Control smart home devices using the Google Assistant

You can control smart home devices including lights, switches, outlets, and thermostats using the Google Assistant on your Pixelbook. Learn more about services and smart devices that work with Google Home.

For example, you can say or type:

  • "Ok Google, set the thermostat to 72 degrees"
  • "Ok Google, dim the kitchen lights"

You can also use the Google Assistant to check the status of compatible smart home devices, like thermostats and lights.

For example, you can say or type:

  • "Hey Google, what's the room temperature?"
  • "Ok Google, is the light on in the living room?"

What you'll need

  • Your device's language set to English or French (Canada).
  • Wi-Fi network connection
  • "Ok Google" hotwording turned on
  • Lights, switches, plugs, or thermostats that work with the Google Assistant. You'll need to set these devices up in the Google Home app first.
  • Your device signed in to the same account you use with the Google Home app.

Control devices using commands

  1. On your device, press the Launch assistant key key or say "Ok Google."
  2. Say "Ok Google" or select Speak Speak
    To type instead, select Type Type
  3. Say or type a command:

Control lights

  • Turn on/off [light name].
  • Turn on/off all of the lights.
  • Turn on/off lights in [room name].
  • Dim the [light name].
  • Brighten the [light name].
  • Set [light name] to 50%.
  • Turn [light name] green.

Control thermostats

Turn on thermostat

Note: You must say a mode.

  • Turn on heating/cooling mode.
  • Turn on heat-cool mode.

Turn off thermostat

  • Turn off thermostat.

Set the temperature

  • Set the heat to 68.
  • Set heat-cool to 72.
  • Set the air conditioning to 70.
  • Set the [room name] thermostat to 70.

Adjust the temperature

Note: You can say "temp" or "temperature."

  • Make it warmer/cooler.
  • Raise/lower the temp.
  • Raise/lower the temp 2 degrees.

Switch heating or cooling modes

  • Turn on heating/cooling.
  • Set thermostat to cooling/heating.
  • Turn thermostat to heat-cool mode.

Find out the temperature

  • What's the thermostat set to?
  • What's the temperature outside?

Control switches or outlets

  • Turn on/off the [outlet name].
  • Turn on/off the [switch name].

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