Master Google’s Major Services With Keyboard Shortcuts, Command, and Search Tips

Are you deeply invested in the Google ecosystem? These article will help. Chances are, you use at least one Google service. Of course, there’s the search engine itself, but let’s not forget about Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, and YouTube… and that’s just to name a few!

Master Google's Major Services With Keyboard Shortcuts, Command, and Search Tips
Master Google’s Major Services With Keyboard Shortcuts, Command, and Search Tips

Google make some of the best services and products. If you want to make the most of them, read this article that gives you shortcuts and tips for all thing Google. Thus article contains:

  • Google Search tips
  • Chrome keyboard shortcuts
  • Gmail keyboard shortcuts
  • Google Drive keyboard shortcuts
  • YouTube keyboard shortcuts
  • Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts
  • Google Home commands

Table of contents

Google Search tips
Chrome keyboard shortcuts
Gmail keyboard shortcuts
Google Drive keyboard shortcuts
YouTube keyboard shortcuts
Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts
Google Home commands

OperatorMeaningExample
Excludes search results that include this term.best tablets -drawing
|Returns search results that match terms on either side of the pipe. The same as writing “OR” between search terms.computer | tablet
@Returns search results that match a particular social media site.phone recall @twitter
#Returns search results that include a specific hashtag.throwbackthursday
“”Returns search results that include all terms within quotes in theexact given order.“never gonna give you up”
*Returns search results where any words can be matched in placeof the asterisk.best * in america
..When placed between two numbers, returns search results thatmatch within the number range.chromebook $200..$500
()Used to group search terms and control the search logic of the query.(best | worst) office suite
Basic Search Symbols for Google Search
OperatorMeaningExample
cache:Show Google’s cached version of a specific page.cache:pupuweb.com
filetype:Returns only search results that match a particular file extension.sleep study filetype:pdf
related:Returns other websites that are similar to the queried website.related:nytimes.com
site:Returns only search results from a particular website.productivity tips site:pupuweb.com
Popular Search Operators for Google Search
inanchor:Returns pages that are linked to using anchor text matching the search query.
allinanchor:Same as inanchor, but matching every term that appears after allinanchor.
intext:Returns only search results that match in the page’s body.
allintext:Same as intext, but matching every term that appears after allintext.
intitle:Returns only search results that match in the page’s title.
allintitle:Same as intitle, but matching every term that appears after allintitle.
inurl:Returns only search results that match in the page’s URL.
allinurl:Same as inurl, but matching every term that appears after allinurl.
Other Search Operators for Google Search
OperatorMeaningExample
defineReturns a definition of the given term.define gregarious
timeReturns the current time at a particular location.time stockholm
toConvert measurements from one unit to another.1 cup to tbsp
translateTranslates the queried terms into another specified language.translate hello world german
Informational Search Queries for Google Search

