15 “Hey Google” Commands That Will Make Your Life Easier


Want to learn some quick “Hey Google” commands that can make your life easier? Luckily, Google has created some simple voice commands that can help you out with every day life. All you need is an Android phone and access to the internet through Wi-Fi or data.

For those that do not know, it is simple to use and can be quite helpful. You can also set reminders for your anniversary, bill due dates or even where you left your keys! Plus, you can tell Google to add milk to your shopping list or to set a timer to check your meatloaf in 45 minutes.

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Getting Started With Hey Google

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app
At the bottom right, tap More > Settings > Voice
Under “Hey Google,” tap Voice Match
Turn on “Hey Google”

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app
Say “Hey Google” or tap the Microphone

If you would prefer to talk to Google without tapping the microphone, you can teach Google to recognize your voice with the voice training feature. Below we have highlighted some of our favorite ways to make use of this useful “Hey Google” feature.

You can view the minimum requirements needed for your Android phone to set up Google Assistant here.


Play music: “Hey Google, play some music.”
Adjust the volume: “Hey Google, turn up the volume.”
Identify a song: “Hey Google, what’s this song?”


Sports updates: “Hey Google, did the [team] win last night?”
Movies: “Hey Google, what movies came out last Friday?”
Casting for movies: “Hey Google, what actors are in [movie]?”

Phone Calls

“Hey Google, call (contact name)”.
Want to pair your phone to Bluetooth? Say: “Hey Google, Bluetooth pairing.”
Find your phone by saying: “Hey Google, ring my phone.”

Every Day Hacks

Send a text message: “Hey Google send a text message (contact name).”
“Hey Google, take a photo.”
“Hey Google, turn on my flashlight.”
“Hey Google, remind me to pay my credit card bill on the 15th.”
“Hey Google, add bread to my shopping list.”
“Hey Google, remind me to check the turkey in an hour.”

For details on the “Hey Google” voice searches and actions available, click here.

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