Google has made a super simple mesh router system with the previously Google-branded, and now Nest-branded WiFi devices. Management of this has been done since launch over a mobile app aptly called Google WiFi. Recently, Google made the call to sunset this app and fully support the functionality through the Google Home app instead.
Moving the Google Wi-Fi options into the Google Home is a natural progression for Google and the smart home movement. This gives Cast, Nest, and now Wi-Fi a single app to help you manage all your home’s connected devices.
What are we doing?
Adding Wi-Fi management to the Google Home app simplifies Google’s networking under the same landing spot of other Nest and Smart Home devices. We are going to walk you through transferring your Google Wi-Fi options into the Google Home app.
Let’s head over to the Google Home app to get started. Once you know where to look, this new settings menu will be unlocked in just a few minutes. Afterward, you should see a new WiFi option on the main landing page for Google Home.
- Find and open the Google Home app
- Locate new banner at the top for Import Google Wi-Fi network
- Follow prompt for choosing your home network to bring over
- Agree to allow Google Home access to manage
- Find the new WiFi section in the Google Home app
Home and Wi-Fi in one spot
There you have it! You should be able to uninstall the Google Wi-Fi app. Most of the overall functions of this app are now available via the Wi-Fi section of the Google Home app instead.
We’d suggest keeping it around for a bit though just in case. Even with the new options in the Home app, you may have some deeper settings in your network configuration that might take longer to migrate over.