This guide will help you download the Google Home App for PC (Computer & Laptop both). Also, 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 first released in 2016. 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.
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 Windows (Laptop & Desktop).
System Requirements to Install Google Home for PC/Windows
Operating System: Windows 7
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 desktop. 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) Getting the necessary apps and
2) Finally running Google Home from your desktop.
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.
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: Log in to your Gmail account or create one here.
Step 6: Once logged in on Bluestacks with your Google account, get the Google Home app at the Play Store.
Step 7: You can now use the Google Home app.
II. Integrating Devices Compatible with Google Home
Step 1: Turn on your Google Home speaker.
Step 2: Turn on all other devices compatible with the app.
Step 3: Open Bluestacks and run the app from there.
Step 4: Connect it 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 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: The setup is now complete and you can now use Google Home through your PC.
The Google Home app is essential in managing the entire network of devices and appliances compatible with your Google Home speaker. With our method, you can now use the app on your computer — 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.