Listen to music

You can ask your Google Assistant to play music for you.

  1. Say "Ok Google" or press the button to talk to your Assistant.
  2. Say a command, for example:

Play music

  • Songs: Play [song name]. Play [song name] by [artist name]. Play [song name] on [music service].
  • Artists: Play [artist name]. Play [artist name] on [music service].
  • Albums: Play [album name]. Play [album name] on [music service].
  • Genre or mood: Play classical music. Play music for cooking. Play happy music on [music service].
  • Personalized suggestions: Play some music.

Control what’s playing

  • Pause or stop: Pause. Pause the music.
  • Resume: Resume. Continue playing.
  • Next: Next. Skip. Next song.
  • Previous: Previous. Play previous.
  • Find info: What’s playing?

Change the volume

You can set the volume to a specific level (1–10) or percent (1–100%).

  • Increase: Turn it up (Increases volume by 10%).
  • Decrease: Turn it down. (Decreases volume by 10%).
  • Set a level or percentage: Volume 5. Volume to 65%.
  • Learn more about how to change volume.

Choose your default music service

To choose a default music service, like Google Play Music or Spotify, go to Google Assistant settings on your phone or tablet.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuff and then More More and then Settings.
  3. Scroll down, then tap Music.
  4. Choose a music service.
  5. For some services, you’ll be asked to sign in to your account.

Google Assistant on speaker

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top left of the Home screen, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Music.
    • If you don’t see this option, you might not be signed in to the account linked to your Assistant. To switch accounts, tap the down arrow next to your account name and then choose an account.
  4. Choose a music service.
  5. For some services, you’ll be asked to sign in to your account.

Katie is a Google Assistant expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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