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How To Find The Google Home MAC Address (Mini Too)

Last Updated Oct 30, 2021
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While MAC addresses are extremely important when assessing your Google Home (or other devices) home “address” in regards to its networking, unfortunately, people often have a very difficult time locating the 48 character sequence. So if you are one of the many Google Home (or Mini) owners desperately searching for the device’s MAC address, you have come to the right place.

In order to locate your Google Home or Mini’s MAC address, you first must ensure that both your smartphone and the device are connected to the same wireless network. From there, open your Google Home app and you can find the sequence within the “Information” section under “Device Settings.”

If that still seems a little too tech-savy for you, don’t worry! We are going to explain the directions step-by-step so you can easily find your MAC address. You may also want to know just what a MAC address is and why knowing where to find it is important, we’ve got all that information too! So keep reading to become a MAC address expert!

How to Find the Google Home MAC Address

In order to find the MAC address of your Google Home, just follow these simple steps:

  • First things first, ensure that both your phone and the Google Home are connected to the same Wifi network. This step is essential! Otherwise, even if you follow every other step perfectly, you will not be able to find the MAC address.
  • Then, open the Google Home app on your smart device.
  • Click the three lines in the top left corner of the screen.
  • On the device’s page, select “Devices.”
  • Scroll down and click the “Settings” icon.
  • There, your MAC address should be displayed.


If you are having trouble, it is most likely because your device and the Google Home are not connected to the same network. However, if they are and you still cannot find it, you may need to contact Google support.

How to Find the Google Home Mini Mac Address

Although it’s fairly similar, let’s break down each individual step you need to follow to find your MAC address on a Google Home Mini.

  • Once again, you will need to ensure your device and Google Home Mini are connected to the same wireless network.
  • Then, open the Google Home app on your smart device.
  • Tap the “Home” button on the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Find and select the Google Home Mini option.
  • On the device’s page, select “Settings.”
  • Scroll down and click the “Information” icon.
  • At the bottom of the page, you will find the “Device Settings” section and there your MAC address should be displayed.

Hopefully, you have now found your MAC address on your Google Home or Mini and you can proceed with whatever project you originally needed it for.

But if you want to know a little more about this 48-bit sequence, including what it is and what you might need it for in the future, you can find all the answers in the sections below.

What Is a MAC Address?

In technical terms, a MAC or Media Access Control address is a unique hardware or physical address that identifies an adapter option within a LAN or local area network. A Lan is not only your Google Home or Mini but is in fact a connection of networks.

By finding your MAC address, you will be able to connect your Google Home device to other smart devices with the same LAN. Also, when you enter the MAC  address into your Wifi system or another device, it is providing a physical address for the wireless network to remember and connect to.

This still may be a little confusing, and you may not even understand why your Google Home has a MAC address. To make it even clearer, your Google Home is equipped with essentially a mini-computer inside. This computer will use a MAC address to connect to other networks and computers.

Think you understand? Good! But if not, don’t worry too much. You don’t truly need to comprehend how the MAC address is used to use it.

Conclusion

Finding your MAC address is a slightly different process on every device. Now that you know where to access the sequence on your Google Home or Mini, and exactly what it is and how it’s useful, you know more than the majority of computer users around the world!

So just remember, to find your MAC address on your Google Home or Mini, simply connect the device and your smartphone to the same Wifi, open the Google Home app, and follow the prescribed steps above to easily find the long sequence of numbers and letters ready and clearly labeled.

We hope you feel confident now in your ability to find it yourself, but remember if you need any help, Google support is only a phone call away.

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