The Google Home digital voice assistant can help you with your grocery shopping chore, managing your daily list, voice or not, and even going all the way to the order.
Shopping can be a nightmare. Between full parking lots, rush hours, queues, limited stocks and other fun things, it’s hard to blame those who can’t take it anymore. Google Home has some tools you can use, including the voice assistant, of course, to make the chore less difficult.
The two main features are shopping list management – fully controllable by voice – and Google Shopping, formerly Google Express, which integrate seamlessly into Google Home.
These tricks may seem simple, but when you start using them, you’ll find that they make shopping much less chaotic, especially if you’re the type of person who likes everything to go smoothly.
Easily manage your shopping list
Google can manage lists for everything, but today we’re focusing on shopping lists. You can create a list through your Google Home device or through the Assistant in the Google Home app.
Through your Google Home device
Say “OK Google, create a shopping list” or name it whatever works for you. Google should confirm that it created the list and ask you what you want to add to it.
You can add items now or later or manually via the app, for example, if you forgot the eggs. Then you can say “OK Google, what’s on my shopping list?” and Google will get back to you.
Via the Google Home app
- Open the Google Home app.
- Tap on the microphone.
- Say “Start a shopping list” or “Start a list” (Google will ask you what you want to call it.)
- Add whatever you want by voice or manually and ask Googel what’s on your list.
Delete an item
Sorry, but saying “OK Google, remove 10 packs of Curly from my shopping list” doesn’t work. You have to access the shopping list via the Google Home app and delete them manually.
A shopping list on the Google app is the surest way to remember anything before you go shopping, but you can also buy directly.
To do this, open the list manually in the Google Home app. At the bottom of the screen, tap on Buy and you will come to Google Shopping.
Buy with Google Shopping
You can buy almost anything through Google Shopping, formerly Google Express. There are no subscription fees, but you will have to pay the store’s delivery costs. Sometimes a store will offer free shipping if your order reaches a certain amount. You can make the purchase by voice via Google Home or on the site. The operation is very similar.
The Google Shopping site works like any e-commerce site. You search for what you want, add it to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. You will be offered many personalized offers, all based on your purchase history.
You also have easy access to your shopping lists, you can reorder items, status and order history, and even switch between accounts.
Buy with Google Home by voice
Start by saying “OK Google, buy toilet paper at Carrefour” (or any other store of your choice). Google will list a selection of toilet papers, different brands, prices and stores, and you choose by saying yes or no. Once you’ve made your decision, Google will ask you if you want anything else. If you say “No, pay”, Google will send the summary to your phone for you to check out and proceed with the order.
Buy in the Google Home app
The operation is similar to the purchase by voice, but this time you have the visual in addition. Open the Google Home app and tap the microphone. You can either chat directly with Google or tap on the reply bubbles. At your convenience.