Google Home

Google Home

Set up and control your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and Google Home devices

Additional Informations
  • Current Version:
  • Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 50,000,000 - 100,000,000



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

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

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

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


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  • Google Home
    Adam Gregory Published date: March 17, 2018

    Worked flawlessly first time getting a few devices and rooms setup. As soon as I wanted to add a couple more I am unable to edit anything or find / add new devices. Error connection message is now all I get. The app itself seems great if it worked as advertised! Would happily change to 5 stars if it became reliable. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: March 2, 2018

    Why the heck do I need to give Google Home "location" permissions in order to "find my Google Chromecast device", and why do I need to sign-in to a Google Account in order to stream from my mobile device to my Chromecast device via a direct connection? Lucky for me, I have a Miracast device that addresses every one of these issues - no requirement for un-necessasary permissions, no requirement to sign-in to a Google account and the setup is virtually instantaneous! If you're heavily invested in the Google eco system and you don't care for privacy, Google Home will be right up your alley... On the other hand, if you want a non-proprietary solution that respects your privacy, consider the alternatives - such as Miracast. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Elizabeth Ragsdale Published date: March 17, 2018

    purchased insignia voice assistant but when I try to connect other insignia products via Google home, it insists that it cant and tells me to check the connection even though these are compatible products... my connection is just fine... it's the Google home app that doesn't seem to want to work. I can't update my settings, add new devices, or nickname my devices cause it keeps saying check connection.... not sure how to fix... hope they fix it soon though... would be a shame to return everything :( I thought Google cared more than this Full Review

  • Google Home
    Elyse Swoverland Published date: February 22, 2018

    It's become unusable with Hue lights. I'm unable to add new lights or relink my account. I cannot modify/delete rooms or change the rooms devices are in as I get a "check your connection" error every time. This has been going on for months with no communication from Google. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Nicole Angel Published date: March 1, 2018

    What is going on Google home? I can't cast from my Android phone anymore since a day or so ago. Did the latest update mess something up? My Chromecast doesn't show up at all now for casting when I try to do it from my phone as usual! Everything was working just fine before! Why can't y'all leave stuff alone!? If it ain't broke then don't fix it! What do I do now? How can I cast stuff to my television? Can I do it from my lap top then? I've tried messing with it, but I can't figure out anything and I'm very frustrated! Had a very important show that I wanted to watch. 😞 Help please! Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: February 27, 2018

    Need easier way to delete devices out of rooms. Just delete! It's almost like you're trying to force us to put everything into rooms. That's not how I want to use it. Alexa listened and add this feature, just delete a device. Alexa is much better at this point. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Ro Nin Published date: March 4, 2018

    Seems to only be available of you have an AI speaker attached to your house/WiFi, already. Also only likely to work, if your "smart Tv" is *by default*, enabled to support Google Home (imo, ALL Android Tv's should be). Annoying that they are somehow, not. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: March 19, 2018

    Worked perfectly until the other day when I tried to add some devices. Kept getting a connection error when trying to assign a new device to a room. Reset everything and now I can't connect any devices, which renders the home control feature useless. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Philip Dimmock Published date: February 28, 2018

    Never have I used a worse app. It doesn't even make sense why a huge company can't even get a simple app to work. For years this app has been unpredictable and faulty and it never gets fixed. I payed good money to be able to use this with chrome cast and it rarely works. Why is it that smaller companies have apps that work well but google can't get their act together. If you want a reliable app stay away from this until someone gets it sorted but don't hold your breath. I've been waiting almost 10 years. KMT Full Review

  • Google Home
    Gareth Davies Published date: March 8, 2018

    Load up Chromecast. "Oh, need to connect it to new WiFi". load up Home App. "Let's Get Started" ok. "Sign in to get [blahblahblah]". attempt to sign in. "This accounts already exists on your device". Well, DURR, you piece of $£%# app. "Find my Account". type in details. NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY SMEGGING NOTHING! Full Review

  • Google Home
    nikita crump Published date: March 17, 2018

    Will not adjust to new address. If I ask my "commute to work" it always tells me commute time from my old address. But if I ask "how's my commute from HOME to work?" It'll tell me from my new, current address. So annoying. I've tried to play with it, reset it, anything to make it register that my address is different in the settings, but it will not adjust. Wth Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jay Martin Published date: March 18, 2018

