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The Google Home app no longer works with Android 7. So i now have no access to my Google Wi-fi

mrfixitri
Community Member

I reset my android tablet and now am unable to find the Google Home app that's compatible with Android 7.0. I had it before wiping my tablet and it was working fine. How am I supposed to control my Google Wi-Fi now??

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Seems v2.52 was last to support older than Android 8:

Found from this list:

That said, I hope you don't use that tablet for anything important, like banking or payment. Running something that was end of life so many years ago is not safe. Other alternatives:

  • Use Google Home from a different Android, iOS or iPadOS device, just log in with the same Google account.
  • Look for 3rd party ROMs for your tablet, like LineageOS if it's supported. Then you might be able to run newer and safer Android.
  • Chrome OS is said to be able to run Android apps. Try the free version of Chrome OS, "Flex" on an old computer or in a VM in Hyper-V, VMWare or similar, and see if you can get the Google Home app working from there.
  • Windows has "Windows Subsystem for Android", WSA for short. See if you can sideload the Google Home app with that.

I don't work for Google. I'm here to help and learn more.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Seems v2.52 was last to support older than Android 8:

Found from this list:

That said, I hope you don't use that tablet for anything important, like banking or payment. Running something that was end of life so many years ago is not safe. Other alternatives:

  • Use Google Home from a different Android, iOS or iPadOS device, just log in with the same Google account.
  • Look for 3rd party ROMs for your tablet, like LineageOS if it's supported. Then you might be able to run newer and safer Android.
  • Chrome OS is said to be able to run Android apps. Try the free version of Chrome OS, "Flex" on an old computer or in a VM in Hyper-V, VMWare or similar, and see if you can get the Google Home app working from there.
  • Windows has "Windows Subsystem for Android", WSA for short. See if you can sideload the Google Home app with that.

I don't work for Google. I'm here to help and learn more.

mrfixitri
Community Member

Thank you. It works! 

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

As always, thanks for the help, olavrb.

 

mrfixitri, happy to hear that olavrb was able to help you. In the meantime, do you still have other questions and concerns?

 

Regards,

Jennifer

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone.

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this thread as resolved. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you in 24 hrs. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

Cheers,
Mel