How to Change the Wi-Fi on Google Home

Easily change the network on all your smart devices

What to Know

  • To remove the existing network from the Google Home app, select the speaker > Settings > Forget > Forget Network.
  • To connect to a new network, go to Set up new devices in your home > location > Next > agree to terms > desired network > Next.

This article explains how to remove the existing Wi-Fi network and connect to a new network on Google Home.

How to Change Google Home Wi-Fi

Sign in to the Google Home app to access your devices. From there, you'll need to forget the Google Home's Wi-Fi network and set it up again to connect to the new network.

  1. Open the Google Home app.

  2. Scroll down and tap the speaker you want to change.

  3. Tap the Settings icon in the upper right corner.

    The Google Home app, selecting a speaker, and accessing settings in the app.
  4. Tap Forget next to the current Wi-Fi setting.

  5. Tap Forget Network in the dialog box that appears.

    Screenshot showing how to forget a network on Google Home.

How to Set Up New Google Home Wi-Fi

Once you have cleared the Wi-Fi settings, you're ready to sign in to the new network. To do that, you need to set up the device again

  1. On the main screen, tap +.

  2. Tap Set up device.

  3. Tap Set up new devices in your home.

    Screenshots showing how to set up a Google Home on a new network.
  4. Select a location in the Choose a home list.

  5. After Google searches for devices to set up, tap the device in the list, then tap Next.

  6. Tap Yes to confirm that you heard the chime that the speaker played.

    Screenshots showing how to add a new Google Home Device.
  7. Be sure to read the legal terms, and click I agree.

  8. You will be asked to help improve Google Home Mini. This step is optional. Tap either No thanks or Yes, I'm in.

  9. Select the new network you want to connect to, then click Next.

    Screenshots illustrating how to connect Google Home to a Wi-Fi network.

Once the Google Home connects, you'll be all set with your new Wi-Fi setup.

What Happens When You Change Google Home Wi-Fi

Once the Wi-Fi on the Google Home speaker is changed, the device will continue to work perfectly. You can still ask questions, stream music from YouTube Music, set reminders, etc. But there is one side effect that it's important to be aware of.

For Google Home to control your smart home devices, all of those devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Therefore if you are changing the Wi-Fi setting on the Google Home speaker, you will need to change the Wi-Fi setting for any other smart device you want that speaker to control. Even changing a home speaker to a guest Wi-Fi can cause trouble controlling other devices in your home.

This comes in handy when you have multiple home speakers in various locations - a vacation home, for example. It also prevents others in a multi-family residence from inadvertently activating other devices. Fortunately, once the Wi-Fi is changed on all affected devices, the commands you give the speaker are still the same. "Turn on the living room lights" will still work in the new setup.

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