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Control Google Nest or Home devices by voice

You can use voice commands to manage Google Nest or Home speaker or display features, like media, alarms, lights and thermostat controls, information searches, and much more.

To use a voice command, say "Hey Google" or "OK Google" and then the command.

If you have Look and Talk (English only) or quick phrases (US English only) enabled on your Nest Hub Max, you can also activate Google Assistant without "Hey Google."

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do not disturb.

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing

Learn how to ask your Assistant to do multiple things at once (US English only).

Listen to media

Music
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:
Request a song "Play [song name]"
"Play [song name] by [artist name]"
"Play [song name] from [album name]"
"Play [song name] on [music service]"
"Play songs like [song name]"
Request an artist "Play [artist name]"
"Play music by [artist name]"
"Play [artist name] on [music service]"
"Play songs like [artist name]"
Request an album "Play [album name]"
"Play [album name] by [artist name]"
"Play [album name] by [artist name] on [music service]"
Play music based on genre, mood, or activity "Play classical music"
"Play happy music"
"Play music for cooking"
"Play [genre] on [music service]"
Play personalized suggested content from chosen service "Play some music"
"Play [genre] music on [music service]"

Shuffle

"Shuffle"
"Shuffle [album]"
"Shuffle some music"
"Play [album] and shuffle"
"Play [album] shuffled"
"Play [album] on shuffle"

You can also use an artist or playlist name instead of an album name.

Pause "Pause"
"Pause the music"
Resume "Resume"
"Continue playing"
Stop "Stop"
"Stop the music"
Play next song "Next"
"Skip"
"Next song"
What's playing "What's playing?"
"What song is playing?"
"What artist is playing?"
Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"

Play music on your speakers, TV, or video device

Note: You must use a Chromecast, Chromecast built-in TV, or Assistant built-in TV that is linked to Google Nest or Home speaker or display.

"Play music on my living room TV"
"Play [genre] on my bedroom speakers"

Play music on a speaker group

"Play music on [speaker group name]"

Note: Set up a speaker group in the Google Home app to enable this feature.


Learn more on how to listen to music.
Podcasts
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Listen to a podcast "Listen to [podcast name] on [podcast service]"
"Play [podcast name] on [podcast service]"
Continue to listen to a podcast "Continue listening to [podcast name]"
"Play my podcast"
Listen to podcast by latest episode "Listen to the latest episode of [podcast name]"
Listen to the next or previous episode "Next episode"
"Previous"
"Skip"
Pause "Pause"
"Pause the podcast"
Resume "Resume"
"Continue playing"
Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"
Stop "Stop"
"Stop the podcast"
Change the playback speed "Play at 2x speed"
"Play slower"
"Play twice as fast"
"Play at half the speed"
What's playing (podcast) "What's playing?"
"What podcast is playing?"
Discover new podcasts "Recommend a podcast"
"Play a comedy podcast"
"Find podcasts about investments"

Learn more on how to listen to podcasts.
Radio
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:

Listen to the closest radio station by name, call-sign, or frequency

Note: Premium online radio streaming requires a subscription (available in the US and Canada only).

"Play [radio station name]"
"Play [radio station call-sign]"
"Play [radio station frequency]"
"Play [radio station] on [radio service]"

Listen to a radio station in another location "Play [radio station name] in [location]"
"Play [radio station frequency] [location]"
Listen to the last radio station or channel you played "Turn on the radio"
"Play the radio"
Listen to the last radio station or channel you played on a specific service "Play [radio service]"
Play radio on TV or speaker with Chromecast built-in "Play [radio station] on my [device name]"
Play a nearby NPR station "Play NPR"
Pause "Pause"
"Pause the radio"
Resume "Resume"
"Continue playing"
Stop "Stop"
"Stop the radio"
What radio station is playing "What's playing?"
Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"

Learn more on how to listen to radio.
News
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Listen to the latest news "Play me the news"
"Listen to the news"
Listen to news from specific provider "Listen to (the news from) [provider name]"
"Play (the news from) [provider name]"
Listen to news about a topic "Listen to news about NASA"
"Play the latest on college football"
"Hear headlines about Wall Street"
Listen to the latest news about a specific news category "What's the latest in sports?"
"Play business news"
Pause "Pause"
"Pause the news"
Resume "Resume"
"Continue playing"
Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"
Stop "Stop"
"Stop the news"
Change the playback speed "Play at 2x speed"
"Play slower"
"Play twice as fast"
"Play at half the speed"
Play next news story "Next"
"Skip"
Rewind "Rewind"
"Rewind [number] seconds"
"Rewind [number] minutes"
What's playing (news) "What's playing?"
"What news is playing?"

