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Set up and manage Actions on Google for Google Assistant

Note:​ Conversational actions are no longer available. Learn more here.

Get things done and have some fun on your Google Nest speakers or displays with Actions on Google for Google Assistant, including social, lifestyle, education and reference, health and fitness, news, and more.

Note: The services referred to in this article don't include music, home control, news, and video services that work with speakers and displays.

Note: You must download the Google Assistant app to access Actions on Google.

Step 1. Browse available Actions

Discover available services within the Google Assistant app or the directory of Actions.
  1. Open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS).
  2. Tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. If correct, tap Close  to return to the previous screen. To switch accounts, tap the dropdown arrow next to the Google Account, then tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Go back to the home screen, then tap Explore  at the bottom right.
  5. Scroll through the list of Actions on Google. When you've found the one you like, tap the card.
  6. Learn about the service and a sample list of things to ask.

Step 2. Interact with Actions using your voice

Use these commands to start a session with Actions on Google. To learn more about an Action, including additional unique commands, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS) and then Explore and then search for the Action and tap on the Action’s card. You can also search for the Action in the directory.


Voice command

Start using an Action.

“Ask <Action name>.”

“Talk to <Action name>.”

Stop using an Action.


Frequently asked questions about Actions

How do I know I’m talking to an Action on Google?
After you say "Hey Google, talk to <Action name>," there are a few ways you’ll know you’ve started the Action:
  • There will be a short tone that lets you know Google Assistant has successfully started the Action.
  • There may be a short introduction that welcomes you to the Action.
  • The Action host will have a different voice than Google Assistant.
  • When you say "Hey Google, cancel" to cancel a session, there will be a short tone that lets you know the session has ended.
I’m a developer. How do I integrate my Action(s) for Google onto speakers and displays?
Google always looks for new Actions on Google for speakers and displays. Learn more about requirements at Actions on Google.
How can I submit feedback about an Action on Google?
To send feedback to Google, say "Hey Google, send feedback" and say your feedback. This feedback is recorded and sent to the Google Nest team.
What data is being shared with these Actions on Google? How does Google protect my privacy?
Google takes your privacy seriously. Choose what information Actions on Google can access, including your name or street address. To provide a better experience or more functionality, some Actions might request your permission to access information stored in your Google Account. You’re not under any obligation to share this information. Learn more about data security and privacy on devices that work with Hey Google.
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