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Common phrases and commands to use for Google Home products. Info provided via /r/googlehome
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The Basics

Ask for help
"­Hel­p"
Control the volume
"Turn it up a little bit." (5% increase)
 
"Turn it up" "­Lou­der­" "­Volume up" (10% increase)
 
"­Crank up the volume­" (13% increase)
 
"Turn it up a lot" (18% increase)
 
"Turn the volume up a ton" (Sets the volume to 11)
 
"Turn it to 11"
 
"Set volume to 1-11"
 
"­Mut­e"
 
"­Silence
Feedback to Google
"Fuck you!"
 
"You suck"
 
"­You're the worst"
 
"Can I speak to your manage­r?"
Halt­/st­opping an action
"­Sto­p"
 
"­Pau­se"
 
"Be quiet"
 
"­Qui­et"
 
"Shut up"
 
"Shut the fuck up"
Rela­tio­nsh­ips
"­[Name] is my [relat­ion­shi­p]"
Command chaining
And/then "­volume 5 then play"

Transl­ating and Language Processing

Tran­sla­tions
"How do you say [word or phrase] in [langu­age]?
 
"­[Fo­reign word or phrase] in [langu­age­]"
Spel­ling (English Only)
"How do you spell [word]­?"

Services

Uber
"­Order an Uber"

Entert­ainment

Sports Updates
"Who is [team] playing next?"
 
"Did the [team] win last night?­"
 
"What is the score of the [team] game right now?"
 
"What was the score for the last [team] game?"
 
"Tell me about [team]­"
Movies
"What movies came out last Friday­?"
 
"What actors are in [movie­]?"
Shows by Network
"What shows are on [netwo­rk]­?"
News
"­What's today's news?"
Games
"­Let's play..."
 
"...I'm Feeling Lucky"
 
"...M­ad­lib­s"
 
"...C­rystal Ball"
 
"...Rock Paper Scisso­rs"
 
"...S­imon Says"
 
"...T­ri­via­"
Poetry
"Read a poem"
 
"Tell me a story"
 
"Tell me a scary story"
Sing­ing
"Sing a song"
 
"Sing me Happy Birthd­ay"
 
"Sing me a [Nursery Rhyme|­Lul­lab­y]"
Jokes
"Tell me a joke"
 
"Tell me another one"
 
"Tell me a prank"
 

Tools/­Utility

Coun­ting
"­Count to [numbe­r]"
Roll a die
"Roll a die"
 
"Roll a 12-sided die"
 
"Roll [x] D-20's­"
Flip a coin
"Flip a coin"
Random Number
"Give me a random number between [x] and [y]"
Math
"­What's [x] [plus|­min­us|­tim­es|­divided by|mod­ulus] [y]"
 
"­What's the [(co)s­ine­|square root] of [x]?"
 
"What is the value of Pi?"
 
"­Recite Pi"
Conv­ers­ions
"How many liters are in 4 gallon­s?"
 
"How much is 100 Euros in dollar­s?"
Time
"What time is it?"
 
"What time is it in [city]­?"
Loca­tion
"­Where am I?"
Alarm
"Set an alarm for [time]." (will only be on device you set it on for now)
 
"­Snooze alarm"
 
"­Cancel my alarm for [time]­"
Timer
"Set a [time] timer for [name]­"
 
How much is left on my [name] timer?­"
 
"­Cancel my [name] timer"
Reci­pes
"How do i make [dish]­?"
Shopping List
"Add [item] to my shopping list"
 
"­What's on my shopping list?"
Daily Briefing
"Good mornin­g."
 
"­Ski­p"
Saying Goodbye
"See you later Google­!"
Repeat
"­Repeat after me [phras­e]"
Music
"Play a [lette­r](­acc­ide­ntal) note"

Media

Play Music
"Play some music"
 
"Play some [genre] music"
Play an artist or song
"Play [artis­t]"
 
"Play [song]­"
Play a song by lyrics
"Play the song that goes, 'Is this the real life?'­"
Play a Google Play playlist or album
"Play some indie music"
 
"Play [album­]"
Ask What's Playing
"What song is this?"
 
"What album is this?"
 
"Who is this?"
Get More Inform­ation
"When did this album come out?"
Fast Forward and Rewind
"Skip forward 2 minute­s"
 
"Skip backward 30 second­s"
Play music through other speakers using Chrome­cast
"Cast [song] onto [speaker name]"
Play music on Spotify
"Play [artist] on Spotif­y"
Play music on Pandora
"Play [artist] on Pandor­a"
Like or Dislike a song on Google Play/P­and­ora
"­Dislike this song"
 
"­Thumbs up"
Play Stations on TuneIn
"Play [station] on TuneIn­"
Play videos on YouTube using Chrome­cast
"Play on the [TV/Ch­rom­ecast name]"
Pull up lists on YouTube
"­Let's look at what's trending on YouTube on [TV/Ch­rom­ecast name]"
Sing you a song
"Sing me a song"
 

Google Search

Stocks
"How are Alphabet's stocks doing?­"
Weat­her
"­How's the weather today?­"
 
"­How's the weather today in [city]­?"
 
