Here Is What Can You Do With Google Home

Google Home is an interactive speaker that enables you to speak voice commands (to the speaker) through Google’s intelligent personal assistant called Google Assistant.

I have one of these ordered and have been exploring (researching) on what you can do with Google Home. The best listing I came up with was at the Google Home support site. Below is a summary of the command categories. You can click on any of the links in the categories to get a more in-depth description of how to execute (or say) the commands.

 Watch or listen to media

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 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.

 Control TVs and speakers

Play TV shows and movies using Google Home —  Stream video content to any TV that has Chromecast plugged in or built-in.
Play YouTube videos on TVs using Google Home — Initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in — using only your voice.
View Google Photos using Google Home (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.
Play audio from your phone to Google Home  — Play audio from your phone to Google Home from 100+ Chromecast-enabled audio apps or by playing your Android Audio.
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.

 Plan your day

My Day — 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 on Google Home Order everyday essentials and buy items on your shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
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.

 Manage tasks

Timer — Set and manage a timer for cooking, game time, laundry, and even sleep.
Alarm — Never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You can set and manage alarms with just your voice.

 Get answers

Facts & info — Ask Google what you want to know.
Finance — Ask about current individual stock prices or current points of an index, like the NASDAQ.
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.

 Have fun

Games — Test your knowledge with trivia and games.
Fun —  Try various queries to see if Google Home has some surprises.


SOURCE: Google Home Support

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