The most common way you interact with your Google homepage ($ 99 at Walmart) talks to him, but it's not the only method .
Maybe you've lost your voice, or it's late at night, and you do not want to wake. Maybe you get annoyed only when you have to say "OK, Google" for the most basic commands.
Whatever the reason, here are a few practical tips (puns) to help you control your home without saying a word.
Tap and Swipe
While the Google Home Hub ($ 129 at Walmart) has a full touchscreen, the [Home] (19459003) (Google Store) has the speakers and also allows you to use touch gestures to control the speaker.
Note: Gesture volume control affects media playback only. To change the volume of alarms or timers, you must use the Google Home app.
- Tap at the top of the Home screen to play music or video that plays on a nearby TV through Chromecast . ($ 39 on eBay) .
- A single tap on the top also stops alarms and timers.
- Press and hold until the wizard lights begin to flash and wait for your voice command.
- When you draw a circle clockwise, the volume increases.
- Dragging a circle counterclockwise decreases the volume.
Google Home Mini
- Press and hold one side of the speaker to play or pause music, or to end calls.
- Tap the right side to increase the volume.
- Tap the left side to decrease the volume.
- You can also start requirements with your voice in the mini.
Google Home Max
- Tap the line at the top of the speaker to pause and play media.
- Swipe in the line from left to right to increase the volume.
- Swipe from right to left to decrease the volume.
- Tap the line on the right to pause and play media.
- Swipe up the line to increase the volume.
- Swipe down to decrease the volume.
Adjust the volume on your phone.
Google Home works just like any otherdevice when you stream content from your phone or tablet. This allows you to adjust the volume without touching the home screen or using a voice command.
To do this, open the Google Home app, tap the speaker you want to control, and then adjust the volume. When transferring music from an app on your phone or tablet, you can alternatively use the volume control in the app or the physical volume buttons on your device to adjust the playback levels.
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