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 customised 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 personalised 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 films from a linked streaming service, which allows you to continue playback from your last saved spot.
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.
With the Google Home app
- Open the Google Home app .
- Tap Home Settings Google Assistant Voice Match Other devices.
- If you have more than one home, tap the home that you want to add Voice Match to.
- Tap Get started follow the in-app steps.
- Note: To turn on Voice Match automatically for new devices in the same home, turn on 'Automatically enable on future devices'.
With your Google display
Set up Voice Match directly on your Google display. You’ll need your phone and access to your display’s screen.
- Say 'Hey Google, learn my voice' to your display.
- On your display, tap Let’s go.
- Select your account on the display. A push notification will be sent to your phone asking you to confirm whether it’s you trying to sign in on a new device.
Note: If you don't receive a notification:
Android: Go to Settings Apps and notifications [All apps] Google Play services, and check that notifications are enabled. Then, you’ll need to start setup on your display again.
iOS: You may have notifications disabled. Open your YouTube, Google, Gmail or Google Smart Lock app to check if the confirmation prompt has appeared. You must be signed in to one of these apps on your phone for this to work.
- Tap Yes, it’s me to confirm.
- Follow the steps on your display to complete Voice Match setup.
Display is not linked to your Google Account
Voice Match setup is different if your display is not linked to the Google Account that you want to use. In this case, you’ll be prompted to link your display to your Google Account during setup.
- Say 'Hey Google, learn my voice' to your display.
- On your display, tap Let’s go Don’t see account.
- Use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code on your display. This will redirect you to your phone’s web browser.
Note: If you can’t scan the QR code, go to the link below it to continue.
- If you have more than one Google Account, make sure that you’re signed into the right one in the app before continuing. Tap the profile icon in the top-right corner to switch accounts or add another account.
- Enter the passcode shown on your display.
- Tap Enter Next to link your display and account.
- The app will tell you to return to the display. Follow the steps on your display to complete Voice Match setup.
Voice Match setup on displays for someone under the age of 13
A member of your home who is under the age of 13 can also use your display to set up Voice Match with their parent’s help.
For your child to begin Voice Match setup, they should say 'Hey Google, learn my voice' to your display. From there, they can select their Google Account on your display (or link their account to your display if they haven’t already) and continue setup.
Your child will need to ask for your permission to enrol in Voice Match. Voice Match setup will ask you to sign in to your Google Account to give parental permission for your display to recognise your child’s voice.
Your child will then teach Assistant how to recognise their voice. Afterwards, your child will need your help once more to opt in or opt out of saving audio recordings.
Learn more about how to set up Voice Match for your child in our Help Centre.
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:
- Set up Voice Match
- Set their own default music service and request their music
- Link their video services
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
|Additional Voice Match users||Guests and people without Voice Match|
|Music voice commands will:||
TV shows and films voice commands will:
YouTube videos voice commands will:
|TV and speaker voice commands will:||
|Audiobook voice commands will:||
The user who set up the speaker or display and linked their voice is also the first person who set up Voice Match.