Google Home
4.5

Google Home

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2013-08-27
  • Current Version: 2.15.414
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 238.65 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 208 567

Description

Set up, manage, and control your Google Home, Google Nest, and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of connected home products like lights, cameras, thermostats, and more – all from the Google Home app. One view of your home. The Home tab gives you shortcuts for the things you do most, like playing music or dimming the lights when you want to start a movie. Control it all with just a tap – and get to the good stuff faster. The Feed tab highlights the most important events in your home all in one place. Here you’ll also find ways to get more out of your devices and improve your home setup. Create routines that allow you to turn on lights, check the weather, play the news, and more with one simple command. See all the active audio and video streams on all your home devices in one place, change their volumes, skip to the next track, or quickly change which speakers they’re playing from. Understand what’s going on at home with a glance. The Google Home app is designed to show you the status of your home and keep you up to date with what you missed. Check in on your home anytime and see a recap of recent events. You can also get a notification if something important happens while you’re away. Set up your Nest Wifi in minutes using the Google Home app. Manage your network from your mobile device. Run speed tests, set up a guest network, and easily share your Wi-Fi password with family and friends. Decide which devices to prioritize for faster speeds and use parental controls like Wi-Fi pause to manage online time for the kids. * Some products and features may not be available in all regions. Compatible devices required.

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Reviews

  • C by GE “google home ready” lights do not work at all now

    1
    By spooky banger
    I went and bought a C by GE light bulb and it didn’t work after hours of trying it the app wouldn’t recognize it even though the GE app does in seconds. So I went out and bought a google home mini and ANOTHER C by GE light that actually came in a package together and turns out on the new google home mini I got and the light bulb it still won’t recognize there’s any light bulb there...
  • Isn’t working

    1
    By skiwi16
    The app loads up, but everything’s frozen and I can’t click on anything. I’ve tried redownloading it, turning my phone off/on- and nothing seems to fix it. Can’t setup my chromecast without the app, but the app doesn’t work. Very frustrating.
  • garbage

    1
    By poiirrr
    Absolute dog poop
  • Love it

    5
    By divastar9
    I’m in love with my speaker
  • This is inferior to Alexa In many ways

    1
    By mhersey
    Fix your UX. Been trying to link to a Bluetooth for an hour now w no luck.
  • Shopping list

    1
    By pbparker
    Seriously. The most used item I have is verbally adding items and it keeps getting more difficult to even find it now in the app. After the latest version I can’t even find it. I’m just going to stop using it at this point.
  • Miss the browser support.

    1
    By lil man doompy
    Had issues with our first gen chrome-cast connecting to WiFi. Technical difficulties used to be easily resolved with browser connection. Now that I have to connect through the home app it doesn’t want to be recognized by my phone. Google fixed an issue that wasn’t broken, and broke it. Will probably be tossing out my chrome cast.
  • Chromecast

    5
    By Old dog - Mew tricks
    Our family has completely changed to Chromecasting for all of our tv watching!! We have several streaming services, but love having chromecast devices on TV’s and computer monitor screens in multiple rooms so that we can watch anything from a UGA football game (together - in a large screen tv), to a favorite YouTube video .... or even the audio of a podcast .... in a private bedroom. We stream Netflix, YouTube TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime, our Google pictures, and more (not at the same time .... we often rotate these streaming services). My husband and I are not tech-savvy...and are in our 50’s ... so if we can do this - anyone can!! We even use chromecast in our rental - The Guesthouse at Schulman Estates - and our guests have all been able to follow the easy app instructions do that they can watch movies, shows, and ballgames as well.
  • Poor app design and feedback

    1
    By AJKJ902010
    Such a poorly designed app. I use this with my google home devices. Both with screens and without. By far this is the worst app out there from Google. It was redone last year and since then you can’t figure anything out. Everything is hidden under the hood. Even there you have no idea what each of those mean. To add insult to injury the feedback from Google Home says check the app for more. But no feedback on the app etc. You’re stuck with a brick. What a debacle!! Compare this to Alex app. Immediate feedback on the app on what was asked and what could be wrong. Such a piece of shyte product/ecosystem Google is.
  • Hunk of junk

    1
    By Babybluzn
    This app is terrible. It spins and errors out constantly.
  • Help!

    1
    By alewandowaki
    I cannot get it to work for my family without my phone being present in the house. I have been very disappointed with it I have enlisted help but with no success.
  • Connection to Netflix trouble

