Make Duo calls on your speakers & Smart Displays

You can make and receive Duo calls on your speakers and Smart Displays if you have Google Duo set up.

Learn how to make calls with Google Nest displays.

Devices that work with Duo

  • All Google Home and Google Nest devices
  • All speakers and Smart Displays

Set up Duo calling

Important: Before you follow these steps, if you already use Duo, connect your Google Account to your Duo phone number in the Duo app.

On a speaker
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. Touch and hold your speaker.
  4. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings and then Communication and then Duo calling.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
On a Smart Display
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. Touch and hold your Smart Display.
  4. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings and then Voice & video calls and then Duo video calling.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip: If you have trouble with Duo after you set it up on your speaker or Smart Display, learn how to fix common problems.

Make a call

You can make Duo calls with your voice. On Smart Displays, you can also use your screen.

Important: To call your contacts, you must turn on personal results.
On a speaker
To call someone, say “Hey Google, call [contact] on Duo."
On a Smart Display

Call someone

To start a call, say “Hey Google,” then:

  • “Call [contact] on Duo”
  • Or, "Video call [contact]"
To return a missed call, tap the notification and then Call [contact name].

Call a group

Important: This feature is available in English only.

You can make or receive calls with a group on a Smart Display. Learn how to set up a group.

To start a call:

  1. Say “Hey Google, start a group call."
  2. On the screen, tap a group.

To join or return a missed group call, tap the notification.

Use call controls

On a speaker

Answer or decline a call

Say “Answer the call” or “Decline the call.”

End a call

Say “End the call” or “Hang up.”

Mute or unmute a call

Say "Mute call" or "Unmute call."

On a Smart Display

Answer or decline a call

  • Say "Answer the call" or tap Answer.
  • Say "Decline the call" or tap Decline.

End a call

  • Say "End the call" or "Hang up."
  • Or, tap End call.

Mute or unmute a call

  • Say "Mute call" or tap Mute Phone Mute.
  • Say "Unmute call" or tap Mute Phone Mute.

Turn off video

  • Say "Turn off the camera" or tap Video Video Call.
  • Or, at the top, use the switch.

Hide contact names on Smart Displays

When someone calls your Smart Display and you have personal results turned on, your Smart Display shows their name from your Google Contacts. To hide contact names on this device, turn off personal results.

When you turn off personal results:

  • Google Assistant doesn’t use your Google Contacts.
  • You get a phone number or email on your screen instead of a contact name.
  • You can’t start a call with a contact name like “Call Maria.”

Call your speaker or Smart Display

What you need

Call your device

  1. On your phone, open the Google Assistant app Assistant.
  2. Say "Hey Google,” then “Video call [Smart Display name]” or "Video call home."
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