We live in a digital world where everything is “smart”- smartphones, smart cars, smartwatches, smart cities etc. An example of an intelligent innovation is Google Home app for PC.
This century has advanced in ways that people who lived a few centuries ago would have only dreamed.
To add icing to the cake, we now can make our homes smart, too, using the app.
With this fantastic app, you can set up reminders, command the lights to come on, even control your speakers’ volume. You can also set the ambiance you want for your romantic evening or control the room’s temperature when it’s freezing.
Yes, you can do all of that and much more with a click or a voice command on your Google Home app.
Sadly, this app is only available for Androids or iPhones, making it “almost” unuseful to someone intending to use the app on a desktop.
Thus the need of using this article to show you workarounds on how you can use the Google Home app for your personal computer.
WHAT IS GOOGLE HOME APP?
If you’re looking for an app to connect your Google Home, Chromecasts, Nest devices and your Nest Cams, then consider a Google Home app.
With this app, you can control thousands of other smart devices like cameras, lights and speakers. The exciting news is that the app can connect to thousands of third-party intelligent devices as well, as long as they are Google Assistant compatible.
It acts as the control centre that enables you to bring all your smart devices together and control them with no more than a few taps.
From doing the basics, like reminding you about your workout plan to playing a soothing sound to help you fall asleep, this smart app has you covered.
HOW DOES GOOGLE HOME WORK?
Google Home is a speaker made by Google; it is voice-activated and acts works as an assistant.
(You control this speaker and other devices using the Google Home App)
The smart speaker works by carrying out your voice commands or giving it by using the Google Home app.
It carries verbal commands and interacts through the use of an inbuilt Google Assistant.
Since it is Wi-Fi enabled, it can easily play your favourite song directly from the cloud by your command. And then, if you have it connected to your Google Cast, you can control all your other speakers and even your TV content.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF GOOGLE HOME
Before using the Google Home App for Pc, you need to understand what a Google Home device looks like and what it offers.
Since the release of the first smart speaker in 2016, there have been several other spin-offs after then.
Let’s have a closer look at them
The Google Home was the first baby of Google’s Smart speaker lines.
This high-quality speaker comes with two passive radiators that give you that rich bass you’ve always wanted in a speaker.
It also has a capacitive light sensor that lets you glide your hands over to make it perform specific actions like turning the music down.
Its standard color is a white base and a slate fabric base.
It has a diameter of 96.4mm, with a length of 142.8mm and a 1.8m power cable.
It has a DC power jack and uses a Micro-USB port.
It supports various audio formats, ranging from MP3 to FLAC, to support high-resolution streams.
It has a wireless network that allows you to control it after connecting the device to your Wi-Fi or several specified Bluetooth profiles.
It is relatively lightweight as the device weighs 477g, and the adaptor weighs 190g.
GOOGLE HOME MINI
Unlike its predecessor that looks cylindrical, the Google Home mini seems somewhat flat.
With a diameter of 98mm and a height of 42mm, its total weight is 248g making it more portable than the Google Home.
And unlike its predecessor, it has three different colours to choose from; charcoal, chalk and coral.
It is made with a non-skid silicone that helps keep it in place. Its base is made from recycled plastic.
It has a 360 degree sound with 40mm drivers. It also has voice recognition, enabling the device in executing orders by voice commands.
It supports the same list of audio formats as Google Home.
It also comes with capacitive touch controls and uses only a Micro-USB port.
And of course, it has a wireless network that lets you connect it to your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other Chromecast devices.
GOOGLE NEST MINI
The Google Nest Mini is like a Google Home mini Pro Max. It is of the same diameter and height as the other “mini” version before it and weighs 181g.
With Google Nest Mini, you still have charcoal, coral and sky as colour options, but now you can go for one with a sky blue colour if you so desire.
Like its predecessor, it also has a 360 degrees sound with a 40mm driver. But unlike the former, it has three far-field microphones and an inbuilt voice match technology.
It can be controlled using your Wi-fi Bluetooth, and it also has a Chromecast built-in.
The Quad-Core processing unit and high-performance hardware engine carry out commands with speed.
GOOGLE HOME MAX
With a width of 336.6mm, a height of 190mm and, a depth of 154.4mm, this speaker weighs 5300g making it the heaviest yet.
For speakers, It comes with two high-excursion dual voice-coil woofers, sealed rigid housing, transparent fabric and two custom tweeters.
It is available in only two colours: chalk and charcoal.
It is made with a silicone base, rigid polycarbonate and an acoustically transparent fabric
It comes with various sensors, like ambient and orientation sensors. Far-field microphones also help with voice recognition, and capacitive touch controls.
