If you Google or Nest Wifi mesh kit, prepare for change. In an email sent to users, Google says it will terminate the Google Wifi app and move all users to Google Home. The Google Wifi app will disappear completely in June.
In many ways, the switch shouldn̵
But in the end it is the only option. As Google explains, starting May 25, you will need to use the Google Home app to add new Google or Nest Wifi devices, or modify, expand, or create networks. You can continue to use the Google Wifi app, but it only works to view the network status.
And in June, Google will completely remove the Google Wifi app from app stores. In theory, if you’ve already downloaded the app, you might be able to use it as a read-only option, but Google could do a final update to remove that option before removing it. In any case, the company will add messages about the incoming change.
If you haven’t already, you can import your devices from Google Wifi to Google Home. Just open the Google Home app, plus the icon in the top left corner, tap ‘Import Google Wifi Network’ and tap ‘Next’. Choose your home and follow the instructions.
If you want to get started now, you can download the Google Home app for iOS and Android.
See a copy of the email from Google below for information:
To To help our customers control and manage all of their connected products in one place and enable routines for them, we’re moving control of Google Wifi devices to the Google Home app. You can easily migrate your Google Wifi network to the Google Home app where you can manage your wifi network. Over the past year, we’ve focused on answering real customer requests for Wi-Fi at home. When you migrate, you get features such as:
Click here to migrate your network to the Google Home app.
Frequently Asked Questions – Find out more about any questions below.
What changes with the Google Wifi app?
From May 25, you can only add new devices or modify, expand or create networks in the Google Home app (not in the Google Wifi app). You can continue to use the Wi-Fi app to view the status of your current network and devices, but you must use the Home app to make changes to your networks. In June, we will ask all new Google Wifi customers to use the Google Home app exclusively (the Wifi app will no longer be available in app stores at that time and will no longer be supported at that point).
How do I migrate my network?
Get started today – it’s fast and won’t affect your network. Find out more.
1. Open the Google Home app.
2. Tap the plus icon in the top left corner, tap Import Google Wifi Network and tap Next.
3. Choose a house and tap Next.
4. Confirm your Wi-Fi network and tap Next.
5. Follow the in-app instructions to finish adding your network.
What is the Google Home app?
With the Google Home app, you can configure, manage and control your Google Nest, Google Home and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of compatible connected home products such as lights, cameras, thermostats and more. The Home app is designed to show you the status of your home, keep you up to date with what you’ve been missing, and integrate your appliances with your home routines. Find out more.
– The Google Nest Wifi team