Finally, Amazon Echo has a worthy contender-Google Home – to not only challenge its supremacy but also surpass it in terms of functionality. This complete list of Google Home commands will let you help to get the best out of the Google Home Device. Apart from letting you stay at pace with latest happenings, it can also work as a handy tool.

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Ask Google Home today’s temperature, translation of an unknown word or the height of Eiffel tower and this smart speaker will instantly reply to your queries. What’s more, you can even get indulged into a funny conversation with it. Let’s check out these commands for Google Home to get the best out of the smart speaker!

Google Home Commands

The Complete List of Google Home Commands

There are some Basic commands which you should know…

  • Control the volume: “Hey Google, turn it up” or, “Louder” or, “Turn it to 11.”
  • Stop an action: “OK Google, stop” or, “Pause” or, “Be quiet.”
  • Ask for help: “Hey Google, help.”

Perfect Tool to Quickly…

The smart speaker can let you instantly set an alarm, check shopping list, international time and more…

  • International time: “OK Google, what time is it in [city]?”
  • Currency conversion: “OK Google, how much is Rs 678 in dollars?”
  • Daily briefing: “OK Google, good morning.” (includes personalized greeting, info on weather, traffic, and curated news stories)
  • Uber: “OK Google, order an Uber.”
  • Tune an instrument: “OK Google, tune my instrument” or “OK Google, play an F sharp.”
  • Roll a die: “OK Google, roll a die” or, “OK Google, roll a 8-sided die.”
  • Flip a coin: “OK Google, flip a coin.”
  • Math: “OK Google, what’s 5 times 110?”
  • Measurements: “OK Google, how many liters are in 25 gallons.”
  • Alarm: “OK Google, set an alarm for [time].”
  • Snooze alarm: “OK Google, snooze alarm.”
  • Cancel alarm: “OK Google, cancel my alarm for [time].”
  • Timer: “OK Google, set a timer for [time].”
  • Check timer: “OK Google, how much time is left on my timer?”
  • Recipes: “OK Google, how do I make [Pizza]”
  • Add to shopping list: “OK Google, add [item] to my shopping list.”
  • Check shopping list: “OK Google, what’s on my shopping list?”
  • Time: “OK Google, what time is it?”
  • Location: “OK Google, where am I?”
  • Translations: “OK Google, how do you say [word] in [language]?”

Google Home Search Commands

Google Home search Commands Google Home can’t just keep you updated with all the latest happenings but also let you quickly find out places, animal sounds, distance, business information and more.

  • Holidays and events: “OK Google, when is Independence Day?”
  • People: “OK Google, who is Brad Pitt?”
  • Facts: “OK Google, how tall is Salman Khan?”
  • Things: “OK Google, what is sleeping?”
  • Places: “OK Google, what country is Taj Mahal in?”
  • Animal sounds: “OK Google, what does camel sound like?”
  • Restaurants: “OK Google, what are the nearest parks?”
  • Businesses: “OK Google, are there any [business type] around here?”
  • Business information: “OK Google, how late is [business] open?” or “Is [business] open now?”
  • Quotes: “OK Google, give me a quote” or, “Give me a romantic quote.”
  • Medical information: “OK Google, what is a torn meniscus?”
  • Calories: “OK Google, how many calories are found in Apple?
  • Authors: “OK Google, who wrote Discover of India?”
  • Check the 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 [location] on [day/time]?”, “Hey, Google, what’s the temperature outside?”, “Hey Google, is there a chance of rain on [day]?”
  • Check traffic: “Hey Google, what’s the traffic like on the way to work?”
  • Check stocks: “Hey Google, what’s the Apple stock price?” or “Hey Google, what’s Reliance trading at?”
  • Get a definition: “Hey Google, define [word].”, “Hey Google, what’s the definition of [word]?” or “Hey Google, what’s the meaning of [word]?”
  • Spelling: “Hey Google, how do you spell [word]?”
  • People and relationships: “Hey Google, who is [person]?”, “Hey Google, how old is [he/she]?”, “Hey, Google, who is [person] married to?”, “Hey, Google, who is [person]’s brother/sister/mother/father?”,
  • Distance: “Hey Google, how far is [location] from [location]?”, “Hey Google, how far is [location] from here?”
  • Poems: “Hey Google, tell me a poem.”
  • Today’s news: “Hey Google, what’s today’s news?”
  • Daily briefing (includes weather, traffic, and news): “Hey Google, good morning.”
  • Actors, movies and shows: “Hey Google, what actors are in [movie]?”, “Hey Google, what movies came out last week?”
  • Recommendations: “Hey Google. what are the best restaurants in [target location}?” “Hey, Google what restaurants are nearby?”
  • Find out how long it will take to go to work: “Hey Google, How long is my commute?”, “Hey Google, How long will it take to walk/bike/take a bus to [target location]?” Hey Google, how long will it take to get to [target location]?”, “Hey Google, How long with it take to get from work to [target location]?”.”

Google Home Commands for Media

Google Home can rev up your media time. As for instance, you can ask it to let you know when any album came, forward or rewind, play music on Spotify.

