"Hey Google" might be an integral part of your day, but do you know everything you can do with Google Home Assistant?
The possibilities are almost endless -- from recipe help in the kitchen to waking up on time in the morning, keeping party guests entertained and catching up on your favorite podcasts.
Asking Google to wake you up in the morning is a bit easier than setting the alarm on your phone's clock or -- gasp -- a real clock.
Of course, you don't have to be turning in for the night to use the alarm.
You can also say "Hey Google, set a timer for..." which keeps your hands free during workouts, cooking or if you're coloring your hair.
To play your favorite songs podcasts, make sure your preferred music app -- YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora and Deezer are supported -- is linked to your Google Home app.