Chrome keyboard shortcuts

ActionWindows/LinuxmacOS
Open new windowCtrl + NCmd + N
Open new incognito windowCtrl + Shift + NCmd + Shift + N
Open new tabCtrl + TCmd + T
Close current tabCtrl + WCmd + W
Close current windowCtrl + Shift + WCmd + Shift + W
Reopen last closed tabCtrl + Shift + TCmd + Shift + T
Switch to tab 1-8Ctrl + 1 – Ctrl + 8Cmd + 1 – Cmd + 8
Switch to last tabCtrl + 9Cmd + 9
Move to next tabCtrl + TabCmd + Option + Right
Move to prior tabCtrl + Shift + TabCmd + Option + Left
Open link in a new tabCtrl + ClickCmd + Click
Open link in a new tab and switch to it immediatelyCtrl + Shift + ClickCmd + Shift + Click
Open link in a new windowShift + ClickShift + Click
Go back one pageCmd + [Cmd + [
Go forward one pageCmd + ]Cmd + ]
Open your homepage in the current tabCmd + Shift + HCmd + Shift + H
Quit ChromeCmd + QCmd + Q
Navigating Tabs and Windows for Google Chrome browser
ActionWindows/LinuxmacOS
Zoom inCtrl + Plus (+)Cmd + Plus (+)
Zoom outCtrl + Minus (-)Cmd + Minus (-)
Reset zoom to 100%Ctrl + 0 (Zero)Cmd + 0 (Zero)
Toggle full-screen modeF11Cmd + Ctrl + F
Search the current pageCtrl + FCmd + F
Move down the pageSpaceSpace
Move up the pageShift + SpaceShift + Space
Go to top of current pageHomeCmd + Up
Go to bottom of current pageEndCmd + Down
Select all text in the address barCtrl + LCmd + L
Webpage Navigation for Google Chrome browser
ActionWindows/LinuxmacOS
Delete previous wordCtrl + BackspaceOption + Delete
Delete next wordCtrl + Alt + BackspaceOption + Fn + Delete
Select allCtrl + ACmd + A
Move the cursor to the next/previous wordCtrl + Right/LeftOption + Right/Left
Select next/previous wordCtrl + Shift + Right/LeftOption + Shift + Right/Left
Select all text to the end/beginning of the current lineCtrl + Shift + End/HomeCmd + Shift + Right/Left
Jump to the end/beginning of a text field/documentCtrl + End/HomeCmd + Down/Up
CopyCtrl + CCmd + C
CutCtrl + XCmd + X
PasteCtrl + VCmd + V
Paste with formattingCtrl + Shift + VCmd + Shift + V
UndoCtrl + ZCmd + Z
RedoCtrl + YCmd + Shift + Z
Text Editing for Google Chrome browser
ActionWindows/LinuxmacOS
Open Print dialogCtrl + PCmd + P
Save the current webpageCtrl + SCmd + S
Refresh the pageCtrl + RCmd + R
Refresh the page without loading cacheCtrl + Shift + RCmd + Shift + R
Stop page from loadingEscEsc
Open a fileCtrl + OCmd + O
View HistoryCtrl + HCmd + Y
Open DownloadsCtrl + JCmd + Shift + J
Bookmark current pageCtrl + DCmd + D
Bookmark all open tabsCtrl + Shift + DCmd + Shift + D
Toggle bookmarks barCtrl + Shift + BCmd + Shift + B
Open Chrome’s menuAlt + E
Open Bookmark ManagerCtrl + Shift + OCmd + Option + B
Open Chrome Task ManagerSearch + Esc
View page sourceCtrl + UCmd + Option + U
Open the Developer Tools panelCtrl + Shift + JCmd + Option + I
Open Clear Browsing Data menuCtrl + Shift + DelCmd + Shift + Delete
Open Users menu to log in as someone elseCtrl + Shift + MCmd + Shift + M
General Chrome Functions
ActionWindows/LinuxmacOS
Add “www.” and “.com” to text in the address bar and open pageCtrl + EnterCmd + Enter
Moves cursor to the address bar to perform a Google searchCtrl + KCmd + Option + F
Highlight bookmark bar; use arrows to navigateShift + Alt + B
Highlight the icons in the address bar rowShift + Alt + T
Download the target of a linkAlt + ClickOption + Click
Maximize current windowAlt + Space + N
Minimize current windowAlt + Space + XCmd + M
Open Chrome helpF1
Open a form to send feedback on ChromeAlt + Shift + I
Miscellaneous

Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Go to All MailG, then A
Go to ContactsG, then C
Go to DraftsG, then D
Go to InboxG, then I
Go to TasksG, then K
Go to Starred ConversationsG, then S
Go to Sent MessagesG, then T
Go to label…G, then L
Quick Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail
Compose messageC
Insert a linkCtrl + K
Open spelling suggestionsCtrl + M
SendCtrl + Enter
Add BCC recipientsShift + Ctrl + B
Composition Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail
BoldCtrl + B
ItalicsCtrl + I
UnderlineCtrl + U
Indent lessCtrl + [
Indent moreCtrl + ]
Remove FormattingCtrl + \
Numbered listShift + Ctrl + 7
Bulleted listShift + Ctrl + 8
QuoteShift + Ctrl + 9
Align centerShift + Ctrl + E
Align leftShift + Ctrl + L
Align rightShift + Ctrl + R
Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail
Reply allA
ArchiveE
ForwardF
Mute conversationM
Next message in open conversationN
Previous message in open conversationP
ReplyR
Toggle starS
Select conversationX
Undo last actionZ
Move focus to toolbarComma
Report as spam!
Delete#
Mark as not important
Mask as important=
Archive conversation and go previous message[
Archive conversation and go next message]
Expand entire conversation;
Collapse entire conversation:
Reply all in a new windowShift + A
Forward in a new windowShift + F
Mark as readShift + I
Update conversationShift + N
Reply in a new windowShift + R
Add conversation to TasksShift + T
Mark as unreadShift + U
Reading Messages Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail

Google Drive keyboard shortcuts

Create a new folderShift + F
Create a new PresentationShift + P
Create a new SpreadsheetShift + S
Create a new DocumentShift + T
Create Actions Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Drive
Rename selected itemN
Star or unstar selected itemS
Move selected item to another folderZ
Open selected itemEnter
Share selected itemPeriod
Delete selected itemShift + 3
Select all visible itemsShift + A
Clear all selectionsShift + N
Open list of all shortcutsShift + /
FindCtrl + F
PrintCtrl + P
Undo last actionCtrl + Z
Redo last undone actionCtrl + Shift + Z
General Actions Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Drive
Open the More Actions menu for the currently selected itemA
Open the New item menuC
Toggle the Details PaneD
Open the Folder actions menuF
Toggle the Activity PaneI
Open the Sort menuR
Open the Settings menuT
Switch between grid and list viewV
Jump to Google Drive search bar/
Navigation Actions Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Drive
Select next item belowDown Arrow
Select next item to the leftLeft Arrow
Select next item to the rightRight Arrow
Select next item aboveUp Arrow
Include next item below in current selectionShift + Down Arrow
Include next item to the left in current selectionShift + Left Arrow
Include next item to the right in current selectionShift + Right Arrow
Include next item above in current selectionShift + Up Arrow
Selection Actions Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Drive

YouTube keyboard shortcuts

Play/pause videoSpace
Play/pause videok
Rewind 5 secondsLeft Arrow
Fast-forward 5 secondsRight Arrow
Rewind 10 secondsj
Fast-forward 10 secondsl
Restart video*0
Fast-forward in increments of 10%*1-9
Restart video (Windows only)Home
Jump to end of video (Windows only)End
Rewind by one frame when video is paused, (Comma)
Fast-forward by one frame when video is paused. (Period)
Increase playback speed> (Shift + Period)
Decrease playback speed< (Shift + Comma)
Jump to next video in playlistShift + n
Jump to previous video in playlistShift + p
Jump to next video in playlist**Ctrl + Right Arrow
Jump to previous video in playlist**Ctrl + Left Arrow
Jump to previous video in playlist**Backspace
Mute/unmute videom
Increase volume by 5%Up Arrow
Decrease volume by 5%Down Arrow
Toggle Full Screen Modef
Toggle Theater Modet
Toggle Miniplayeri
Toggle captions if availablec
Cycle through text opacity options for captionso
Cycle through window opacity options for captionsw
Increase font size for captions= (Equals)
Decrease font size for captions– (Minus)
Pan up in 360° videow
Pan down in 360° videos
Pan left in 360° videoa
Pan right in 360° videod
Zoom in within 360° video[
Zoom out in 360° video]
Cycle forward through onscreen elementsTab
Cycle backward through onscreen elementsShift + Tab
Launch or open selected elementSpace
Launch or open selected elementEnter
Place cursor in search boc/
Open YouTube shortcuts dialog? (Shift + /)
Exit Full Screen mode, exit dialogsEsc
Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube

The YouTube video window must be active for these shortcuts to work.
* Key(s) on the numeric keypad won’t work.
* On macOS keyboards, use Cmd instead of Ctrl and Delete instead of Backspace.