    Loved the app since my first install. However since I expanded my hone connections nothing has worked properly. I keep getting "check your connection" error messages. I want you go back to loving this app, not wondering if I need to delete it Full Review

  • Google Home
    Robert Sparrow Published date: February 23, 2018

    Would give this app 5 stars but recently purchased a new tablet running android 4.4.2 so that I could cast the screen. Unfortunately I get message to say device is not optimised. Apart from that everything else works just great. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Sandy Lo Published date: March 17, 2018

    App shows 6 devices linked but no device cards! Can't make any changes or updates to each item, or create multiple groups for music. Soooo frustrating! PS. Reset multiple times already, Uninstalled and reinstalled but no luck! WTH! Reached out to chat with someone and they were not able to figure out the problem and it took too long and I was working so set up for a call back but F it. He wants me to reset up everything reboot network etc. Too much work. Giving up. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Andrew S Published date: March 3, 2018

    The app menu still does not work. The first few selections do nothing (music, shopping, etc.) I asked a question and never got a response. It's a known issue with several solutions but none of them work for me. One day this app might work. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Sean Wurzburg Published date: March 4, 2018

    Chromecast Ultra is a waste of money and time. Roku out performs it 10 fold. Plus I get a remote and my phone doesn't drain due Google forgetting to add something so simple. Waste of $70. Hopefully get $40 from some sucker Full Review

  • Google Home
    Nene Smith Published date: March 4, 2018

    Since the last update, Chrome extension on laptop can't recognise the casting destination (a few feet away). Have to mirror my ph to tv then disconnect, sometimes a few times, then laptop recognises the casting destination again. Then sometimes i can't stop the cast. It's a pain. Clearing cache made no difference. Worked before, now it's glitchy & unreliable. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Matt Pellerin Published date: March 7, 2018

    Many people commenting blame the app when it's the cheap hardware or old OS versions that are the problem. This works flawlessly when used as intended for my Android TV, Nexus Player, Google Home, and Google Home mini...along with a bunch of WEMO, Nest, and Ring products. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Wesley White Published date: March 17, 2018

    Worked fantastically until the last update unlinked all my devices, but having to relink everyone's devices is a pain. It had a 5 star rating till the last update now I'm giving it a 1 star. Updates shouldn't break current functionality nor should they ever be forced which this one was. Full Review

  • Google Home
    أبو وسام Published date: March 6, 2018

    very bad experiment with this stupid chromecast device.. better to use miracast instead. it is cheaper and easier to use. i've got headache of trying to show my phone on the tv but at last i found no solution for that Full Review

  • Google Home
    Hugh Hasan Published date: March 2, 2018

    Worked superbly every time at first. It's stopped working now and after a few minutes of casting my screen, it just crashes and the tablet reboots....really!!?? On an Android machine!!?? Isn't this a Google product on a Google OS....maybe it works better on an Apple. Wouldn't be surprised at all. Damn, get your act together Google!!! Full Review

  • Google Home
    A Google Couple Published date: March 14, 2018

    If casting from YouTube then chromecast doesn't open video currently playing just YouTube home. Meaning you'll have to search the YouTube video again to save because chromecast and YouTube doesn't sync or work together. Lastly, notification would be helpful if chromecasted volume slider was added into notification dropdown expansion. After wifi disc issues with chromecast is a hastle to reopen chromecast app to turn volume down. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: March 11, 2018

    I've had one for a few days. It can't do much at all. And looks to me that google has dropped It, like so many of their things. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Tiffany Connauton Published date: March 17, 2018

    It was great until we started experiencing the exact same problem as many other users. We linked our Hue Lights and needed to make a change and now no matter how many resets, restarts and redos are done the error message "unable to save settings check your connection" comes up. SO disappointed. Since it seems no one from Google is attempting to reach customers or even acknowledging the vastness of this issue we will be returning all of our devices and choosing another system. What a waste ☹ Full Review

