How to Find a Google Home MAC Address

Use the Google Home app at or after setup

What to Know

  • After setup: Tap the speaker's gear icon > Device information > and look for the MAC address under Technical information.
  • At setup: Select the three dots on the upper-right corner of the Connect to Wi-Fi page > Show MAC address.
  • To find a MAC address without Wi-Fi, connect to a mobile hotspot and view the MAC address from Connect to Wi-Fi > Show MAC address.

This article explains how to find a Google Home device’s MAC address. You can locate this information from the Google Home app after adding the device to your home or during the initial setup process.

How to Find a Google Home MAC Address at Setup

If you need to know your Google Home MAC address to connect to your network because of MAC address filtering, you can find it with these steps.

You need a Wi-Fi connection to display this information after the Google Home app locates your Google Home device.

  1. On the Connect to Wi-Fi step, tap the three dots on the upper-right portion of the screen.

  2. Select Show MAC address.

    On iOS, this option appears at the bottom of the display, while Android phones show it at the top of the screen.

  3. When you tap this option, a dialog box appears and lists your MAC address.

    Steps to display the MAC address for a Google Home device from the Connect to Wi-Fi setup screen in the Google Home app.

How to Find a Google Home MAC Address After Setup

If you’ve already set up and added a Google Home speaker via the Google Home app, you can find the MAC address with a few taps.

  1.  Select the Google Home device from your Google Home.

  2. Tap Settings (the gear icon) on the upper-right corner of the device page

  3. On the device’s settings page, select Device information.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and find your device’s MAC address under the section labeled Technical information.

    Viewing a Google Home device's MAC address from the Device information screen in the Google Home app.

How Do I Find My Google Home Mini MAC Address Without Internet?

It’s not possible to find your Google Home Mini MAC address without an internet connection. While not ideal, you can use a mobile hotspot to access this information.

Taking this approach could be the best option if you need to know your Google Home Mini MAC address to add it to your network's list of allowed devices but don’t have a Wi-Fi connection. 

You’ll need two devices for this process: one device to set up the hotspot and the other to access the Google Home app via the hotspot connection.

  1. Set up a personal hotspot on iPhone or the Wi-Fi hotspot on an Android smartphone.

  2. On a separate device, follow the setup steps in the Google Home app to locate and connect to your Google Home Mini. On the Connect to Wi-Fi screen, select your mobile hotspot.

  3. Tap the three dots on the upper-right part of the screen and choose Show MAC address. Once you have it, you can leave/cancel the setup process.

Can Google See My MAC Address?

Your Google Home device’s MAC address is an identifier tied to the hardware and allows it to communicate with other devices on your network.

When you set up a Google Home device, this information becomes available to you in the Google Home app. Beyond that, it’s not readily accessible outside of your network.

While it’s possible to trace a MAC address with an IP address to gather more information about a device on a local network, it isn’t easy to uncover any personal data associated with it, such as who the owner is.

FAQ
  • How do I find my Google Nest device's MAC address?

    If you have a Nest thermostat, press the ring on the thermostat to reveal the Quick View menu. Scroll to Settings, then press the ring to select it. Select Technical Info > Network, then find your thermostat's MAC address. On a Google Nest Cam device, the MAC address is the same as the serial number, which you'll find printed on the back or underside of the camera. For these and other Google Nest devices, you can also find the MAC address in the Nest app by going to Settings > [your device] > Technical Info.

  • How do I find the MAC address for my Chromecast?

    You can find your Chromecast's MAC address during setup on the Connect to Wi-Fi screen by selecting More (three dots) > Show Mac Address. After setup, open the Google Home app, select your Chromecast device > Settings, then scroll to the bottom to find your MAC address. If you have a Chromecast with Google TV, on your TV, select Settings > System > About > Status > MAC address.

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