Link your voice to your Google Assistant device with Voice Match

You can teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice with Voice Match. Then you can link your voice to a speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock so you can use voice commands to get personal results. You can link up to 6 people’s voices with Voice Match to a single speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock.

Learn more about Voice Match and personal results.

To upgrade to the new version of Voice Match, everyone whose voice is linked to your device must complete the upgrade.

This feature doesn't work on Bose or Sonos speakers that have the Google Assistant.

Important: The languages you can use depend on the device. Learn which languages work on your device.

Link your voice

To use Voice Match, you must link a Google Account to the Google Assistant device. If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can choose which account you want to use.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Google Assistant services,” tap More settings.
  4. Tap Assistant and then Voice Match and then Add devices.
  5. Follow the steps.

When you link your voice and use the Google Assistant in US English, the Google Assistant will automatically acknowledge when you ask it for something politely.

Find which devices are linked to your voice

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Google Assistant services,” tap More settings.
  4. Tap Assistant and then Voice Match.

You'll get a list of speakers, Smart Displays, and Smart Clocks that are linked to your voice.

Teach Google Assistant your voice again

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Google Assistant services,” tap More settings.
  4. Tap Assistant and then Voice Match and then Teach your Assistant your voice again and then Retrain.

Unlink your voice from your device

When you unlink your voice, you'll stop getting personal results on your speaker or Smart Display.

Important: If your device is running Cast version 1.36 and lower, or you try these steps and your device is still linked, you must factory reset your device to unlink your voice. 

  1. Open the Google home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Google Assistant services,” tap More settings.
  4. Tap Assistant and then Voice Match.
  5. Choose what device to unlink.
    • Unlink your voice from a specific device: Next to the device you want to unlink, tap Clear Remove and then Remove.
    • Unlink your voice from all eligible devices: Tap Remove from eligible devices and then Remove.

You'll get a message that your voice model will be deleted.

Understand how your voice works with other settings

Upgraded Voice Match
  • After you teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice, a unique voice model is created. This voice model is created on Google’s servers and then stored only on the devices where you’ve turned on Voice Match.
  • When someone speaks to your device, your device sends the voice model to Google to process the query and determine if it’s you by comparing it against the voice model. Google deletes the voice model and comparison data immediately after processing.
  • If Google identifies you, your device will provide your personal results.
  • Without a match, the device will treat the query as a guest query and will not provide personal results.

Voice Match & personal results
  • If no one links their voice with Voice Match to the Google Assistant device and the person who set up the device allows personal results, anyone can access those personal results.
  • After you link your voice with Voice Match, the Google Assistant will not respond with your personal results to a voice it doesn’t recognize as yours.
  • A voice that sounds like yours might be able to access your personal results, such as sending an email or viewing your calendar. If you aren't comfortable with this you can turn off personal results.

Learn more about what happens when you turn on personal results at Google privacy policy.

Voice Match & media services
  • If you link your voice with Voice Match and choose specific music and video services, the Google Assistant can provide personalized music and video suggestions.
  • When other people use the Google Assistant device that is linked to your voice, your media history and recommendations from these services might change.
  • To stop others from using your media services, ask them to link their own music and video services.

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