Google Home app makes the process of managing Google Home, Chromecast, and numerous consumer electronics and smart devices that are compatible with Google Home a breeze.
Exclusively, available for Android and iOS the application can also be installed on a PC.
Even though there’s no native Google Home app for Windows 10, you can still download Google Home on PC by employing an Android Emulator.
In this article, I have shared three different methods following which you will be able to use the Google Home app for Windows, connect Google Home to PC, and pair Google Home Mini to a laptop via Bluetooth.
How to Use The Google Home App On PC?
As mentioned earlier, there’s no Google Home PC application for Windows 10,8,7 in existence.
Thankfully, feature-packed Android Emulators do exist that can help you to access Google home on PC.
For the sake of this tutorial, I will be using the prominent BlueStacks Android Emulator.
So here’s how you can install the Google Home app on Windows 10 PC.
- Download the Bluestacks emulator and install the .exe file on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
- Once installed sign-in with your Google account on BlueStacks.
- Lastly, directly download and install Google Home from Google Play Store.
Apart from BlueStacks, you can even use Android emulators such as MEmu Play, KO Player, lDplayer, and Nox App Player to download Google Home for laptops and PC.
Additionally, you can use the Bluetooth connectivity of your PC to pair the Google Home app running on your emulator.
Once connected, any sort of audio playback on your emulator will now be casted to the Google Home speaker.
Update: There are a few issues with Bluetooth on BlueStacks in the recent update, so can you use other Android emulators to connect Google Home to Windows 10 PC.
How To Connect Google Home With Windows PC Using Chrome browser?
If Google Chrome is your primary web browser then you are in luck. Google’s Chrome browser helps users to cast music from PC to Google Home.
Additionally, Chrome can even stream content to Chromecast devices. Chrome can even help you manage Google Home from PC.
Now, if you want to connect Google Home to Computer via Chrome browser then ensure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
Next, click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of Chrome and select Cast.
Based on your personal preference, you can now Cast Tab, Cast Desktop, and Cast File. A few websites like Soundcloud offer a built-in cast button that comes in handy for establishing google home mini-computer setup.
It is worth noting that, Google Chrome doesn’t function as the full-fledged Google Home application and it’s limited in many ways.
For instance, you can’t even set up Google Home Mini from the computer utilizing Chrome.
How To Pair Google Home Mini To Laptop via Bluetooth?
To use Google Home as a computer speaker or to transform Google Home into a Bluetooth speaker without compromising its existing functionality you can shoot the command, “Ok Google, Pair Bluetooth.”
Once the pairing process starts, open the Bluetooth settings on your Windows PC and connect to the Google Home speaker. If you are pairing Google Home Mini to PC for the first time then click on the Add Bluetooth or other devices button.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I use Google Home as a speaker for my PC?
Your PC needs to have Bluetooth-compatible hardware that can connect to devices using the tech. Once that is out of the way, we put the Google Home in pairing mode by saying “OK Google, Bluetooth pairing,” which should do the job.
The other way is by manually going to the settings: Google Home > Paired Bluetooth Devices > Enable Pairing Mode.
Once this is done, enable Bluetooth on Windows 10 and pair it with your Google Home speaker.
- Will there be a Google Home App for Windows 10?
That remains to be seen as the Google Home app is available only for Android and iOS powered devices. The voice-controlled smart speaker is aimed at portable devices around the house. Releasing an app for PC for the untargeted demographic would be a waste of time and resources for the Big G.
So this was all about How you can use Google Home Windows 10.
If you face any trouble, with the Google Home app for PC then do let us know in the comments section below.
The aforementioned methods of connecting Google Home to a PC can be used on Google Home Max, Google Home, or Google Home Mini.