"Hey Google" may be an integral part of your day, but do you know everything you can do with Google Home Assistant? The possibilities are almost unlimited ̵
We have five important tips that you use regularly.
Setting an alarm clock
It's a bit easier to ask Google to wake you up in the morning than to set the alarm clock on your phone's clock or – – gasp – a real clock. Just say "Hey google, set my alarm clock …" and enter the desired time. The alarm sounds and to turn it off,"Stop".
Of course you do not have to sign up for the night to use the alarm clock. You can also say "Hey Google, set a timer for …" that keeps your hands free while you work out, cook or dye your hair. To turn the alarm off again, just say "stop".
Listen to Music, News, and Podcasts
To play your favorite song podcasts, make sure your favorite music app – YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Deezer – is supported Google Home app. From there you can ask Google to play a specific song or genre (ie "Hey, Google, play 90s Rock"). If you like a song, you can ask Google to save it in the app. To finish your tunes "Hey, google, stop the music" is your saying.
You can also use the Smart Speaker for podcasts, but you must ask for a specific question (ie "… play My Favorite Murder"). If you've stopped in the middle of an episode, either on Google Home or on your phone, playback resumes where you left off. To hear the headlines, you can customize your favorite news sources in the Google Home app and change the order in which they are played. Most news channels have a podcast. So you can ask Google to play it.
Need an umbrella today? Did it get really cold right now? Just ask Google what the weather is and get the current temperature and an overview of the rest of the day wherever you are. Google can also provide more advanced forecasts if you ask for the weekend or next week.
Google has some games – I would recommend trying it with Mad Libs, Lucky Trivia or Song Quiz first. These can be fun party games or a great way to keep kids busy on a rainy afternoon.
Movies Near You
The days when you called the cinema and looked at the title of a recording are long gone. If you see "What movies are playing?" Questions, Google lists some titles and asks which movie interests you. From there Google can assist you in choosing a time and tell you how to buy tickets at your nearest theater through Fandango