart speaker – this one’s really important
An iOS or Android smartphone or tablet
The Google Home or Amazon Alexa app (depending on the device you’ve got)
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.
How do I set up Amazon Alexa?
These steps will work for any Amazon Alexa smart speaker:
Plug in the Alexa speaker
Check you’re connected to your WiFi and install the Amazon Alexa app
Once you’ve opened the app, tap the Devices icon, then the + symbol
Follow the instructions to connect your Alexa to a WiFi network.
All set! It’s really as easy as that, you’re ready to chat away with your new Alexa. For more information on what Alexa can do, check out our guide.