So you got a Google Home for yourself or maybe you received a Nest Speaker as a gift for your birthday or Christmas. Great. However you got your device, a virtual smart assistant can be potentially super useful in your life.

And they can be if you know how to leverage them and integrate them into your life. The same way that the desktop computer then the cell phone made our lives more convenient, gave us access to information whenever we wanted it, and changed how we connected, is how you should view your new Google Home Mini or Nest Hub. It’s the next step in getting you to theĀ  information faster so you have more time to fit more into your day.

Getting accustomed to leaning on the smart speaker for everyday tasks or routines as opposed to doing those same items as you would normally do is a mindset. You not only have to be willing to change your everyday behavior, but with anything new, you have to know where to get started.

Everyday Google Home commands

After you’ve set up your Google Home, it’s time to start using it for your everyday benefit. The easiest way to help beginners get going with your new Nest Hub is by providing some basic voice commands they can lean on. Think about the smallest of tasks you do everyday.

Something like checking the weather used to involve turning on the weather channel, getting up and looking out the window, or checking an app on your phone. With your new Google Nest Hub, you can simply say:

  • Hey Google, what’s the weather today?
  • “Hey Google, is it going to rain?”
  • “Ok Google, what’s the temperature?”
  • “Ok Google, do I need an umbrella?”
  • “Hey Google will it be sunny on Saturday?”

Since Google knows your location, it will answer with a locale-specific weather and if you have a display, Google will also show you the forecast. See something that used to require a couple taps, swipes and 30 seconds now only takes as long as you can speak it out loud. And this is just one of thousands of commands.

Printable list of the 55 Google Home voice commands

Researching several lists already online (including Google’s), we put together a list of some of the best, most-useful and popular Google Home voice commands. Not only did we collate these commands and directions, but provided emojis for each line. We found that emojis (and larger font) makes the list more visually pleasing and easier to understand for someone like your mom, dad, grandparent, or any beginner. Take a sneak peek…

Because the bulleted list include emojis, we suggest you print out this list in color for the full experience. We have the above in image form, but we assume you want to be able to download the PDF version of our free list of Google Home voice commands. If that’s the case, you can do so here.

Are there any commands you think we’re missing? If so, feel free to add a comment to the bottom.