With the Google Home app, set up, manage and control your Google Home and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of connected home products like lights, cameras, thermostats and more - all from one app.
One view of your home.
Control, organize and manage compatible lights, cameras, TVs and more, all from just one place. It works like a remote with 5000+ smart home devices from 400+ popular brands, including the Google Home and Chromecast devices you know and love.
Control your home devices with just a tap. Simple as that.
The app 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.
One app. Endless possibilities.
Make home life even more comfortable. Discover new content and features, and make the most of your Google Home and other compatible devices. Check out the "Discover" tab for the latest features, tips and offers. Use the "Browse" tab to discover trending videos and popular music on your compatible apps.
* Some features may not be available in all regions. Compatible devices required.
With the new Google Home app, you can now control, organize and manage compatible lights, cameras, TVs and more, all from just one place.
• One simple view, with you in control.
• Shortcuts for the things you do most, like turning on and off the lights or playing music.
• Check up on your home when you're away, or use it as a remote for your Google Home, Chromecast and other devices
Ratings and Reviews
As always half way...
Google has a tendency of going half way with their apps. This new update address a lot of issue with the old app. For example now it’s more intuitive to use. You don’t have to hunt down where “that” setting since the setting you are looking for is in the section of what you are trying to adjust, not hidden in another menu. Also I like the fact that all of the smart home things are on one page. But that’s where the good ends. Too much wasted white space! Why can’t I customize the order and layout of my devices??? Why can’t I add more devices to the quick settings at the top? Where’s dark mode? Perhaps have the option for it to auto adjust when I’m in a dark room. After all.... I am turning off the lights using the app so I don’t appreciate the super white background at night. Perhaps allow me to chose my own wallpaper... you know like apple does in home kit? Over all I really feel like google needs a massive overhaul in their UI Department. I do appreciate the hard work that was put in to make the app better....but, google needs to stop going half way on all their apps. I always feel like their apps “get the job done” but always feel like “it’s missing blah blah and blah”. Google should stop spending time trying to copy the notch on apples devices and apply that same enthusiasm to “copying” apples home kit. That app is nearly perfect. Anyways... that’s just my opinion.
Google Home Facelift A Success!!
The first iteration of the Google Home app was fine for launch, but there are certain features and refinements that were missing, then they made it a little convoluted by switching you back and forth between Home and Assistant for some reason, but this new version is exactly what I'd expect from Google. The UI/UX is phenomenal and the features you actually expect are right at your fingertips when you open the app, such as the ability to see every device and manage their basic operations with one click and not having to dig through various apps to target such devices manually. The addition of pairing a Bluetooth speaker has been long awaited but also the ability to make a speaker group and simultaneously play music through all of them is another feature I had been waiting for as someone who has speakers throughout the house.
Google, you truly nailed it with this update and I really hope the majority of the updates are minor fixes and routine maintenance, because as it stands, this app feels polished and feature rich!
Violation of child privacy a real concern
I bought the Google Home for a convenient and fun way to stay connected and try something new. Only after using it for two days did it dawn on me that everything my 5 year old was saying to it was being recorded and stored on Google servers. He loved it. “Hi Google” could have gone on for hours if I let it. I work in software development and decided to look further into where things stand with smart speakers and Child Online Privacy and Protection - COPPA (including the collection of children’s personal information, audio, video and images). Bottom line - I couldn’t find anything addressing it. Some concerns have been raised that might lead to legal action at some point, I also saw articles alluding to future patents that could make the listening tech even more invasive. Imagine ads targeting your kids based on conversations you’ve had with them at dinner. These have somehow been sold into millions of homes with a loophole. For now I decided retire the Google Home. I deleted the multiple voice recordings of my son that had been stored via the Google Home app and can only hope that they are permanently gone from Google servers too.
- Google, Inc.
- 297 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2013 Google Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.