Get calendar and event information

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

Calendars that you can use

Supported Google Calendars:

  • Main Google Calendar of the owners of the Google Accounts and voices linked to a speaker or display.
  • Shared and Family Google Calendars (additional Google Calendars created by or shared with owners of the Google Accounts and voices linked to a speaker or display). This excludes the unsupported Google Calendars listed below.

Unsupported calendars:

  • Other Google Calendars – Birthday, weather and holiday calendars.
  • Google Workspace Calendars (formerly G Suite) – Calendars created from a Google Workspace domain.
  • Imported calendars – Calendars imported from URLs and iCal calendars.
  • Calendars that don’t have read or write access to events. For example, a calendar with only free or busy information.

Step 1. Set up personalisation

One person using a speaker or display

To add or get your calendar information, personal results must be turned on.

  1. Make sure that your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. At the top-right corner of the screen, tap your account.
  4. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.

  5. Go back to the home screen Home.
  6. Touch and hold your device's tile.
  7. At the top-right corner, tap Settings  and then Recognition and sharing and then Recognition and personalisation and then turn on Allow personal results.
Multiple people using a speaker or display

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

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Voice Match  Add devices.
  5. Make sure that any devices to which you want to link your voice are ticked.
  6. Tap Next  I agree.
  7. Follow the in-app steps.
  8. To get your 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 invitation. To skip this step, tap No thanks.

Step 2. Add shared Google Calendars

You can get events from shared supported Google Calendars after you add them to your speaker or display.

Add shared Google Calendars
  1.  Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Calendar.
  5. Under 'Your calendars', the main Google Calendar associated with the Google Account and voice linked to your speaker or display is ticked by default.
  6. Tick the box next to other shared calendars for which you want to get events.
  7. (Optional, English only) Under 'Default calendar to create events', choose the Google Calendar to which you want to add events when you use voice commands. Note: Only shared calendars where you have 'write' access will appear.

Step 3. Add an event using your voice

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

Add a calendar event

Note: Your Assistant asks 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 8.00 p.m.'

'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. To add an all-day event, say 'all day' for start time.

Step 4. Ask for event information

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

Get information on
a single upcoming event or meeting

'When, what or where is my first event or meeting?'

'When, what or where is my next event, meeting, agenda or calendar?'
Get information about multiple events,
meetings, agenda or calendar​

Note: You'll get information
for your first three scheduled events.
'List all events for 1 August'

'What’s my agenda for today?'

'What’s my calendar for Friday?'
Note: Google Nest displays only supports daily and weekly views of your calendar. Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max will also display all-day events when prompted.

Troubleshooting

Make sure that personal results are turned on. This is required to get calendar information.

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