It supports many audio formats, supports hands-free use, and Chromecast that comes with a multi-room function.
GOOGLE NEST AUDIO
The Google NestAudio was released in 2020. This updated version adds the colours; sand, sage and sky.
It has a built-in Google assistant, voice match technology, three far-field microphones and a two-stage mute switch.
If you want a Google Home device with all the qualities of the others and more, then you want the Google Nest audio.
HOW TO INSTALL AND DOWNLOAD GOOGLE HOME FOR PC (MAC & WINDOWS)
Yes, it is quite unfortunate that the Google Home app was made solely for Android and iPhones, but wouldn’t you like to know if you could use it on your desktop?
This article is compiled to show you how to use Google Home on your desktop using Android emulators.
However, we’ll only be looking at three Android emulators you can use in this article; Blue stacks player, Nox Player and Memu player.
How To Run Google Home Using Blue Stacks Player
There are different Android emulators available for download on the internet.
Blue Stacks is the most popular due to its user-friendly interface and also because it is free, making it relatively easy to install and use.
To use this app to run your Google Home from your desktop, you need to:
- Download and install Blue Stack from their website
- Once installed, it will launch
- The next thing to do is to sign in or create your Google play store account
- Look at the right side of the app; you will find the Google Home app
- Download and install it.
- Then launch your Google Home app from your PC
Tada!. You can use your Google Home App on your desktop now.
Download and Install Google Home App Using Nox Player
Another great Android emulator you can use is the Nox Player. Also, as popular as Blue Stacks, it has a smooth and user-friendly interface.
To use this as an Android emulator is simple. First, you need to:
- ownload Nox Player and then install
- Search for Google Home to Nox Player
- You can now launch your Google Home on your Nox player.
Wasn’t that easier than you thought?
Install Google Home Using Memu Player
When you’re tired of the overcharges that with using the Google Home App on your phone, then you know you need to have the app on your PC or Mac.
Another good choice for an Android emulator is the Memu player.
It boasts a hundred million downloads, as many consider it the best Android emulator.
It is also easy to use. If you decide to use Memu Player to run your Google Home App, follow these steps.
- Download and set up Memu Installer
- Start the app, then open Google Play on your desktop.
- Search and download the Google Home app on Google Play
- Install the app. Once that is completed, click on the icon to begin using it on the Menu
LET’S LOOK AT SOME FAQs ABOUT THE GOOGLE HOME APP
How Do I Use Google Home As A Speaker For My PC?
Apart from telling you the weather or what time it is, Google Home Speakers can also be used as the main speaker for your PC or your Mac.
It can act as both your primary speaker and your assistant. Whether it is The Google Nest Mini or the Google Nest Audio, you can make it your main speaker.
Many people encounter challenges trying to do this but not to worry; you’ll realise it is easy if you follow these simple steps
- Start by going to your Google Home app, look for the speaker you want to pair
- Then search for “paired Bluetooth devices”.
- Once you find it, tap “enable pairing.”
- When it says “ready to pair”, then connect it to “office speaker.”
- Now go to your Bluetooth settings on your Windows and look for the device named “office speaker.”
- Add a new Bluetooth device.
You have successfully made your Google Home device your official speaker.
Can I Manage Google Wi-Fi From PC?
They are two answers “yes, you can if you know how to work around it”, and “No, because you can’t use the software on a PC”.
But if you’re one of the thousands of people that have wondered how you could use this App, then this article will show you how.
What You Need Is An Android Emulator.
An Android Emulator that works smoothly with Google Wi-Fi is Blue Stacks
- Download the Blue Stack Installer
- Next, install the software
- Set it up by following the steps
- Then go to the Google Play store and download and Install the Google Wi-Fi app
- Open the home of Blue Stack
- Run the Google Wi-Fi app from there.
How Do I Get Google Home on Windows 10 Laptop?
Aside from Android emulators, which work perfectly for this cause, You can also use the Google Home app on your Windows 10 laptop using Google Chrome.
With Google Chrome as your primary web browser, you can stream videos to Chromecast devices and even play your favourite songs from PC to Google Home
To connect your Windows 10 to your Google Home using Chrome, you need to:
- Make sure the two devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
- Open Google Chrome and tap on the vertical dots on the right side
- Select Cast
- You can now select either “cast file”, “cast desktop”, or “cast tab.”
It is essential to understand that this method doesn’t contain all the other fun features of the app.
You still have the option of using an Android emulator for a better experience
The Google Home App brings the “smart” into smart homes. Everyone knows you can’t use Google Home For PC, but with the help of this article, you CAN.