Google Home Command-List
Triggers the Help dialogue, which can tell you which and how to use commands for specific tasks.
Turn it up / Louder
Raises the audio’s volume
Turn it down
Lowers the audio’s volume
Set volume to [1-11]
Allows you to set the volume between 1 and 11
Prevents your Google Home unit from using its microphone. You will need to press the physical button on the unit to un-mute it
Stops the current task
Allows you to send a feedback message directly to Google.
Primary Google Home Commands
Set alarm for [time]
Sets an alarm reminder for a specific time
Set alarm for [time] every day of the week
Sets a recurring alarm reminder for a specific time
Cancel my alarm
Cancels an alarm that you have previously configured
Snoozes an alarm
Remind me to [task] on [day] at [time]
Creates a task reminder for you on a time and date you specify
Set a timer for [X] minutes
Creates a timer for the requested amount of time
Set a second timer for [X] minutes
Creates a second timer for the requested amount of time
How much time is left on my timer?
Queries how much time remains on a current timer
Pause a timer
Resume a paused timer
Add [item] to my shopping list
Adds the requested item to a Google Home shopping list
What’s on my shopping list?
Reads out the items you put on your Google Home shopping list
Searches and allows you to buy an item from Google Express
Talk to [action name]
Tells Google Home to interact with specific other 3rd party devices
Assorted Food and Health Information Commands
How much potassium is in a banana?
Does a Google search for the nutritional information of the food.
How many calories are in [food]?
Searches for more nutritional information
What is [medical condition]?
Reads your information about a medical condition
How do I make [dish]?
Provides the best recipe for any dish
Find me a [food] recipe
Searches for a recipe with the ingredient in it
Sports and Other Entertainment Commands
What was the score of the [team] game?
Checks the latest scores
What is the [team] record?
Tells you a sports teams current record
When are the [team] playing next?
Tells you a team’s next game
What actors are in [movie]?
Gives you certain news/entertainment information
Who invented [thing]?
Teaches you something from history
Who wrote [book]?
Find out the author of a book
What is [actor]’s most popular movie?
Lists more information about a celebrity
Who is [person]?
Learn more about a person that Google knows about
How old is [person]?
Asks Google how old someone is
Various Calculations and Conversion Commands
How many days until [holiday]?
Tells you how many days till a calendar event
Count to [X]
Google Home counts up or down to your number
What’s [X divided by [Y]?
Perform basic math functions
What is [X] percent of [Y]?
Perform percentage calculations
What’s the cosine of [X]?
Perform more advanced maths
How many [units] are in [other units]
Allows you to convert one unit to another
How many pesos in a dollar?
Perform any type of currency conversion
How many milligrams are [X] ounces?
Convert common units
Language and Communication Commands
How do I spell [word]?
Google Home will spell out a word
How do you say [word/phrase] in [language]?
Translates phrases using Google Translate
What is [foreign phrase] in English?
Asks Google Home for a comparable phrase in English
What does [word] mean?
Defines a requested word
Commute and Travel Information Commands
How’s my commute?
Hear the estimated time driving to your specified workplace
How’s the traffic on the way to [location]?
Gets local traffic data to a location
How long will it take to walk to [place]?
Learn how long it will take by any means of transit to a location
How far is [place] from here?
Ask for a specific distance
When is my next flight?
Gets the time of your flight
Is my flight on time?
Checks up on whether your flight is cancelled or delayed
What’s the status of [airline] [flight number]?
Gives you any flight details
How much is a flight to [place]?
Determines the current price to fly somewhere
What’s the capital of [country]?
Hear current geographical information
What time is it in [place]?
Ask for a local time
Calendar and To-Do List Commands
Play my daily briefing
Google Home reads your daily briefing which Includes the weather, time, and current news
What’s on my calendar for [day]?
Checks your calendar for events or appointments
When is [holiday] this year?
Checks on a specific calendar event’s date
Notates a quick note into Google Home’s storage
What did I ask you to remember?
Recall a quick note from Google Home’s storage
What/when is my next event?
Checks your closest calendar event
News, Weather, and Other Local Info Commands
Tell me the news
Creates a quick summary of the current news
What’s the latest in [category]?
Recalls specific recent news for a certain category or event
What’s the weather?
Hear information about the weather for your location
What’s the forecast for [day]?
Recalls a summary of the weather for a specific day
What is [stock] trading at?
Checks the current trading value of a requested stock
How are the markets doing?
Formulates a summary of the recent events in the stock market
What [businesses] are nearby?
Allows you to search an area for a restaurant, shop, or other business
What’s the nearest [business]?
