How to Setup the Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation

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If you have just joined the smart home trend, you need to check out the new google nest mini 2nd generation to get the gist of the fuss. There is so much that this smart speaker can do for you by simply saying ‘hello’ and giving it a command. But you’ve got to install it on your phone or tablet first, and this article gives you a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Step-by-Step Guide for Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen.

The first thing to do as soon as you unbox the device is to turn on the WiFi that you want to connect to the google Nest Mini.

It would be best to turn on your Bluetooth, too and then download the google home app, which operates the Google Nest Mini.

You can download the google home app from the play store if you have an android phone or get it from the app store if you have an iPhone.Once you download the app, open it and get started with the installation process.

If you don’t have an account, you can start by creating one.

After creating the account, choose a home from where you will be controlling the device. If you share a house with several people, one person will set up the device and later share the home settings with the rest of the family.

Before you plug in the google nest mini, unmute it, then plug it into an electric outlet.

Once you plug it in, you should be able to see lights turning on the top part of the Mini. The device will also ask you to download the google home app. Since you have already downloaded it, click on yes on your phone or tablet.

Wait for about 45 seconds for the device to turn on entirely, and then try linking it with your phone or tablet again.

Once you are done, the app will ask you whether you want to share the stats of your device with Google, and you can choose either yes or no, depending on your preferences.

Choose the room where you want your Nest Mini to be located. If the option you want is not available, you can create a new location.

Next, choose the WiFi network you want to use and input your password.

Once the device is connected, the app will request access to your microphone. Click on allow to enable it. Nest Mini will then encourage you to make three requests as a way of recognizing your voice. It will also prompt you to choose the voice of your assistance. You could listen to the sound of both voices before settling on the preferred voice agent.

Once the installation process is complete, choose the app from which music will be played on your device. You can play music from YouTube, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Deezer. You can also link music services like YouTube and Spotify if you want.  You could also link services that the app provides with other apps like Netflix and smart light.

The app will also prompt you to choose whether you want to use duo. If you do, key in the required information, but skip it if you do not need to use the app.  If you are not using the duo app, then you do not need to add any contacts to do

Once you are done installing the app, set up the features of your Nest Mini to suit your needs. You also go through the app to learn how to use the new features of the model.Make sure that the speaker’s microphone is working, and then click on the continue button at the foot of the screen.

This page shows you what you can do with the Nest Mini. Examples of stuff you can do with this device include:

  • Playing music from Spotify and YouTube
  • Getting answers to questions you may have
  • Get Directions
  • Get information about businesses around you that make or provide the goods and services you may need
  • Make calls through duo.
  • Control your chrome search, such as commanding Nest Mini to play yoga on the living room tv and show photos on the basement Tv.

Once you are done setting up, you will get a summary of the setup.

Click on the finish button and enjoy smart living. Note that before giving any command, you need to state the statement with “Hello, hi, or Okay, Google” for it to identify the command.

Bottom Line

I hope this guide will assist you in setting up your new google nest mini 2nd generation device. 

See Also

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