List of Google Voice Commands

Once you bring home your Google Home, you can do more than you can imagine. You can easily manage tools and productivity, search the web, control your multimedia devices, and other miscellaneous things. Here, we have listed nearly all Google home voice commands that can make your everyday life easier.

Google Home is powered by Google Assistant; you have to wake up this assistant and send commands via this Google Assistant to get things done on Google Home. But before this, you need to set up Google Home on your Android and iOS phone. Once your Google Home is set up, you can follow below mentioned Google home voice commands.

When you are all set to interact with Google Home, you can use phrases like ‘Ok Google’ or ‘Hey Google’, and Google Home will pay attention to you.

List of Google Assistant Commands that Work With Google Home

Control your Google Home

Volume turn up/turn down

On Google Home, say “Hey Google, increase volume”, “Hey Google, turn it up” or “Hey Google, increase volume to maximum.”

To turn down volume, say “Hey Google, decrease volume”, “Hey Google, turn it down” or “Hey Google, decrease volume to minimum.”

You can ask Google Home to pause, resume or stop: “Hey Google, pause”, “Hey Google, resume” or “Hey Google, stop.”

For more such examples, you can ask Google Home to help you: Say, “Hey Google, help”.

Use tools/productivity/basics

Set an alarm: “Hey Google, set an alarm for 6 AM”, “Hey Google, set an alarm for every Monday morning at 6 AM”, “Hey Google, set an alarm in 30 minutes” or “Hey Google, wake me up at 6 AM every day.”

To check your alarms: “Hey Google, when is my next alarm?”
To snooze an alarm: “Hey Google, snooze alarm.”
To cancel an alarm: “Hey Google, cancel alarm for [time].”
To set a timer: “Hey Google, set a timer for [time].”
To check timer: “Hey Google, how much time is left on my timer?”
To check the time: “Hey Google, what time is it?”
To check international time: “Hey Google, what time is it in London?”
To convert currency: “Hey Google, how much is $5 in Indian rupee?”
To check your location: “Hey Google, where am I?”
To translate something: “Hey Google, how do you say ‘hello’ in French?”
To roll a die: “Hey Google, roll a die.”
To flip a coin: “Hey Google, flip a coin.”
To add to your shopping list: “Hey Google, add milk to my shopping list.”
To check your shopping list: “Hey Google, what’s on my shopping list?”
To find out a recipe: “Hey Google, how do you make chicken fried steak?”
To do math: “Hey Google, what is 12 x 6?”
To do measurements: “Hey Google, how many meters are there in a kilometre?”

The basics

Hey Google Open [app name]. Example: “Open WhatsApp.”
Hey Google Go to [website]. Ex.: “Go to INDABAA.com.”
Hey Google Call [contact name]. Ex.: “Call brother.”
Hey Google Text or Send text to [contact name]. Ex.: “Text husband I’m running late.”
Hey Google Email or Send email. Ex.: “Email husband subject Hello message I will be late, sorry.” You can also add CC and BCC recipients.

Hey Google Show me my last messages. (This will give you a list of recent messages, and read them to you, giving you a chance to reply)

Hey Google Create a calendar event or Schedule an appointment. Ex.: “Create appointment Meet Mr Smith tomorrow at 10 a.m.”

Hey Google Send Hangout message to Jack London.
Hey Google Remind me to [do a task]. Ex.: “Remind me to get cat food at Marks & Spencer,” will create a location-based reminder. To set a time-based reminder, “Remind me to take out the trash today evening”.

Hey Google Show me my pictures from [location]. Ex.: “Show me my pictures from Las Vegas.”
Hey Google Show me my calendar.
Hey Google When’s my next meeting?
Hey Google Where is my next meeting?
Hey Google Post to Twitter.
Hey Google Post to Google+
Hey Google Show me [app category] apps. Ex.: “Show me messaging apps.”
Hey Google Start a run.
Hey Google Show me emails from Amy.

Google Home Search Commands

To check weather: “Hey Google, what’s the weather like today?”, “Hey Google, do I need an umbrella today?”, “Hey Google, what’s the weather going to be like in Virginia on next Friday 7pm?”, “Hey Google, what’s the temperature outside?”, “Hey Google, is there a chance of snowfall on Sunday?”

To check traffic: “Hey Google, what’s the traffic like on the way to work?”

To check stocks: “Hey Google, what’s the Alphabet stock price?” or “Hey Google, what’s HTC trading at?”

To get a definition: “Hey Google, define Megalomania.”, “Hey Google, what’s the definition of Pusillanimous?” or “Hey Google, what’s the meaning of sycophant?”

