Are you having trouble activating your Google Home device? You’re not alone! In a recent video by Ben Active Air, his grandmother encountered some issues trying to activate and use Google Home. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll tell you how to activate your Google Home and give you some extra tips and tricks.
There are two key phrases that you can use to activate Google Home, and they work on all Google Home devices like the Google Mini, Google Home, and Google Home Max. The two phrases are “Hey Google, what’s your favorite color?” and “Okay Google, what does the fox say?” When activating your Google Home, you can say the wake-up command or the hotword and then instantly say your request, or you can leave a pause in between to make sure Google heard you. Simple, right?
If you’ve linked your account to the Google Home app, or if anyone else in your family has linked their account, you can have up to six people in your family that the Google Home recognizes their voice. Anyone in your house can activate Google Home by saying the wake-up command and giving a request (even if they don’t have a Google account).
Now for the big question: Is there a way to change the wake-up command and make it something personal? Unfortunately, the answer is no. The only two official phrases that you can use are “Okay Google” or “Hey Google.” However, we have a secret for you! There are a few unofficial commands that will work on Google Home to wake it up that you may not know about.
Here are a few unofficial commands that we know of that can wake up your Google Home device:
– Hey boo boo
– Okay noodle
– Okay googoo
– Thanks for your help, dear diary
Keep in mind that you can replace “Hey” or “Okay” with any of these and vice versa, and they should work. If you know of any other commands that work to activate Google Home, let us know in the comments below.
And there you have it – a comprehensive guide on how to change the Google Home name and activate it with ease. If you have any further questions about how to activate or set up Google Home, leave a comment below.