List of Google Assistant Command and Tips and Tricks

Have you just purchased a Google Home or Google Assistant device like an Android phone recently, and now you’re thinking about how to start using it. Then don’t worry, We will get you covered. Here we’ve shared a list of Google Assistant Command and Tips and Tricks that will be useful in your daily life. As the Google Assistant or Google Home works on voice command, it will be quite easy for you to learn or keep in mind some basic commands to start with it.

Though, it’s not mandatory to use any specific command. You can also use your own, or you can tell/ask your Google Assistant plenty of things. Learning some quick commands will simply let you become a pro enough user to get the best out of it. Here we’ve shared a bunch of the most important and useful Google Assistant Commands that should help you a lot. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

List of Google Assistant Command and Tips and Tricks

Set up Google Assistant (for the first time)

It’s very easy to activate or set up Google Assistant for the first time on your device.

  • Long-press the Home button on your phone to start Google Assistant.
  • A Google Assistant page will appear like “Meet your Google Assistant.”
  • Tap on Continue.
  • Give some of the permissions by selecting YES I’M IN.
  • Now, you will have to train the Assistant to recognize your voice.
  • Tap on getting Started.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  • Done. Now, you can say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to turn on the Google Assistant without touching your phone.

List of Google Assistant Command and Tips and Tricks

First of all, you can try to tell your Google Assistant to do some basic tasks like controlling your device. From play/pause music/videos to set the alarm to set a reminder to ask anything, there some important commands that you can try.

Basic Commands:

  • In order to turn up the volume or turn it down, you can say “OK Google, increase volume” or “OK Google, decrease volume.”
  • To pause or stop or resume the Google Home, you can say “OK Google, pause” or “OK Google, stop” or “OK Google, resume.”
  • If in case, you don’t know what to tell your Assistant, say “OK Google, help.” Then follow the conversation to tell what you need to ask or do.
  • You can make phone calls by saying, “Hey Google, call [saved contact name]”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, call [phone number].”
  • To call any shop: “Hey Google, call the nearest pizza shop.”
  • To redial someone: “Hey Google, redial.” (It’ll automatically redial the last called number from the recent calls list)
  • You can also send text messages like “Hey Google, send a text message”> Now, it will ask whom you want to send the message > tell the [contact name or phone number] > Then say the message content and confirm send.
  • To redial a number, say “OK Google, redial”> It may ask the number or contact > put the details accordingly.
  • Want to relax or do fun with Google Assistant, just say “Hey Google, tell me a joke” or “Hey Google, sing me a song.”
  • Set the room temperature: “Hey Google, set the thermostat to 23 degrees.”
    • You can raise the temperature: “Hey Google, raise the temperature three degrees.”
  • To know the room temperature: “Hey Google, what’s the room temperature right now?”
  • Hire a cab: “OK, Google, order an Uber”.

Voice Commands for Productivity:

