The Google Home Commands Cheat Sheet
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Your Google Home is a hub of information, convenience, and fun. With just a few words, you can adjust your thermostat, play a game, or find out who starred in that movie. With so much information at your fingertips, it can be tough to remember everything your Google Home can do.

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That’s why we’ve assembled this Google Home commands cheat sheet with nearly 100 useful commands. Most of these commands work with Google Assistant on Android as well, so you don’t even need a Google Home device to take advantage of them.

While we’ve outlined basic commands below, Google Home has a lot more to offer. Make sure you’ve read our beginner’s guide to Google Home The Total Beginner's Guide to Using Google Home Like a Pro The Total Beginner's Guide to Using Google Home Like a Pro The Google Home is a powerful device. If you're considering buying one or just brought one home, let us explain the basics of what it can do right out of the box. Read More before diving in.

You can ask connected questions and the Assistant will understand. For instance, after Google provides the answer to your question “Who sings the song Careless Whisper?”, you can say “Play that song.”

Additionally, if you’re in the US, you can ask your Google Home to do multiple actions at once. Just say “and” between two commands. For example, you might say “Hey Google, what time is it in Sydney and what’s the weather there?”

Before each of these commands, you’ll need to say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to wake up your device. However, if you enable the Continued Conversations feature in the Home app, you can add a follow-up command without saying the wake phrase.

