Create a shopping list

You can create a shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Home. Note: You don't need to be a Google Express user to create or manage shopping lists.

Here's how to buy items on your list. (U.S. only)

 

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by either Downtime or Filters. Please go here for more information on Digital Wellbeing.

 

Step 1. Set up personalization

One person using Google Home

Personal results must be turned on to add or manage your shopping lists and buy items.  

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 Settings. 
  5. Tap ASSISTANT tab.
  6. Under "Assistant devices," select your device.
  7. Under "Personal results", slide the slider on 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 Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner, tap Account .
  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.
  4. Tap SettingsSettings icon  Assistant tab Tap Voice match plus.
  5. Make sure any devices you want to link your voice to are checked.
  6. Tap Continue I agree.
  7. Follow the steps.
  8. To hear personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup.
  9. To invite others to set up Voice Match for tailored results, tap INVITE, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.

Create a list (optional)

Lists are automatically created when you start using voice commands. However, you can manually create lists using the steps below. 

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab, tap Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow next to "My Shopping list" Down Arrow and thenAdd
  7. Under "New list" type your list's name.
    1. Optional: to make this your primary list, tap the check box
  8. Tap DONE. 

There is no limit to the number of lists you can create. 

Add items to your list

Using your voice
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google,” then...
Add item to list “Add paper towels to my shopping list.”
Add multiple items to list “Add paper towels and batteries to my shopping list.”
Ask what’s on list “What’s on my shopping list?”

Note: All items added with your voice are added to your primary list.
Manually add items to lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap "Add item"Add and then type item name. 
  7. Tap DONE. The item will be added to your list.

Rename lists

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view your lists.
  7. Next to the list you want to rename, tap More menu  and then Rename.

  8. Delete the current name and type in a new one. Tap OK.

View all lists

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view your lists.

Your lists will be under the "Your lists" section.

Check items off lists

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view your lists and then select the list you want to edit.
  7. Tap the check box next to the items you want to check off. The items will be in the "checked-off items" section of your list.

Share lists

Share lists

You can share your list with others. When you share a list, anyone with access to the list can add, remove, purchase items, or leave the list.  

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view your lists.
  7. Tap the list you're sharing and then share button .
  8. Type a name or email, or scroll through your contact lists. The person you add will appear under "List members".  
  9. Tap SAVE. 
  10. The person will be sent an email where they can agree to be part of the shared list.
  11. When the person agrees to join the shared list, they need to make the shared list their primary list to start viewing and managing the shared list. 

 

See who is on shared lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view all lists.
  7. Under “Shared with”, you'll see a list of people you've shared the list with.

Remove people from shared lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view all lists.
  7. Tap the shared list and then share button .
  8. Tap the X next to the person you want to remove from the shared list. You'll see a confirmation that they've been removed.

Delete lists

Delete items from lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view your lists and then select the list you want to edit.
  7. Tap the item and swipe left. The item will be removed from your list.
Delete lists

Next to the list you want to delete,

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account  .
  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 or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "SERVICES," tab  and then Shopping list.
  6. Tap the Down arrow  next to “My Shopping list” Down Arrowto view all lists.
  7. Next to the list you want to delete, tapMore menu and then Delete and then Confirm.

Note: Only the list owner can delete a list.

Buy items on your list (U.S. only)

Learn how to buy items on your shopping list.

What is the primary list?

All items added with your voice are added to this primary list. 

To change the primary list, 
  1. The primary list is labeled "Primary".

  2. Next to the list you want to become the primary list, tapMore menu and then Make primary.

  3. This is now the list that will be updated when you use voice commands.

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