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Get calendar & event information

Add calendar events or get your schedule for the day with your Google Assistant on Google Home. 

Supported calendars

Currently, you will only hear events from the main calendar associated with the Google Account linked to Google Home.

Supported calendars:

  • Main calendar of the owner of the Google Account linked to Google Home. 

Unsupported calendars: 

  • Other calendars —  This includes other calendars created by the owner of the Google Account used to set up Google Home, and calendars from additional Google Accounts linked to Google Home. 
  • Shared calendars — Calendars shared with or by the owner of the Google Account used to set up Google Home, and shared calendars from additional Google Accounts linked to Google Home. 
  • Calendar subscriptions — Calendars that the owner of the Google Account used to set up Google Home have subscribed to, and calendar subscriptions from additional Google Accounts linked to Google Home. 

Step 1. Set up personalization

One person using Google Home

Personal results must be turned on to add or hear your calendar information. 

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home.  To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name and email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Within "Devices." tap the Google Home you want to adjust.
  6. Within "Personal results", slide the slider on .
Multiple people using Google Home

If multiple users are using the same Google Home, everyone who wants to hear personal calendar info on Google Home must link their Google Account and voice to Google Home, even the person who set up Google Home. If you've already linked your Google Account and voice, skip these steps. 

 

  1. Open the Google Home app .
    1. Make sure the Google Home app is updated with the latest version.
  2. Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  3. Tap Menu  and make sure the Google Account listed is the one you want to link to your voice. To switch accounts, click the triangle next to the Account name and choose the correct Account. 
  4. In the top right corner of the app Home screen, tap Devices . Find the device card of the Google Home you'd like to link to your voice. 
  5. From the device card, tap the blue banner labeled Multi user is now available or Link your account.
  6. Tap CONTINUE. 
  7. If you haven’t already agreed to what is required to get help from your Assistant, you’ll see a screen outlining the permissions. Tap YES I’M IN. 
  8. Follow the prompts to teach Google Home to recognize your voice. You'll say "Ok Google” twice and “Hey Google” twice. Note: This turns on Personal results.
  9. To test a few phrases, say something like, “Ok Google, tell me about my day.” Tap CONTINUE. 
  10. To invite other people to link their Google Account & voice for tailored results, tap INVITE, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.
  11. You'll see a list of devices you've linked to your voice. These devices will read personal info when they hear your voice. If your Assistant isn’t recognizing your voice correctly, tap Teach it your voice again to try again. 

Step 2. Set up Google Calendar

To add events or ask for event information, you must set up Google Calendar. Note: Your calendar information is pulled from the Google Calendar that's associated with the Google Account linked to Google Home.

Step 3. Add an event using your voice

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google," then...

Add a calendar event 

Tip: Your Assistant will ask you to specify the title, date
and start time of your event. The default duration is one hour. 

"Add <event> to my calendar"

"Schedule <event> for me on Saturday at 8pm"

"Add <event> called my  birthday dinner"

Important: You can't delete, cancel, or modify an event, add invitees, or set a location using your voice. This is done in the Google Calendar app or on desktop.

Step 4: Ask for event information 

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google," then...

Hear information on
a single upcoming event/meeting

“When/what/where is my first event/meeting?”

“When/what/where is my next event/meeting /
agenda/calendar?”
Hear information about multiple events/
meetings/ agenda/calendar​


Note: You'll hear information
for your first three scheduled events 
“List all events for August 1st”

"What’s my agenda for today?"

“What’s my calendar for Friday?”

Troubleshooting

Make sure Personal results is turned on. This is required to get calendar information.

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

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