Finds the nearest location for a service near you
What is the phone number for the nearest [place]?
Searches Google for the phone number of the nearest shop or service requested
Is [business] open now?
Checks the opening hours of a store
Google Home Music and Other Media Commands
Play [song] | Play [album] | Play [artist]
Plays music from whatever default music service you have configured on the Google Home
Play [music] on [music service]
Allows you to play music from a service other than the default
Play music for [activity]
Google Home finds a good playlist of music for a certain activity
Play the song that goes [lyrics]
Listens to the lyrics of a song and gets the title for you
Toggles shuffling on or off
Pauses whatever is playing
Continues a paused audio source
Skips the track or audio source
Rewind [X] seconds
Allows you to back up on a song or podcast
Stop in [X] minutes
Sets an amount of time for when Google Home should stop audio playback
Ask Google Home about information about the current audio source
Play [podcast name]
Searches and plays a specific podcast
Listen to the latest episode of [podcast]
Automatically begins the most recent episode of a podcast
Play at [X] speed
Allows you to change the speed of a podcast or song
Play [radio station] (on TuneIn)
Tunes in to a radio station of a certain name, call-sign, or frequency
Play my [station] station on Pandora
Allows you to play a specific station from your Pandora account
Begins the reading of an audio-book from the Google store
Google Home Chromecast Commands
Turn on/off [Chromecast name]
Turns on or off the power of a connected Chromecast
Play [music] on [Chromecast name]
Start playing a song or playlist on a connected Chromecast device
Play on [Chromecast name]
Begins a requested Youtube video on a Chromecast device
Play [show or movie] on [TV name]
Allows you to play a movie or TV show on your Chromecast
Play/pause [Chromecast name]
Toggles the play state of a Chromecast device
Stop [Chromecast name]
Ends the current media playback on a Chromecast
Skip forward/back [X] minutes on [Chromecast name]
Allows you to rewind or fast forward on your Chromecast at will
Mute/unmute [Chromecast name]
Mutes or unmutes the audio from a specific Chromecast without stopping what is being played
Show [camera name]
Opens up the camera on your connected Chromecast device
Show photos on my TV
Opens up certain photos from your Google Photos account
Show me a picture of [thing]
Searches for a picture to display on your Chromecast
Google Home Smart Home Commands
Turn on/off my lights
Turns on or off your smart lights
Set my lights to [X] percent
Dims or brightens your smart lights
Turn my lights [color]
Changes the color of your smart bulbs
What’s the temperature inside?
Asks for information about the temperature inside your home
Set the temperature to [X]
Allows you to change the Nest thermostat’s temperature
Lock the front door
Lock the smart lock on the front door of your house
Relays a message to all the Google Home devices in your home
Google Home Phone Call Commands
Read my replies
Reads you the latest messages from most of your message sending apps like Messenger or WhatsApp
Send a WhatsApp message
After linking your account to your Google Home allows you to send a message to someone via WhatsApp.
Sends a call out from your Google Home device
Ends the current placed call
Find my phone
Sends an alarm to your phone to help you find it
Activates Bluetooth pairing mode on the Google Home device
Fun Google Home Commands
Play Lucky Trivia
Google starts up a fun trivia game to put your knowledge to the test
What are your Easter eggs?
Listens to Google Home’s fun hidden responses
What does [animal] sound like?
Google Home imitates the sound of an animal
Sing a song
Plays a unique song that is performed by Google Assistant
Tell me a story
Google Assistant will tell you a bedtime story
Tell me a joke
Google Home will tell you a random joke
Read a poem
Google Home will recite poetry on request
Repeat after me: [phrase]
Google Home will repeat the next phrase it hears
Give me a random number between [X] and [Y]
Google Home will generate a random number within a certain specified range
Roll a die
Google Home will roll virtual dice, you can specify what type of die as well
Flip a coin
Google Home will flip a digital coin for you
What is your quest?
Google Home will tell you its goal in life
Can you swim?
Google Assistant will tell you some information about itself
Talk to Eliza
This will allow you to speak to a virtual therapist
Up up, down down, left-right, left-right, B A, Start
This command is a reference to the Konami Code.
Google Home will attempt to beatbox for you
Google Home will start a game of Madlibs with you
Play the name game
Google Home will try to generate a rhyming word for any name given
Make me a sandwich
Just try this one, please
Google Home will make a joke about where Waldo is
Google Home will surprise you, maybe
Miscellaneous Other Google Home Commands
Tune my instrument
Google Home will play notes in an attempt to help you tune your instrument
Play a [letter] note
Google Home will play the requested musical note
Where’s my package?
Google Home will attempt to find out information on your package in shipping.