How to set up and use Google Home with your iPhone

Google Home is Google’s lineup of smart speakers just like Amazon’s Echo. It comes with Google Assistant built-in that allows users to interact with Google Home via voice commands. It can perform anything from easy to complicated calculations and tasks such as playing a particular song or your favorite playlist or wiggle the smart lights around your house in case that’s what you want. But before it can do all that, it requires setup and configuration. It works on both Android and iPhone devices. Here, we are walking you on step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use Google Home with your iPhone.

Google Home is the original version of smart speakers but it has other variants too. A Google Home Mini, as the name suggests, is smaller in mind while Google Home Max is larger than the standard Home although with upgrades and downgrades based on which one you have.

How To Setup Google Home with your iPhone?

Here are particularly simple and easy-to-use step-by-step instructions you can follow to accomplish the task.

Step 01: Connect the Google Home smart speaker to a power source and boot it up. Once it is ready to take commands, it will prompt users to run the Google Home app on their iPhone devices.

Step 02: Next up, you need to install the Google Home app for iPhone and launch it.

Step 03: Next, tap on “Get Started” on the app on your phone.

Step 04: Tap on the “Add” icon on the app, select “Set up device >> New Device” and follow the steps mentioned on the app itself.
Note that if you are setting up your first device on the Google Home app, you need to go to “Set up new devices >> Create another home >> Next” and enter the home name and address among other details as prompted. The in-app instructions will lead you towards all subsequent steps.

Step 05: Pair it with a Wi-Fi network to make it go live.

Step 06: Add a voice sample to teach Google Assistant on your Google Home to recognize your voice. Say “Hey Google” or “OK Google” to wake it up and Google Home will be ready for your voice commands such as play music or turn on the lights, etc. You can add multiple voices so that other members can use them too. Also, give it audio and activity permissions to carry out its functions hereon.

Note that these instructions are almost identical if you want to set up Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Home Mini (1st gen), Home Max, Nest Audio, Nest Hub, and Nest Hub Max as well. Also, it works for Android as well.

How To Use Google Home With Your iPhone

If you have been using Google Assistant or even Siri that wakes up with a command, Google Home works the same as well. Simply say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” and the Google Assistant on Google Home will swing into action. Simply ask a question, a request, or give a command and Google Home will do it for you.

Commands like “Play the song Everything I Do I Do It For You by Bryan Adams” or “Blank Space by Taylor Swift”. You can also ask Google Home to recognize a song playing in the background with the commands “What’s this song?”. You can ask for directions to the nearest male or request Google Home to add “Reminder for Betty’s Birthday Bash on September 18 at Shoreline Amphitheatre” and there you go.

Ask questions like “What’s the surface of Jupiter made of?” or “What is the speed of light?” and so on. You can power off Google Home if you want to take a break from it.

How to Configure Apps and Services on Google Home?

The Google Home app on your iPhone lets you add a tonne of services on-board. You can add audio services like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and so on. Add video services like Netflix, Hulu among others. The Google Home app has dedicated sections to add all these services and more. You can add payment information on the Google Home app allowing it to make purchases simply by uttering verbal commands which is a nice touch.

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