*Link to any part of videoyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID&t=YmXXs
*Start video from a specific pointyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID&start=XX
Bypass age restrictionsgenyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID
Loop video indefinitelyyoutuberepeater.com/watch?v=Video_ID
View high-res thumbnail of video (if available)img.youtube.com/vi/Video_ID/maxresdefauly.jpg
Make a GIF from any part of videogifyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID
URL Shortcuts for YouTube

* Y refers to minutes and XX refers to seconds.
* “Video_ID” in the following links to the 11 character sequence that appears in every YouTube URL.

Force keyword matching+keyword
Exclude keyword-keyword
Force exact keyword(s) match“keyword(s)”
Look for keywords in content titleintitle:
Content uploaded in the last hour only,hour
Content uploaded today,today
Content uploaded this week,week
Content uploaded this month,month
Content uploaded this year,year
Videos only,video
Channels only,channel
Playlist only,playlist
Movies only,movie
Shows only,show
Content longer than 20 minutes,long
Content shorter than 4 minutes,short
Live streaming content only,live
4K content only,4k
HD content only,hd
Captioned content only,cc
Creative Commons licensed content only,creativecommons
360° content only,spherical
3D content only,3d
HDR content only,hdr
Purchased content only,purchased
Separate keywords/operators, (Comma)
Search Operators for YouTube

Append search operator to your query.

YouTube Trendingyoutube.com/feed/trending
Your Subscriptionsyoutube.com/feed/subscriptions
Your YouTube Historyyoutube.com/feed/history
YouTube Gamingyoutube.com/gaming
YouTube Premiumyoutube.com/red
YouTube TVyoutube.com/tv
YouTube Copyright Basicshttps://youtu.be/
YouTube TestTubeyoutube.com/testtube
Related Links for YouTube
Profile Picture800 x 800
Thumbnail1280 x 720
Banner (Cover Photo or Channel Art)2560 x 440
Banner Safe Area1546 x 423
Mobile Display1546 x 423
Tablet Display1855 x 423
Desktop Display2560 x 423
TV Display2560 x 1440
4K (2160p)3840 x 2160
2K (1440p)2560 x 1440
Max. Resolution for HD (1080p)1920 x 1080
Min. Resolution for HD (720p)1280 x 720
Standard Definition (480p)854 x 480
Traditional Website Resolution (360p)640 x 360
Minimum YouTube Video Size (240p)426 x 240
Recommended Dimensions (in pixels) for Creating YouTube Graphics and Videos

Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts

Open Print dialogCtrl + P
Save the current webpageCtrl + S
Refresh the pageCtrl + R
Refresh the page without loading cacheCtrl + Shift + R
Open a fileCtrl + O
View HistoryCtrl + H
Open DownloadsCtrl + J
Bookmark current pageCtrl + D
Bookmark all open tabsCtrl + Shift + D
Toggle bookmarks barCtrl + Shift + B
Open Chrome’s menuAlt + E
Open Task ManagerSearch + Esc
View page sourceCtrl + U
Open the Developer Tools panelCtrl + Shift + I
Basic Chrome Functions Keyboard Shortcuts
Show notificationsShift + Alt + N
Open HelpCtrl + Forward Slash (/)
Show Chrome OS shortcuts reference windowsCtrl + Alt + Forward Slash (/)
Lock screenSearch + L
Sign out of Google accountCtrl + Shift + Q (twice)
Increase screen resolutionCtrl + Shift + Plus (+)
Decrease screen resolutionCtrl + Shift + Minus (-)
Reset screen resolutionCtrl + Shift + Zero (0)
Increase/decrease keyboard backlight (if applicable)Alt + Brightness Up/Down
Take screenshot of the entire screenCtrl + Window Switcher
Take screenshot of selected regionCtrl + Shift + Window Switcher
Toggle external monitor modes (if applicable)Ctrl + Full Screen
Chrome OS System Keyboard Shortcuts
Toggle Caps LockAlt + Search
Delete next character. Equivalent to Delete key on WindowsAlt + Backspace
Delete previous wordCtrl + Backspace
Delete next wordCtrl + Alt + Backspace
Select allCtrl + A
Select all text in the address barCtrl + L
Move the cursor to the next/previous wordCtrl + Right/Left
Select next/previous wordCtrl + Shift + Right/Left
Select all text to the end/beginning of the current lineShift + Search + Right/Left
Jump to the end/beginning of a text/field documentCtrl + Search + Right/Left
CopyCtrl + C
CutCtrl + X
PasteCtrl + V
Paste without formattingCtrl + Shift + V
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Y
Text Editing Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Zoom inCtrl + Plus (+)
Zoom outCtrl + Minus (-)
Reset zoom to 100%Ctrl + Zero (0)
Search the current pageCtrl + F
Go back one pageAlt + Left
Go forward one pageAlt + Right
Scroll up page. Equivalent to Page Up key in WindowsAlt + Up
Scroll down page. Equivalent to Page Down key in WindowsAlt + Down
Jump to top of page. Equivalent to Home key in WindowsCtrl + Alt + Up
Jump to bottom of page. Equivalent to End key in WindowsCtrl + Alt + Down
Webpage Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Open new windowCtrl + N
Open new incognito windowCtrl + Shift + N
Open new tabCtrl + T
Close current tabCtrl + W
Close current windowCtrl + Shift + W
Reopen last closed tabCtrl + Shift + T
Switch to tab 1-8Ctrl + 1 – 8
Switch to last tabCtrl + 9
Move to next tabCtrl + Tab
Move to prior tabCtrl + Shift + Tab
Open link in a new tabCtrl + Click
Open link in a new tab and switch to it immediatelyCtrl + Shift + Click
Open link in a new windowShift + Click
Navigating Tabs and Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Open shelf apps 1-8Alt + 1-8
Open last app on the shelfAlt + 9
Switch to last-opened app; keep pressing to cycle through appsAlt + Tab
Switch to least recently opened app; keep pressing to cycle through appsAlt + Shift + Tab
Pin current app to the left side of the screenAlt + [
Pin current app to the right side of the screenAlt + ]
Maximize current windowAlt + Equals (=)
Minimize current windowAlt + Minus (-)
Move window between screens (when using multiple monitors)Search + Alt + M
Apps and Shelf Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Equivalent to a right-clickAlt + Click
Equivalent to a middle-clickClick with three fingers
Scroll up or down on the pageSwipe up or down with two fingers
Go forward/back one pageSwipe right/left with two fingers
Equivalent to the Window Switcher keySwipe down with three fingers
Move between open Chrome tabsSwipe right/left with three fingers
Trackpad Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Highlight bookmarks bar; use arrows to navigate
Highlight the icons in the address bar row
Highlight the status area at the bottom-right
Highlight the first shelf icon
Move to previous keyboard-accessible area on screen
Move to next keyboard-accessible area on screen
Open right-click menu for highlighted element
Toggle high contrast mode
Magnify the entire screen
Magnify part of the screen
Toggle ChromeVox, the built-in screen reader
Accessibility/Advanced Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Add “www.”and “.com” to text in the address bar and open pageCtrl + Enter
Show hidden files in Files appCtrl + . (Period)
Use F keys (F1 through F12)Search + 1 – Search + Equals (=)
Switch to next user (if applicable)Ctrl + Alt + Period (.)
Switch to previous user (if applicable)Ctrl + Alt + Comma (,)
Cycle between keyboard languages (if applicable)Ctrl + Shift + Space
Open Files appAlt + Shift + M
Miscellaneous Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS

