You can’t change the name your Google Home responds to, but you can change the device’s name in the app — here’s how

You can't the change the name you use when giving your Google Home a command.

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You can’t the change the name you use when giving your Google Home a command.
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Google Home is an in-home speaker system that functions as a personal assistant, linking all of your smart devices on one device. You can control your devices using either vocal commands or via the Google Home app.

When giving commands, you have to say “Hey, Google” or “Okay, Google,” and unfortunately this can’t be changed.

However, you can change the name of your device in the Google Home app, which can be useful for distinguishing between different devices on your home network.

Here’s how to change your Google Home’s name in the app.

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How to change your Google Home device name

1. Open the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android device.

2. On your home screen, find the name of the room your Google Home is in, then tap on the image or name of the speaker.

Find the speaker in your Home network and tap it.

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Find the speaker in your Home network and tap it.
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3. In the speaker’s menu, tap the Settings button, which is represented by a gear icon, at the top-right of your screen.

Tap the Settings icon.

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Tap the Settings icon.
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4. In your device’s Settings menu, tap “Name” to change your device’s name.

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Tap “Name” to change your device’s name.
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5. Type in the new name for your device, then tap “Ok.”

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