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You Can Now Shop With Google Assistant on Google Home

It’s official, you can now shop with Google Assistant on your Google Home.

The process of setup and executing a purchase is very straightforward. Once your payment and shipping options are selected via your smartphone (either inside the Home app or Assistant settings menu), simply tell your Assistant what you want (ex. “OK Google, order paper towels”), and you’re done. Your delivery will arrive via Google Express.

As for which stores you can order from, here’s an image that overviews the top supported retailers.

According to Google’s announcement post, there are no fees or service charges through April 30, 2017. It seems that Google wants to get folks familiar with using it for a bit, and can maybe then begin charging for the convenience.

Through April 30, 2017, when you shop via Google Home, you don’t have to worry about additional service or membership fees. And set-up is easy! To get started, go to the Google Home app, navigate to “More settings” and then scroll down to “Payments.” From there, set your default credit card and delivery address, and you’re ready to shop.

To make sure your billing and shipping info is all in order, here’s what you are looking for inside the Google Assistant settings. Because Google tends to double up on things, you can also find these settings by opening the Home app > More Settings > Payments.

Via: Google [2]
  • Hastekilled

    Sweet! Just gave it a try. Ordered some cat treats from Pet Smart. Worked like a charm. I just wonder what kind of fees after the 30th of April there will be? Probably won’t use it much anyways. But it’s still cool!

  • SMD79

    Nice to see it expanding but when’s it gonna be able to play a single song by request that’s stored locally on my own phone? Ugh.

    • It should play from your Google Play Music if you use it and you’ve uploaded/imported/matched your song.

      • SMD79

        It does not..most of the time. Sometimes it does play the right song, but I think that’s because Google Play has found a match in it’s streaming service. So as far as I know, you can’t really have it play an individual song or album like you can on your phone, unless I put that song or album in a playlist ahead of time and ask for that specific playlist. There are several forum threads about this. I’d love it if it has since been fixed because I gave up a while back.

  • vdefender

    Wait does this actually work in places other than Silicon valley? I’m in the greater seattle area, it let me sign up and stuff, but I haven’t tried placing an order..

    • PerhapsNever

      One would think so as it uses standard shipping methods.

  • A few questions: Will it pick the lowest price amongst all those stores or do you select a favorite store? How does it know the type and brand of tissue I want? Or is it just magic?

    • I said order paper towels from Costco and it read a few choices. I think they all were from Costco. I didn’t hear the entire list before i canceled the order.

  • Is Google Express no longer location locked?

  • WAldenIV

    Why is the Staples logo crooked?

  • James

    I could not be less interested in features like this one.

    • D in B
      • James

        My bad, I didn’t know the comments section was only for fanboys who love Dawson’s Creek.

        • D in B

          hey u are the butthurt one who cant just move on from an uninteresting article idiot. GTFO basement dweller

        • #Note5 IsBoss #SamsungKnights

          LMFAO bro you need help. if i dont like something I dont comment. I do like to call nerds out who comment like u did. you are a loser who needs to buy an iphone.

          • D in B

            blahaha OBVIOUSLY i’m not the only one who sees this girl for who she is.

  • str8loungin

    How do you know the cost for shipping?

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      its either 95 a year or 5 bucks per delivery. as a promotion, there are no charges until april.

  • mustbepbs

    Great, but can I add time to an existing timer?

    “Sorry, I can’t do that yet.”

    • BobButtons

      Sort of like how you can tell it to remember where you placed an item and retrieve that info later… but it can’t set a reminder.

    • PerhapsNever

      I just ran into this the other night. Plus, can’t have a timer synced across devices (start on 1 and cancel on another).

  • teknologikl

    Great so now my 4 year old can order whatever she wants with a few words? 🙁

    • vdefender

      Only if you set it up and turn it on. So don’t do that.

      • NexusMan

        And tell tell her that she can do it, and tell her what she has to say to do it.

      • Nick V

        LOL!!! Best reply of the day!

    • AJ75

      Only if you fail at parenting.

  • Swauger

    Not to be stupid, but how do you know the price and the shipping cost from the store before the order is processed and your cc is charged?

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I setup the payment options on my pixel….I only have one card listed though so thats a good question. I know you can set up the payment optiosn thru the google home app.

      • @swauger:disqus It asks you. It’ll list the items and price before ‘adding to the cart’.

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    literally just ordered some papertowels and its shipping from target. nice.

    this is why I quit using echo.

    • JohnW

      Does it tell you prices or quantity?

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        well it gave me a list of products….I chose from the list it named off to me. they should update the app. because i now get this service free for a few months but then its 95 a year or like 5 bucks a delivery or something crazy. i’ll check it out for a couple of months. I ordered the target brand papertowels from target (obviously) and it sent me a receipt. I see I have an option to cancel the order if I made a mistake within a given amount of time.

    • akfjdajs


      There are options to list your loyalty cards here, I don’t see Target (yet).

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        yeah I made it here. I just dont get it….they support target, just not the red card? i dunno. its like them posting bestbuy, but not letting you use your bestbuy card.

  • JohnW

    I do wish it would do Amazon…but we know that won’t be happening.

    • BobButtons

      Maybe there will eventually be a way to jimmy rig it with IFTTT, Tasker, & Join.

      • Jim


    • Privaxel_XL

      I wouldn’t allow any of Google’s data-mining “innovations” to be ALWAYS ON IN MY HOUSE.
      Amazon is a ONLINE RETAILER, it’s Echo is primarily for shopping.

      Google is an ADVERTIZING company.
      Its Home/Fiber/Chrome/Android/Assistant is for collecting your data – anywhere, anytime.

      • BobButtons

        Amazon’s no godsend itself. It has a horrid history of revoking digital purchases from devices, revoking access to purchased digital media, releasing firmware to intentionally brick their hardware.. not to mention the news articles about their incredibly hostile work environments.

        • MastermindDrew

          You are talking out of your @ss

          • BobButtons

            If you say so, doesn’t invalidate any of the points I made.

      • NexusMan

        Good for you. I LOVE the benefits and convenience!

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      • Joshua Polivka

        Aww man that puts a big staple in your illegal plans that you don’t want anyone to know about, damn that means google can listen to you 24/7 and hear you talk about dog food and what kind of porn you like. Such a terrible day and age, what will you ever do?

      • AJ75

        You’re SO brave. A true inspiration. I’ll be throwing away my Google Home as soon as I get home from work.

      • MastermindDrew

        Echo has countless features not related shopping. In fact its ads new feature weekly. You have to enable them. If you don’ want it to listen to you; Turn off the microphone. It has a button. The Echo is a fantastic device

      • Duder12

        How does tim cooks dick taste?

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