Get help from Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds

Your Google Pixel Buds allow you to get hands-free help from Google Assistant, making them the perfect companion to stay connected wherever you may be. 

Whether you are on the go and want to control music, get directions, and manage your to do lists, or you are at home and need a moment to disconnect, your Assistant on Pixel Buds is always ready to help. To talk to your Assistant, just say “Hey Google,” or touch and hold either earbud.

 

How to use the Google Assistant | Google Pixel Buds

What you'll need

To use with Google Assistant you need:

Data rates may apply. For minimum requirements, go to g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Examples of what you can ask

To get ideas, ask "What can you do?" Your Assistant can help you:

Control music

  • Music: Play ambient noise. (Subscription may be required)
  • Podcasts: Play [podcast name] podcast. (Requires podcast approval and subscription may be required)

Keep in touch

  • SMS: Text Michelle "Be there in 5 minutes".
  • Calls: Call Mom

Get directions and answers

  • Traffic: How's traffic on the way to work? (Requires location enabled)
  • Food: Are there any coffee shops nearby?
  • Navigation:  Navigate me to [airport name]. (Requires location enabled)
  • Weather: What's the weather like tomorrow?
  • Info: How many pounds are in one dollar?

Manage your plans

  • Reminders: Remember the door code is 1234.
  • Timers: Set a timer for 30 minutes.
  • Shopping lists: Add coffee to my shopping list.
  • Schedule: When is my next meeting?
  • Events: Add an event “Lunch with Michelle” for 12:30pm tomorrow.

Real-time translation

  • Talk with someone: Help me speak Chinese.

Integrate media services

You can link other media apps in your Assistant.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. In the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings.
  4. Tap Services and then Music.
  5. Choose a music service. For some services, you’ll be asked to sign in to your account.

Google Assistant on speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Google Assistant services," tap Music.
  4. Choose a music service. For some services, you’ll be asked to sign in to your account.

Pixel Buds (Gen 1)

Start a conversation

  1. On your Pixel Buds, touch and hold the right earbud.
  2. Ask your Google Assistant for help — no need to say 'Ok Google' first!
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