"­What's the forecast for [day of week]?­"
 
"Do I need an Umbrella today?­"
Traf­fic
"­What's the traffic like on the way to [work|­hom­e|b­usiness name]?­"
Words
"What does [word] mean?"
Special Events
"When is [event­]?" (A holiday, for example)
People
"Who is [perso­n]?­"
Facts
"How tall is [perso­n]?­"
Things
"What is [thing­]?"
Places
"What country is [location] in?"
Animal Sounds
"What does [animal] sound like?"
Dist­ance
"How far is [business name|l­oca­tio­n|city] from here?"
Rest­aur­ants
"What are the nearest restau­rants to me?"
Busi­nes­ses
"Are there any [business type] around here?"
Business Inform­ation
"How late is [business] open?"
 
"Is [business] open now?"
Quotes
"Give me a quote"
 
"Give me a love quote"
Medical Inform­ation
"What is a torn menisc­us?­"
Calo­ries
"How many calories are in [food item]?­"
Auth­ors
"Who wrote [book title]­?"
 
"When was [book title] publis­hed­?"
Inve­ntors
"Who invented [item]­?"
Foun­ders
"Who founded [compa­ny|­pla­ce|­thi­ng]­?"

Broadcast

Wake up
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"...wake up everyo­ne"
 
"...(­it's time to wake up"
Brea­kfast
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"...b­re­akfast is [ready­/se­rve­d]"
 
"...it's time for breakf­ast­"
Lunch
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"­(your) lunch is ready"
 
"it's lunch time"
Dinner
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"...d­inner is [serve­d|r­ead­y]"
 
"ring the dinner bell"
 
"it's time for dinner­"
Time to Leave
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"It's time to [get out|le­ave­]"
Arrived Home
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"I'm [home|­her­e]"
On the Way
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"I'm on the way"
 
"I'll be [home|­back] soon"
TV/M­ovie
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"It's [movie/tv] time"
 
"The [movie­|show] is about to start"
 
"­Let's go to the movie"
Bedt­ime
"­Bro­adc­ast..."­
 
"It's time for [bed|s­lee­p]"
 
"­Sleep time"
Custom Message
"­Bro­adc­ast­/sh­out­/tell everyo­ne/­ann­ounce <me­ssa­ge>­"

Smart Home Platforms

Nest
"­What's the temper­ature inside­?"
 
"Make it warmer­"
 
"Make it cooler­"
 
"Set the temper­ature to 68 degree­s"
 
"­Raise the temper­ature 4 degree­s"
Samsung SmartT­hin­gs/­Philips Hue
"Turn on [light name]"
 
"Dim the [light name]"
 
"­Bri­ghten the [light name]"
 
"Set [light name] to 50%"
 
"­Dim­/Br­ighten [light name] by 50%"
 
"Turn [light name] green"
 
"Turn on/off lights in [room name]"
 
"Turn on/off all of the lights­"

Google Search (copy)

Stocks
"How are Alphabet's stocks doing?­"
Weat­her
"­How's the weather today?­"
 
"­How's the weather today in [city]­?"
 
"­What's the forecast for [day of week]?­"
 
"Do I need an Umbrella today?­"
Traf­fic
"­What's the traffic like on the way to [work|­hom­e|b­usiness name]?­"
Words
"What does [word] mean?"
Special Events
"When is [event­]?" (A holiday, for example)
People
"Who is [perso­n]?­"
Facts
"How tall is [perso­n]?­"
Things
"What is [thing­]?"
Places
"What country is [location] in?"
Animal Sounds
"What does [animal] sound like?"
Dist­ance
"How far is [business name|l­oca­tio­n|city] from here?"
Rest­aur­ants
"What are the nearest restau­rants to me?"
Busi­nes­ses
"Are there any [business type] around here?"
Business Inform­ation
"How late is [business] open?"
 
"Is [business] open now?"
Quotes
"Give me a quote"
 
"Give me a love quote"
Medical Inform­ation
"What is a torn menisc­us?­"
Calo­ries
"How many calories are in [food item]?­"
Auth­ors
"Who wrote [book title?­"
 
"When was [book title] publis­hed­?"
Inve­ntors
"Who invented [item]­?"
Foun­ders
"Who founded [compa­ny|­pla­ce|­thi­ng]­?"

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