Google Home, powered by Google Assistant, is one of the most popular voice assistants, along with Amazon’s Echo. Powered by Google Assistant, the device can make your life much easier by delivering tons information without a lot of effort from your end. In this article, we have gathered a bunch of practical – yet cool – commands for Google Home that can help you make the most out of your voice assistant. Before saying any of the below, don’t forget to first utter the word ‘Hey Google’ in order to wake it up.

Commands for everyday use

  • “OK, Google, tell me about my day” or “OK, Google, good morning.” (You will get a personalized greeting, info on weather, traffic, reminders, calendar entries, flight status and curated news stories.)
  • “OK, Google, how’s the weather in Malibu?”
  • “OK, Google, what’s traffic like?”
  • “OK, Google, remind me to [title] on [day] and [time]”
  • “OK, Google, what are my reminders?”
  • “OK, Google, delete my reminder to [name of task]”
  • “OK, Google new calendar event” or “OK, Google, schedule [event] for me on Saturday at 8 p.m.”
  • “OK, Google, what’s next on my calendar?”
  • “OK, Google, what are my notifications?”

Commands that have to do with time and setting alarms

  • “OK, Google, what time is it?”
  • “OK, Google, what’s the time in San Francisco?”
  • “OK, Google, set an alarm for [time]” or “OK, Google, set an alarm for every day at [time].”
  • “OK, Google, snooze alarm.”
  • “OK, Google, cancel my alarm for [time].”
  • “OK Google, set a timer for [time].”
  • “OK, Google, set a second timer for [time]” or “OK, Google, set a spaghetti timer for [time].”
  • “OK, Google, how much time is left on my timer?”
  • “OK, Google, cancel my timer.”

More generally Practical commands

  • “OK, Google, how do I make [dish]?”
  • “OK, Google, hail me an Uber.”
  • “OK, Google, remember that I put my driving license in the top drawer”
  • “OK, Google, where is my passport?”
  • “OK, Google, how do you say [word] in [language]?”
  • “OK, Google, where am I?”

Commands for shopping online

  • “OK, Google, how do I shop?” [to get voice shopping instructions]
  • “OK, Google, buy kitchen roll” [to buy things via Google Express]
  • “OK, Google, reorder Tide detergent.”
  • “OK, Google, add [item] to my shopping list.”
  • “OK, Google, what’s on my shopping list?”

Commands to make or receive phone calls/ remotely use your phone

  • “OK, Google, call home”
  • “OK, Google, hang up.”
  • “OK, Google, find my phone”
  • “OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing.”
  • “OK, Google, is Bluetooth active?”
  • “OK, Google, cancel pairing.”
  • “OK, Google, clear all Bluetooth devices”

Commands to control various media

  • “OK, Google, play some music”
  • “OK, Google, help me relax”
  • “OK, Google, play Drake”
  • “OK, Google, play the song that goes, ‘Guilty feet have got no rhythm'”
  • “OK, Google, what song is this?”
  • “OK, Google, what album is this?”
  • “OK, Google, skip forward two minutes”
  • “OK, Google, skip backward 30 seconds.”
  • Set a sleep timer: “OK, Google, stop in 20 minutes.”
  • Play music on Spotify: “OK, Google, play [artist] on Spotify.”
  • Like or dislike a song on Pandora: “OK, Google, dislike this song.”
  • Play music on YouTube Music: “OK, Google, play [artist] on YouTube.”
  • “OK, Google, play Breaking Bad on Netflix.”
  • “OK, Google, read my book”
  • “OK, Google, next/previous chapter.”
  • “OK, Google, how much time is left?”

If you encounter any problems while trying out any of the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

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