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To get the most out of Google Home, choose your Help Center: U.S. Help Center, U.K Help Center, Canada Help Center, Australia Help Center.  Need help? Speak to a Google Home support specialist: U.S.: 1-855-971-9121,  U.K.: 0800 026 1217, Canada: 844-701-7229.

Explore what you can do with Google Home

Google Home makes life easier by helping you do things like access media, manage your tasks, and plan your day — using only your voice.

 Watch or listen to media 

Music — Play music from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood, or activity
News —  Get the latest news from sources you trust
Podcasts — Listen to popular podcasts
Radio — Listen to popular radio stations
Relax - Listen to soothing ambient sounds. 
Bluetooth - Play your stored music using Bluetooth. 

 Control TVs and speakers

Play TV shows and movies using Google Home —  Stream video content to any TV that has Chromecast plugged in or built-in
Play YouTube videos on TVs using Google Home — Initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in — using only your voice.
View Google Photos using Google Home (US only) — Enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos from your Google Photos library on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in — using only your voice. Play audio on speakers and TVs using Google Home — Stream audio to any speaker that has Chromecast Audio plugged in or Chromecast built-in
Multi-room audio — Group any combination of Google Home, Chromecast Audio, or speakers with Chromecast Audio built-in together for synchronous music throughout the home
Play audio from your phone to Google Home  — Play audio from your phone to Google Home from 100+ Chromecast-enabled audio apps or by playing your Android Audio.    

 Plan your day

My Day — Get a curated daily snippet about your day which includes weather, calendar, commute, reminders, and news
Traffic — Ask for traffic and travel times when driving, walking, or biking
Local guide — Search for local places and ask for additional information
Weather — Ask for current weather or forecasts for the week for your home location or any other location
Calendar  — Ask about an event or get your schedule for the day from Google Calendar
Flight information —  Get status updates on your upcoming flight

Apps for the Google Assistant - Get things done and have some fun on Google Home with third-party created apps for the Google Assistant

Get things done

Shopping list — Create a shopping list and check what's already on it
Shop on Google HomeOrder everyday essentials and buy items on your shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
Cook  - Find & make your favorite recipes using step-by-step cooking instructions from your Google Assistant.
Make calls - Call friends, family, and businesses using just your voice and Google Home.
Shortcuts - Create faster, easier ways to do your favorite things with your Google Assistant.

 Manage tasks

Timer — Set, pause, check, resume, and cancel timers
Alarm — Set, check, cancel, stop, and snooze multiple and/or recurring alarms

 Get answers

Facts & info — Ask Google what you want to know
Finance — Ask about current individual stock prices or current points of an index, like the NASDAQ
Sports —  Ask for scores, live updates, or next game date, location, and time
Calculator —  Perform complicated calculations
Translation —  Get translations for words or phrases in supported languages
Unit conversions — Get unit conversions 
Nutrition —  Get nutrition information for ingredients or food
Dictionary —  Get definitions and spellings for words 

 Control your home

Control your smart home devices —  Control supported smart home devices like thermostats, plugs lights, and more
IFTTT - If this, then that —  Control countless online services and third-party smart devices that aren't directly integrated 

 Have fun

Games — Test your knowledge with trivia and games.
Fun —  Try various queries to see if Google Home has some surprises.

Google Home is only available to purchase in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Japan. 

The Google Assistant on Google Home is only available in English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia), Canadian French, French, German, and Japanese. 


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

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