Google is known for overlapping multiple apps at once – just look at the messaging strategy. While both Google Wifi and Nest Wifi have a dedicated app for controlling and monitoring the network equipment from your phone, the Google Home app has been getting similar features in recent months. It seems that it was all part of the company’s intentions, starting next month, you will need to use the Home app to configure and customize Wi-Fi routers.
While the dedicated Wifi app will not be turned off right away, on May 25 it will go into viewing mode. If you want to set up a new router, add an access point or change any of your network settings, you need to migrate to Google Home. The app will be permanently removed from the Play Store sometime in June.
Google cites direct growth of smart homes as the reason for the move. The Home app now controls almost every gadget made by the company. Creating specific software only for network equipment feels redundant.
For steps on how to switch your Wi-Fi network to the new app, check out Google̵