Once you bring home your Google home, you can do more than you can imagine with Google Home voice commands. You can easily manage tools and productivity, search the web, control your multimedia devices, and other miscellaneous things. Here, we have created a list of Google home 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 Assistant 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. (You can also change ok Google to Something else on Android)

List of Google Voice Commands

Complete List of Google Home Commands

Google Assistant Commands – for Controlling Google Home

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”.

Basic Google Home Commands – Tools and Productivity

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 find out a recipe: “Hey Google, how do you make chicken fried steak?”

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 Command to Create a Reminder

“Hey Google, remind me to go for a meeting today at 4:00 P.m.”

“Hey Google, remind me to go to the grocery story every Saturday morning.”

Google Assistant Command to Manage reminders with Google Home

“Hey Google, what are my reminders?”

“Hey Google, what are my reminders for today?”

“Hey Google, what is my reminder to go for a office?”

“Hey Google, delete all of my reminders.”

“Hey Google, delete my reminder to go for a meeting.”

“Hey Google, delete my reminders for tomorrow.”

Google Home Commands to Search on Web

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.”

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 Commands – Multimedia

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.”

Google Home Command to 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.

Google Home Commands for Navigation

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.

Google Home Commands – Broadcast

Broadcast is an amazing feature on Google Home; by using this, you can make announcements or do voice chats over intercom (you need more than one Google Home speaker).

Wake up: “OK, Google, broadcast wake everyone up” or “OK, Google, broadcast it’s time to wake up.”

Breakfast: “OK, Google, broadcast breakfast is on dining table” or “OK, Google, broadcast breakfast is ready” or “OK, Google, broadcast it’s time for breakfast.”

Lunch: “OK, Google, broadcast lunch is ready” or “OK, Google, broadcast it’s lunch time.”

Dinner: “OK, Google, broadcast dinner is ready/served” or “OK, Google, broadcast ring the dinner bell” or “OK, Google, broadcast it’s dinner time.”

Time to leave: “OK, Google, broadcast time to leave” or “OK, Google, broadcast time to get out.”

Arrived home: “OK, Google, broadcast I’m home” or “OK, Google, broadcast I’m here.”

On the way: “OK, Google, broadcast I’m on the way” or “OK, Google, broadcast I’ll be home soon.”

Movie time: “OK, Google, broadcast it’s movie time” or “OK, Google, broadcast the movie is about to start” or “OK, Google, broadcast let’s go to the movie.”

TV time: “OK, Google, broadcast the show is about to start” or “OK, Google, broadcast it’s time to watch TV” or “OK, Google, broadcast TV time.”

Bedtime: “OK, Google, broadcast time for bed” or “OK, Google, broadcast it’s time to go to bed” or “OK, Google, broadcast sleep time.”

Custom: “OK, Google, broadcast/shout/announce/tell everyone [your custom message].”

Google Home Commands – Third-party Actions

Recently, Google has introduced some third-party actions for Google Assistant. Unlike Amazon’s Skills, you are not supposed to activate them as these actions are already enabled by Google.

You can check the full list of Actions on Google Home app: More Settings > Services on your iPhone or Android device.

21 Blackjack: “OK, Google, let me talk to 21 Blackjack.”

Best Dad Jokes: “OK, Google, talk to Best Dad Jokes.”

Domino’s: “OK, Google, talk to Domino’s and get my Easy Order.”

Product Hunt: “OK, Google, talk to Product Hunt.”

Tender: “OK, Google, can I talk to Tender about drinks like an old fashioned?”

Todoist: “OK, Google, tell me what my next task is with Todoist.”

Google Home Commands – Poems and songs

Sing a song: “OK, Google, sing me a song.”

Sing Happy Birthday: “OK, Google, sing me Happy Birthday.”

Read a poem: “OK, Google, read a poem.”

Tell a story: “OK, Google, tell me a story” or “OK, Google, tell me a romantic story.”

Sing a lullaby: “OK, Google, sing a lullaby.”

Sing nursery rhymes: “OK, Google, sing ABC” or “OK, Google, sing Yankee Doodle” or “OK, Google, sing Old MacDonald.”

Google Home Commands for Smart home

Google Home is compatible with your home automation accessories like Philips Hue, Nest Thermostat, and Samsung SmartThings devices. If you have installed any smart accessories from these brands, you can easily control them by Google Home. Check some commands you can use with Google Home to automate your connected gadgets.

Check: Best Google Home Compatible Devices

Google Home Philips Hue lights Commands

Turn on or off a light: “Hey Google, turn on [name of light].”, “Hey Google, turn off [name of light].”

Dim or brighten a light: “Hey Google, dim the [name of light].”, “Hey Google, brighten the [name of light].”

Set a light brightness to a certain percentage: “Hey Google, set [name of light] to 40%.”

Dim or brighten lights by a certain percentage: “Hey Google, dim/brighten [name of light] by 40%.”

Change the color of a light: “Hey Google, turn [name of light] amber.”

Turn on or off all lights in a room: “Hey Google, turn on lights in [name of room].”, “Hey Google, turn off lights in [name of room].”

Turn on or off all lights: “Hey Google, turn on all of the lights.”, “”Hey Google, turn off all of the lights.”