Google Home commands

Get help using Google HomeHelp
Raise the volumeTurn it up/Louder
Lower the volumeTurn it down
Choose volume levelSet volume to [1-11]
Prevent your speaker from listening. You’ll have to press the physical button to unmute it.Mute
Cancel the current actionStop
Provide your thoughts about Google HomeSend feedback
Device Control Commands for Google Home
Set a single alarm for the time you chooseSet alarm for [time]
Set a recurring alarmSet alarm for [time] every day of the week
Cancel your existing alarmCancel my alarm
Snooze a ringing alarmSnooze
Set a reminder for a specific timeRemind me to [task] on [day] at [time]
Set a timerSet a timer for [X] minutes
Set a second timerSet a second timer for [X] minutes
Hear the remaining time on any timerHow much time is left on my timer?
Pause a running timerPause timer
Resume a paused timerResume timer
Add an item to your Google Home shopping listAdd [item] to my shopping list
Hear the current contens of your shopping listWhat’s on my shopping list?
Order from Google ExpressBuy [item]
Interact with third-party Google Home skillsTalk to [action name]
Basic Functions Commands for Google Home
Get information about foodHow much potassium is in a banana?
Get more nutritional informationHow much calories are in [food]?
Hear basic medical infoWhat is [medical condition]?
Get a recipe to make anythingHow do I make [dish]?
Get a recipe for an ingredient you want to use upFind me a [food] recipe
Food and Health Commands for Google Home
Hear the latest spots scoresWhat was the score of the [team] game?
See how your favorite sports team is doingWhat is the [team] record?
Check the next upcoming gameWhen are the [team] palying next?
Get entertainment-related newsWhat actors are in [movie]?
Learn historical informationWho invented [thing]?
Find out who wrote books, who directed movies, and moreWho wrote [book]?
Learn more about celebritiesWhat is [actor]’s most popular movie?
Learn more what Google knows about a personWho is [person]?
Get information about famous figuresHow old is [person]?
Sports and Entertainment commands for Google Home
Count down to your favorite holidaysHow many days until [holiday]?
Google will count out loud to your numberCount to [X]
Perform basic mathWhat’s [X] divided by [Y]?
Perform more math calculationsWhat is [X] percent of [Y]?
Perform advanced mathWhat’s the consine of [X]?
Convert currency, units of measure, and moreHow many [units] are in [other units]
Perform currency conversionsHow many pesos in a dollar?
Convert unitsHow many muligrams is [X] ounces?
Calculations and Conversions for Google Home
Heat a word spelled aloudHow do I spell [word]?
Translate words and phrasesHow do you say [word/phrase] in [language]?
Translate any language to your ownWhat is [foreign phrase] in English?
Get definition for unknown wordsWhat does [word] mean?
Languges Commands for Google Home
Hear the estimated time to get to your work addressHow’s my commute?
Get traffic data for sny destinationHow’s the traffic on the way to [location]?
Find out how long it will take to reach a destination by any methodHow long will it take to walk to [place]?
Find out about specific distanceHow far is [place] from here?
Get the time for your next flightWhen is my next flight?
Check whether your flight is on time or delayedIs my flight on time?
Get details about any flightWhat’s the status of [airline][flight number]?
Get flight quotesHow much is a flight to [place]?
Hear geographical informationWhat’s the capital of [country]?
Hear the local time anywhereWhat time is it in [place]?
Commute and Travel Details Commands for Google Home
Includes the time, weather, and newsPlay my daily briefing
Get briefed on your first three events of the dayWhat’s on my calendar for [day]?
Get a specific dateWhen is [holiday] this year?
Store a quick note in Google Assistant’s memoryRemember [thing]
Recall earlier notesWhat did I ask you to remember?
Hear info on your next scheduled Google Calendar meetingWhat/when is my next event?
Calendar and To-Do Commands for Google Home
Hear a digest of the latest newsTell me the news
Get news about a topic such as sports or technologyWhat’s the latest in [category]?
Hear the weather for your current locationWhat’s the weather?
Get a weather summary for a specific dayWhat’s the forecast for [day]?
Hear the current price of a given stockWhat is [stock] trading at?
Get a summary of the latest stock market newsHow are the markets doing?
