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Set and manage timers and sleep timers

Set and manage a timer for cooking, game time, laundry, and even sleep. It’s great for the kitchen, but can be used in the living room, bedroom and more.

Note: You can turn off a timer or an alarm without saying, “Hey Google.” Just say, “Stop.” This feature is available on Google Nest and Home speakers and displays in English-speaking countries.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do not disturb.

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing

General timers

Timer alert sounds are only played from the internal speaker or display, and not other Cast devices (TVs, other speakers) that are associated with the Google Nest or Home device.

To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:

What your device does:

Set a timer
Set a timer with name
"Set a timer for one minute"
"Set a 10-minute timer for pizza"

Sets timer for one minute

Sets timer with specified name

Find out time remaining on timer
Find out time remaining on timer with a name

"How much time is left?"
"How much time is left on my pizza?"

Says time remaining on timer with specified name
Cancel a timer
Cancel a timer with name
"Cancel timer"
"Cancel pizza timer"

Cancels timer

Cancels timer with specified name

Stop a ringing timer


To stop a timer, you don’t need to say "Hey Google," just say "Stop." (English language only)

To control by touch:

  • Google Home - Tap the top
  • Google Nest Mini - Tap the center
  • Google Home Mini - Press and hold either side
  • Google Home Max - Tap the line on the top or right side
  • Google Nest Audio - Tap the center
  • Google Nest displays - Tap Stop on the screen
  • Google Nest Wifi point - Tap the center
Stops timer
Pause timer "Pause timer" Pauses timer
Resume timer "Resume timer"
"Restart timer"
Resumes timer from the time it was paused

Sleep timers

You can set a sleep timer to turn off music that plays on your speaker or display. You can set one sleep timer per device. 

To do this:  Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Set a sleep timer “Set a sleep timer for 30 minutes”
“Set a sleep timer at 9:30”
Set sleep timer by duration

"Play music, artist, genre or playlist for <duration>”
“Stop music, artist, genre or playlist in <duration>”
“Stop playing in <duration>”

Set sleep timer by time "Play music, artist, genre or playlist until <time>"
"Stop music, artist, genre or playlist at <time>"
“Stop playing at <time>”
Update a sleep timer

Note: When you create a new sleep timer, it should replace the existing sleep timer. 
Use any of the above voice commands

Cancel music timer

Note: This command only cancels the music timer. Your music should continue to play. 

“Cancel the sleep timer”
Ask about remaining time on timer “How much time is left on the sleep timer?”

Control timer volume

To adjust the volume of your timers, learn how to change volume of alarms and timers.

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