Learn more on how to listen to news.
Chromecast-enabled apps
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Pause "Pause"
"Pause the music"
Resume "Resume"
"Continue playing"
Stop "Stop"
"Stop the music"
What's playing "What's playing?"
"What song is playing?"
"What artist is playing?"
Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"

Learn more on how to play media from Chromecast-enabled apps.
Android audio
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Stop playing Android audio on your speaker or display "Stop"
Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"

Learn more on how to play Android audio.
Content playing from Chrome to your speaker or display
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Stop playing Chrome content on your speaker or display "Stop"
Control volume "Turn it up"
"Turn it down"
"Max volume"

Learn more on how to play content from Chrome browser to your speaker or display.
Control volume of speakers and displays

Important: Voice commands change the volume of media and Google Assistant only. They don't change the volume of alarms and timers.

To do this: Say "OK Google" or "Hey Google," then:

Increase volume by 10%

Note: On Google Home Max, the volume will increase by 5%.

"Turn it up"

Decrease volume by 10%

Note: On Google Home Max, the volume will decrease by 5%.

"Turn it down"

Set specific volume level

Note: The volume ranges from 0-100% or 0-10. At 0, media is muted, but Google Assistant speaks at 5% volume.

"Volume level 5"
"Volume to 65%"

Set volume to 100% "Max volume"
Set volume to 5% "Minimum volume"

Mute or unmute media volume

Note: Google Assistant, alarms, and timers will remain at their current volume.

"Mute"
"Unmute"

Change volume by a specific amount "Increase volume by 10%"
"Decrease volume by 15%"
Get the current volume level "What's the volume?"

Control TV or speakers

Play music on speakers and TVs using your speaker or display
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:

Play music on a specific device by name.

To start, stop, and control music on a remote device, add "on [device name]" to any of the basic voice commands.

Note: News and podcasts are not supported.

"Play [artist] using [music service] on [device name]"
"Pause on [device name]"
"Play [music genre] on [device name]"
"Stop [device name]"


Learn more on how to play audio on speakers and TVs from your speaker or display.
Play video on TVs using your speaker or display
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Play general videos from TV show, YouTube Channel, or artist "Play [artist] videos on [TV name]"
"Play [YouTube channel] videos on [TV name]"
"Play [TV show] videos on [Chromecast name]"
Play specific videos or songs "Play [video name] trailer on [TV name]"
"Play [song name] on [TV name]"
Play videos by category "Play [topic] videos on [TV name]"

Turn on subtitles or captions

 

 

Turn off subtitles or captions

"Turn on subtitles"
"Turn on captions"
"Subtitles on"
"Captions on"

"Turn off subtitles"
"Turn off captions"
"Subtitles off"
"Captions off"

Turn on subtitles for a specific language

Note: Supported languages depend on the content service and the video title.

"Turn on [language] subtitles"

To control videos on a remote device, add "on [device name]" to any of the basic voice commands for music. "Pause on [device name]"
"Resume on [device name]"
"Skip on [device name]"
"Stop on [device name]"

Learn more on how to play video on TVs using your speaker or display.
Play TV shows and movies using your speaker or display
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Open an app "Open [app name] on the TV"
"Start [app name] on the TV"
Play a specific channel "Play [channel] on TV"
"Change channel to [channel]"
Search and play content "Search for [genre] movies"
"Play [album name]"
"Play [artist name]"

Play TV series, TV show, or movie

Note: For TV series, each session usually starts where the previous session ended. For The CW, each session starts from the latest aired episode.

Requests for specific episodes or seasons of a TV series aren't supported.

"Watch [TV series] on [TV name]"
"Watch [TV series] from [service] on [TV name]"
"Watch [TV show] on [TV name]"
"Watch [TV show] on [service] on [TV name]"
"Play [movie] on [TV name]"
"Play [movie] on [service] on [TV name]"

Play next episode or previous episode

Note: Some services don't support requests for next or previous episode.

"Next episode on [TV name]"
"Previous episode on [TV name]"

Pause or resume or stop "Pause on [TV name]"
"Resume on [TV name]"
"Stop on [TV name]"
Skip back "Skip back [time] on [TV name]"
"Rewind [time] on [TV name]"
"Jump back [time] on [TV name]"

Turn on subtitles or captions

 

 

Turn off subtitles or captions

"Turn on subtitles"
"Turn on captions"
"Subtitles on"
"Captions on"

"Turn off subtitles"
"Turn off captions"
"Subtitles off"
"Captions off"

Turn on subtitles for a specific language

Note: Supported languages depend on the content service and the video title.

"Turn on [language] subtitles"

Turn on dubbing

Note: Dubbing switches the spoken language to a language of your choice. Some services don't support dubbing.

"Dubbing on"
"Turn on dubbing"
"Can you turn on dubbing?"

