Google Home accessibility features

Google Home speakers and smart displays and the Google Home app include features that can be helpful for customers with accessibility needs.

Use your voice or the Google Home app to do the actions below. Note: Each feature may differ in what you can do with your voice and through the app.

Control your appliances

When you link your smart devices to Google Home, you can control them with your voice or through the Google Home app. The Google Assistant works with over 30,000 smart home devices, including smart plugs, smart light bulbs, smart thermostats and even a smart bed.

To find devices that work with Google Home, explore the Google Assistant partners.

Make phone calls and broadcast messages

You can contact your family and friends and make phone calls on Google Home with just your voice. Your Google Assistant can call anyone in your Google contacts. It can also search businesses and services online and call the one that you choose. Learn how to make calls on Google Home.

You can receive calls on Google Home Hub when you and your contacts set up Google Duo. Learn how to make and receive calls on Google Home Hub.

To contact someone in another room, you can use Google Home to broadcast a message to any other Google Home that is on the same Wifi network and signed into the same Google Account. Learn how to broadcast messages on Google Home

Important: You cannot call emergency numbers through Google Home. You must use your phone.

Entertainment

You can use your voice or the Google Home app to play your favourite music from Google Assistant partner music services. You can also play a podcast, select a film or adjust the volume on your smart speaker or Chromecast-connected TV.  Learn how to play media with Google Home.

Your Google Assistant knows many jokes and games. Ask Google to tell a joke or play a game.

Explore Google Assistant’s entertainment partners.

Manage your tasks

Use your voice and the Google Home app to keep track of what you need to do:

  • To keep track of your schedule, use a Google calendar. You can add events with your voice and ask your Google Assistant about anything on your calendar in the future.
  • To remember what to do, use your voice or the Google Home app to set a reminder. Google Home will remind you at the scheduled time and whenever you ask. You can also ask your Assistant to remember important information for you.
  • To make your tasks more simple, set up Routines. A Routine allows you to make Google Home do many things with just one voice command. For example, if you need to turn off your lights, set your alarm, lock your door and adjust your thermostat when you go to bed, you can set up a bedtime Routine. Then just say “Hey Google, bedtime,” and Google Home will do it all for you.

Explore how to get things done and manage tasks.

How to get started

What you need

  • Google Wifi or another Wi-Fi router (preferable a mesh network for maximum coverage)
  • A Google Home device
  • Phone or tablet with Android or iOS
  • Any desired smart devices. Explore Google Assistant partners to find smart devices that work with your Google Home.

What to do

  1. Set up your Google Wifi or other Wi-Fi router.
  2. Set up your Google Home.
  3. Set up your other smart devices according to the device maker’s instructions.
  4. Connect your devices to Google Home.  

For more help

Contact Google Home Help

Contact Google Disability Support

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