Google wants its AI-powered speech assistant to spread to every corner of technology. Starting today, you can find Google Assistant in a wide range of smart speakers ̵
1; from the original Google Home ($ 99 at Walmart) to the new Google Nest Mini (formerly the Google Home Mini ) to third-party options from companies such as JBL . You can find it on smart screens such as the Google Nest Hub (formerly the Google Home Hub), Nest Hub Max and the new Google Nest Wifi mesh network access points. Google Assistant is built into every Android phone, including the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL is accessible via Google & # 39; s new Pixel Buds and you can download it as an app for iPhones. It is even built into cameras, security systems, and cars.
While Google Assistant is becoming ubiquitous, the search giant behind it continues to expand the capabilities of Assistant. Via Google Assistant you can set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more – all with simple voice commands. However, as the list grows, it can be difficult to remember all the things that Google Assistant can do.
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Google has a site with all the possibilities of Google Assistant . Although it is seriously useful, you still want to have an idea of what you first want to do to get the most out of Google Assistant. You can then search the site to limit your options. That is why we have done our best to collect and test everything we could think of. Below you will find the (almost) complete list of voice commands for the Google Assistant so far.
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Calling the Google Assistant
You can start a conversation with the Google Home by simply saying: & # 39; OK, Google & # 39; or & # 39; Hey Google & # 39 ;. Calling Google Assistant on your phone or another device with Google Assistant works the same way, but your account only knows how to respond to one of the devices, even if both of you hear.
The options on all Google speakers are the same, and even third-party speakers offer almost all the same functions, so unless indicated otherwise, take the Google Home commands below for each Google smart speaker or smart display.
Google Assistant on your phone
Google Home can communicate with your phone in various ways. It can call to anyone in your contact list find your lost phone and even stream music from your phone via Bluetooth .
Google Assistant can now be integrated with Android messages, Hangouts, Messenger, SMS, Telegram, WhatsApp and Viber. Just tell it at "Read answers back."
Place a call: "OK, Google, call mom," or, "OK, Google, call [contact name]", or "OK, Google, call the nearest coffee shop."
Hang up: "OK, Google, hang up."
Search for your phone: "OK, Google, find my phone" or "OK, Google, call my phone."
Pair with Bluetooth : "OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing."
Check Bluetooth status: "OK, Google, is Bluetooth active?" Or: "OK, Google, is Bluetooth paired?" or: "OK, Google, is Bluetooth connected?"
Cancel Bluetooth pairing: "OK, Google, cancel" or "OK, Google, cancel pairing."
Delete paired Bluetooth devices: "OK, Google, delete all devices, & # 39; or & # 39; OK, Google, delete all Bluetooth devices & # 39; or & # 39; OK, Google, disconnect devices & # 39;
Google Assistant will now automatically pause sentences when you dictate messages without having to change anything or give special voice commands.
Android users now have access to voice commands for Google Assistant, even when device is locked. In the past, this option was only available on Pixel 3. Phones.
To use this feature, tap the Explore icon at the top right of the Google Assistant app, then tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and press Settings Then go to Assistant > Assistant devices and choose your phone.
Switch within that menu Access m et Voice Match and Personal results lock screen.
Operating your smart home
Google Home now works with more than 10,000 devices and more than 1,000 brands including August, Lifx, TP-Link and more.
Turn smart lights on / off: "OK, Google, turn my lights on / off."
Dim smart lights: "OK, Google, dim my lights up to 50%."
Change smart lamp colors: "OK, Google, turn my lights [color]."
Control smart thermostats: "OK, Google, set the temperature to [temp]."
Make incremental temperature changes: "OK, Google, raise the temperature by 1 degree."
Check Smart Lock: "OK, Google, close the front door."
Turn on the TV with Logitech Harmony: " OK, Google, turn on the TV. "
Change the channel with Logitech Harmony:" OK, Google, turn the TV to the travel channel "or" OK, Google, play channel 12 ".
Change the channel on a Dish Hopper: "OK, Google, play CBS on the Hopper."
Adjust trigger phrases for IFTTT. For example: "OK, Google, let's start this party."
