Explore what you can do with Google Nest devices

Google Home makes life easier by helping you do things like access media, manage your tasks, and plan your day — using only your voice.

 Watch or listen to media 

Voice Match - Share Google Home with family and friends. Link your Google Account and voice to Google Home to hear personalized info. 
Music — Play music from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood, or activity.
News —  Get the latest news from sources you trust.
Podcasts — Listen to popular podcasts.
Radio — Listen to popular radio stations.
Relax - Listen to soothing ambient sounds. 
Bluetooth - Play your stored music using Bluetooth.
Audiobooks - Listen to audiobooks from Google Play Books on your Google Home device.


 Control TVs and speakers

Play TV shows and movies using Google Home —  Stream video content to any TV that has Chromecast plugged in or built-in.
Play YouTube videos on TVs using Google Home — Initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in — using only your voice.
View Google Photos using Google Home (US only) — Enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos from your Google Photos library on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in.
Play audio on speakers and TVs using Google Home — Stream audio to any speaker that has Chromecast Audio plugged in or Chromecast built-in.
Multi-room audio — Group any combination of Google Home, Chromecast Audio, or speakers with Chromecast Audio built-in together for synchronous music throughout the home.
Play audio from your phone to Google Home  — Play audio from your phone to Google Home from 100+ Chromecast-enabled audio apps or by playing your Android Audio. 
Turn TV on and off — You can turn your TV on and off using your voice and Google Home. 

 Plan your day

My Day — Get a curated daily snippet about your day which includes weather, calendar, commute, reminders, and news
Traffic — Ask for traffic and travel times when driving, walking, or biking
Local guide — Search for local places and ask for additional information
Weather — Ask for current weather or forecasts for the week for your home location or any other location
Calendar  — Ask about an event or get your schedule for the day from Google Calendar
Flight information —  Get status updates on your upcoming flight

Apps for the Google Assistant - Get things done and have some fun on Google Home with third-party created apps for the Google Assistant

 Get things done

Shopping list — Create a shopping list and check what's already on it
Cook  — Find & make your favorite recipes using step-by-step cooking instructions from your Google Assistant.
Shortcuts — Create faster, easier ways to do your favorite things with your Google Assistant.
Reminders — You can set, ask about, and delete reminders on Google Home. 
Send information from Google Home to your phone — Your Google Assistant can send information from Google Home to your phone.
Find your phone with your Google Assistant — Never lose your phone again! You can ask your Google Assistant to ring or call your phone. 
Ask your Assistant to remember things — Get a little help from your Assistant to remember things.
Broadcast voice messages to Google Home devices — Send a message to everyone in your home by broadcasting messages on all of your Google Home devices.

 Manage tasks

Timer — Set and manage a timer for cooking, game time, laundry, and even sleep.
Alarm — Never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You can set and manage alarms with just your voice.

 Get answers

Facts & info — Ask Google what you want to know.
Finance — Ask about current individual stock prices or current points of an index, like the NASDAQ.
Sports —  Ask for scores, live updates, or next game date, location, and time.
Calculator —  Perform complicated calculations.
Translation —  Get translations for words or phrases in supported languages.
Unit conversions — Get unit conversions.
Nutrition —  Get nutrition information for ingredients or food.
Dictionary —  Get definitions and spellings for words.

 Control your home

Control your smart home devices —  Control supported smart home devices like thermostats, plugs lights, and more
IFTTT - If this, then that —  Control countless online services and third-party smart devices that aren't directly integrated.
Stream your security camera — Keep an eye on what matters by streaming your security camera on your TV using Google Home and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in. 

 Have fun

Games — Test your knowledge with trivia and games.
Fun —  Try various queries to see if Google Home has some surprises.

101 Things to Ask Google Home

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