Google Home

Google Home

Setup and control your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and Google Home devices


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.26.30.8
  • Updated: November 16, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 50,000,000 - 100,000,000

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Descriptions


With the Google Home app, you can set up and control your Chromecast, Google Home and other Assistant speakers.*

Discover
Get the most out of your devices with the latest features, tips and offers.

Browse
One place to browse and play your available music, TV shows, and movies from the services you love.

Control
Pause, play or change the volume of your video or audio streams.

Google Home and Speaker Settings
Control settings like your default music provider or your location, and link compatible devices like smart lights, thermostats, and Chromecast devices.

Create speaker groups with compatible devices and enjoy music playback across your home.

Chromecast Settings
Customize your TV screen with beautiful imagery. Control settings like your device name, and discover apps, offers, and content.


* some features may not be available in all regions

Reviews


4.1
441,928 total
5 268,811 
4 78,764 
3 30,679 
2 17,489 
1 46,185 

  • Google Home
    Alizbeth Lule Published date: December 7, 2017

    This app used to work perfectly on my old phone but since ive switched to the galaxy note 8, this app no longer works. Ive tried several times to connect to my device and it will say "connecting..... ", immediately followed by "casting ended". Ive tried reinstalling. Restarting my phone. Ive even emailed the help service at least 3 or 4 times, and have yet to hear anything. Im uninstalling until this is fixed. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: November 26, 2017

    I was supposed to get a free $25 Walmart coupon when I purchase it from Walmart. It says on the instructions that they are "easy steps" to follow, but there was no coupon. Also, everytime I try to open the shopping list, music, more settings in the app, it does not open. I like the Google Home Mini device except I wanna the issues addressed above to be fixed Full Review

  • Google Home
    Kristen Correll Published date: December 13, 2017

    I have had chromcast for about 4 years, everything was working fine until a few days ago. Turned on TV to cast a show and chromecast will not connect to my WiFi. Ended up having to factory reset my chromcast and powering down my rooter. After setting up chromcast again (curiously the location had to be on), I could cast again. Next day, turn on my TV and chromcast wasn't connected to WiFi. I had to AGAIN factory reset my chromcast and rooter box. Not going to do this every time I want to watch TV... About to find something else. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Akarsh Sharma Published date: November 24, 2017

    Multi-user not working with Galaxy s8 as it's frozen on "please wait" screen before I even get to say voice commands. IPhones in family had no issue registering their voices. Bixby is turned off, location within US, done factory reset and reboot various times. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Eric Shaffer Published date: December 5, 2017

    Why would an app, that you must install to set up Google devices, start out in a place that might not necessarily show you the devices in your home. Users do not expect to be shown promoted content before being able to access and configure their devices so don't do that. Take users right where they expect, device setup and configuration and let the user go deeper to see what cool things they can do with their Google devices. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Marshall Fabor Published date: December 2, 2017

    Get a Alexa from amazon. It just works period. This latest update broke chromcast. I tried to add my wifes voice which is supposed to be in the lastest update for multible users but the settings are no where to be found to do so. It no longer can find my nest thermostat. Can no longer cast to my Samsung tv. What a shame as there was so much potential. Do they test their apps before release? Full Review

  • Google Home
    - - Published date: November 23, 2017

    I'm glad that there is a way to turn off the notification for when the Chromecast is playing, however there's still no real way to limit who has access to or control over my Chromecast. Again, huge nuisance. It would be nice to be able to enjoy my videos without others hijacking it at any given moment. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Kim Gregory Published date: December 3, 2017

    Can no longer cast my screen or other apps, doesn't see my chrome cast and says no compatible devices found but can cast YouTube no probs but not any of my other apps. Useless now. Was workng fine until the last update, now it's as useful as a chocolate tea pot! Please revert update to last one until you can figure out an app that actually works. Update. Chrome cast now in the bin, bought a Roku instead, works like a dream Full Review

  • Google Home
    Max Baxter Published date: November 20, 2017

    Works consistently with other Google Apps (Music, Movies, YouTube) and major streaming services. The Cast Screen option is still unpredictable and frequently causes disconnection and repeated attempts to disconnect/reconnect to get it back on. If you leave your Chromecast connected all the time, be prepared for this app not to find it one day. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Roman Casanova Published date: December 4, 2017

    Google this app used to be much better very buggy now. I have had to reset several times. Also prior to updates what automatically recognized if I had already set up a Chromecast previously and would allow me to use the name already set up without forcing me to use one of your standard names or create a custom name. When my Chromecast was actually already named very annoying. Updates should make a product better not worse than it previously was. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: December 5, 2017

    It seems the functionality on the Canadian version of the app is not the same as the US version. For example we added some Home Mini' s to our network and the voice changed to a male voice. You are supposed to be able to change this in the preferences but the option is not there. The only thing you can do in preferences is change from Celsius to Fahrenheit. That's not the only difference. Don't know why the app can't be the same world wide...... Full Review