Show Nest Cam ($ 160 at Amazon) feed on Chromecast: "OK, Google, show [camera name]," http://www.cnet.com/"Hey, Google , what's on [camera name]? "or:" OK, Google, play [camera name] on [Chromecast name]. "
A recent update has ensured that assigning your Google Home speakers to rooms makes them smarter about how they operate the smart home devices in that room.
For example, if you have three smart lights in your living room and you assign this and the Google Home speaker to the living room, Google Home only has the command to turn the lights on or off. To control lights outside the living room, you must specify by saying, "Hey Google, turn off all lights" or "OK, Google, turn on the kitchen lights."
Google Assistant is installed on both Google Wifi and Google Nest Wifi access points, as well as a number of external routers from Netgear and others. These commands work with devices from the Google brand and most also work with third-party routers.
To disconnect specific devices from the Internet: "OK, Google, turn off the children's WiFi."
reboot: "OK, Google, restart my router."
You and up to six family members can train Google Home to recognize your voice. The technology is not waterproof so be careful before allowing Google to use your vote to verify purchases. Otherwise, Google can adjust certain responses based on who is speaking. For example, ask about your diary or commuting and Google gives an individualized answer.
Face recognition on the Nest Hub Max
If you have a Google Nest Hub Max, you and up to six family members can train him to recognize your face. Google emphasizes that the technology is not a security feature, because it is possible that a picture of your face or even a family member that looks like you can fool the device, so you cannot approve purchases with it. Otherwise, just like with Voice Match, Google can adjust certain responses based on who's looking at the camera – display calendar appointments, commute information, and other individualized information.
Choose the voice of your assistant
Make your Google Home unique by switching from the default voice for answers. You now have a few options, including a celebrity cameo by singer / songwriter John Legend and another by Issa Rae, the star of HBO's Insecure .
Ask your Google Home to "talk like a legend" or change the Assistant's voice setting in the Google Home app and John Legend will respond to various questions, including a few Easter eggs where he sings. Here are specific things you can ask him:
"Sing me a song."
"Are you John Legend?"
"Do you know Chrissy Teigen?"  "How are you?"
"Sing happy birthday."
"Tell me a joke"
"Who is your beloved celebrity?"
"What is your favorite song?"
"What is your best collection line?"
If you ask Google Home to "talk like Issa" or change the voice setting in the Google Home app, you get Issa Rae's answers to various requests, including this one:
"Do I need an umbrella today?"
"Tell me a secret."
"What do you think of me?"
"Give me a quote from Issa Rae."
"Sing a song."
"Tell me a joke."
"What do I look like?"
Even better, different family members can set different voices and with the help of speech or face recognition, Google Home will switch on the fly based on who is talking.
With the Google Home you can ask questions that are connected. You could say, "Hey, Google, play Lose Yourself to Dance." Then: "OK, Google, which album is this from?" Then: "Hey Google, play that album." Although you don't use the album name, Google Assistant understands the context and provides the answer.
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Last year, Google added an optional feature called Follow-up discussions . Once you have finished speaking to a Google Home speaker, the action will be completed and you will continue to listen to another for a few seconds or until you thank & # 39; thank you & # 39; says.
For example, you can say: & # 39; OK, Google, what is the weather like? "After telling you the weather, you say," What about tomorrow? "Then you could say: & # 39; Remind me to bring an umbrella tomorrow morning & # 39; all without ever having to repeat the foolishness.You can disable this feature in the Google Home app if you don't want the microphone to stay active.
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String three commands together
Google has also recently switched on a new function on Google Home that allows you to pronounce up to three consecutive commands in one sentence. You can say things like: "Hey Google, play hammock on Spotify and set the volume to 10" or "OK Google, what is the weather like and turn on the living room lighting."
Almost all of the above commands can be used together, but some commands only work if they are formulated in a specific way. An unmistakably simpler way for Google Home to perform multiple actions at the same time, however, is to create a routine.
Like Alexa, Google Home now has routines that can be activated with a modified sentence or according to a modified schedule. In short, you can create a routine that turns off the lights around the house, locks the front door, adjusts the temperature, and plays soothing music when you say, "OK, Google, good night."
Or you can have a routine that runs every morning according to a schedule like an alarm that plays the news, turns on the lights, makes your coffee and makes a timer so you know when it is time to leave the house.
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