The Top 100 Google Assistant and Google Home Commands

And Where to Get the Rest of the Skills List

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Google Assistant is a voice-driven service that answers questions, allows you to control smart home devices, plays music, and performs dozens of other really cool functions. This virtual assistant is available on several devices, including the popular Google Home interactive speaker series (but you can also turn it off).

In order to unlock the power of Google Assistant, you'll need to know which commands to use. We've listed our top 100 below, broken down into ten different categories. Whenever using a Google Assistant-enabled device, start by saying Hey Google followed by one of these commands.


Several of these commands require individual accounts with their corresponding services, most of which are free. You'll be prompted by Google Assistant to set up said accounts when using one of these commands for the first time.

Google Game Commands

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Google Assistant lets you play some really enjoyable audio-centric games like musical chairs, trivia and even turn-based adventures where you can immerse yourself in an interactive world.

  • Play a game with my family
  • Let's play SongPop
  • Play Animal Trivia
  • Let's play Movie Trivia
  • Play Freeze Dance
  • Play Musical Chairs
  • Play Tic-tac-toe
  • Talk to Rogue's Choice
  • Let's play Jungle Adventure
  • Mad Libs

Health and Fitness Commands

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Whether you're looking for medical advice, beauty tips, a virtual workout partner or just need help calming down at the end of a long day, these commands have got you covered.

  • Talk to Virtual Nurse
  • I want to talk to WebMD
  • Talk to Fitness Tips
  • Talk to Beauty Companion
  • Talk to Nike Coach
  • Ask Relax Guru to help me relax
  • Talk to Life Meter
  • Ask Fitbit Coach for exercises
  • Talk to Calorie Tracker
  • Talk to Breathing Exercises

Shopping Commands

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One of the main draws of Google Assistant is the added level of convenience that it provides, especially when it comes to filling an empty cupboard or buying a last-minute gift. These voice-enabled commands allow for a quick and easy hands-free shopping experience.

  • What can I buy?
  • Talk to OurGroceries
  • Let me talk to eBay
  • What's the closest supermarket? ('supermarket' can be replaced with another type of store)
  • Talk to Out Of Milk
  • Talk to GoGoCar
  • Talk to Product Hunt
  • Add [item] to my Shopping List
  • Talk to Chefling
  • Buy [item name] from Walmart

Sports Commands

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Want to know who won the last race at Pimlico? Need some advice on who to start in your fantasy football league? No matter your sports-related question, Google Assistant can answer it.

  • Who won the [team name] game?
  • Who plays for the [team name]?
  • Talk to RotoWire
  • Tell me facts about sports
  • When do the [team name] play next?
  • Talk to Score Tracker
  • Ask PGA TOUR
  • Talk to Football World
  • Talk to Racing Results
  • Talk to Formula 1 Schedule

Music and Podcast Commands

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Your Google Home or other Assistant-enabled device is the perfect listening station for your favorite tunes and podcasts. The following commands provide access to a treasure trove of radio stations, songs and shows.

  • Play some music
  • What song is this?
  • Play [station name] on Pandora
  • Play [artist, song or genre] on Spotify
  • Play YouTube Music
  • Play [podcast name] podcast
  • Play [station name] on iHeart Radio
  • Play [station name] on TuneIn
  • Ask Song Explorer
  • Start Mix Lab

Productivity Commands

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Never sleep too late, miss an appointment or overcook a meal with these handy commands that can help organize even the most chaotic lifestyles.

  • What's on my agenda?
  • Set an alarm
  • Talk to Tile
  • Talk to Wonder
  • What's my daily brief?
  • Talk to todoist
  • Set a reminder
  • Talk to passchain
  • Set a timer
  • Talk to Finance Guru

Commands for Learning

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Google Assistant can keep your brain sharp with the following educational commands by letting you boost your vocabulary or even learn a new language, among many other useful factoids.

  • Talk to National Geographic Bee
  • Talk to busuu
  • Talk to
  • Talk to My Famous Heroes
  • Ask wikiHow
  • Launch This Day in History
  • How do you say [word or phrase] in [language]?
  • Talk to Farmer's Almanac
  • What's the definition of [word or term]?
  • How do you spell [word]?

News and Weather Commands

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Find out what's going on around the world or around the block with these helpful commands, which also provide detailed weather forecasts and financial market updates.

  • Tell me the news
  • Talk to CNBC about the markets
  • Talk to Twitter Trends
  • Let me talk to Feed Cruncher
  • What's the weather?
  • Play the news from BBC News Summary
  • Talk to World Air Quality Index
  • Ask AccuWeather for the forecast
  • Talk to News Guy
  • Talk to Ambient Weather

Travel Commands

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Plan and book an entire trip, including transportation and lodging, with these travel-based commands.

  • Ask how much longer
  • Directions to [destination address]
  • Call an Uber
  • Find a hotel
  • Talk to KAYAK
  • Speak to Trivago
  • Talk to triple-a restaurants
  • What to visit in [city name]
  • Status of [flight name/number]
  • Rent a car

Other Useful and Entertaining Commands

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The following list is a hodgepodge of other Google Assistant commands that we like, and think you will too.

  • Talk to Mr. Grumbles
  • Play Magic 8 ball
  • Start Time Machine
  • Ask Compliment Me for a compliment
  • Talk to Sleep Sounds
  • Open What's new on Netflix
  • Ask Help Me Choose
  • Talk to Daily Motivation
  • Talk to Horoscope TV
  • Talk to What's My Excuse