Google Home is able to control and manage all smart devices connected to a Wi-Fi network in your home through a simple application. From it you can receive alerts, create reminders, automate tasks and interact remotely with any device compatible with the Google Assistant. As of today the Google smart speaker app is only available for Android and iOS devices. Does that mean it’s impossible to control Google Home on your PC?
In today’s article we are going to explain step by step how to install Google Home on your PC. You will see that the process is not difficult at all and in a blink of an eye you will be using Google Home on your PC.
Is there a Google Home app for PC?
Unfortunately, there is no official Google Home app for PC or Mac. However, this does not mean that you should give up controlling your smart devices from your computer. There are several methods with which you can implement Google Home on your computer in the blink of an eye. All of them are very simple and very safe. You only need to download an Android emulator or use the Google Chrome browser.
How to install Google Home on your PC with an Android emulator
As we have already mentioned, there is only an official Google Home application for cell phones. At first this may discourage any PC user, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Did you know that you can easily emulate the Android operating system from your desktop computer? All you need to do is download and install an Android emulator on your PC.
There are a number of free Android emulators such as MEmu or BlueStacks. They perfectly mimic Google’s mobile operating system and make using Google Home very simple. For its ease of use, high customization and good results, from Softonic we recommend that if you want to emulate Google Home opt for BlueStacks and follow these steps.
Step 1. Download and install BlueStacks
To start using Google Home from your PC, first of all you need to download BlueStacks. You can get this application quickly and safely from the same Softonic website. Once you have the file on your computer, double click on it to start the installation process.
Step 2. Sign in with your Google account
Once you have installed BlueStacks, you will need to configure your browser to start downloading apps from the Play Store. To do this you will simply need to share your Google account credentials with the app.
Step 3. Download Google Home
Once the emulator is configured, you will see that your screen mimics that of an Android device. Access the Google Play Store as you normally would and download Google Home. It’s that simple!
Step 4. Set up Google Home
To finish, you will need to set up Google Home. Open the app from the BlueStacks interface and enter your Google account. You will see that from now on, the process for using Google Home is identical to how it would be from your cell phone, but from the comfort of your PC.
How to use Google Home on your PC from Google Chrome
If you don’t feel like installing an Android emulator, don’t worry. There is a much simpler alternative to use Google Home from your PC. All you need to do is access your devices from the Google Chrome browser. Of course, for this method to work you will need to have paired your devices beforehand from the Google Home mobile app.
To use Google Home from your PC from Chrome you must follow these steps:
Step 1. Download Google Chrome
If you don’t have Chrome installed, the first step to follow is to download and install Google’s browser. You can get it quickly and safely from the Softonic website. If you already have Chrome on your computer, make sure it is updated to the latest version.
Step 2. Interact with your devices
Now that you have Chrome installed, click on “Customize and control Google Chrome“. It is the icon in the form of three vertical dots that you will find in the upper right corner of the screen. Once the drop-down menu is open, click on the “Send” option. You will see that this will open a new selection from which you can interact with all the devices you have paired from Google Home.
Can I control all Google Home devices from my PC?
Yes, if you choose to use an Android emulator such as BlueStacks. They perfectly mimic both Google’s mobile operating system and the Google Home application. Thus, even if you are using Google Home from your PC, you will have at your disposal the same options you have from the Android app.
If you have opted to use Google Home from Chrome, you will still have control over the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. However, you won’t be able to add new devices and the options to interact with them are much more limited. Still, it’s a very good option for using Google Home from your PC.
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