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Set up & manage apps for the Google Assistant (formerly Services)

Get things done and have some fun on Google Home with third-party created apps for the Google Assistant, including games & trivia, social, lifestyle, education & reference, health & fitness, news, and more. Apps for the Google Assistant (formerly Services) are only available in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. 

Note: The services referred to in this article don't include music, home control, news, and video services that work with Google Home. 

Step 1: Browse available apps

Discover available services within the Google Home app. Don’t forget to check back often as we’re adding more Assistant apps all the time.
  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 Google Account you linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, tap the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Tap Explore .
  5. Scroll through the list of apps for the Assistant. When you see one you like, tap the card. 
  6. Read about the service and a sample list of things to ask. 

Step 2: Link and unlink an app 

Most apps for the Assistant don't require linking and you can immediately start using supported voice queries.

However, some apps require you to link the app account to your Google Account before you can use the service with your Google Assistant. Link a service
  1. Tap the card of the service you want to link.
  2. Tap Link.
  3. Sign in to the app.  
Note: The sign-in flow may be different for some apps. 
Unlink a service
  1. Tap the card of the app you want to unlink.
  2. Tap Unlink and then Unlink to confirm you want to unlink the app. 

Step 3: Interact with apps using your voice

Use these commands to start a session with an Assistant app. To learn more about an app, including additional unique commands, go to Menu and then Explore  and tap on the app’s card. 

To do this... Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google," then...
Start using an Assistant app “Let me speak/talk to <app name>”
“I want to speak/talk to <app name>"
“Can I speak/talk to <app name>”
“Speak/talk to <app name>”
“At <app name>” 
Stop using an Assistant app "Cancel”

Frequently asked questions about apps

How do I know I’m talking to app for the Google Assistant?
After you say “Ok Google, let me talk to <app name> , there are a few ways you’ll know you’ve reached the Assistant app:
  1. You’ll hear a short tone letting you know your Google Assistant has successfully reached the app.
  2. You may hear a short introduction from the app welcoming you to the app.
  3. The app host will have a different voice than your Google Assistant.
  4. When you say “Ok Google, cancel” to cancel a session, you’ll hear a short tone letting you know the session has ended.
I’m a developer. How do I get my app for the Google Assistant onto Google Home?
We’re always looking for new Assistant apps to integrate with the Google Assistant on Google Home. Learn more about requirements at Actions on Google.
How can I submit feedback about an app for the Google Assistant?
To send feedback to Google, say “Ok Google, send feedback” and say your feedback. This feedback is recorded and sent to the Google Home team.
What data is being shared with these apps for the Google Assistant? How does Google protect my privacy?
At Google, we take your privacy seriously. Choose what information Assistant apps can access, including your name or street address. To provide a better experience or more functionality, some apps may request your permission to access information stored in your Google account. You’re not under any obligation to share this information. Read more about Data Security and Privacy on Google Home.

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

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