Google Home Can Wake You Up to Your Favorite Music

Google Home can be your alarm clock. A smart alarm clock that will wake you up to your favorite music. This article explains how to set this up and customize it. “Hey Google, Wake Me Up At 6 Am” Google Home has an official app from Google called simply “Clock”. The alarm is one of […] Read more

How to Listen to Audiobooks Using Google Home

Google has added audiobooks to Google Play Store. Unsurprisingly, Google’s audiobooks come with Google Assistant support. This means you can ask your Google Assistant to read audiobooks to you. This post explains how to do this and also explains all the additional voice commands that you can use to control audiobook playback. Audiobooks Commands for […] Read more

How to Use Multiple Netflix Profiles with Google Home

Google Assistant now supports Netflix profiles. This means you can easily link your Netflix profile to your account and ensure that Home does not get confused between your content and your partner’s content. Requires Voice Match The multiple profile feature works only when you have Voice Match set up on your account. Voice Match is […] Read more

Can I Rename Google Assistant?

You cannot do this yet. Amazon calls its smart assistant “Alexa”. Microsoft calls theirs “Cortana”. Google, however, decided not to name the Assistant. You cannot call the Assistant anything other than Google. You launch the Assistant by calling it Google. Okay Google, Hey Google, or sometimes even Okay Boo Boo. Is “Holly” The Name? Looking […] Read more

Official Wall Mount for Google Home Mini

Google Home mini has a nice design that blends into any part of your home. I have had it on my bedside table, and next to my TV. It looked esthetically pleasing in both these locations. I, however, have considered a wall mounted Google Home Mini more than one occasion. When the new Lenovo made […] Read more

Teach Google Assistant Your Preferred Commute Mode (Drive / Bike / Public Transport)

How do you get around usually? Do you drive, bike or take public transport? Remember picking this each time you use Google Maps navigation? With Google Assistant, you might have just asked something like “navigate to KFC”. Assistant should ideally know your preferred commute mode and give you directions based on that. Google is preparing […] Read more

How to Create Custom Commands for Google Assistant

I have told you about custom jokes for your Google Home or Assistant. Today, let us take a look at how to create your own commands for the Assistant. The official solution for this is to use If This Then That (IFTTT). Google has an official Google Assistant channel on IFTTT. Custom Google Assistant Commands […] Read more

[Ask The Assistant] Sync My Devices

Here is a voice command that you will be using more often in the near future: “Sync my devices”. This voice command will refresh the list of Assistant connected devices in your network. It is more like a reboot for your whole set up. Hey Google, Sync My Devices! If you are not one of […] Read more

How to Check Software Version on Google Home and Mini

Recently Google re-enabled a Google Home Mini feature. Users can now long press the top part of Google Home Mini to launch the Google Assistant. This was feature was disabled due to a bug. Now, it is back as long press instead of a single tap. Now, the news article about this said that I […] Read more

Google Improves Google Home + Chromecast Integration

Google promised a bunch of Assistant and Google Home features during I/O 2017. Looks like the company is gradually bringing out those features. Here is the latest in this list. Google Home and Chromecast can now work together better. This was reported by a Redditor. Later based on requests, he also posted a video of […] Read more

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