  • You can also check the alarms like “OK Google, when is my next alarm?”
    • OR, you can also say “Hey Google, do I have any alarms set?”.
  • Additionally, you can snooze or cancel an alarm like “OK Google, snooze alarm” or “OK Google, cancel alarm for [time].”
  • You can also set or manage a timer. Say “Hey Google, how much time is left on my timer?”
    • OR, you can say “Hey Google, cancel the timer.”
  • Set a second timer: “Hey Google, set a second timer for 30 minutes.”
  • Meanwhile, you can check time/weather/location by asking, “Hey Google, what is the weather in [location]?” or “OK Google, what time it is in [location]?” or “Hey Google, what’s the location right now?”.
  • Convert currency like “OK Google, how much is 1 dollar in India?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, how much is 1 dollar in rupee?”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, what’s 100 dollars in Euros?”
  • Translate something like “Hey Google, translate ‘thank you’ in Hindi.”
  • To flip a coin, say “Hey Google, flip a coin.”
  • You can add the shopping list by saying, “Hey Google, add [item name] to my shopping list.”
  • Tell your Google Assistant to count up or count down like “Hey Google, count to 10” or “OK Google, count from 10 to 1”.
  • For mathematics, you can ask like “Hey Google, what is 50 + 32?” or “OK Google, what is 17 × 12?” or “OK Google, what is 40 ÷ 8?”.
  • Solve an algebra equation: “Hey Google, how do you solve an algebraic equation?”
  • Check cooking recipes like “Hey Google, how to make Pizza?”.
  • For any music or video, “OK Google, play [music name]” or “OK Google, play video.”
  • For measurements, say, “Hey Google, how many centimeters are in feet?”.
  • To buy any product, say “OK Google, buy [product name] > You may have to choose service.
  • To hire a cab, say, “Hey Google, hire/order Uber.”
  • You can pair or cancel Bluetooth easily. Just say “OK Google, Bluetooth pairing”.
  • To cancel Bluetooth pairing: “OK Google, Cancel pairing.”
  • You can check Bluetooth connectivity by asking, “Hey Google, is my phone connected over Bluetooth?”
  • Clear paired Bluetooth devices: “OK, Google, clear all devices”.
    • “OK, Google, clear all Bluetooth devices”.
    • “OK, Google, unpair devices”.
  • To turn on/off Mobile Data or Wi-Fi by saying “Hey Google, Turn on/off Mobile Data” or “OK Google, Turn on/off Wi-Fi.”
  • Find your phone by ringing like “OK Google, ring my phone.”
    • OR, “Hey Google, call my phone.”
    • OR, “OK, Google, find my phone”.
  • You can also command Google Assistant to read the incoming messages from Android Messages, Messenger, Telegram, WhatsApp, etc. Just say “Hey Google, read message replies”> Next, you will need to give access by enabling the ‘Google’ toggle in the Notification access.
    • “OK, Google, read back replies”.

Privacy / Security Commands:

  • To recall anything like “OK Google, where is my passport?” or “OK Google, what’s the PIN?”.
  • To delete your most recent voice command, say, “Hey Google, delete what I just said.”
  • If you want to delete previous voice commands from the server, say “OK Google, delete everything I said today/yesterday/this week/this month/this year.”
  • To lock the door: “Hey Google, lock the front door.”
  • Check the video footage of CCTV: “Hey Google, show me the backdoor camera.”
  • To answer for ringing the bell door: “Hey Google, answer the door.”

Broadcasting over Multiple Speakers:

If you’re using more than one smart speaker, you can use your voice commands for all the speakers by broadcasting them.

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  • To wake up, say “OK Google, broadcast wake everyone up” or “Hey Google, broadcast it’s time to wake up.”
  • Want to breakfast/lunch/dinner? Say “OK Google, broadcast breakfast is ready/served”.
    • OR, “OK Google, broadcast lunch is ready/served”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, broadcast dinner is ready/served.”
  • Are you going to school? Say “OK Google, broadcast ‘time to leave for school’.”
  • Returned home? Say “Hey Google, broadcast arrived home”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, broadcast I’m here.”
  • Want to broadcast a game announcement? Say “Hey Google, broadcast ‘the football is about to start’.”
  • To watch a movie or TV, say “OK Google, broadcast it’s movie time”.
    • OR, “OK Google, broadcast TV time.”
  • To sleep, say, “Hey Google, broadcast time for bed.”
  • You can also create a custom command like “OK Google, broadcast/shout/announce/tell everyone [your message].”

