Recently Google re-enabled a Google Home Mini feature. Users can now long press the top part of Google Home Mini to launch the Google Assistant. This was feature was disabled due to a bug. Now, it is back as long press instead of a single tap. Now, the news article about this said that I will need Google Home Mini firmware version 1.28.100429 for this feature to work. So, I had to ask and find out, how do I check the firmware version on Google Home?
Check Software Version
The method is same for Google Home and Google Home Mini. When the Google Home Max is released, I am hoping that the procedure will apply for it as well. You can check the software version from the Google Home app. Here is how you do it:
- When you are connected to the same WiFi network as your Google Home, open the Home app.
- Tap the Devices icon on the top right corner.
- Find the device that you are looking for. You will see all your Google Home devices and Chromecasts here.
- Each device card has a settings icon, three dots, on the top right corner.
- Open Settings and scroll to bottom of the list to find Cast firmware version: X.XXX.XXXXX. The XX will be software version that you are looking for.
Now, where do you find the latest software version numbers? Google has an official help article explaining how to find the software version. This article mentions the latest firmware version for all the Google Home devices. This page will show both the stable version and the preview version of the Google Home firmware. You can find the article here.
Questions? Drop me a comment and we can discuss and find answers together!