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  • In order to have more information: “OK Google, when did this album come out?”
  • Fast forward and rewind: “OK Google, skip forward 2 minutes” or, “Skip backward 30 seconds.”
  • Play music through other speakers using Chromecast: “OK Google, cast [song] onto [speaker name].”
  • Play music on Spotify: “OK Google, play [artist] on Spotify.”
  • Play music on Pandora: “OK Google, play [artist] on Pandora.”
  • Like or dislike a song on Pandora: “OK Google, dislike this song.”
  • Play music on YouTube Music: “OK Google, play [artist] on YouTube.”
  • Play stations on TuneIn: “OK Google, play [station] on TuneIn.”
  • Play videos on YouTube using Chromecast: “OK Google, play [Video] on the [TV name].”
  • Pull up lists on YouTube: “OK Google, let’s look at what’s trending on YouTube on [TV name].”
  • Play a movie or TV show on Netflix using Chromecast: “OK Google, play [show or movie title] on the [TV name].”
  • Play music: “OK Google, play some music” or, “Play some [genre] music.”
  • Play an artist or song: “OK Google, play [artist]” or, “Play [song].”
  • Play a song by lyrics: “OK Google, play the song that goes, ‘Is this the real life?'”
  • Play a Google Play playlist or album: “OK Google, play some indie music” or, “OK Google, play [album].”
  • Ask what’s playing: “OK Google, what song is this?” or, “OK Google, what album is this?”

Google Home Commands for Entertainment

Google Home is right on the money when it comes to letting you stay updated with the current news from sports or entertainment.

  • Sports updates: “OK Google, who is [team] playing next?” or “Did the [team] win last night?”
  • Sports scores: “OK Google, what was the score for the last [team] game?”
  • Team information: “OK Google, tell me about [team].”
  • Movies: “OK Google, what movies came out last Friday?”
  • Casting for movies: “OK Google, what actors are in [movie]?”
  • Shows by the network: “Hey Google, what shows are on [network]?”
  • News: “OK Google, what’s today’s news?”

Google Home commands for smart home Gadgets

Currently, Google doesn’t work with too many smart home devices/platforms. As for instance, it presently works with Philips Hue, Nest, SmartThings, Chromecast, and IFTTT.

Below are few new Google Home voice commands to control Philips Hue lights or other smart things.

  • Turn on or off a light: “Hey Google, turn on [light name].”, “Hey Google, turn off [light name].”
  • Dim or brighten a light: “Hey Google, dim the [light name].”, “Hey Google, brighten the [light name].”
  • Set a light brightness to a certain percentage: “Hey Google, set [light name] to 50%.”
  • Dim or brighten lights by a certain percentage: “Hey Google, dim/brighten [light name] by 50%.”
  • Change the color of a light: “Hey Google, turn [light name] green].”
  • Turn on or off all lights in a room: “Hey Google, turn on lights in [room name].”, “Hey Google, turn off lights in [room name].”
  • Turn on or off all lights: “Hey Google, turn on all of the lights.”, “Hey Google, turn off all of the lights.”
  • Customize trigger phrases for IFTTT: For example, “OK Google, let the fun begin.”
  • Make incremental changes: “OK Google, raise the temperature 5 degrees.”
  • Turn off coffee maker: “OK Google, Turn off the coffee maker”.

Here are few Google Home commands to control Nest thermostat:

  • Adjust the temperature: “Hey Google, make it warmer/cooler.”, “Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature.”, “Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature two degrees.”, “Hey Google, set the temperature to 72 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 68.”, “Hey Google, set the air conditioning to 70.”, “Hey Google, set [room name] thermostat to 72.”
  • Turn thermostat off: “Hey Google, turn off the thermostat.”
  • 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 Halloween Commands

  • Suggestion: “Ok Google, what should I be for Halloween?”.
  • Direction to nearby to patch:“Ok Google, get directions to the nearest pumpkin patch”.
  • Kill the monster: “Ok Google, how do I get rid of monsters?”.
  • Add Halloween candy to your shopping list: “Ok Google, add Halloween candy to my shopping list”
  • To get scared: “Ok Google, scare me”.
  • Get spooky: “Ok Google, let’s get spooky”.

How to Access Third-party Actions

Google has recently added actions for Google Assistant. These third-party services and integrations that work with the personal assistant.

In order to access all the actions, simply open the Google Home app → More settings → Services. You should see the complete list of actions.

There will also be sample invocations to let you know how to interact with the different services.

  • 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.”

Easter eggs

You can play around with Google Home and pass your time with funny jokes. There are plenty of Easter eggs to keep you thoroughly entertained.

  • “Hey Google, what is your quest?”
  • “Hey Google, I am your father.”
  • “Hey Google, set phasers to kill.”
  • “Hey Google, did you fart?”
  • “Hey Google, are you Skynet?”
  • “Hey Google, make me a tasty pizza.”
  • “Hey Google, up down down left right left right B A Start.”
  • “Hey Google, do a barrel roll.”
  • “Hey Google, always be closing.”
  • “Hey Google, it’s my birthday.”
  • “Hey Google, it’s not my birthday.”

That’s all!

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