Browse Web via Commands:

  • To check the weather, say, “Hey Google, what’s the weather today?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, Is there hot/cold outside?”
    • OR, “OK Google, any chances of rain [day]?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, when is it going to rain?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, is it windy this morning?”
  • Check traffic status like “OK Google, what’s the traffic on [place/road]?”
    • “Hey Google, how long will it take to get home?”
    • “Hey Google, how long will it take to reach the office?”
  • To check Stocks, say, “Hey Google, what’s the [company] stock price?”
  • For spelling, you can ask, “OK, Google, how do you spell [word]?”
  • To check the distance, say “OK Google, how far is [location] from [location]?”.
  • For Quotes or Poems, say “Hey Google, give me a quote” or “Hey Google, tell me a poem.”
  • News-related queries: say “Hey Google, what’s the news today?”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, what’s today’s headlines?”
  • Sports or Political Updates: say “OK Google, what’s the update of [game name]?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, what’s the score of [team]?”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, did the Indian Cricket Team win yesterday?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, what is the winning probability for Ind vs Aus match today?”
  • Local Recommendations: say “OK, Google, what are the best restaurants in [location]?”.
  • Ask for a local restaurant: “Hey Google, is there any Indian restaurant around here?”
  • You can ask for calories info: “Hey Google, how many calories are in a slice of pizza?”

Use Google Assistant Commands to Schedule and Travel:

  • Want to set the alarm or set a reminder? Say “OK Google, set an alarm for 8 AM”.
    • Or, “OK Google, set a reminder”.
    • OR, “OK Google, remind me to call dad at night.” (You can also set a specific day or time)
  • To check the schedule, say “OK Google, what does my day look like?”
    • OR, you can say “OK Google, list all events for [day].”
    • OR, just say “Hey Google, do I have anything scheduled for [the day]?”.
  • You can also create a calendar event by saying, “OK Google, add [event] to my calendar” or “OK Google, set a schedule [event] on [day/time].”
  • You can check the first event for a day: “Hey Google, where is my first event [the day]?”.
  • Check the next event: say, “Hey Google, when/what is my next event?”.
  • Check reminders: say “Hey Google, what are my reminders?”
    • OR, “Hey Google, Is there any reminder for me?”.
  • Ask to remind: “Hey Google, remind me at 8 am tomorrow to take my lunchbox to the office.”
  • Ask to remind: “Hey Google, remember that I left the car key on the sofa.”
  • You can also ask “Hey Google, where did I put the car key?”
  • Check weekly reminders: “Hey Google, what are my reminders for this week?”
  • Delete reminder: “Hey Google, delete my reminder to take an off tomorrow.”
  • You can also check or read notifications like “OK Google, what are my notifications?” or “Hey Google, read [the specific] notification.”
  • Check the price of an airline flight by asking, “Hey Google, what is the price for a flight to Australia?”.
  • If you want to check booked flights, say “Hey Google, find me flights with [flight company].”
  • To book a hotel, you can say, “Hey Google, find a hotel in Melbourne” and then you can say, “Hey Google, book a room at [specific hotel name].”
  • Search places to visit in any city/state like “OK Google, best places to see in Australia”.
  • Find restaurants by saying “OK Google, what are the best restaurants in Melbourne?”.

Use Commands to Play Music or Media

  • To play music, you can say “OK Google, play some music” or “OK Google, play some music on [music app]”.
  • To play songs of an artist or album or genre, say “OK Google, play songs of [artist/album/genre]”.
  • Play Music from Playlist: say “Hey Google, play the songs of [Playlist Name]”.
  • To know the song name what’s playing, you can ask “Hey Google, what’s this song?”.
  • You can also fast forward or rewind by saying “OK Google, fast forward 10 seconds” or “Hey Google, fast backward 20 seconds”.
  • To pause music, say “OK Google, pause/stop music”.
  • To chill your mind and relax: “Hey Google, play some ambient noise”.
  • To use Spotify: “Hey Google, play some music from Spotify.”
  • If you want to skip any music track: “Hey Google, skip this track.”
  • Want to stop music playback after a specific time? Just say: “Hey Google, stop the music in 10 minutes.”
  • To hear ebooks: “Hey Google, read [ebook name].”
  • To know the estimated reading time: “Hey Google, how much time is left on this chapter?”
  • Want to shift the music playback to your bedroom? Say “Hey Google, move my music to the bedroom”.
  • Want to play music all the downstairs? Say “Hey Google, play music on all the downstairs speakers.”

