Google, the internet giant, is doing everything possible to make Google Home Mini your home’s central entertainment hub. Besides playing music, reading weather reports, and calendar, Google Home Mini can now link up with Netflix, allowing you to control your Netflix account with nothing but your voice and the Google Assistant. With the new update, you will be able to ask Google Home Mini speaker to play a specific series, skip episodes, and a host of other things that you can complete with remote control. In this post, you will learn how to use Google Home Mini with Netflix to play, pause, skip episodes, and even rewind episodes by just speaking voice commands to your smart speaker.
Netflix is an American-based company that allows users to stream their favorite movies and television shows. Currently, the company has more than 130 active users throughout the world. Netflix has a spectacular library of movies, TV shows, and feature films that keep users glued to their screens. The company utilizes a unique logarithm to suggest the best movies for viewers. Netflix can now work together with Google Home Mini devices as long as there is a Chromecast connected to the display unit. Here’s how to use Google Home Mini with Netflix.
Register for a Netflix Account
To link Google Home Mini smart speaker with Netflix, you will need to have a Netflix account. To register for a Netflix account, go to www. Netflix.com and register for a free trial account or paid monthly subscription. You only need an email address and your billing information to subscribe to a premium Netflix account.
Download Google Home App
The Google Home app gives you access to the Google Home Mini speakers. To connect your smart speaker with Netflix, you will need first to download the Google Home app from the app store. If you already have a Google Home app, make sure it’s running on the latest software update.
Launch and Sign in to the Google Home App
Once you download the Google Home app, launch it, and sign in with your Gmail address. Once you sign in with your Gmail address, connect the app to the Chromecast in the room. Remember that your phone or tablet must be on the same network as Chromecast.
Go to Settings
Once you have linked the Google Home app with Chromecast, go to “settings” and then “services.” In the drop-down menu, select “video & photos.” It will reveal several video streaming services, including Netflix and YouTube. Tap “Netflix” and then “Link account.”
Sign In to Your Netflix Account
When you tap on the “Link account,” you will be taken to a window where you key in your Netflix login information. After keying the correct login details, tap on “sign in and link.”
You can now speak voice commands to control your Netflix account. You only need to speak voice commands to the Google Assistant to play, pause, skip, rewind, and even fast-forward movies on Netflix. For instance, you can say, “Okay Google, play Breaking Bad on Netflix.” Once you link your Google Home Mini to Netflix, you no longer need the remote control. It brings you the convenience you need and saves you time wasted looking for misplaced remote control.
Linking Multiple Netflix Profiles
Recent updates on Google Home Mini also allows you to add multiple Netflix accounts to your smart speaker. This is essential, especially if you a roommate with a separate Netflix account that they need to control with the Google Min speaker. The process unlinking Netflix account is almost similar to that of linking a Netflix account to Google Home. But the difference is that your roommate will need to have the Google Home app on their phones too. Here’s the process of adding multiple Netflix accounts to a Google Home Mini smart speaker.
Step 1: Download the Google Home app on your mobile phones. If you already have the app, make sure it’s updated.
Step 2: Tap on the hamburger icon to access the menu
Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select “More settings’
Step 4: Scroll down to “Videos and Photos.”
Step 5: Under the Netflix icon, select “Manage profile.”
- 6: You will be redirected to the Netflix website to add the new Netflix profile.