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How To Add Roku to Google Home

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Do you use a Roku device? What if I tell you that you can search and control your Roku TV sitting at a distance just using voice commands? Well, that’s quite possible if you integrate your Roku device with Google Home.

Quick Answer

To add Roku to Google Home, you just need to follow a couple of steps. First, check if your device meets the google home requirements. If it does, install the Google Home app on your phone. Set up your Roku device in the app, and then sign in to your Roku account. That’s it. Now, you can control your TV through Google home.

These steps may seem easy, but you need a complete guide to get this job done. So this article will walk you through those steps and ultimately help you add your Roku Device to Google Home. 

How To Add Roku to Google Home in 4 Simple Steps

To make sure that your Roku device is successfully integrated with Google, follow the steps below.

Step #1: Check if Your Device Meets Google Requirements

Before you start integration with Google Home, first, you need to make sure you have all things in place to get this merger done.

First, make sure you have a Roku Account and a device whose software is up to date. To get in hands with Google, the Roku device must be running on Roku OS 8.1 or higher versions. 

To check if your device meets these requirements:

  1. Turn your device on
  2. Go to “Settings.”
  3. Scroll down to “System.”
  4. After you select “System,” you will get a list of options. Select “System Update,” and it takes you to the software updates interface. 
  5. It shows the current software and build version of the device. Select the “Check Now” button.

If the software is up to date and higher than the recommended version, then you are good to go to the next step.

Step #2: Install Google Home App on Your Phone

Since you have ensured the eligibility of your Roku streaming device, the next thing you need is the Google Home application. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. So, download and install it from either the Google Play Store or through Apple’s App Store.

Step #3: Add Roku Device to Google Home

  1. Open the Google Home App. 
  2. On its home screen, you will see a circular plus sign icon that states “Add.” Select it, then select “Set Up a Device.”
  3. Next, you will see two options, the “Set Up New Devices in Your Home” and the “Devices That Work With Google” option. You need to select the second option.

Step #4: Sign In to Your Roku Account

Now, the screen displays a set of accounts you need to choose from. 

  1. Select “Roku,” and sign with your login credentials.
  2. After you have logged in, tap “Accept and Continue.”
  3. Next, the Roku account shows the Roku devices linked to your account. Select that device, and press “Continue with Google App.”
  4. Once the device is added, press “Done.”

Now, you can control the device through the Google Home assistant app.

How To Add Roku to Google Home With Quick Remote

You can also add Roku to google with another mobile application, Quick Remote. Here’s a step-by-step guide to doing so:

  1. Download and install the Quick Remote app on your phone from Google Play Store.
  2. Make sure the android device and Roku device are connected to the same WiFi.
  3. Launch the Quick Remote app, and then accept the user agreement.
  4. Tap the “Pick a Roku” at the bottom. It will automatically discover and show you the list of Roku devices connected to your WiFi. Choose your device.
  5. Next, relaunch the Quick Remote app and sign in with your Google Account. It should be the same account you have on Google Home.

Now, Roku has been successfully integrated with Google Home through quick remote. The advantage of using the quick remote app is that you can control multiple Roku devices through it.

What Can You Do Through Google Home on Roku?

Now that you have added Roku to Google Home, won’t you be interested in knowing the exciting things you can do on the Roku device with Google. 

Control Media Play

With Google Home, you can control all media playback functions (pause, rewind, fast forward) just by your voice commands. You can ask google by saying, “Hey Google, pause on the bedroom Roku.”

Search Channels

You can also search any of the channels on your TV. Just say, “Hey Google,” followed by “find horror movies on my bedroom Roku.”

Perform All TV Controls With Voice Commands

All functions you used to perform with your TV remote can be performed through Google Home over voice commands. You can turn on, turn off, raise the volume, mute, and switch ports on your Roku devices. For instance, you can command, “Hey Google, raise the volume on my office Roku.”

You can now use the Google Home Assistant to simply manage your Roku devices, including the Roku TVs, streaming sticks, streaming boxes, and Roku Ultra, among others. Just keep following the instructions outlined above.

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