Google Home Commands to Control Nest thermostat

Temperature adjustment: “Hey Google, make it warmer/cooler.”, “Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature.”, “Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature five degrees.”, “Hey Google, set the temperature to 70 degrees.”

Switch to heating or cooling modes: “Hey Google, turn on heat/cooling.”, “Hey Google, set the thermostat to cooling/heating.”, “Hey Google, turn the thermostat to heat-cool mode.”

Set the mode and temperature: “Hey Google, set the heat to 72.”, “Hey Google, set the air conditioning to 68.”, “Hey Google, set [room name] thermostat to 70.”

Turn thermostat off: “Hey Google, turn off thermostat.”

If you want to turn the thermostat on again, you’ll have to specify a mode. You can say “Hey Google, turn on cooling/heating.”, “Hey Google, turn on heat-cool.”, “Hey Google, set the heat to 70.”, “Hey Google set the air conditioning to 68.”, etc.

Check the ambient temperature on the thermostat: “Hey Google, what’s the temperature inside?”

Check what the thermostat is set to: “Hey Google, what’s the thermostat set to?”

Google Home Commands for Controlling Samsung SmartThings devices

Turn on or off all lights: “Hey Google, turn on all lights.”, “Hey Google, turn off all lights.”

Turn on or off all switches: “Hey Google, turn on all switches.”, “Hey Google, turn off all switches.”

Turn on or off every smart device in a room: “Hey Google, turn on everything.”, “Hey Google, turn off everything.”

Google Assistant can make out “lights”, “switches” and “outlets” as different kinds of devices. For example, if you speak “Hey Google, turn on the lights,” it will switch on smart light bulbs but may not turn on smart switches that are connected with lamps or other lighting fixtures. If you want to control those switches, you need to add the word “light” to the name or nickname of the device.

Google Home Commands – Numbers

Math: “OK, Google, what’s 453 times 21?” or “OK, Google, 605 plus 303?”

Count: “OK, Google, count to 30.”

Measurements: “OK, Google, how many liters are in 6 gallons.”

Roll a die: “OK, Google, roll a die” or “OK, Google, roll a 6-sided die.”

Flip a coin: “OK, Google, flip a coin.”

Random number: “OK, Google, give me a random number between 20 and 60.”

Currency conversion: “OK, Google, how much is 500 Euros in dollars?”

Google Home Commands – Time

Time: “OK, Google, what time is it?”

Time in other locations: “OK, Google, what’s the time in New York?”

Alarm: “OK, Google, set an alarm for [6 am]” or “OK, Google, set an alarm for every day at [6:30 am].”

Snooze alarm: “OK, Google, snooze alarm.”

Cancel alarm: “OK, Google, cancel my alarm for [6 am].”

Timer: “OK Google, set a timer for [15 minutes].”

Multiple timers: “OK, Google, set a second timer for [30 minutes]” or “OK, Google, set a pizza timer for [time].”

Check timer: “OK, Google, how much time is left on my timer?”

Cancel timer: “OK, Google, cancel my timer.”

Google Home Shopping Commands

Get voice shopping instructions: “OK, Google, how do I shop?”

Place orders from Google Express: “OK, Google, buy detergent powder.”

Reorder an item purchased earlier: “OK, Google, reorder toothpaste.”

Add to shopping list: “OK, Google, add corn flakes to my shopping list.”

Check shopping list: “OK, Google, what’s on my shopping list?”

Read: How to Make Payment with Google Home

Google Assistant Commands – Chromecast

Turn on/off the TV with Chromecast: “OK, Google, turn on the [Chromecast]” or “OK, Google, turn off the [Chromecast].”

Play music via other speakers using Chromecast: “OK, Google, play ‘Anything I do, do it for you’ on [Chromecast].”

Play videos on YouTube using Chromecast: “OK, Google, play ‘Here comes another bubble’ on the [Chromecast].”

Play and pause Chromecast: “OK, Google, play/pause [Chromecast].”

Stop Chromecast: “OK, Google, stop [Chromecast].”

Scrub the Chromecast: “OK, Google, skip to seven minutes on [Chromecast]” or “OK, Google, skip forward/back three minutes on [Chromecast].”

Change Chromecast volume: “OK, Google, set [Chromecast] volume to 45 percent” or “OK, Google, volume up on [Chromecast].”

Mute Chromecast: “OK, Google, mute [Chromecast]” or “OK, Google, unmute [Chromecast].”

Google Assistant Command – Entertainment

Updates on Sports: “OK, Google, who is Los Angeles Lakers playing next?” or “OK, Google, did the Boston Celtics win last night?”

Sports scores: “OK, Google, what was the score for the last Golden Gate Warriors game?”

Team information: “OK, Google, tell me about New York Knicks.”

Movies: “OK, Google, what movies came out last Friday?”

Casting for movies: “OK, Google, what actors are in Insidious?”

Shows by network: “OK, Google, what shows are on Netflix?”

Google Home Commands – Travel

Get flight prices to a destination: “OK, Google, how much is a round-trip flight to London?”

Get flights with an airline: “OK, Google, find me flights with Lufthansa.”

Check on your flights: “OK, Google, when is my next flight?” or “OK, Google, my flights in January 2018.”

Discover places to visit: “OK, Google, what is there to see in Rome?”

Find restaurants to try: “OK, Google, what’s the best restaurant in Budapest?”

Miscellaneous Google Home 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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