How To Use Google Nest

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In today’s world, smart homes are no longer a concept of the future. They are here, and with devices like Google Nest, they are more accessible than ever. Google Nest is a brand of Google LLC utilized for smart home products including smart speakers, smart displays, streaming devices, thermostats, smoke detectors, routers, and security systems including smart doorbells, cameras, and smart locks. This blog post aims to guide you on how to use the Google Nest effectively.

Setting Up Your Google Nest Device

Before you start using your Google Nest device, ensure you’ve set it up correctly. Here’s how:

  1. Connect the Google Nest device to a power outlet.
  2. Download and open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen to set up your device.

It’s really that simple! Now let’s move onto how you can start using your Google Nest device.

Controlling Your Smart Home

To control your smart home devices with Google Nest, you need to link them to your nest device. In your Google Home app:

  1. Select your Google Nest device
  2. Tap on the Settings icon
  3. Scroll down and tap on Add… under the Linked devices section
  4. Select the devices you want to link and follow the prompts

Once your devices are linked, you can control them with voice commands such as “Hey Google, turn on the lights”.

Personalizing Your Google Assistant

Google Nest comes with Google Assistant, a powerful AI that can make your life a lot easier. To personalize your Google Assistant:

  1. Open Google Home app and select your Google Nest device
  2. Tap on the Settings icon
  3. Scroll down to More settings under the Google Assistant heading
  4. Here, you can personalize your Google Assistant’s voice, language, and much more

Creating Routines

One of the most powerful features of Google Nest is the ability to create routines. In the Google Home app:

  1. Tap on Routines in the main screen
  2. Select the + button to create a new routine
  3. Choose what will trigger this routine
  4. Add actions to perform when the routine is triggered

You can create a morning routine to turn on the lights, read the news, and start brewing your coffee with a simple command like “Hey Google, good morning”.


Google Nest is a powerful tool in creating a smart home that works for you. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to fully utilizing your Google Nest device. If you have any questions or need more assistance, don’t hesitate to consult the official Google Nest support website.