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.
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.
SOURCE: Google Home Support