How To Install Google Home App On Laptop
Last Updated: May 17, 2020
Google has different smart devices that you can purchase to make your life a little happier and easy. For example, ChromeCast will entirely transform the way that you watch TV. On the other hand, a Google Home device will be your ever-present assistant. Of course, you can link both devices together. Even when you have another third-party smart device, you can pair it with Google Home as long as they are compatible.
To control and manage any Google smart devices, such as Google Home or ChromeCast, you will need to have the Google Home app installed on your device. The App is only compatible with both Android and IOS devices.
But if you either don’t have a smartphone or you just want to have the app on your PC, don’t worry; there is a solution to your problem. You need to look out for an android emulator and download it to your PC. There are emulators for both windows and MAC users.
The emulator used in this case is BlueStacks. This is maybe one of the most famous of all Android emulators, and it is available for both MAC and windows operating systems. The only problem with it is that is doesn’t grant access to your PC internal files. The experience is also a problem; it is not the same one that you get on an Android device. But it is free, so you have to find a way to cope with these downsides.
Click on this link https://www.bluestacks.com/es/index.html and press the download option, which is in the middle of the screen.
Open the .exe file, to begin with, the installation process.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue with the installation of the emulator. Once done, wait until the download is finished, and launch the app.
Note that it might be necessary to temporarily disable your anti-virus. Also, it might take some time to open the app for the first time.
Although it is an Android emulator, its interface is quite different. Either way, head to the Google Store and click on the icon.
Type Google Home App and install the application into the app’s library. Wait until it finishes downloading.
Be sure to update your chrome browser both in your PC and the Android emulator. Click on the three vertical dots which are at the top right corner.
Click on the help option, it is almost at the end of the drop-down menu. Then click on the “About Google Chrome”.
Install any update if necessary.
Reboot the emulator and launch the Google Home app. Now it is ready to be used; configure it to your liking.
Beware that you won’t get the same experience as if you were using a smartphone. Android emulators use a big part of the CPU. Hence, your PC will run slower. If your PC can’t handle the stress, don’t waste your time trying to download the Google Home app on your PC.