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Google Nest Hub installation: arranged within 6 steps

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Wesley Akkerman

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De Google Nest Hub installation is a breeze. But if you're not exactly sure how to proceed, use this article as a reference. We explain step by step what you need to do to make the installation go smoothly.

De Google Nest Hub is a so-called smart display. In good Dutch we call such a thing a smart display, just like we have smart speakers nowadays. Unlike those speakers, the Nest Hub offers a compact screen.

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You can control all kinds of things on that screen, since it is a touchscreen. With the push of a button, you can turn lights on and off, raise or lower the temperature in your home, or look up recipes that you follow while cooking in the kitchen.

Basically, smart displays and smart speakers are the same. Both devices offer a voice assistant that you address via the microphone. In this case, you first shout “Hey Google”, followed by a command. For example, you can quickly request the weather and news, or operate smart devices.

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Google Nest Hub to install

That sounds really cool of course. But if you bring such a device into your home, how do you install it? Well, actually installing a smart screen is easier than a smart speaker, as that screen can transfer information in an accessible way.

So you always know what the Google Nest Hub is doing during the installation process and you don't have to doubt anything. Now it's time to describe the installation process. We start from the beginning: by plugging in the power socket.

Google Nest hub to install
Through the steps below, the Google Nest Hub install a breeze.
Unpack the Nest Hub and plug it in.
Give the smart screen a moment to boot up.
As soon as the Google Nest Hub is ready, you will receive a signal on the screen.
You will then see that the screen is ready to be installed.
Download the Google Home app for Android of iOS.
This step is for those who haven't done it yet. Log in immediately with your Google account.
Open the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet.
You should now be logged in and ready to install.
Click the plus icon on the left and then click Set up device.
You will then end up in a screen where you have to make another choice.
Press New device and then follow the steps that appear on the screen.
From this point on, the Google Home app takes you through all the important steps.

Google Nest Hub install: the very first time

This may be your very first time using the Google Home app. Then you cannot perform the above steps properly, since you first have to add a house to the app. Then follow the steps below.

Google Nest Hub install in a new house
Haven't used the Google Home app before? Then follow these steps first.
Tap the Get Started button first.
Google takes you by the hand and then explains what you're going to do.
Now tap Set up new devices.
Always read carefully what is in the picture.
Tap Add another home.
This is the moment when you add your own home to the app.
Tap Next.
Now enter a nickname and address for the house.
A nickname is required; not the address.
If you don't want Google to have your address, you don't have to enter it.
Now you can continue the steps above.
The app will take you through the other options anyway, so you can install a house and device in one go.

Minimum installation requirements

If you encounter a problem, it may be that you do not meet all the requirements. We assume that you are using a relatively modern smartphone or tablet for this installation, running a recent version of the Android or iOS system. Isn't that the case? These are the minimum requirements:

  • A speaker or screen.
  • The latest version of the Google Home app.
  • The latest version of the Google app.
  • A Google account.
  • A mobile phone or tablet:
    • with Android 6.0 or later or iOS 14 or later,
    • that works with a 2,4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi network (a WPA2 Enterprise network will not work), and
    • with bluetooth turned on.
  • An internet connection and a secured wireless network.
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Read more?

Are you still wondering whether you should start with such a smart screen? We answer it in the article Google Nest Hub: buy or better not?, so that you are fully aware of what such a device can do. In addition you read here everything about more than a hundred devices that you can link to Google Home and check you here what you can do with the Eufy doorbell in combination with the screen.

As a user of a smart home, you would do well anyway keep an eye on this page on the website. Here you will find an overview of all articles that the editors publish about the Google Home and related products, services and apps, including the Chromecast for example.

For example, you can also see the article about the link between them Ring and Google Home and how you Home on Windows. In short: enough to read and want to know, and to use as a reference later.

If you still can't figure it out, you can always use the consult Google's support pages, or leave a comment here and I will try to respond to it as soon as possible.

One last nice tip: the Google Nest Hub can also be used as a photo frame, so you can show a slideshow of your chosen photos.

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