Google Home is a smart device that lets you set up, control, and manage thousands of home appliances like lights, cameras, plugs, TVs, thermostats, and more. You can also control Google Nest, Google WiFi, and Chromecast devices. All you need to do is connect both your Android device and Google Home on the same WiFi network and you can easily control all these devices. Google Home has a user-friendly interface and it makes your life a lot easier. Although Google Home is awesome, just like any other app out there, it also has its own problems. The problem, in this case, is Android TV is not showing in the Google Home app.
You want to connect your TV to Google Home, but you just cannot find your Android TV on the Google Home app. This is quite frustrating as you can control the smart TV with your smartphone. If you are also experiencing the same problem, you can find different methods to fix that problem.
Fix Android TV Not Showing in Google Home
If you want to solve Android TV not showing in the Google Home issue, then you can follow the methods below to solve it.
- Verify WiFi Network
- Verify Google Account
- Manually Set up Android TV in Google Home
- Update Google App (Android TV and Android Device)
- Enable Location Permission
- Clear App Data
- Hard Reset Android TV
Verify WiFi Network
In order for Google Home to work on your Android TV, you need both your Google Home and the TV to be on the same WiFi network. Check whether both the smartphone and Android TV are connected to the same WiFi. If connected, then move on to the next solution and if not, connect them to the same WiFi and check again.
Verify Google Account
Other than the WiFi, you also need to make sure that both your Android TV and Google Home app are signed in with the same Google account.
1. On Android TV, Select Settings > Accounts & Sign In. Here, you can check the Google Account that you are currently signed in with.
2. On the Android smartphone, select Settings > Google. Verify whether the Google account that you are currently signed in with matches Android TV.
3. In case Google Accounts are not the same, then on your Android TV, go to Settings > Accounts & Sign-in > Add Account. Enter the Google Account and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup process.
4. On your Android Smartphone, select Settings and click on Google.
5. Click on the Email Address.
6. Select either Add Another account to add a new Google Account or switch to a different account by choosing any of the available Google Accounts.
7. Now, check whether the TV is showing on Google Home, if not, try the next solution.
Manually Set Up Android TV in Google Home
Since, both the devices are connected to the same WiFi network, then you can try manually setting up the TV in the Google Home app.
1. Open the Google Home app on your device.
2. Make sure to sign in using the same Google account as on Android TV.
3. Select the Plus icon on the top left side of the screen.
4. Click on Set up device.
5. On the Set up a device menu, select New device, and tap on your home address.
6. Click Next. This will allow your Google Home to search for a new device and select your TV.
7. After you finish setting up your TV, check if your TV is showing up in Google Home or not.
Update Google App
It may be because you are using an outdated version of the app, that it causes a few issues. So, update the app to the latest version by following the instructions below:
1. On your Android TV, the first thing you need to do is uninstall the older version and install the latest version of the Google app on your Android TV. To do so, select Settings > Apps > See All Apps > Google and click on Uninstall Updates option.
2. Now, go to Play Store and update Google Home to the latest build.
3. On your Android Device, select Play Store. If updates are available for Google Home, then update it.
4. Check if the fixes that we did solves the issue.
Enable Location Permission
Google Home app requires your location, in order to function properly. During the initial setup, you will have to grant access to Google Home to get your location. If you didn’t give access when you first set up the app, then follow the steps below to grant access to it:
1. On your Android device, go to Settings and select Apps and Notifications.
2. Select App info and choose the Google Home app from the list of available apps.
3. Click on Permissions and choose Location.
4. Select either Allow all the time or Allow only while using the app.
5. Now, go to Notification Panel. Select Device Location and enable it.
6. Check if the issue is solved or not.
Clear App Data
If there are a lot of temporary data and cache stored on your app, or if the data is corrupted, it can cause quite a few issues to the app. To solve these issues, you can just delete the app data and set it up from scratch.
1. Select Settings and navigate to Apps and Notifications.
2. Click on App info and from the available apps, select Google Home.
3. Go to Storage and Cache section and select Clear Storage.
4. Tap on OK to clean the data in the storage and cache section.
5. Now, open the app and follow the steps mentioned in Manually Set up Android TV in Google Home.
6. Check if the TV is showing up in Google Home or not.
Hard Reset Android TV
If all the above-mentioned methods did not fix the issue, then you might as well play rouge by hard resetting your Android TV. If you do a hard reset, then it will remove all the data stored in your Android TV. So, be sure to sync the data with your Google Account. To hard reset Android TV, use the steps below:
1. On your Android TV, select Settings and go to Device Preferences.
2. Select Hard Reset and click on Reset in the confirmation menu that appears.
3. Wait for the reset to be over and sign in using your Google Account.
4. The problem will most likely be solved.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can add your Android TV to Google Home and control it with ease.
Yes, you can turn on Android TV with Google Home.