Change dubbing to a language of your choice "Change language to [language]"
"Switch language to [language]"
"Turn on [language] dubbing"
"Play it in [language]"

Learn more on how to play TV shows and movies with your speaker or display.
Multi-room group playback with your speaker or display
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Play music using group name "Play rock on [group name]"
Control music using basic commands "Pause"
"Resume"
"Stop"
"Play next song"
Control volume of a device in a speaker group "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"

Note: During group playback, volume commands only change the device you said the voice command to.

Learn more on how to use multi-room group playback with your speaker or display.

Control entertainment accessories
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or Hey Google," then:
Turn on set top box "Turn on [set top box name]"
Change volume "Volume up on [set top box name]"
"Volume down by 5 on [set top box name]"
Play a game on Xbox "Play [game] on Xbox"

Plan your day

Traffic and commute
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then: What your speaker or display will tell you:

Get commute conditions

"How long is my commute?"

Estimated time to get to work by your preferred commute method

Specify method

"How long will it take to walk to the library?"

You can also ask how long it will take to bike or take a bus or train.

Estimated time to get to a destination from your home address by the method you specified

Specify destination

"How long will it take to get to [destination]?"

Estimated time to get to a destination from your home address by your preferred travel method

Specify source and destination

"How long will it take to get from [starting location] to [destination]?"

Estimated time to destination by your preferred travel method


Learn more on how to get traffic and commute information.
Weather and forecast
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:
Ask for the current weather at your device's home address "What's the weather?"
Ask for the weather forecast at your device's home address for:
  • Tomorrow
  • Specific day
  • Weekend
  • Week
  • Next [number] days (choose up to 10 days)
"What's the weather tomorrow?"
"What's the weather for [specific day]?"
"What's the weather this weekend?"
"What's the weather for the next [number] days?"
"What will the weather be like between [day] and [day]?"
Ask specific questions about the weather or forecast at your device's home address "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"
"Is it sunny today?"
"Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?"
Ask specific question about weather or forecast in a certain location for:
  • Tomorrow
  • Specific day
  • Weekend
  • Week
  • Next [number] days (choose between 1-10 days)
"Will it rain tomorrow [in location]?"
"What's the weather this weekend [at location]?"
Ask for general weather in a certain location "What's the weather [in location]?"
Specify unit "What's the weather in [unit]?"

Learn more on how to get weather and forecast information.
Business
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Get nearby locations "Where are pharmacies nearby?"
"Any ATMs nearby?"
"Find me a restaurant"
Get business phone number "What's the phone number for the nearest [business name]?"
Get business address "What's the address for [business name] in [city name]?"
Get business open hours "Is the [business name] on [street name] open right now?"

Learn more on how to get local business information.
Calendar and event
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:

Get information on a single upcoming event or meeting

"When is my first event?"
"Where is my first meeting?"
"What is my next event?"

Get information about multiple events, meetings, agenda, or calendar

Note: You'll get information for your first 5 scheduled events.

"List all events for [date]."
"What's my agenda for today?"
"What's on my calendar for [day]?"


Learn more on how to get calendar and event information.

Control your home

Lights
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
To turn on or turn off a light "Turn on or off [light name]"
Dim a light "Dim the [light name]"
Brighten a light "Brighten the [light name]"
Set a light brightness to a certain percentage "Set [light name] to 50%"
Dim or brighten lights by a certain percentage "Dim [light name] by 50%"
"Brighten [light name] by 50%"
Change the color of a light (if multiple colors are available on your lights) "Turn [light name] green"
Turn all lights in room on or off "Turn on or off lights in [room name]"
Turn all lights on or off "Turn on all the lights"
"Turn off all the lights"

Learn more on how to connect and manage lights using your speaker or display.
Thermostat
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
To adjust the temperature "Make it warmer"
"Lower the temp"
"Raise temp 2 degrees"
"Set the temperature to 72"
To switch heating or cooling modes "Turn on the cooling"
"Set the thermostat to heating"
"Turn thermostat to heat or cool mode"

Learn more on how to connect and manage thermostats with Google Assistant.
Plugs and switches
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Turn plugs on or off "Turn on or off the [plug name]"
Turn switch on or off "Turn on or off the [switch name]"

Learn more on how to connect and manage plugs or switches using Google Assistant.
Wi-Fi
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Pause Wi-Fi for a family Wi-Fi device group "Pause Wi-Fi for [Family Wi-Fi group]"
Resume Wi-Fi for a paused family Wi-Fi device group "Unpause Wi-Fi for [Family Wi-Fi group]"
Check the internet speed of the router "What's my internet speed?"
Check guest Wi-Fi password

Note: This command is currently not available in Finland, Portugal, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

"What's my guest Wi-Fi password?"

Available when you use Google Nest Wifi or Google Wifi in the Home app.

Note: Since pause or unpause can be voice activated, be careful when you add critical devices to a Family Wi-Fi group.

