How to add multiple Google user accounts to Google Home

How to add multiple Google user accounts to Google Home

When you first set up Google Home you are required to log into your Google account, which allows it to tailor its experience based on your activity, and to tie into the Google services associated with your account. Also see: How to play music on Google Home without an expensive subscription

The thing is, Google Home is designed to be a family device, so it makes no sense for it to focus on just one member of the household.

It is possible for Google Home to recognise up to six different people, but for now this functionality is available in the US only. Google says it is coming soon to the UK.

If you are based in the US, by adding your personal Google account to an existing setup you can benefit from a personalised music experience - and from the default provider of your choice, which is handy if you prefer Spotify to Google Play Music and Dad disagrees.

By using your own account you also get around the single-stream limitation and avoid interrupting playback on other devices, and you will be able to ask to play video from your last saved spot.

You'll also like: Google Home UK review and Google Home vs Amazon Echo

Add accounts to Google Home

1. Connect to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home, then open the Google Home app on your phone or tablet.

2. Tap Devices, then select your Google Home.

3. Choose Link your account, then Continue. You'll be asked to agree to some permissions, so click 'Yes I'm in'.

4. Google will ask you to repeat the phrases "Okay Google" and "Hey Google" twice in order for it to recognise your voice. You can also test some questions you will commonly ask it, then press Continue.

You can buy Google Home for £129 from the Google Store, Argos, Currys, John Lewis and Maplin.

Read next: Could Apple be launching a Siri speaker Google Home rival?

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