Are your kids busy interacting with the Google Home? Do you want to set up parental control on Google Home?
Many kids nowadays love hanging around with technical gadgets such as a smartphone. Technology has become advanced due to the day by day new inventions. If you have a kid and a Google Home then chances are your kids become curious about Google Home. Using Google Home by your kids is not bad, they can use it for learning new things. But what if they happen to request content you don’t want them to see? As a parent, it is our duty to keep concern about how our kids are interacting with these smart speakers. Are they are going out of the track?
Reading the above sentences you are thinking of parental control. If so then you are right, in this article, we will be talking on How to set up parental controls on Google Home. Thankfully there is a feature that helps set up parental controls that block explicit content, mainly from Google’s services including YouTube, Google Play Music and many more.
Without any further delay let’s have a look at how to set up parental controls for Google Home.
Requirements for Parental Controls set up
The first thing you need for set up is Google Home. Another important thing is an Android device running Android 7.0 or higher for your child’s Family link account. To download the app click the link here. To run the Family link account in an older device running Android 5.0 or 6.0 follow these instructions.
The first thing you need to do is set up a family link on your android device. To configure Family link first you need to download and install the Family link app from the Google Play Store. Visit the link here to download the app. Once the installation process is completed you’ll need the second device to create your kid’s account. All the management can be done from the parent’s smartphone. The second device is just for set up, once the setup is completed you won’t need to have it switched on.
Sign In to Google Home
Once you are done with the installation of a Family link and signed into your kid’s account, open the Family link app on your smartphone. Select the child account. Once you have the second device running the child account, follow these steps.
- Tap the three-dot icon at the top-right corner.
- Then, tap Sign in to Google Home.
- Once you are signed in, you will be asked to sign into the parental account to grant approval.
- Follow the rest of the setup process and train your children’s voice. Once you’ve built your voice model, you’re all set to go.
Once the linking process is completed, you’ll see the device appear on your smartphone. It will let you make a couple of changes. You can also restrict your child’s access to third-party apps. To restrict third party app follow this process.
- Open Family Link and tap on Manage Settings.
- Tap on Google Assistant.
- Toggle ‘Third-party apps’ to off.