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Voice Match and media on shared Google Nest or Home devices

A Google Nest or Home speaker or display is often shared among household members. When each person in your household uses Voice Match, all of you will enjoy a more customized media experience.

When you set up Voice Match on a shared speaker or display, you can do things like:

  • Choose your own default music services.
  • Get a personalized music experience based on your listening history, liked songs, and other details of your past interaction with the music service.
  • Control your own private library for the music service, which allows you to access your saved songs and playlists.
  • Can ask to play recommended YouTube videos or some TV shows or movies from a linked streaming service, which allows you to continue playback from your last saved spot.

Set up Voice Match

Voice Match must be associated with a Google Account. Only one Voice Match profile can be associated with a Google Account. If you have multiple Google Accounts, please only choose one account to set up a Voice Match profile

When you set up Voice Match in your home, you turn it on for all devices in your home and can choose to turn it on automatically for any new devices. You can turn off Voice Match for a specific device at any time.

Set up Voice Match
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Voice Match  Add devices.
  5. Make sure any devices you want to link your voice to are checked.
  6. Tap Next  I agree.
  7. Follow the in-app steps.
  8. To get your personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup.
  9. To invite others to set up Voice Match for tailored results, tap Invite  choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.

Important: These steps won't work with a Google Workspace account. Learn how to use a Google Workspace account on a device.

Share services with other Voice Match users and guests

Once you've set up Voice Match on a shared speaker or display, your linked music and video services may be accessible to someone else who speaks to your speaker or display using relevant voice commands.

To prevent others from using your music and video services, ask them to:

Voice commands for Voice Match and media

Your speaker or display may play different music and video content if the requester uses Voice Match or is a guest. Below is an overview:

 

 

First person who set up Voice Match

How to identify this person

Additional Voice Match users Guests and people without Voice Match
Music voice commands will:
  • Play music from your default music service.
  • If you haven't linked your default service, your Assistant will use other linked users' music services.
  • Play music from your default music service.
  • If you haven't linked your default service, your Assistant will use other linked users' music services.
  • Play music from the default music service of the first person who set up Voice Match.
  • If the service you requested hasn't been linked, your Assistant will use other linked users' music services.

TV shows and movies voice commands will:

  • Play content from your linked streaming service.
  • If you haven't linked your streaming service, your Assistant will use other linked users' service accounts.
  • Play content from your linked streaming service.
  • If you haven't linked your streaming service, your Assistant will use other linked users' service accounts.
  • Play content from the linked streaming service of the first person who set up Voice Match.
  • If the streaming service you requested hasn't been linked, your Assistant will use other linked users' streaming services.

YouTube videos voice commands will:

  • Play content from your YouTube account.
  • Play content from your YouTube account.
  • Play content from the YouTube account of the first person who set up Voice Match.
TV and speaker voice commands will:
  • Control TVs, speakers, and multi-room groups for all users who set up Voice Match.
  • Control TVs, speakers, and multi-room groups for all users who set up Voice Match.
  • Control TVs, speakers, and multi-room groups for all users who have linked their Google Account.
Audiobook voice commands will:
  • Play audiobooks you've purchased.
  • Play audiobooks you've purchased.
  • Play audiobooks purchased by th first person who set up Voice Match.

Who is the first person who set up Voice Match?

The user who set up the speaker or display and linked their voice is also the first person who set up Voice Match.

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