    1
    By Dbaldwincgc
    Constantly have trouble connecting with Netflix. Multiple times a day.
  • Chrome cast the best

    5
    By Comatizer
    Easy and fast
  • Duplicates

    2
    By Nathaniel Alberto
    I love the ease of use of the Google Home system, but they have had issues with duplicate devices for years, and are yet to provide a clear way to resolve it.
  • Can’t get to my wi go settings

    1
    By Mom bedroom
    Having trouble changing WiFi network
  • Blank screen when trying to sign in

    2
    By eliz pearson
    I’m trying to sign in to start my google home mini and it asks for a Authenticator code, I go get the code in my text messages and come back in the app and the screen is blank and won’t reload. I have to close the app and start the process over again.
  • Inconsistent

    1
    By Humby Boy
    Not getting my AM news & sports. Every day now getting ESPN news mon night results on every day right thru this fri. Very disappointed with this devise. Every week problems. Very close to changing to Amazon
  • Horrible

    1
    By mikejoy864
    I would rate 0 stars if I could. I have to log into this stupid ap 2-3 times a day to use my google speaker, very annoying
  • No response from Google despite several emails and vocal ‘Ok Google’ feed back

    1
    By jcknmt
    System is unstable and unresponsive. Speaker groups disappear and cannot be added back. No path to google tech support by phone or text. Several similar complaints in communities with various solutions proposed all unsuccessful. Google support is out to lunch
  • Ok

    5
    By foote properties
    Syncing with iPhone challenging
  • Google chrome cast vs Amazon fire stick

    3
    By pdelario
    I have a chrome cast and an amazon fire stick. 2 chromecast and 1 fire stick. I have never had an issue with my fire stick. I have one chrome cast and a fire stick in the living room but only use the fire stick I use the chromecast in the bedroom and it’s always an issue. Never cast. Never rewinds like it should. I ordered another fire stick during prime day but haven’t set it up for the bedroom but today I couldn’t launch anything in the bedroom. Safe to say bye bye chrome cast. See you never. 3 stars cause you work half the time.
  • Why do you keep hiding the shopping list!?

    1
    By Duckslove
    I very much enjoy Google home. My very favorite feature is being able to verbally add to my shopping list while cooking. However they have buried the shipping list AGAIN only this time it's really hard to find!
  • Poor design

    1
    By Fkgrc683hh200005
    This app is the most frustrating and convoluted app I have ever used. Google, please realize this disaster and fix it!!!
  • Google Home

    5
    By Deep in Texas
    Google has really made automating my home easy it’s absolutely great
  • Bad

    2
    By iamkeniay
    It’s connected to the internet but it doesn’t let me connect the apps or it says its al ready connected. It’s disconnects from the internet way to often
  • Connection

    2
    By Hollie913
    Trouble connecting at times
  • No rating too low

    1
    By d5477892
    Google is designing it for the wrong purposes Design it for the user not google For example all I use is the shopping list and it should open when I open the ap That should be a setting
  • A lot of features to be added and bugs to be fixed

    3
    By sbning
    1. Cannot show albums more than 100 in the app 2. You have to select new albums in the app every time when they are created to be displayed on google display. Since the app cannot show albums more than 100, new albums created after that cannot be selected 3. You cannot schedule on/off for each smart device; it is supposed to be an essential feature 4. It is supposed to be able to access an album on the google display by tapping the album name but you cannot! 5. You suppose to be able to favorite a photo on the display but you cannot! 6. I want to show album name and album owner separately on the display 7. The downtime schedule does not work. I have to connect the display to a smart socket and schedule on/off on the socket. 8. Worst, they never take feedbacks
  • Chromecast

    1
    By pcbrds
    Since you moved Chromecaat into Google Home app umbrella, nothing but problems with Chromecast.
  • not user friendly

    1
    By Neicej55
    bad
  • Needs to be fixed

    1
    By dgshaw2025
    This app is always having major issues
  • Great design, lacks features

    3
    By thegreatgamer92
    At first the pairing was easy. It was easier than it was with the amazon echo to pair with my Nest Home Mini. We got it free with our Nest learning thermostat and put it in the kitchen and never used it. I was thinking about putting it in my bedroom to maybe replace my 1st gen amazon echo which I use as an alarm and weather checker daily. When I opened the app to set an alarm, I scoured the app for roughly 15 minutes looking for a setting to set an alarm and never found one also realizing it was lacking many features that are in the Amazon Echo app. The app has pitential, but it simply isn’t there yet. Although the Mini and google assistant are fantastic options I would recommend if someone couldn’t get an echo product. The google assistant is way better at follow-up questions about the question asked before. But I simply find that I like the wide range of skills to choose from in the Alexa app just better. Not to say the Home app has its advantages. It is just lacking features, and in my opinion, the Alexa app and alexa is easier to use and my personal preferance.
  • Absolute crap

