Google Nest or Home speakers or displays make 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 your speakers or displays with family and friends. Link your Google Account and voice to your speaker or display to get personalised info.
Music – play music from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity.
News – get the latest news from sources that you trust.
Watch news – watch the news on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast Built-In.
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 speaker or display.
Control TVs and speakers
Play TV shows and movies – stream video content to any TV that has Chromecast plugged in or Built-In.
Play YouTube videos on TVs – initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast Built-In using only your voice.
View Google Photos (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 – stream audio to any speaker that has Chromecast Audio plugged in or Chromecast Built-In.
Multi-room audio — group any combination of speakers and displays, or Chromecast Audio with Chromecast Audio built in together for synchronous music throughout the home.
Play audio from your phone to the speaker or display – play audio from your phone to your speaker or display 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 your speaker or display.
Play YouTube TV – ready to start to watch content with your speaker or display and YouTube TV? Learn how to set up and use YouTube TV with your speaker or display.
Get your weather forecast on your TV – get your current weather and forecast on your TV with your Google Assistant and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast Built-In.
Plan your day
Routines – 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 cycling.
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 your Google Assistant – get things done and have some fun on your speaker or display with third-party created apps for your Google Assistant.
Get things done
Shopping list – create a shopping list and check what's already on it.
Shop on your speaker or display – order everyday essentials and buy items on your shopping list with your Google Assistant on your speaker or display.
Cook – find and make your favourite recipes using step-by-step cooking instructions from your Google Assistant.
Make calls – call friends, family and businesses using just your voice and your speaker or display.
Shortcuts – create faster, easier ways to do your favourite things with your Google Assistant.
Reminders – you can set, ask about and delete reminders on your speaker or display.
Send information from your speaker or display to your phone – your Google Assistant can send information from your speaker or display to your phone.
Find your phone with your Google Assistant – never lose your phone again. You can ask your Google Assistant to ring your phone.
Ask your Assistant to remember things – get a little help from your Assistant to remember things.
Broadcast voice messages to your speaker or display – send a message to everyone in your home by broadcasting messages on all of your speakers or displays.
Timer – set and manage a timer for cooking, game time, laundry and even sleep.
General and media alarms – never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You can set and manage alarms with just your voice.
Facts and info – ask Google what you want to know.
Finance – ask about current individual stock prices or current points of an index, like the FTSE.
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 nutritional 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.
If this, then that (IFTTT) – control countless online services and third-party smart devices that aren't directly integrated.
Stream your security camera – keep an eye on what matters when you stream your security camera on your TV using your speaker or display and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast Built-In.
Doorbell – hear when someone is at your door or stream your video doorbell on your TV using Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast Built-In.
Games – test your knowledge with trivia and games.
Fun – try various queries to check if your speaker or display has some surprises.