Find the closest restaurant, pharmacies, and moreWhat [businesses] are nearby?
Find nearby restaurants, hotels, and moreWhat’s the nearest [business]?
Look up business phone numbersWhat is the phone number for the nearest [place]?
Get opening hours for a specific placeIs [business] open now?
News, Weather, and Local Info Commands for Google Home
Start playing music from your default servicePlay [song]|Play [album]|Play [artist]
Play music from a service other than your defaultPlay [music] on [music service]
Play music based on a mood, genre, or activityPlay music for [activity]
Play a song even if you don’t know the titlePlay the song that goes [lyrics]
Toggle shuffling of musicShuffle
Pause your musicPause
Continue playing paused musicResume
Jump to the next songSkip
Back up in a podcast or news briefingRewind [X] seconds
Set a sleep timerStop in [X] minutes
Hear info on the current song, podcast, etc.What’s playing?
Start playing a chosen podcastPlay [podcast name]
Hear the newest episode of any podcastListen to the latest episode of [padcast]
Change podcast playback speed, such as 2XPlay at [X] speed
Hear a radio station by call sign, frequency, or similarPlay [radio station](on TuneIn)
Play Pandora music (must link Pandora account in Google Home settings)Play my [station] station on Pandora
Listen to an audiobook from Google Play BooksPlay [audiobook]
Music and Media Commands for Google Home
Toggle the power of a connected ChromecastTurn on/off [Chromecast name]
Start playing music on a connected ChromecastPlay [music] on [Chromecast name]
Start playing a YouTube video on your ChromecastPlay [Video] on [Chromecast name]
Play content from Netflix on your TVPlay [show or monie] on [TV name]
Halt or resume Chromecast playbackPlay/pause [Chromecast name]
End Chromecast media playbackStop [Chromecast name]
Rewind or fast-forwarding what your Chromecast is playingSkip forward/back [X] minutes on [Chromecast name]
Silence or resume Chromecast audioMute/unmute [Chromecast name]
Show your smart camera’s feed on your ChromecastShow [camera name]
Use your Chromecast to show your Google PhotosShow photos on my TV
See a picture on your Chromecast displayShow me a picture of [thing]
Chromecast Commands for Google Home
Toggle smart lightsTurn on/off my lights
Dim/brighten smart lightsSet my lights to [X] percent
Change the color of your smart bulbsTurn my lights [color]
Find out about the indoors temperatureWhat’s the temperature to [X]
Control the climate via your Nest thermostatSet the temperature to [X]
Lock your smart locksLock the front door
Send a message all other Google Home speakers in your homeBroadcast [message]
Smart Home Commands for Google Home
Hear the latest messages from Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, and moreRead my replies
Message via voice in WhatsApp (must link your account in the Home app)Send a WhatsApp message
Place a call through your Google HomeCall [contact]
End the current callHang up
Ring your phone to help locate itFind my phone
Pair with BluetoothBluetooth pairing
Photo Commands for Google Home
Play a trivia game to challenge your knowledgePlay Lucky Trivia
Hear some of Google Home’s funny responsesWhat are your Easter eggs?
Make Google imitate soundsWhat does [animal] sound like?
Hear Google Assistant’s hit new singleSing a song
Listen to Google Assistant recite a taleTell me a story
Google Assist will make you laughTell me a joke
Hear Google Home wax eloquent with some poetryRead a poem
Google Home will repeat whatever you sayRepeat after me: [phrase]
Get a randomly generated numberGive me a random number between [X] and [Y]
Have Google Home roll a virtual dieRoll a die
Google Home will flip a virtual coinFlip a coin
Find out Google Assistant’s driving force in lifeWhat is your quest?
Ask Google Assistant about herselfcan you swim?
Speak with a virtual therapist, who really isn’t much helpTalk to Eliza
Get 30 extra livesUp, up, down, down, left, right, left right, B A, Start
Hear Google Home break it downBeatbox
Play the classic word game with Google AssistantMad Libs
Google Assistant will come up with a rhyme for any namePlay the name game
See what she says!Make me a sandwich
Because Google Assistant knows everythingWhere’s Waldo?
Are you feeling lucky?Surprise me
Fun Commands for Google Home
Hear notes to help get your instrument in tuneTune my instrument
Hear a musical notePlay a [letter] note
Hear the status of your shipped orderWhere’s my package?
Miscellaneous Commands for Google Home