To check spelling: “Hey Google, how do you spell pneumonia?”

To check holidays and events: “Hey Google, when is Thanksgiving this year?”

To check people and relationships: “Hey Google, who is [person]?”, “Hey Google, how old is Clint Eastwood?”, “Hey Google, who is Barack Obama married to?”, “Hey Google, who is Justin Bieber’s brother/sister/mother/father?”

Places: “Hey Google, what country is Timbuktu in?”
Things: “Hey Google, what is Taco?”
Facts: “Hey Google, how tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger?”
Distance: “Hey Google, how far is New York from California?”, “Hey Google, how far is Las Vegas from here?”

Businesses and information: “Hey Google, how far is [business] from here?”, “Hey Google, are there any marketing agency around here?”, “Hey Google, how late is Marks & Spencer open?”

Quotes: “Hey Google, give me a quote.”
Poems: “Hey Google, tell me a poem.”
Medical information: “Hey Google, what is a cardiac arrest?”
Calories: “Hey Google, how many calories are in a banana?”
Animal sounds: “Hey Google, what sound does a donkey make?”

Today’s news: “Hey Google, what’s today’s news?”
Daily briefing (includes weather, traffic and news): “Hey Google, good morning.”
Sports updates, scores and information: “Hey Google, when are the Manchester United playing next?”, “Hey Google, did the Atlanta Braves win?”, “Hey Google, what was the score for the last Washington Redskins game?”, “Hey Google, tell me about Golden State Warriors.”

Actors, movies and shows: “Hey Google, what actors are in Baywatch?”, “Hey Google, what movies came out last week?”

Google Home Music Commands

Play some music: “Hey Google, play some music.”, “Hey Google, play some rock music.”, “Hey Google, play some music on Pandora.”
Play an artist, song, album or genre: “Hey Google, play Justin Bieber.”, “Hey Google, play ‘Cold Water’.”, “Hey Google, play the album Believe.”, “Hey Google, play [Justin Bieber/All around the world/Believe on Spotify.”, “Hey Google, play some hip hop music.”
Play a playlist: “Hey Google, play my dance playlist.”
Play a song by lyrics: “Hey Google, play the song that goes ‘Everything I do, do it for you’.”
Ask what’s playing: “Hey Google, what’s this song?”, “Hey Google, what’s this album?”
Get information: “Hey Google, when did this album come out?”
Google, dislike this song.”
Fast forward or rewind: “Hey Google, skip forward 20 seconds.”, “Hey Google, skip backward three minutes.”
Play music on Chromecast: “Hey Google, play Michael Jackson/Human Nature/Thriller on my Chromecast.”
Play videos on YouTube using Chromecast: “Hey Google, play funny dog videos on Chromecast.”, “Hey Google, play the latest video from PewDiePie on Chromecast.”

Control your phone and adjust settings

Hey Google Take a selfie.
Hey Google Take a picture.
Hey Google Turn on my flashlight.
Hey Google Turn on/off [Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC].
Hey Google Find my phone.
Hey Google Increase/decrease brightness.
Hey Google Increase/decrease volume.
Hey Google Set volume to [number].
Hey Google Mute the volume.

Navigation Commands

Hey Google Take me home.
Hey Google Take me to work.
Hey Google What’s the traffic like on the way to work?
Hey Google Map of [city or specific location in a city].
Hey Google Where is [business name or location]?
Hey Google Directions or Navigate to [address, name, business name, type of business, or other destination].
Hey Google How do I get to [destination] by [walking, bike, bus, train, etc.]?
Hey Google Where is the nearest [business type? Ex.: “Where is the nearest fast-food joint?” or “Nearby gas stations.”
Hey Google Show me nearby attractions.

Miscellaneous commands

“Hey Google, do a barrel roll.”
“Hey Google, what’s the loneliest number?”
“Hey Google, make me a pizza.”
“Hey Google, when am I?”
“Hey Google, beam me up, Scotty.”
“Hey Google, how can entropy be reversed?”
“Hey Google, tell me a joke.”
“Hey Google, up up down down left right left right B A start.”
“Hey Google, who’s on first?”
“Hey Google, I am your father.”
“Hey Google, set phasers to kill.”
“Hey Google, did you fart?”
“Hey Google, it’s my birthday.”
“Hey Google, it’s not my birthday.”
“Hey Google, who let the dogs out?”
“Hey Google, do you want to build a snowman?”
“Hey Google, how many roads must a man walk down?”
“Hey Google, who is the real Slim Shady?”
“Hey Google, who ya gonna call?”
“Hey Google, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”
“Hey Google, where’s Eliot?”
“Hey Google, party on, Ernest.”

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