Smart home: google discontinues wifi app in favor of google home

Smart home: google discontinues wifi app in favor of google home

Along with the release of new smart home products, Google also wants to change the way they are used. Google’s Wifi app will no longer be available within a few weeks. Its functions will be fully integrated into the app Google Home.

That the Wifi app was discontinued, the manufacturer had already announced in 2019. It is used to connect devices such as Google’s wireless router Nest Wifi and the speaker assistants Home Mini and Nest Mini respectively.

Update for Google Home

Users should use the Google Home app in the future. It has recently received an update and is expected to fully take over the role of the Google Wifi app. As of 25. According to Google, it is no longer possible to set up new devices with the Google Wifi app or to change networks via it. Once devices are migrated to Google Home, the move is irreversible.

In June, Google plans to remove the app from the Play Store and discontinue support for it. The support documents for Google Wifi and Google Nest Wifi already exclusively mention the Google Home app. No more talk of the Google Wifi app there.

Google’s app muddle

In mesh WLAN, Google’s Nest Wifi WLAN router communicates with one or more access points to expand network coverage. When Google launched the Nest wifi router, it only loved to set itself up with the Google Home app. However, it does not support all features of the Google Wifi app. So for the time being both apps were needed. Google has now cleared up this mess. The "Google Nest"-Help reveals how Google Wifi devices can be migrated to the Google Home app.

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