Google Assistant is everywhere, everything from the Android smartphone to the smart speakers and smart screens that are separated in the kitchen or living room. And that means you can control all of your smart home appliances without turning as much as turning your head.
All you need to say is "Hello Google!" What do you say after that? Well, almost everything, but here are 15 important commands you should commemorate.
Get a Weather Report
One of the simplest commands is probably one of the most useful ones. When you get ready to go out of the door, say "Hi, Google. What's the weather like?" You get a brief explanation of the current conditions and the expected conditions for later in the day.
Read the news
Do you want to know what's happening in the world? Just ask Google Home to "read the news." You can use the Google Home app on your smartphone to check which news sources Google uses. Open the Google Home app, click the Account icon at the bottom right, click Settings (under General Settings), and then Services (from line immediately below your account name). Touch News in this list, and then click "Add News Sources", which will introduce you to a list. Put a check next to each of the services you want to subscribe to, and then click the left arrow key at the top of the screen. When you return to the news screen, you can arrange the order your news sources will report.
If you want news about a particular subject, say something like "Hello, Google." What are the latest technologies? "Google Assistant will play an audio report on compatible smart speakers, or show a video on a smart screen. You'll also get a host of links to other news reports on the Google homepage (you can find them by clicking the compass icon at the bottom of the app.)  Enter a reminder
Google Home was famous for not setting reminders at launch but Google eventually solved the problem. You can now tell Google to remind you to do something. Just say " Hello Google, remind me of the [SpamQuarrySpiceSpiders'orWholeExplorerReminder)Ifdudespecifies when you need to be reminded, Google Assistant will ask "When will you be reminded?" If you do not specify a specific time, it will request this information as you like. You can also set repeat reminders as well, for example, "Remind me to take the trash canteen every Monday at 6 pm." The reminder will appear on the phone, but Google's Home speakers also shine to tell you that it's a pending reminder. Just say "Hello Google, what's up?" For details.
Set a timer or alarm
Do you need a better alarm clock? It's Google Home. Tell Assistant to "Set an alarm for [time]," and you are done. You can also set a recurring alarm by saying "Set an alarm for each [Monday, weekday, Saturday…] on [time, a.m. or p.m.]." If you are a Google Play Music subscriber, you can set an alarm waking you up with music instead of a general alarm tone. Just say "Set [artist name] alarm for [tidamellerpm]"
Google also offers a limited number of "sign" alerts (the list is short, you can choose between characters in Lego or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle universes). Simply say "Enter a signarm for [time, a.m. or p.m.]" and Google Assistant will ask what character you want to hear from.
When the alarm turns off, you can tell Google quit the alarm or snooze it for as long as you want. The alarm sounds for 10 minutes if you do not finish it earlier. Since smart speakers do not have battery backups, it may be wise to connect the one you use as an alarm clock to an uninterruptible power supply if there is power failure.
To set a simple countdown timer, just say "set a timer for [seconds, minutes, or hours]."
This command is a little different than a reminder as it is not necessarily related to a time or date. Your broken human brain is fatal, but Google Home can remember things for you and never forget – unless you ask for it. Just ask your Google home for "Remember [X]" and it will wipe the fact away. For example, say "Remember, my extra car key is in the kitchen tray." Accessing this information is easy, just ask Google Assistant what you told it to remember. If you have asked to remember more things over time, you may be more specific with your query: "Where's my extra car key?" For example.
Math without calculator
] Certainly, it's a calculator on your phone, but you do not even need to touch it to get the answer to an anxious numerical request. Just ask Google to perform a calculation or conversion and it will respond immediately – much faster than your fingers can print the query.
Flip a coin
Just can not make a decision? You do not need a change of pocket to let your lady greetings decide. Tell Google to "reverse a coin" and you'll get the result immediately. There is even a coinciding sound to complete the illusion. Sorry, there is no animation on Google-powered smart monitors.
Make a Calendar Agreement
Making a calendar appointment can be boring, but Google Home can handle everybody working for you. Just say Assistant you want it to "Make a Calendar Agreement" or something similar. Google Home will ask for title, date and time before adding the item to your calendar. Make sure you set up voting if you share a Google home with other users in your household.
You can tell Google Home to play a particular artist or song, but you do not need to get it specific. You can ask Google to play different genres or some tissues like "relaxing music." Make sure you have connected a music service in your home app (Spotify, Pandora, or YouTube Music for example) to get the best results. To do this, follow the same steps in the Google Home app that you used to select news services, but click Music to connect to your chosen service provider.
Calling (or a video call)
Google Home Devices let you place a call and you do not even need to have your phone. If you have allowed Home to access your account, just say "Call [contact]." You can also read a caller's assistant number. It's like a speakerphone, but with better sound. You want to use the Home app to configure the number displayed on the call ID, even if you can provide your own smartphone number, or you can leave it marked as "unlisted."
You can also make video calls to and from display-enabled Google Home Devices, such as Lenovo Smart Displays or JBL Link View (Google Home Hub has a famous camera not a built-in camera). Simply say "Make a video call to [name of smart display]" or "Make a video call to [phone number]." The person you call must have Google Duo (available for both Android and iOS) installed on your smartphone (or smart screen, whichever is the case).
Tracing a plane
We've all been there: you have to pick someone from the airport, but you do not know if your flight is on time. Just ask Google Home "What is the status of [airline, flight number]?"
Get a translation
The Google Translate app is ideal if you need many translations, but if you only need a word or phrase, Google Home asks: "How do you say [hello, thank you, goodnight…] in [French, Japanese, Mandarin…]?" You have your answer immediately.
Listen to Relaxing Sounds
The world can be noisy, and sometimes it's easier to cover up noise than to eliminate it. If you need to drown the world, Google Home asks to play white noise. You can also ask for other surrounding sounds including rain, thunderstorms and more. Be careful about how you express your request, though. If you say "play thunderstorms", Google Assistant can misunderstand your request and start playing music. A better command would be "play the sound of thunderstorms."
Tell me about my day
Google Home can be useful from the moment you wake up in the morning. Simply say "Tell me about my day" and Google Assistant will only do it. You will hear the time, the weather forecast, upcoming calendar events, reminders, and the best news stories. It really links everything – assuming you trust Google Calendar to manage your schedule.
Play a Game
It's enough to get things done – sometimes you're just having fun and Google Home can be a fun diversion. You can jump right into a multi-choice trivia game by saying "I feel lucky." You can play it alone or with friends. If you say "play a game," Google Home gives you a variety of options, including Crystal Ball (like a magical 8-ball) and crazy libs.