Google is known for overlapping multiple applications at once-just look at its messaging strategy. Although both Google Wifi and Nest Wifi have dedicated applications to control and monitor the network devices of mobile phones, the Google Home application has steadily gained similar functions in the past few months. Starting next month, this seems to be the company’s entire intention, you will need to use the Home app to configure and customize the Wi-Fi router.
Although the dedicated Wifi application will not be closed immediately, it will switch to view-only mode starting on May 25. If you are setting up a new router, adding an access point, or changing any network preferences, you need to migrate to Google Home. The app will be permanently deleted from the Play Store sometime in June.
Google directly cited the growth of smart homes as the reason for this move. The Home application can now control almost all gadgets produced by the company. It feels redundant to make specific software only for network devices.
For steps on how to switch the Wi-Fi network to the new app, please visit Google’s support forum. You can get Google Home from the Play Store or download the latest version from APK Mirror.