After saying the wake words "OK, Google" or "Hey Google" , ask a question or give a command, and you'll hear a human-like female voice respond from its clear speaker—whether you want to hear a specific song, set a timer for the oven, or control your smart devices in your home such as a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat. The following is a handful of lesser-known Google Home features, including a few tips and tricks, and hidden Easter Eggs. Google Home can help you remember where you left things. Say something like "Ok Google, remember my passport is in the top drawer. Funny sounds. Want to entertain the kids? Google Home can play you recordings of animal noises and vehicle sounds. For example, ask what a horse or train sounds like. Google will sing for you, too!
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Google Assistant can help you and your family put the handwashing best practices from WHO to use. Just say " HeyGoogle , help me wash my hands," and Google Assistant will play a song for 40 seconds. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
On Android, you need a widget
Use Shazam to find out what you're hearing on the radio, in a store, or anywhere else you hear a song. Shazam never saves or stores what it hears. After Shazam identifies a song, the song is saved in your Shazam Library:. There, you can adjust Shazam settings:. Shazam needs access to the microphone on your device to hear what you're listening to. On iPhone or iPad, open Settings, scroll down to the installed apps and tap Shazam, then turn on Microphone.
If music is playing around you, a music icon will pop up. But if you want to track down your past findings you need to know where to look. To get this on your Android device you need to add the Sound Search widget to your home screen. In stock Android, you touch and hold the home screen, select the widgets section, and then swipe through the choices until you come to Sound Search. Then touch and hold to pick up the widget and drag it to an open space on the home screen. If you touch a song it will take you to its selection in the Play Store.