Set and manage alarms and media alarms

You can set general alarms, play your favourite music or choose a character as an alarm with just your voice. Alarms will sound for 10 minutes if not stopped or snoozed. 

You can turn off a timer and general or media alarms without saying, “Hey Google”. Just say, “stop”. This is available on Google Home and Google Nest 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. Please go here for more information on Digital Wellbeing.

Alarms

General alarms

To do this:  Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google”, then…
Set new alarm "Set alarm for 6.00 a.m. tomorrow”
Set alarm with name “Set an alarm for 7.00 a.m. called Medicine” 
Set recurring alarm "Set alarm for 7.00 a.m. every day of the week”
Ask about existing alarm "When is my alarm set for?”
“When is my Friday alarm?”  
"When is my medicine alarm?"
Ask about all alarms “What alarms are set?”
Cancel an existing alarm "Cancel my alarm"
"Cancel my medicine alarm”
Stop a ringing alarm

"Stop"

To stop an alarm, you don’t need to say “Ok Google”; just say “Stop”.
(English language only)

To control by touch:

  • Google Home – Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) –  Tap the centre.
  • Google Home Mini (1st gen) –  Press and hold either side.
  • Google Home Max – Tap the line on the top or right side. 
  • Google Nest displays – Tap Stop on the screen.
  • On a Google Nest Wifi point –Tap the centre.
Snooze “Snooze for 10 minutes.” "Snooze"

Media alarms

Media alarms

You can set your favourite music as an alarm. Select a song, artist, genre or playlist from your default music service in the Google Home app. If you have a premium account with your default music service, you can also use the premium options that the service offers. You cannot use music uploaded on Google Play Music.

Note: This feature is currently available in English (US) on all Google Nest speakers and displays, and English (UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, India), Spanish, French (France and Canada), German and Japanese on all Google speakers as well as the Google Nest Hub Max.

To do this:  Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google”, then…
Set media, music or radio alarm "Set J-pop radio alarm for 6.00 a.m. tomorrow” or “Set birthday music alarm for 7.30 a.m. Monday”
Set recurring media, music or radio alarm "Set Beethoven music alarm for 7.00 a.m. every day”
Ask about existing alarm "When is my alarm set for?”
Ask about all alarms “What alarms are set?”
Cancel an existing alarm "Cancel my alarm"
Stop a ringing alarm

"Stop"

To control by touch:

  • Google Home – Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) –  Tap the centre.
  • Google Home Mini (1st gen) –  Press and hold either side.
  • Google Home Max – Tap the line on the top or right side. 
  • Google Nest displays – Tap Stop on the screen.
Snooze “Snooze for 10 minutes.” "Snooze"

Note: If your speaker or display isn't connected to Wi-Fi at the time of the media alarm, a general alarm will sound instead.

Change alarm volume

Change general alarm volume

  1. Make sure that your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Nest or Home device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Select your device.
  4. At the top right, tap Settings  and then Alarms and Timers.
  5. Move the slider to adjust the volume.

Change media alarm volume

The media alarm plays back at the volume of media. Here's how to change the media volume by voice or touch. 

  • Alarm sounds are only played from Google Nest and Home speakers or displays. Alarm sounds don't play on other Cast devices (e.g. TVs, other speakers) that are associated with your Google Nest or Home device.
  • You can't change your alarm tone for general alarms. 
  • Alarm will sound for 10 minutes if not turned off.
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