The Google Home Commands Cheat Sheet

CommandAction
Google Home Device Control
HelpGet help using Google Home
Turn it up / LouderRaise the volume
Turn it downLower the volume
Set volume to [1-11]Choose volume level
MutePrevent your speaker from listening. You'll have to press the physical button to unmute it.
StopCancel the current action
Send feedbackProvide your thoughts about Google Home
Basic Google Home Functions
Set alarm for [time]Set a single alarm for the time you choose
Set alarm for [time] every day of the weekSet a recurring alarm
Cancel my alarmCancel your existing alarm
SnoozeSnooze a ringing alarm
Remind me to [task] on [day] at [time]Set a reminder for a specific time
Set a timer for [X] minutesSet a timer
Set a second timer for [X] minutesSet a second timer
How much time is left on my timer?Hear the remaining time on any timer
Pause timerPause a running timer
Resume timerResume a paused timer
Add [item] to my shopping listAdd an item to your Google Home shopping list
What's on my shopping list?Hear the current contents of your shopping list
Buy [item]Order from Google Express
Talk to [action name]Interact with third-party Google Home skills
Food and Health Information
How much potassium is in a banana?Get information about food
How many calories are in [food]?Get more nutritional information
What is [medical condition]?Hear basic medical info
How do I make [dish]?Get a recipe to make anything
Fine me a [food] recipeGet a recipe for an ingredient you want to use up
Sports and Entertainment
What was the score of the [team] game?Hear the latest sports scores
What is the [team] record?See how your favorite sports team is doing
When are the [team] playing next?Check the next upcoming game
What actors are in [movie]?Get entertainment-related news
Who invented [thing]?Learn historical information
Who wrote [book]?Find out who wrote books. who directed movies, and more
What is [actor]'s most popular movie?Learn more about celebrities
Who is [person]?Find out what Google knows about a person
How old is [person]?Get information about famous figures
Calculations and Conversions
How many days until [holiday]?Count down to your favorite holidays
Count to [X]Google will count out loud to your number
What's [X divided by [Y]?Perform basic math
What is [X] percent of [Y]?Perform more math calculations
What's the cosine of [X]?Perform advanced math
How many [units] are in [other units]Convert currency, units of measure, and more
How many pesos in a dollar?Perform currency conversions
How many milligrams is [X] ounces?Convert units
Language
How do I spell [word]?Hear a word spelled aloud
How do you say [word/phrase] in [language]?Translate words and phrases
What is [foreign phrase] in English?Translate any language to your own
What does [word] mean?Get definitions for unknown words
Commute and Travel Details
How's my commute?Hear the estimated time to get to your work address
How's the traffic on the way to [location]?Get traffic data for any destination
How long will it take to walk to [place]?Find out how long it will take to reach a destination by any method
How far is [place] from here?Find out about specific distance
When is my next flight?Get the time for your next flight
Is my flight on time?Check whether your flight is on time or delayed
What's the status of [airline] [flight number]?Get details about any flight
How much is a flight to [place]?Get flight quotes
What's the capital of [country]?Hear geographical information
What time is it in [place]?Hear the local time anywhere
Calendar and To-Do
Play my daily briefingIncludes the time, weather, and news
What's on my calendar for [day]?Get briefed on your first three events of the day
When is [holiday] this year?Get a specific date
Remember [thing]Store a quick note in Google Assistant's memory
What did I ask you to remember?Recall earlier notes
What/when is my next event?Hear info on your next scheduled Google Calendar meeting
News, Weather, and Local Info
Tell me the newsHear a digest of the latest news
What's the latest in [category]?Get news about a topic such as sports or technology
What's the weather?Hear the weather for your current location
What's the forecast for [day]?Get a weather summary for a specific day
What is [stock] trading at?Hear the current price of a given stock
How are the markets doing?Get a summary of the latest stock market news
What [businesses] are nearby?Find the closest restaurants, pharmacies, and more
What's the nearest [business]?Find nearby restaurants, hotels, and more
What is the phone number for the nearest [place]?Look up business phone numbers
Is [business] open now?Get opening hours for a specific place
Google Home Music and Media Commands
Play [song] | Play [album] | Play [artist]Start playing music from your default service
Play [music] on [music service]Play music from a service other than your default
Play music for [activity]Play music based on a mood, genre, or activity
Play the song that goes [lyrics]Play a song even if you don't know the title
ShuffleToggle shuffling of music
PausePause your music
ResumeContinue playing paused music
SkipJump to the next song
Rewind [X] secondsBack up in a podcast or news briefing
Stop in [X] minutesSet a sleep timer
What's playing?Hear info on the current song, podcast, etc.
Play [podcast name]Start playing a chosen podcast
Listen to the latest episode of [podcast]Hear the newest episode of any podcast
Play at [X] speedChange podcast playback speed, such as 2x
Play [radio station] (on TuneIn)Hear a radio station by call sign, frequency, or similar
Play my [station] station on PandoraPlay Pandora music (must link Pandora account in Google Home settings)
Play [audiobook]Listen to an audiobook from Google Play Books
Google Home Chromecast Commands
Turn on/off [Chromecast name]Toggle the power of a connected Chromecast
Play [music] on [Chromecast name]Start playing music on a connected Chromecast
Play on [Chromecast name]Start playing a YouTube video on your Chromecast
Play [show or movie] on [TV name]Play content from Netflix on your TV
Play/pause [Chromecast name]Halt or resume Chromecast playback
Stop [Chromecast name]End Chromecast media playback
Skip forward/back [X] minutes on [Chromecast name]Rewind or fast-forward what your Chromecast is playing
Mute/unmute [Chromecast name]Silence or resume Chromecast audio
Show [camera name]Show your smart camera's feed on your Chromecast
Show photos on my TVUse your Chromecast to show your Google Photos
Show me a picture of [thing]See a picture on your Chromecast display
Google Home Smart Home Commands
Turn on/off my lightsToggle smart lights
Set my lights to [X] percentDim/brighten smart lights
Turn my lights [color]Change the color of your smart bulbs
What's the temperature inside?Find out about the indoors temperature
Set the temperature to [X]Control the climate via your Nest thermostat
Lock the front doorLock your smart locks
Broadcast [message]Send a message all other Google Home speakers in your home
Google Home Phone Commands
Read my repliesHear the latest messages from Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, and more
Send a WhatsApp messageMessage via voice in WhatsApp (must link your account in the Home app)
Call [contact]Place a call through your Google Home
Hang upEnd the current call
Find my phoneRing your phone to help locate it
Bluetooth pairingPair with Bluetooth
Fun Google Home Commands
Play Lucky TriviaPlay a trivia game to challenge your knowledge
What are your Easter eggs?Hear some of Google Home's funny responses
What does [animal] sound like?Make Google imitate sounds
Sing a songHear Google Assistant's hit new single
Tell me a storyListen to Google Asisstant recite a tale
Tell me a jokeGoogle Assistant will make you laugh
Read a poemHear Google Home wax eloquent with some poetry
Repeat after me: [phrase]Google Home will repeat whatever you say
Give me a random number between [X] and [Y]Get a randomly generated number
Roll a dieHave Google Home roll a virtual die
Flip a coinGoogle Home will flip a virtual coin
What is your quest?Find out Google Assistant's driving force in life
Can you swim?Ask Google Assistant about herself
Talk to ElizaSpeak with a virtual therapist, who really isn't much help
Up up, down down, left right, left right, B A, StartGet 30 extra lives
BeatboxHear Google Home break it down
Mad LibsPlay the classic word game with Google Assistant
Play the name gameGoogle Assistant will come up with a rhyme for any name
Make me a sandwichSee what she says!
Where's Waldo?Because Google Assistant knows everything
Surprise meAre you feeling lucky?
Miscellaneous Google Home Commands
Tune my instrumentHear notes to help get your instrument in tune
Play a [letter] noteHear a musical note
Where's my package?Hear the status of your shipped order

There’s More to Master With Google Home

Now, you have dozens of commands to try on your Google Home device. Hopefully they will help you make the most of your device and remember its most useful tricks. And if this isn’t enough, we’ve previously looked at some entertaining Google Home commands .

If you find yourself repeating the same commands every day, there’s another Google Assistant feature you should know about. It’s called Routines, and it allows you to create sets of actions that fire when you give a certain command or a specific time of the day passes. Check out our guide to Google Assistant routines Using Google Assistant Routines to Automate Your Morning, Noon, and Night Using Google Assistant Routines to Automate Your Morning, Noon, and Night After a few days of using these Google Assistant routines to automate a part of your life, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Read More to get started.

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