Google Home

Google Home for Pc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-15
  • Current version: 2.6.113
  • File size: 283.26 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Google Home on your Windows PC

Download Google Home for Windows: Google Home is an Lifestyle App, developed by Google, Inc.. The Lifestyle App was officially released 2013-08-27. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google, Inc., with the latest current version being 2.6.113 which was officially released on 2018-10-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 104,991 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Google Home on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Google Home on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Google Home for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Google Home in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Google Home application icon. A window of Google Home will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Google Home icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Google Home

Developer Description

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.

App Reviews

  • Google Home Facelift A Success!!

    By th3doorMATT
    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

    By kahnpro
    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.
  • In response to “kahnpro”...

    By pmulz
    I know what you’re thinking...😮omg . Same thing I thought when my buddy was doing some browsing(not your typical amateurish cpu skills here i mind you) & reading DEEP into Google’s policies, prefs, and settings and came across the audio stuff. It was frightening at first I’ll admit... Him having random conversations infront of the computer.. 100s even. I jammed home, got on my pc(I use google everything, i think its the future whether we like it or not). Only to find out Most of those settings on my pc had been turned off and nothing had been recorded. Its common sense pretty much to read the fine print... and as long as you do with google you're 👌... And i’ll even go one step further. Trust me on this one. They been “known in the past” to get their users backs, and maybe eveb on occasion “look the other way,” when meed be. So my suggestion.. Stick it out.
  • I love Google home

    By Darkslayer24
    Google home mini has made my life better. Besides helping me with everything things I constantly find myself going back and saying “Hey google !” Needless to say this device saved my life . If you don’t understand or even care about technology. Then this product is NOT for you. Overprotective parents need to get over themselves and stop making everything a problem . We’re spied on each and every day.. by Google, Microsoft , Sony, etc everyday.. our internet providers are constantly watching us. If you don’t like devices and software that record you then DONT get this product. I don’t say or do anything that would get me in trouble so I have no worries. In the end wether you cut a device or service out to try and protect yourself or your family then you might as well live under a rock.. because your always being watched... Always
  • This is perfect

    By Greeneggxxx
    This is the best product that Google has ever made the assistant is wonderful she is what a assistant should be unlike Siri Siri is not a actual assistant it was very easy to set up once you connect the speaker to your account and you set up your routine and everything else you really do not need to go into the app I do not understand what these people are complaining about in adding users it’s really simple most of these people are complaining for nothing why would google let Apple Music be on its product if you won’t to use Apple Music with a speaker by the HomePod it is really easy to set alarms in delete alarms it’s nice to know about your day when you wake up and get the news it is also nice and wonderful to walk into your home and ask it to do what you want perfect product good job Google
  • Good platform annoying controls.

    By Nick Prenom
    I have two home minis and a standard home. They work well for new tech. You must be very precise all the time to get what you want completed. Google makes it hard to access pandora playlists, and often assumes the playlist doesn’t exist redirecting you to google play. When using a Chromecast google will only use primary account not secondary for Netflix through voice commands even if you try to specify. The mobile app site reminds me of something blackberry would have made, in that the action windows use slide feature way too much. All in all love the system and can’t wait for improvements. Puts Alexa and Siri to shame. Would love voice choices in the future. Morgan Freeman? Danny DeVito? Liz Hurley? Judy Dench? Someone’s gotta be bored enough to sit through voice programming.
  • Good Start, Needs to be More Intuitive

    By Sc wahoo
    Google has done a very good job at starting their home automation system based upon the Home app and their chrome in Chromecast dongles. By aggressively adding industry partners, Google home will quickly become the dominant system, I have no doubt. One can almost do everything via voice with Google Home, which is truly amazing that this is possible in less than one year from launch. There is a bit of additional user interface improvement that can be done in the app, particularly as it relates to interfacing with other systems. No doubt this will come in the near future, for now it takes a little bit of technical know-how and trial and error to get things to work correctly. While this is not a large challenge for experienced computer users, for older or less savvy users it will become problematic.
  • Reboot needed constantly

    By Amarantha10
    The connection between my Chromecast and phone drops constantly. Sometimes I need to unplug and replug my Chromecast multiple times while watching the same program because I can no longer control the show using my phone (which is the purpose of a Chromecast). When it loses the connection, my Google Home app tells me I have no registered devices. However, in a very creepy fashion, my Chromecast will continue to stream the show on my TV even though I no longer have any control over the show from my phone. More than once, I’ve turned off my TV after having lost the connection on my phone only to discover the next day that I’ve now “watched” an entire season of a show because my Chromecast kept streaming it while I was away. The idea of it is brilliant. The execution is horrible. The “Rise of the Machines” way it starts streaming shows I can no longer control is ... well, in short, it’s the opposite of what I want.
  • It’s like Google isn’t even trying to compete

    By DApple50000
    With two Google Home Minis, Google Wi-Fi, a Google chromecast, Vizio chromecast TV, and two Vizio chromecast sound bars, you would think I’d be all in on the Google Home ecosystem. But it’s a disaster. 1. Chromecasting is hit-or-miss. Often times I have to disconnect and reconnect from my speakers more than once to get them to actually play. 2. Saying ‘ok Google play on the living room speaker” Always plays it on the living room TV even though I’ve renamed the living room TV to ‘big TV’ to remove any possible confusion and my living room speaker (Vizio sound bar) is named ‘living room speaker’. I want to listen to music, not have a bright 75” screen on just to show album art from Google Play. 3. If I chromecast music from Google Play Music on my iPhone (because the Google Home Mini is too stupid to do it, see #2 above), and then I ask the Google Home Mini to stop the music playing on the living room speaker, the mini tells me nothing is playing on the living room speaker. 4. Even though Siri and Alexa recognize commands like ‘turn off the downstairs lights’, Google Home Mini tells me “I’m sorry I don’t know how to do that” so I have to tell it room by room which lights to turn off. Google Home is by far the dumbest of the three home voice assistants for media and home automation and this app is the weakest of the bunch.
  • Great app

    First off, I love my new home mini. It responds so quickly and accurately to my voice it’s like talking to a real person. The home app works well with the device. My favorite feature is the shortcuts where you can program the device to perform a certain task with a custom command, such as “hey google, play my favorite song”. The only suggestion I have is that I wish this app had more involvement with the tasks performed by the google home. For example, it would be nice if I could change the time of my alarm within the app, or cast things like phone numbers, addresses, searches, and media from the google home to my phone so I can seamlessly continue what I was doing with the google home on the go.