  • Google Home
    Matthew Balestra Published date: November 16, 2017

    The app is actually pretty good! I just wanted to comment that the home mini needs to be able to stream music via Bluetooth! Since there's no aux, it's very necessary. I don't want to buy chromecasts for every room or speaker. Please! Full Review

  • Google Home
    Ian James Published date: November 16, 2017

    As a Stand-Alone speaker... Pretty good doesn't work out for Android TV. Contemplating the decision to buy. I've repeatedly given feedback to the Google Home System, but to no avail. Months of updates and Home tells me to use my remote. I'm not going to be happy til it works on all my TV's. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Elijah Duran Published date: December 13, 2017

    It's good for what it knows. Sure would like to be able to control my Pentair Pool controls, though. EDIT: Google needs to catch up and play nice. Echo is now nor compatible with services and apps I actually use. You are on notice, Alphabet. Full Review

  • Google Home
    T- Smooth Published date: December 1, 2017

    Unplugged my free home mini. My mini should be able to answer separately from my phone to commands. It can't read back messages and responds when I'm talk to my phone. I want to turn on bluetooth for my phone but the mini responds and it thinks I want my mini bluetooth on. It can't read back messages or locate movies via the Google Play Movies & TV app. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Gordon Peterson Published date: December 3, 2017

    Looks exactly the same after update. I just wish they would concentrate on fixing all the existing issues with the device itself. How about adding useful things, like the ability to track packages ? but instead we get word games. The app itself is junk. Busy and confusing. KISS, keep it simple stupid. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jeffrey Clement Published date: November 22, 2017

    Love and hate relationship. I love what it does when connected to Wi-Fi. But it is useless when on its own. You think you'd be able to at least cast your phone or something. And also hate how the wrong temperature shows up. 10 degrees off. And no way to really change it. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: December 6, 2017

    All I want to do is mirror my phone to my tv... Why did Google have to break the standards just to force feed Chromecast. I bought a pixel xl to get away from Samsung bloatware but Google is worse. They make their own standards. Don't try to be Apple I liked android because it wasn't Apple. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jason Blais Published date: November 28, 2017

    Ruku is soooo much better. I cant simply just cast my s8. I have to use the chromcast apps. Junk man!!! I am going back to my roku. Its fast and u can mirror cast in 1 second. Returning this piece of controlling junk. Be ashamed of your selves google. Stop letting over payed children develope your products. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Oobleck Ogg Published date: December 12, 2017

    This app rarely works. I have three Google Home speakers and a ChromeCast on my wifi network.There are constant connection issues. My devices hardly ever show up in the app itself. I will see the ChromeCast but the speakers won't show up. So casting music from my phone to any Google Home speaker is next to impossible. Very buggy software. Not good. Bah! Humbug! Full Review

  • Google Home
    Zoltan Acs Published date: November 21, 2017

    Since the last update the cast function is useless, bad. No connection, not even see the devices, Netflix, Spotify does not play on audio and Chromecast. Disappointing. Holidays are coming. Please fix it and please don't screw up always what once worked. Thx Full Review

  • Google Home
    Justin Strickland Published date: November 30, 2017

    I got the Google Home Mini as a present today. Set it up, downloaded this app. The app will not let me do anything's, anything a tap just taps and does nothing. I can not set up my home devices, music, new or even settings. The app is completely useless for me and the Home Mini is useless with the app working properly. I have restarted the app, the Google Home mini, my phone, my WiFi. I have factory reset the Home Mini and uninstalled and reinstalled the app. No luck! I expected more from Google. This is just sad. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Anthony Veloso Published date: November 29, 2017

    For some reason I don't have the multi user option or voice recognition. It won't connect to my first generation Philips hue Bridge either. I've read some people say they were able to. I'm not sure if they decided to limit functionality for Canada. Foolishly I bought 3 Google home minis but I think I'll return them all if I can't solve this. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Kt frmDodge Published date: December 12, 2017

    When are we going to be able to mirror or phone to tv from the Note 8? The phone has been out for a little while now. My wife's iPhone still works, this is rediculous. I'm about to get rid of the Chromecast, Android, Google, The Note, everything! Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: November 28, 2017

    C'mon google! Seriously expected more, esp when Alexa is leaps ahead. One of my biggest beefs: Assistant can't even read my calendar listings, nevermind editing or adding events. So much for being an 'assistant.' Pls figure out your glitches before launching. I could do a better job thinking this through. Full Review

  • Google Home
    tim m Published date: November 21, 2017

    I was super excited to try it out. Found that it would only connect to my lyric thermostat...so I linked the account. Asked Google to set my ac to 78....and It killed my thermostat. Reset the unit, circuit breaker, etc. My ac unit won't even turn on. HVAC coming tomorrow...118 bucks just to look at it. Thanks Google home...I hate you. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jack Wong Published date: November 26, 2017

    so many things... Buy at Walmart and get $25 coupon. Instruction is simple...just "follow the step". It's worse than blind leading the blind. Simply because no instruction. Nada. And I've lost my voice...by screaming over its music. Otherwise I'm being ignored. It's back to Walmart now to find its next google victim. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: November 20, 2017

    You have shut Samsung out completely. But I bet apple and iPhone can use this! It's sad, my son bought this 4 me and Google u suck. And quit trying to take over EVERYTHING. CAN'T HAVE ANY APP UNLESS CONNECTED TO GOOGLE! SICK TO DEATH OF IT! Full Review

  • Google Home
    Hyasmine Published date: November 24, 2017

    I loved this app until the last update. Now multiple streaming apps don't work. Its says it's loading...lags..then it goes back to the chromesact home screen. On top of that..there are hella ads and accessing your device frim the app itself is more difficult. Whatever you do...don't update. Full Review

  • Google Home
    scott morsch Published date: December 14, 2017

    Since you can't cast directly from Google music the music you have on your phone without uploading all your songs to their service first, no thanks, I use the cast my screen/audio in the home app. Recently stopped working. Flashes "connecting" then immediately "disconnecting". Same action when trying to connect to Chromecast or either one of my Google homes. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Sam Bartle Published date: November 16, 2017

    Google Home doesn't work fully with G Suite accounts (including old Google apps for your domain ones). Same old story from Google. Lax development missing out the most loyal (in many cases) paying customers. Why does every product launch with poor support for g suite. You can't get personalised results with G suite for some unknown reason. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Joel Fjordén Published date: December 2, 2017

    Imported Google Home speaker from US, linked Netflix service worked for a week, then disappeared from Google Home app and I am no longer able to link that service again since I cannot see the Videos & Photos option. Google Home can no longer start Netflix movies. This is really annoying and a terrible choice from Google. You better start prioritizing your products to work in any country! What century are living in?! Full Review

  • Google Home
    Peter Cummings Published date: December 13, 2017

    What just happened? I was in the middle of watching a cast show, ehen Chrome just stopped and now won't reconnect with my WiFi. Every time I run set up on my phone it switches the WiFi off. All other apps and internet functions are fine. Rebooting Chrome and my router connected both again; but after 5 minutes it stopped again and wouldn't reconnect. What ever it you guys have done; stop it. I cannot keep reconnecting and rebooting my chrome cast and router every 5 mins. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Vanessa Solis Published date: December 5, 2017

    Since adding another device (1 mini, to the 1 mini 2 homes and Nexus Player I already have), I have been having issues with all the devices showing up. I finally got them all to work after following the instructions to troubleshoot. This morning, only one device showed up, but the others showed as being linked. Now, no devices show up, but now all show under linked devices. I can no longer do anything with my devices individually or my groups. I no longer get the Casting icon on my apps since my devices are no longer showing. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: November 18, 2017

    Need this to set up a chromecast. Won't work unless you have locations turn on and agreeing to the terms and conditions, it won't even detect the devise. F you google I'm gonna see if this is a problem for my apple friends Full Review

  • Google Home
    Ceri Ward Published date: December 4, 2017

    Every time I use it on my android phone It doesn't find chrome cast. It is properly set up on my WiFi, the app is the latest version but doesn't ever work. Awful product. Just make it work with an update. Full Review

  • Google Home
    matt romanak Published date: December 9, 2017

    Took me awile but I finally got screen casting to work on both my Samsung devices. Works wonderfully now. My only complaint is about the cast screen. It is not the full screen on my tv using my tablet like is when I use my phone. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: November 28, 2017

    Hey google! Will you ever address the extreme unreliability issues with your chromecast? It frustrating that my housemates apple TV works absolutely flawlessly, where as the chromecast seems to have a complete inability to stay connected to any app, especially Play Movies and YouTube... These are Google's own products, and I honestly expected much much more. I had considered purchasing a Pixel 2... But at present I have no confidence whatsoever in Google's ability to create a good device. Really poor effort guys Full Review

  • Google Home
    Andy Tjayadi Published date: November 25, 2017

    I just bought google home mini along with insignia wifi smart plug. It would not allow me to connect wifi smart plug with google home mini. The error was in the assign rooms after the linking process was done. Dear google, Please fix this issue. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Gavin Washburn Published date: November 27, 2017

    The worst!!! Google is too big to manage their own products. No devices available, even though they are booted and ready to cast. Select cast audio/ video, oh but wait, you're already casting, even though you're not. Bunk AF!! Full Review

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