How to set up any Google Home device and personalize your preferences using the Google Home app

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You can set up any Google Home model with these steps. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

  • To set up a Google Home device, you will need to use the Google Home app, a Google account, and a secure Wi-Fi network. 
  • You can set up your Google Home and enable Google Assistant within the Google Home app. 
  • You can also use Google’s guided tool to help set up your own Google Home devices.
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Google Home and its family of devices, including the Google Home Mini and the Google Nest Hub, can do everything from telling you the weather to read out a recipe or even playing your favorite songs via Spotify.

If you’ve recently purchased one of these devices and are uncertain about how to set it up and get started, here are some pointers to help you on your way. 

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