Chromecast Commands:

  • Play Music on Chromecast by saying “Hey Google play [song/artist/album/genre] on Chromecast”.
  • You can also play YouTube videos on Chromecast using “OK Google, play on Chromecast”.
  • To turn on/off the TV with Chromecast, say “OK Google, turn on [Chromecast name]” or “OK Google, turn off [Chromecast name]”.
  • Play a movie or TV show via Chromecast by saying “OK Google, play [movie/show name] on the [TV name]”.
    • “Hey Google, play House of Cards on TV.”
  • Play music via other speakers: say “Hey Google, play songs on [Chromecast name/Google Home name]”.
  • To pause or play Chromecast playback, say “Hey Google, pause/play [Chromecast name]”.
  • Skip forward or backward on Chromecast: say “Hey Google, skip forward to 2 minutes on [Chromecast name]” or “Hey Google, skip backward to 5 minutes on [Chromecast name]”.
  • Change Volume or Mute Sound on Chromecast: say “Hey Google, set [Chromecast name] volume to 60%” or “Hey Google, mute [Chromecast name]”.
  • Turn up or down the volume: “Hey Google, turn [up/down] the sound.”
  • Show Image or Weather on Chromecast: Say “OK Google, show me a picture of a tiger on [Chromecast name]” or “OK Google, show me the weather on [Chromecast name]”.
  • To play Netflix content: “Hey Google, play Extraction on Netflix.”

Google Assistant Commands for Smart Home:

  • If you want to turn on/off a light, say “OK Google, turn on/off [light name]”.
  • To turn on the bedroom light: “Hey Google, turn on the bedroom light.”
  • To dim or increase the brightness of light, say “Hey Google, dim the [light name]” or “Hey Google, increase the brightness of [light name]”.
    • You can also set the brightness level by saying “Hey Google, set [light name] to 60%”.
    • OR, “Hey Google, dim the [light name] by 30%”.
  • To brighten the light: “Hey Google, brighten the table lamp.”
  • To change the color of the light: “Hey Google, turn the living room lights to green”.
  • In order to change the color of the light, you can say “Hey Google, turn [light name] to [any color]”.
  • To turn on/off room lights, you can say “Hey Google, turn on/off lights in [room name]”.
    • Additionally, you can turn on/off all the lights by saying “Hey Google, turn on/off all the lights”.
  • If you’re using any smart lock device, you can say “Hey Google, lock the door” or “Hey Google, lock the safe locker”.
  • If you’re using any spy cam, you can control it like “OK Google, turn on the [camera name]” or “OK Google, play [camera name] on the [Chromecast name]”.

Commands for Kids:

  • Want to hear an elephant sound to your kids? Just say, “Hey Google, what does an elephant sound like?”
  • To set an alarm for a movie for your kids, “Hey Google, set a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle alarm for 8 am.”
  • You can ask to read a bedtime story for your kids: “Hey Google, read a bedtime story.”
  • Sing a song for kids: “Hey Google, sing a lullaby.”
  • Set a reminder for kids: “Hey Google, when will the school start?”.

Commands for Fun:

  • “Hey Google, what’s the loneliest number?”
  • “OK Google, What’s your best pickup line?”
  • “Hey Google, make me a sandwich”.
  • “Hey Google, tell me a joke”.
  • “Hey Google, it’s my birthday”.
  • “OK Google, it’s not my birthday”.
  • “OK Google, Is your refrigerator running?”
  • “Hey Google, how are you?”
  • “OK Google, what’s your favorite song?”
  • “OK Google, compliment me”.

That’s it, guys. There are a bunch of more commands that you can do by yourself once you’re getting used to it. If you’ve any queries, let us know in the comments below.

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