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Your Google smart speaker is full of useful tools, but also surprises. Did you know all these tricks?
After you've mastered the basics --, , -- it's time to expand your repertoire. Here are some of the best not-so-obvious questions and commands you can (and should) ask Google Home:
Just say, "OK, Google, reserve a table for two at Spago for 7 o'clock tonight." Bắn cá koiGoogle Home will then walk you through booking a reservation. It's not entirely glitchless. You may be asked for information you already gave it ("How many in your party?") but it's still remarkably – surprisingly – easy to do. At least it's vastly simpler than navigating the reservation service site, filling in web forms and clicking through drop-down menus.
This isn't a question, exactly, but it's a solution to a problem you might not have even known you had. You might set the volume by saying a number from 1 to 10: "Hey, Google, set volume to 5," for example.
But volume on Google Home speakers actually has way more settings than 10. One hundred, as a matter of fact. That means if 5 is too loud but 4 is too quiet, you can tell Google Home to "set volume to 4.5" or "turn volume to 45%" (either one gets you the same result). You'll never listen to a round-number volume again.
Sure, it's nice to find out if you need a jacket before you head out of the house, but "Hey, Google, what's the weather like today?" only tells you what's happening now. What if you're planning a weekend getaway or outdoor meetup? You can ask Google Home for the weather forecast not just on a specific day, but even a specific hour of the day. Try questions like these (starting with "Hey," or "OK, Google…")
Say you're watching the breakout 1998 film starring Matt Damon. You know he was practically a kid back then, but you can't remember how young he was. Ask, "Hey Google, how old was Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting?"Bắn cá koi (He was 26, but his character was 20.)
And anytime you catch one of the late-greats on YouTube, ask, "Hey, Google, how old was Johnny Carson when he died?" (He was 79).
This one's pretty simple. Anything you want to know about a store you're thinking about visiting, from operating hours (including, usually, updated pandemic hours) to phone numbers (but you'll need toif you want to call from the device itself) to directions to the nearest location, just ask ("Hey," or "OK, Google…")
Of course, for all of these tips to work right you'll want to make sure your Google Home is set up right. Here's how to, the technology that identifies who's speaking to Google Home. Bump up your security settings with . And be sure to for the best Google Home experience.