Listen to music

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

You can ask Google Assistant to play music for you.

  1. Say "Hey Google" or press the button to talk to Assistant.
  2. Say a command.

Play Music and More with the Google Assistant

Try these commands

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." "Stop 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: "Volume 5."
  • Set a percentage: "Volume to 65%."

Choose your default music service

Important: In August 2020, Google Play Music will start to shut down some of its services and in September 2020, access to Google Play Music will start to go away for some users. If Google Play Music is your default service, make sure to update it. Learn how to transfer your Google Play Music account to YouTube Music.

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

Important: Some services require you to sign in to your Google Account.

For your watch, phone, tablet, or car

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Choose a music service.

Speakers, Smart Displays, Smart Clocks & Chromecasts

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Services," tap Music.
  4. Choose a music service.
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