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Broadcast voice messages to Google Nest or Home devices

Send a message to everyone in your home with the broadcast feature on Google Home and Nest speakers and displays. When you broadcast a message, it plays on all of your Google Nest and Home devices.

Tip: You can create Routines to broadcast messages in your home and to your family. Learn how to create a routine.

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

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Broadcast from one speaker or display to other speakers or displays

What you need

Where the broadcast plays

If the message is started on a speaker or display, it plays on all speakers or displays that:

Broadcast from phone to speaker or display

What you need

Where the broadcast plays

If the message is started on a phone, it plays on all speakers or displays that are signed in to the same Google Account

Your phone doesn't need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your speakers or displays.

Broadcast a message to your entire home

To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:
Create a custom message

"Broadcast [message]."

You can also use the commands “shout,” “tell everyone,” or “announce” instead of “broadcast.”

This broadcasts on all Google Nest or Home devices.

Broadcast a message to a particular room or device

Note: This feature is currently only available in English.

To broadcast a message to: Say "Hey Google," then:
A room
  • "Broadcast to [room name] [message]."

  • "Broadcast to the living room, it's time to start homework."

A device
  • "Broadcast to [device name] [message].”

  • "Broadcast to kitchen display, is dinner ready yet?"

Broadcast a preset message

To broadcast a message for:   Say "Hey Google," then:

Wake up

"Broadcast..."

  • wake up everyone
  • (it's) time to wake up
Breakfast

"Broadcast..."

  • breakfast is ready
  • breakfast is served
  • (it's) time for breakfast
Lunch

"Broadcast..."

  • (your) lunch is ready
  • it's lunch time
Dinner

"Broadcast..."

  • dinner is served
  • dinner is ready
  • ring the dinner bell
  • (it's) time for dinner
  • it's dinner time
Time to leave

"Broadcast..."

  • (it's) time to get out
  • (it's) time to leave
  • (it's) time to leave home
  • (it's) time to leave the house
Arrived home

"Broadcast..."

  • I'm home
  • I'm here
On the way

"Broadcast..."

  • (I'm) on the way
  • (I'll) be home soon
  • (I'll) be back soon
Movie time

"Broadcast..."

  • (it's) movie time
  • the movie is about to start
  • let's go to the movie
TV time

"Broadcast..."

  • the show is about to start
  • it's time to watch TV
  • (it's) TV time
Bedtime

"Broadcast..."

  • (it's) time for bed
  • (it's) time to go to bed
  • sleep time
  • we should go to bed

These commands broadcast on all speakers or displays.

Voice match and broadcasting messages

Anyone (including users enrolled in Voice match and guests) can broadcast a message.

Reply to a broadcast

You can reply to a broadcast after it plays. Your reply is sent only to the original broadcast device. Mobile devices and other speakers or displays don't get your reply.

To do this: Say "Hey Google," then:
Reply to a broadcast
  • "Reply [message]."
  • "Send a reply."
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