  • Google Home
    Rishi Chudasama Published date: March 11, 2018

    Fantastic product and app. The only things that you can do to improve it is sending emails and adding items to shopping list in Google keep. Since having to make calls on the Google home is has been really useful. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Keaira Mitchell Published date: March 15, 2018

    It has been an absolute nightmare trying to get this Chromecast to work. I bought my mom one years ago when I was a young teen. Was easily able to set everything up. Now this thing only works when it wants. Deleting the app and returning the Chromecast. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Brek Darling Published date: March 14, 2018

    What a nightmare. Wishing I hadn't bought into home/Chromecast. The devices take down my internet 3-4 times a week. Evidently a patch went out in January, but this is NOT fixed. Only way to stop them from playing when they disappear is unplugging them. Really disappointed; deserves 0 stars currently. Previous review: Add volume to notification. Add go to streaming Chromecast on notification click Full Review

  • Google Home
    J Parker Published date: March 17, 2018

    Broken. After updating because I was forced to, in that my home devices would no longer control my lights now I cant add the lights back, deletw or alter the rooms to try and start over or pretty much do anything. Every time I try to make a change "couldn't update setting. Check your connection." It's not my connection. Oh and there's more, now I can tuse the smart functions of my Vizio TV because I won't get past trying to initialize it's Google SmartCast component. So that's great. TL;DR devices and services dependant on the Google Home framework are broken. Full Review

  • Google Home
    A Spencer Published date: February 27, 2018

    This application will only work if I either reboot my phone or reinstall the app each time. You would think that a Google app would work with Chromecast. This app does not work. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jordan Busiakiewicz Published date: March 10, 2018

    It was fine for some time, but now I noticed small problem. There is no chromecast button when I'm watching some videos in chrome on android in desktop view. Anyway the button is visible in mobile version (I mean when I untick desktop view in chrome). Any solution for this? I can of course switching manually to mobile view when want to cast but mobile versions of pages are usually strange and ugly designed. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jim Ahrens Published date: March 2, 2018

    It's recently stopped working with Hue lights and linking the TV and Netflix account together does not work either. Maybe they don't care for the UK or maybe it's another one of Google's good ideas that they got bored of and left to rust. Might work, might not. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Thomas Gallagher Published date: March 3, 2018

    Poorly designed mess. I'm a die-hard Google fan but stuff like this makes me understand why people choose the Apple ecosystem. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Sara Eisen Published date: February 27, 2018

    Very frustrated. Every time I tell the home to play one of my playlists, from Google music, it plays a random playlist. Please fix, I just want to listen to my music. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Tatiana Hatfield Published date: March 12, 2018

    As of this year I can't seem to connect to the vast device in my tv. I'm connected to the same Wi-Fi as the device but I can't connect at all!!! And even if I try to reboot it, it still won't work! This problem is really eating me up because I want to use my tv and watch movies and my shows but I can't do that anymore as of this new update. 😡 Full Review

  • Google Home
    George Slusher Published date: February 23, 2018

    Everytime I connect, my roommate sees it on his phone. An when he disconnects his. It turns mine off. How does he have access to it when it's connected to my phone? Full Review

  • Google Home
    Jon Gamboa Published date: March 16, 2018

    Google Home app had been working fine with my Phillips Hue lights, but now it's broken. I've tried all the troubleshooting with no luck. Fix your broken app, Google. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Published date: February 24, 2018

    Pretty poor app. Very difficult to set things up. Will not link to your Google Play music without a premium subscription. Alexa is far better at this point in time. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Sandeep Gupta Published date: March 18, 2018

    Not able to access home control menu. Have a bunch of added smart devices for home control is not loading since few days. All devices are synced via voice command and were showing until few days back. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Terry Jackson Published date: March 8, 2018

    Optimised for S7 down but not current S8???? Sharing screen was optimised enough that previous version worked just fine. Why optimise it to remove sharing for S8 that worked? That is not optimising, that is just called stupid.... get a grip Google. Full Review

  • Google Home
    Will Higgins Published date: March 15, 2018

    This app keeps getting worse and worse with every update. Functionality keeps getting removed. Don't buy Google Homes or Chromecast, get the Amazon Echo instead. Full Review