    1
    By victim of generation x
    Does not stay attached to chrome cast .
  • Garbage like every other Google product

    1
    By StellarWiid
    This app is a buggy mess, routines disappeared so now I can. I longer add or edit them. Seriously everything Google does is trash.
  • Hopefully you read this and do something

    1
    By Solark42
    Users have been going through a problem since January that causes the google home mini not to connect to the users devices through the wifi. This would be fine if you were still allowed to finish the setup process and connect to wifi later In the settings(Like on an iPhone), But instead I cant set my google home up, making it a useless waste of $25 plus $25 in smart lights and $25 on a chrome cast. I was able to setup all of these devices a week ago, then they magically stopped connecting to the network and i wasn't able to control them from my phone. I tried EVERY troubleshooting step I found online, to no avail. Now im frustrated because theres no use for a bluetooth speaker that cant connect to bluetooth without setting it up first; Which, might I add, should just be possible to do over bluetooth anyway(similar to how the apple watch connects to a smartphone). Until something fixes this, the whole one week experience I've had with googles “smart devices” and home app, has been me wasting hours for nothing.
  • No contrast/no stability

    3
    By Artyelle
    The app is way too white and the lettering font way too small to understand on iPhone. Not to mention at least every two weeks I have to manually turn off the lights in order to reset them so google can find them... getting rather old.
  • Thanks Spotify!!!!!!

    5
    By Kushtian420
    Spotify hooked it up with a free google
  • This app is really non-intuitive.

    1
    By Sachin Yatri
    Crap.
  • Nest thermostat integration lacking

    1
    By thatsnotmyname!
    No scheduling No home away control No fan control Original Nest app is better. It finds my Pioneer receiver which has Chromecast built in but cannot do anything with it. Tapping the icon returns message ‘device not playing’ when it is playing. App fails to add device to a room.
  • Nope

    1
    By 208Novak
    Won’t let me select the album I want for my google home it just keeps giving its preference of photos. Don’t like that so 1 star
  • Chromecast is terrible

    1
    By Jenny3457
    I refuse to download google home ever again because of my first and last experience with Chromecast (which is why I’m writing my review here versus redownloading google home to write a review). I received a first generation chromecast as a gift a while back and never used it since I already have the Firetvstick. I decided to try out chromecast and performing all the troubleshooting steps online could not get it to work. Got on a call with customer service for 45 minutes with a conclusion of, “can you borrow an android phone from someone so that you can set this up?”. I was like,”excuse me, really? That’s just ridiculous.” To which the CS agent replied that he also had an iPhone. I mean to borrow an android phone from someone and ask to bring it to my home and bring it back the next day? Just to install Chromecast? I ended up throwing away the Chromecast. What a waste. Sticking to Amazon.
  • Please add Dark mode

    5
    By Swailsfam212
    Please add a dark mode to ALL or your google apps on iPhone. I also would like a clearer understanding when lights or other devices are turned on. Perhaps when a light is on the icon can have a “glowing or illuminated” effect. And when it’s off it should look like a light bulb that’s off.
  • Shopping list missing

    4
    By James Joshua G
    The app is seamless and amazing but I do miss having the shopping list available since I use my Google Home app and Google Home to manage my shopping list.
  • Awful

    1
    By 137626
    Doesn't work
  • Music app choice

    3
    By DreyTaylor
    I feel like it’s great but it should allow you to use different apps other than s Spotify or Apple Music, so you can use it like a regular speaker
  • I usually love google...

    2
    By kittycatzs
    But I just got the Google Home Mini and I’ve been trying for three days to connect to my WiFi. I’ve run though the entire checklist, I’ve reset everything, nothing else of mine is having trouble with my WiFi. I feel like I’m at my wits end.
  • Not able to recover password so annoying !!

    1
    By Teslaistheshit
    For some reason I got logged off the stupid neat app and when I try to log back in password was incorrect when I tried recover password no email was received to restart password this system is the worst!
  • Nest integration

    1
    By noniknameneeded
    Nest cam integration to the google home display is a nightmare
  • Dear Apple store

    5
    By gashanty2222
    I like what u made i hope u make more🤗🤗🤗

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