This guide will help you download the Google Home App for PC (Computer & Laptop both). This includes links where you can download the required software. Just follow the few steps indicated below to get started.
Google Home is a speaker system similar to the Amazon Echo, the device listens to voice commands through the AI-powered Google Assistant. Users can not only listen to music but also receive news updates, event alerts, and control smart home appliances. The steps to connect the Google Home to any of your devices is laid below in this guide.
In order to get Google Home working, you must first download the mobile app. Formerly known as Google Cast, the app is what allows you to manage devices and all compatible smart appliances. Our guide will help you use the Google Home for PC Windows 10 (Laptop & Desktop).
System Requirements to Install Google Home for PC/Windows
Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8, 8.1, 10)
Storage Space: 4GB
Processor: Intel or AMD with a Single Thread PassMark Score of at least 1,001
The processor determines how smoothly the Android emulator will run when you turn on the Google Home app on laptop. Check if your PC processor has a score greater than 1,000 here.
User Account: Administrator
You must be the PC owner in order to run the application and permit new settings. The method here won’t work if you have a guest account.
How to Download Google Home App for Windows 10
The whole method can be divided into two parts:
1)Downloading the app on your device with the help of an emulator. The emulator will replicate the Android environment on your PC and enable the installation of Google Home.
2)Syncing the Google Home App with all your devices and connecting it with your prevalent Wi-Fi connection.
I. Downloading the App and the Emulator
Step 1: Download the Internet Download Manager.
Step 2: Download the BlueStacks Android Emulator. You can get it on their official website here. You can also use NoxPlayer or any other Android emulator for this purpose.
Step 3: After downloading BlueStacks, run the installer. If your PC does not allow you to run the installer, you might have to use your administrator privilege by right-clicking the installer file and selecting ‘Run as administrator’. Choose the folder where you want BlueStacks to be stored.
Step 4: Finish the installation process and then launch it.
Step 5: Here the Google Play Store will require you to input your log in credentials. You can use a pre-registered account. If you do not have one, you can easily make a new Google Play Account by verifying your valid Gmail ID.
Step 6: Once logged in on Bluestacks with your Google account, search for the Google Home app on the search bar.You will get the app as a search result, Click on install.
Step 7: The app will be installed on your emulator and the icon will appear on the homepage of the emulator. You can now launch it and use the Google Home on PC.
II. Integrating Devices Compatible with Google Home
Step 1: Turn on your Google Home speaker and its Wi-Fi settings.
Step 2: Turn on the Wi-Fi settings on all other devices compatible with the app.
Step 3: Open Bluestacks and run the Google Home app from there.
Step 4: Connect and sync the devices to the Google Home speaker. The app will display all the compatible devices currently available, but choose Google Home first. You’ll know the connection was made if you hear a distinct sound, so try to connect again if it doesn’t work the first time.
Step 5: Connect the speaker to your wifi connection using the app. Note that the app will ask where you prefer the speaker to be located inside your home. Choose the location wisely since it is important for the device performance and any future setup modifications.
Step 6: Connect the Google Home-compatible devices to the wifi network as well.
First of all, you have to know the SSID and password of your wifi network. Read the article here if you’re having problems locating your wifi network’s SSID.
Tap the ‘Devices’ icon located at the upper right section of the app to connect multiple devices. You can even group the devices together through the Create Group tab. You can rename the group or stick to the default label.
Step 7: Connect Google Home app for Windows 10 to Google Assistant simply by signing in. A few account-related permission requests will appear for you to grant or refuse. You will also be asked if you’d like to allow personal results to appear on devices you share with other people. Here’s a link to help you decide.
Step 8: Tap ‘yes’ when it asks if you want to select a preferred location.
Step 9: Set your personal preferences.
This is all about what you want from your device. You can select what type of music you want and which commands you will use the most.
Step 10: Accept the request to do the tutorial, especially if you’re a new user.
Step 11: Though the process is not very difficult, you can watch several tutorial videos on the set-up process. Please find a link here.
Step 11: The setup is now complete and you can now use Google Home through your PC.
The Google Home for PC is essential in managing the entire network of devices and appliances compatible with your Google Home speaker. The speaker is an all-encompassing device for all your media needs, be it music, news, podcasts or using the Google Assistant. With our method, you can now use the google home app for pc, irrespective of the operating system you are using— but this doesn’t mean that it won’t run using any other device.
You can still use your smartphone or tablet to access the Google Home app. Our guide simply gives you another option for added convenience.