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Best apps for Google Home

Discover the best apps you can use with your Google Home.

So, you've got your very own Google Home? You're already ahead of the game. Now it's time to make the most of this amazing technology and discover the huge range of cool apps it works with. Whether you want a quicker way to play your cheesy pop playlist or you can't be bothered to find the remote to binge another few episodes of Stranger Things, your Google Home has got your back.

Music and radio

It doesn't matter if you're getting ready for the big night out with Chaka Khan or chilling with Cher, you can now let Google be the DJ. Give the device a shout and it'll do the rest for you. Check out the compatible streaming services below:

  • Google Play Music
  • YouTube Music
  • Spotify Free and Premium
  • Deezer+ and Deezer Family
  • TuneIn
  • iHeartRadio

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YouTube, Netflix and more

Dying to show your mate the latest fail video? Sit back, relax and ask Google Home to stream whatever you like from YouTube on the big screen. You can also link up with your Netflix account. So, the next time you're slobbing on the sofa and fancy getting stuck into a flick or the latest series everyone's talking about, just let Google know. And, if you've got a bunch of holiday snaps on Google Photos that you want to revisit, you guessed it, the power of your voice and your trusty Google Home will help you out. Don’t forget, for all this good stuff to work, you need a Chromecast device or a TV with Chromecast built in.

Smart home

This is where things get really clever. If your home is kitted out with smart appliances, you can control them with your voice. Need the lights turning off? Stay in bed. Need the heating turning up a notch? Do it from the couch. Left a plug on? Tell Google to turn it off. Here's a list of compatible brands and products: