Smart speakers are available in different shapes and sizes. Moreover, a lot of smart speakers come with different smart voice assistants that you can control with your voice. In fact, you can not only control the speaker, but you can control a good number of other devices once you have connected them to your smart speaker. Today, we take a look at how you, a user can program and set up your Google Nest smart speaker easily.
Google Has a wide range of smart speakers. They can be small mini speakers to big speakers and also speakers with smart displays on them. The great part about such devices from Google is that the process of setup and programming these speakers is simple and fairly easy. So, if you are looking for simple and easy-to-follow steps to programming your Google Nest speakers, this is the guide for you.
How to Program Google Nest Speaker
Programming the Google Nest Speaker is simple and easy. However, there are a few things that you need to have in order to make the programming process simple and easy.
- A Google Nest Speaker
- WiFi network (2.4GHz or 5GHz network)
- Google Account
- Android device running Android 8.0 or newer
- iPhone running on iOS 14.0
- Google Home App
Connect the Speaker to a Power Source
Now, if you take any of the Google smart speakers, you will notice that they all have a power plug with them. None of these speakers have an inbuilt battery pack. So yes, these speakers need to be plugged in at all times. And they also need to have an active internet connection to work, or else issuing voice commands to an offline Google Nest speaker makes no sense. So plug your speaker into an outlet in the room where you will be using the most.
Also, make sure that you get a good enough WiFi range in the room where you are setting up the Google Nest speaker.
Download the Google Home App
To make things easy and the setup process easier, the Google Home app has been developed. This app lets you set up and program almost any Google smart device that you might be having. Yes, including your Google TV-powered smart TVs. Here are the steps to download the Google Home app.
- On your Android or iPhone, launch the App Store. For Android devices, this will be the Google Play Store. For iPhones, it will be the Apple App Store.
- Now, in the respective apps store, tap on the search bar or icon and type in Google Home.
- You should see the Google Home app with an app icon of a home in Google colors.
- Tap on the Install or Download button.
- The app should now begin downloading and in a few moments be installed on your Android or iPhone.
Connecting the Speaker to Google Home App
Now that you have the speaker plugged in and the Google Home app installed on your mobile phone, it’s now time to connect both devices to each other.
- Launch the Google Home app. You will be asked to sign. Sign in with your Google Account.
- Tap on the Add icon at the top left corner.
- Choose Setup Device followed by New Device.
- Now the Google Home app will begin to search for Google devices nearby.
- During this time, the Google Home app will ask you to turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your device. Once you have both enabled, the Google Home app will be able to find your speaker.
- Tap on the speaker in the app and you should now be set up with the Google Nest speaker.
- The Google Nest Speaker is now set up and tied to your Google account.
Enable Voice Match
Your Google Nest speaker can be controlled by using your voice. So, in order for the speaker to recognize your voice and respond to your comments, you need to enable Voice Match. Here are the steps to enable Voice Match for your Google Nest speaker.
- Launch the Google Home app that you used to set up the Google Nest speaker.
- Now, tap on the profile picture icon at the top right of the app.
- Choose Assistant Settings.
- Tap on the Hey Google and Voice Match options.
- Finally, tap on Other Devices.
- Now, tap on Get Started. You will be asked to clearly read out a few lines that will be displayed on the Google Home app.
- Once you have cleared the voice match, you can simply use your voice to call out your Google Nest speaker by saying Ok Google.
With Voice Match enabled, no other person can simply issue voice commands to your Google Nest speakers and make them do things. This is a great way of protecting yourself from silly pranks and other inconveniences that other people might want to simply give you just for fun.
This concludes the guide on how you can easily set up and program your Google Nest speaker by yourself with just your mobile phone and a good internet connection. The Google Nest works pretty well and you can ask it a lot of questions, ask it to set up alarms, and reminders, see what schedules you have for the day, or for that matter, even play a few games with it and have some fun time.
If you have queries, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.
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