Google smart home devices let you do a lot of things with the power of your voice. Whether it is playing music or knowing the latest news, you can control everything in your home. When Google Home is connected to your TV, you can have access to TV shows from Prime Video or Netflix by just using your voice. It can also so give your schedule for the day. TVs that come with Chromecast enable easy connecting of Google Home devices. Thankfully you can also use Google Home on TVs without Chromecast. We shall now discuss how to connect Google Home to your television without Chromecast.
Using Wi-Fi-based Universal Remote
The first step will be by using a Wi-Fi-enabled universal remote. You will have to get a remote that has both Wi-Fi and infrared. One such remote which does the job is the Harmony line by Logitech. The remote works by sending a message to the television through infrared and it will further receive the message from the television through Wi-Fi.
You can easily connect the smart remote to other devices with the help of the Harmony app. Also, you have to install the IFFTT app and connect it with the Harmony app for activating Google Home. These are the steps that you need to follow to install the IFFTT app.
Step 1: Look for the IFFTT app by going to the Play Store or App Store.
Step 2: Install and launch the IFFTT app.
Step 3: Create an account.
Step 4: Click on Google Assistant.
Step 5: Click on “Get More“.
Step 6: Click on the “Google Assistant Start….” for activation.
Step 7: Refer to the on-screen instructions for linking the IFFTT app with the Harmony app.
How To Link Harmony Remote to Google Home?
These are the steps that you need to follow to link the Harmony Remote with Google Home.
Step 1: Say “Ok Google ask Harmony to connect to my account.
Step 2: Your smartphone will prompt “Link to Harmony“. Press “Link” in the bottom right-hand corner.
When you don’t happen to receive the message, you can do these steps.
- Open the Google Home app.
- Select “Add“.
- Hit on “Set up device“.
- Select “Works with Goggle“.
- Look for Harmony and select the “Harmony” card.
Step 3: Enter your details to sign in.
Step 4: Set the names for the activities through “Add Friendly Name“.
Step 5: Setup from the favorite channels list and assign commands to launch the channels on all your devices.
Step 6: Select “Link Account“.
Connect Google Home To Quick Remote App For Roku TV
Quick Remote App also lets you connect a Roku streaming device with Google Home. However, you need to keep in mind that it will work only with Android phones. Here, Google Home links with Quick Remote App that will further the pass the information to Roku. Even though the Quick Remote App is buggy, it offers a simple solution for connecting your television with Google Home.
Set Up Quick Remote App
Step 1: On your phone, go to Play Store and install Quick Remote App.
Step 2: Select the Wi-Fi network of your phone to that of Roku.
Step 3: Go to Advanced Wi-Fi settings.
Step 4: Select Wi-Fi Always On option.
Step 5: Go to the Roku app and sign in with the same Google account that is connected to Google Home.
Link Quick Remote App Using Google Assistant or Home
These are the steps that you need to follow to link the Quick Remote. The Quick Remote app allows only 50 commands a month. Switching on to a paid account will offer you better options.
Step 1: Say “OK Google, I want to talk to Quick Remote”.
Step 2: Google’s response will be to link to Quick Remote.
Step 3: Wait for the popup of the Quick Remote link card on the Google Home app on your phone.
Adding Chromecast To Your TV
Google Home is compatible with Chromecast. However, if you don’t have Chromecast, you can follow these steps.
Step 1: Turn on the television and select the HDMI port.
Step 2: Install the Google Home app on your phone.
Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth on your phone.
Step 4: Select the correct HDMI port of the TV input.
Step 5: On Google Home say “Setup”.
Step 6: Say “Turn on my living room TV”. The app will scan for devices that work with Google Home.
Connecting Google Home to Chromecast
Step 1: Launch the Google Home app.
Step 2: Hit on the “Discover” tab.
Step 3: Select the notification with “One Device Found“.
Step 4: On the option of “Would you like to set up this Chromecast“, select “Yes”.
Step 5: Pair the devices by matching the numbers that appear on the screen and the phone.
Step 6: Select from “Opt-in/out of sharing user data“.
Step 7: Look for the area of the house where the Chromecast is located.
Step 8: Select “Next”.
Step 9: Choose the appropriate Wi-Fi for connecting Chromecast.
Step 10: Enter your login information on each service for linking the streaming accounts.
Step 11: Hit on “Continue”.
Google Home can be a great option for everyone who prefers controlling things with their voice. By following the above instructions, you can connect Google Home to your TV without Chromecast. All you have to do is to get Harmony Remote and link it with Google Home. There are many other ways of linking Google home to TV like connecting Amazon Firestick. However, Google Chromecast serves as a better option as it comes at an affordable value and has many features.