Let Google Home help you sleep with these soothing ambient sounds


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At GearBrain we have have already talked about how Alexa and other smart home gadgets like Philips Hue lights can be used to wake you up gradually each morning. Now, Google Assistant on the Google Home smart speaker can help you drift off to sleep just as effectively.

Google has loaded its AI assistant with a wide range of soothing sounds to act as background noise, helping you get to sleep.

The sounds can be asked for in a number of ways. To let Google pick which effect to play, say: “Hey/Okay Google, help me relax” or: “Hey Google, play ambient noise”. Then, if you want to try something else, you can ask: “Okay Google, what other ambient sounds do you know?”

If white noise is more your thing, then just say: “Hey Google, play white noise”


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Alternatively, you can ask for Google Assistant to play a specific sound. These include crackling fires, roaring rivers, the distant wildlife of a forest, or weather like rain and thunderstorms.

All of Google’s ambient sounds can be played by the Google Home, Home Mini and Home Max, or via the Google Assistant on your smartphone.

The full list of ambient sounds, published by Google itself, is as follows:

  • Relaxing sounds
  • Nature sounds
  • Water sounds
  • Running water sounds
  • Outdoor sounds
  • Babbling brook sounds
  • Oscillating fan sounds
  • Fireplace sounds
  • Forest sounds
  • Country night sounds
  • Ocean sounds
  • Rain sounds
  • River sounds
  • Thunderstorm sounds
  • White noise

You can learn more about what smart home devices work with Google Home or Home Mini by visiting GearBrain’s Here’s what works with Google Home and the Google Home Mini.

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