What is Google Home?
Google Home – A device for consumers that connects to their home network and can perform a large variety of tasks through voice commands. Typical uses include asking basic questions, making Google searches, scheduling appointments, playing music, or setting alarms. More recently, digital assistants like Google Home have allowed homes and businesses to connect their virtual assistant to automated devices like lights and security, allowing them to be accessed and controlled via voice command.
Music — Play music from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood, or activity.
News — Get the latest news from sources you trust.
Watch the news — Watch the news on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in.
Podcasts — Listen to popular podcasts.
Radio — Listen to popular radio stations.
Relax — Listen to soothing ambient sounds.
Bluetooth — Play your stored music using Bluetooth.
Audiobooks — Listen to audiobooks from Google Play Books on your Google Home device.
Control TVs and speakers
Play TV shows and movies using Google Home and Chromecast — Stream video content to any TV that has Chromecast plugged in or built-in.
Play YouTube videos on TVs using Google Home and Chromecast — Initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in — using only your voice.
View Google Photos using Google Home and Chromecast (US only) — Enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos from your Google Photos library on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in.
Play audio on speakers and TVs using Google Home — Stream audio to any speaker that has Chromecast Audio plugged in or Chromecast built-in.
Multi-room audio — Group any combination of Google Home, Chromecast Audio, or speakers with Chromecast Audio built-in together for synchronous music throughout the home.
Turn TV on and off — You can turn your TV on and off using your voice and Google Home.
Play YouTube TV — Ready to start watching content with Google Home and YouTube TV? Learn how to set up and use YouTube TV with your Google Home.
See your weather forecast on your TV — Get your current weather and forecast on your TV with your Google Assistant and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in.
Plan your day
Routines, My Day (NL, NO, SV, DK) — Get a curated daily snippet about your day which includes weather, calendar, commute, reminders, and news.
Traffic — Ask for traffic and travel times when driving, walking, or biking.
Local guide — Search for local places and ask for additional information.
Weather — Ask for current weather or forecasts for the week for your home location or any other location.
Calendar — Ask about an event or get your schedule for the day from Google Calendar.
Flight information — Get status updates on your upcoming flight.
Apps for the Google Assistant — Get things done and have some fun on Google Home with third-party created apps for the Google Assistant
Get things done
Shopping list — Create a shopping list and check what’s already on it.
Shop — Order everyday essentials and buy items on your shopping list with your Google Assistant o.
Cook — Find & make your favorite recipes using step-by-step cooking instructions from your Google Assistant.
Make calls — Call friends, family, and businesses using just your voice and Google Home.
Shortcuts — Create faster, easier ways to do your favorite things with your Google Assistant.
Reminders — You can set, ask about, and delete reminders on Google Home.
Send information from Google Home to your phone — Your Google Assistant can send information from Google Home to your phone.
Find your phone with your Google Assistant — Never lose your phone again! You can ask your Google Assistant to ring or call your phone.
Ask your Assistant to remember things — Get a little help from your Assistant to remember things.
Broadcast voice messages to Google Home devices — Send a message to everyone in your home by broadcasting messages on all of your Google Home devices.
Timer — Set and manage a timer for cooking, game time, laundry, and even sleep.
General and media alarms — Never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You can set and manage alarms with just your voice.
Facts & info — Ask Google what you want to know.
Sports — Ask for scores, live updates, or next game date, location, and time.
Calculator — Perform complicated calculations.
Translation — Get translations for words or phrases in supported languages.
Unit conversions — Get unit conversions.
Nutrition — Get nutrition information for ingredients or food.
Dictionary — Get definitions and spellings for words.
Control your home
Control your smart home devices — Control supported smart home devices like thermostats, plugs lights, and more.
IFTTT – If this, then that — Control countless online services and third-party smart devices that aren’t directly integrated.
Stream your security camera — Keep an eye on what matters by streaming your security camera on your TV using Google Home and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in.
Doorbell — Hear when someone’s at your door or stream your video doorbell on your TV using Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in.