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Google Assistant Actions

Google Assistant Actions

This technology capability  - available in all Google products and smartphones -

  • may help with reminders and routines, being connected to others, and with voice access to news, entertainment, and information. "Alexa/Google gave me my memory back!" 
  • can help you remain independent, by easily automating or voice activating lights and appliances. Benefits for you and your family, managing it yourself or with the help of others remotely.


A list of Google Assistant actions of voice-controlled tasks is available, for example below.  To Buy, visit Google and compare speakers with the Google Voice Assistant.


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    Actions on Google lets you extend the functionality of the Google Assistant with Actions.

    Actions let users get things done through a conversational interface that can range from a quick command to turn on some lights or a longer conversation, such as playing a trivia game.

    If you live in a multilingual home, Google has also made it so Google Home speakers can understand two languages at once. You can currently choose a combination of any two of the currently supported languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. 

    Conversations, as an example, may include: (refer CNET for example,  see the page helloEd Helpful Links)

    • Hear your daily briefing: "OK, Google, tell me about my day" or, "OK, Google, good morning." (This includes a personalized greeting, info on weather, traffic, reminders, calendar entries, flight status and curated news stories.)
    • Weather: "OK, Google, how's the weather today?" or, "OK, Google, do I need an umbrella today?"
    • Show weather on Chromecast ($39 at eBay): "OK, Google, show me the weather on [Chromecast name]."
    • Traffic: "OK, Google, what's traffic like?"
    • Create a reminder: "OK, Google, remind me to [title] on [day] and [time]" or, "OK, Google, remind me to [title] every day at [time]."
    • News: "Ok Google, what's the latest news from CNET?" or, "OK, Google, what's in the news?"
    • Get a positive news story: "OK, Google, tell me something good."
    • Create a reminder based on location: "OK, Google, remind me to water the plants when I get home," or, "Hey, Google, remind me to buy eggs when I'm at the grocery store."
    • Play reminders: "OK, Google, what are my reminders?" or, "OK, Google, what are my reminders tomorrow?" or "OK, what is my reminder for [title}?"
    • Delete reminders: "OK, Google, delete my reminders for tomorrow," or, "OK, Google, delete my reminder to [title]," or, "OK, Google, delete all of my reminders."
    • Check notifications: "OK, Google, what's up?" or, "OK, Google, what are my notifications?"
    • Create a new calendar event: "OK, Google new calendar event" or, "OK, Google, add [event] to my calendar," or, "OK, Google, schedule [event] for me on Saturday at 8 p.m."
    • List next calendar event: "OK, Google, what's next on my calendar?" or, "What/where/when is my next appointment?"
    • List calendar events for a day: "OK, Google, list all events for Jan. 1," "OK, Google, what's on my agenda for today?" or "OK, Google, what's on my calendar for Friday?"


    • Time: "OK, Google, what time is it?"
    • Time in other locations: "OK, Google, what's the time in London?"
    • Alarm: "OK, Google, set an alarm for [time]" or "OK, Google, set an alarm for every day at [time]."
    • Snooze alarm: "OK, Google, snooze alarm."
    • Cancel alarm: "OK, Google, cancel my alarm for [time]."
    • Timer: "OK Google, set a timer for [time]."
    • Multiple timers: "OK, Google, set a second timer for [time]," or "OK, Google, set a pizza timer for [time]."
    • Check timer: "OK, Google, how much time is left on my timer?"
    • Cancel timer: "OK, Google, cancel my timer."


    • Businesses: "OK, Google, are there any [business type] around here?"
    • Business information: "OK, Google, how late is [business] open?" or, "Is [business] open now?"
    • Quotes: "OK, Google, give me a quote" or, "OK, Google, give me a love quote."
    • Medical information: "OK, Google, what is a torn meniscus?"
    • Calories: "OK, Google, how many calories are in [food item]?"
    • Authors: "OK, Google, who wrote [book title]?"


    • Play music: "OK, Google, play some music," or, "Play some [genre] music."
    • Play ambient sounds: "OK, Google, help me relax," or ,"OK, Google, play white noise," or, "OK, Google, play forest sounds."
    • Play an artist or song: "OK, Google, play [artist]," or, "Play [song]."

    Note: You can now stop an alarm just by saying "stop." You don't need to use the wake words when your alarm is sounding. 



     Google Home now has routines that can be triggered with a custom phrase or on a custom schedule. In short, you can create a routine that turns off the lights around the house, locks the front door, adjusts the temperature and plays soothing music when you say, "OK, Google, good night." 

    Or you can have a routine that runs every morning on a schedule as an alarm that plays the news, turns on the lights, makes your coffee and creates a timer so you know when it's time to leave the house. 

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