Home security
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or Hey Google," then:
Start stream "Show [camera name]"
"What's on [camera name]?"
"[Camera name] on [Chromecast device name]"
"Play [camera name] on [Chromecast device name]"
"Show [camera name] on [Chromecast device name]"
Stop stream "Stop [TV or Chromecast device name]"

Learn more on how to stream and control security cameras.

Note: You can't disarm using voice commands.

Vacuums
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Start vacuum "Start the [vacuum name]"
"Start vacuuming"
"Is the [vacuum name] running?"
Stop vacuum "Stop the [vacuum name]"
"Stop vacuuming"

Manage alarms, timers and shopping list

Alarms
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Set new alarm "Set alarm for 6 AM tomorrow"
Set an alarm with a name "Set an alarm for 7 AM called Medicine"
Set a recurring alarm "Set alarm for 7 AM every day of the week"
Ask about an 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 "Hey Google." Just say "Stop." (English language only)

Snooze "Snooze for 10 minutes"
"Snooze"

Learn more on how to set up and manage alarms.
Timers
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:
Set a timer
Set a timer with name
"Set a timer for one minute"
"Set a 10-minute timer for pizza"
Find out time remaining on a timer
Find out time remaining on a timer with a name
"How much time is left?"
"How much time is left on my pizza?"
Cancel a timer
Cancel a timer with name
"Cancel timer"
"Cancel pizza timer"

Stop a ringing timer

"Stop"

To stop a timer, you don't need to say "Hey Google." Just say "Stop." (English language only)

Pause timer "Pause timer"
Resume timer "Resume timer"
"Restart timer"

Learn more on how to set up and manage timers.
Shopping lists
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Add item to list "Add paper towels to my shopping list"
Add multiple items to list "Add paper towels and batteries to my shopping list"
Ask what's on list "What's on my shopping list?"

Learn more on how to create and manage shopping lists.

Get answers and information

Fact, info, and more

Facts and information

Get answers to your everyday questions.

  • "How tall is Barack Obama?"
  • "What's the capital of Mali?"
  • "How many Oscars has Denzel Washington won?"
  • "Why is the sky blue?"
  • "How far is the sun?"
  • "What is the smallest country in Europe?"

Calculations

Perform complicated calculations.

  • "What is 15% of 92?"
  • "What's the 5th root of 97?"

Translation

Get translations for words or phrases in supported languages.

  • "How do you say hello in Japanese?"
  • "What's 'good morning' in French?"

Currency conversions

Get conversions of global currencies.

  • "How many euros is a dollar worth?"

Unit conversions

Get conversions for units. Great for the kitchen!

  • "How many pounds are 2 kilos?"
  • "2 gallons is how many liters?"

Nutrition

Get nutrition information for ingredients or food.

  • "How much fiber in kale?"
  • "How much sugar is there in a Coke?"

Dictionary

Get definitions and spellings for words.

  • "How do I spell 'vigorously'?"
  • "What does 'circumlocution' mean?"

Local time

Get the local time in various locations.

  • "What time is it now?"
  • "What time is it in [location]?"

Holidays

Get information on upcoming holidays.

  • "When is [holiday]?"
  • "How many days until [holiday]?"

Learn what your speaker or display can do

  • "What can you do?"

Learn more on how to get facts, information, dictionary, unit conversions, and more.
Sports
To do this: Say "Hey Google," then: What your speaker or display will say or do:
Get the score for a game "What was the score of the [team name] game?" The score for the game

Get how a team's doing

"How are the [team name] doing?"

The score for the game if it's in progress.

The team's overall win or loss record

Get information about team's standing in a league "What is the [team name] standings?"
"What is the [team name] record?"
The league's standings and leaders
Get the next game for a team or tournament "When are the [team name] playing next?" The day, time, location, and who they are playing for the next game
Get the schedule of a team or league "Who are [team name] playing this week?"
"Who's playing in the [league] today?"
The schedule for team or league
Get if team won or lost "Did [team name] win or lose?" Whether team won or lost
Get league standings "[League] standings" The first ranked team

Learn more on how to get sports information.
Stock market and finance
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then: What your speaker or display will say or do:

Get info about an individual stock

"What is [company name] trading at?"

The current price of [company name] stock

The day's gain or loss for that stock

Get info about an index

"What is the S&P 500 trading at?"

The current price of the index

The day's gain or loss for that stock

Get info about market health "How are the markets doing?" Summarize major indices

Get info about stock price:

  • Before market opened
  • At opening
  • At close
  • After hours

"What was [name of stock] premarket price?"
"What did [name of stock] open at?"
"What did [name of stock] close at?"
"What is [name of stock]'s after hour's price?"

Note: You can use the ticker symbol or company name.

The company's stock price information

Get info about market cap of company "What is the market cap of [company name]?" The company's market cap

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