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.
  • G Suite Calendars –  Calendars created from a G Suite 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

Personal results must be turned on to add or hear your calendar information. 

Multiple people using a speaker or display

If multiple users are using the same speaker or display, everyone who wants to hear personal calendar info on their speaker or display must set up Voice Match, even the person who set up the Google Nest or Home device. 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  Assistant  Voice Match  Add a device.
  5. Make sure that any devices to which you want to link your voice are ticked.
  6. Tap Continue  I agree.
  7. Follow the in-app 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.

Step 2. Add shared Google Calendars

You can hear events from shared supported Google Calendars after adding 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  ​Services  Calendar.
  5. Under 'Your calendars', the main Google Calendar associated with the Google Account and voice linked to Google Home is ticked by default.
  6. Tick the box next to other shared calendars that you want to hear events for.
  7. (Optional, English only) Under 'Default calendar to create events', choose the Google Calendar that you want to add events to when using voice commands. Note: You'll only see shared calendars if you have 'write' access.

Step 3. Add an event using your voice

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “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 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 "Ok Google" or “Hey Google", then…

Hear information on
a single upcoming event/meeting

“When/what/where is my first event/meeting?”

“When/what/where is my next event/meeting/
agenda/calendar?”
Hear information about multiple events/
meetings/agenda/calendar​


Note: You'll hear information
for your first 3 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 is turned on. This is required to get calendar information.

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