We have known for some time now that the time for the Google Wifi app was short. Last year, the company mentioned that it intended to move all the features of the Google Home application, and while most of the process is almost complete, the standalone Wifi app continued to exist alongside Home until now. As of May 25, 2021, the Google app removes its ability to work and makes it just a place to view wireless setup information instead.
If you have not yet migrated the Google Wifi network to the Google Home app, you can do so by following the steps below. Once you have done that, you will be able to manage everything in one place. This process will also work for the long-forgotten OnHub device that preceded Google Wifi.
- Open the Google Home app .
- Tap Add device or service Import Google Wifi network Next.
- Select a home and press Next.
- Confirm the Wi-Fi network, then tap Next.
- Follow the instructions in the app to complete the add network.
Migrating all over gives you several new benefits. First, get enhanced video conferencing with Google Meet and Zoom. You also get better insight into your network, whether it’s an alert when a new device joins your network or detailed insight for troubleshooting a slow or poor internet connection. The app has a fantastic news feed homepage that tells you everything you need to know about your affiliated home. Finally, with several ways to control wifi, such as asking Google Assistant with your voice to stop wifi or check Internet speed, it is not only necessary to move, it is beneficial.
The Google Wifi app will be completely removed from the Play Store in June, so I recommend starting the transfer now or very soon. Although the Home app is great, I had some trouble finding the options to prioritize a connection on a particular device. Eventually I found it, but it was a bit buried compared to the original app.
I say this because like all changes, we all have to learn in and out of the new setup, and it can understandably take some time. This move will undoubtedly not go well with everyone, but I would like to hear your thoughts in the comments. Have you already uploaded to Google Home? If not, you can retrieve it using the link below and then by following the steps listed above.