Voice Control your TV with Google Home

1. Use Hargray Voice Commands.  Control the interactive TV guide of your cable box by using Hargray established voice commands. Over time, Hargray will add more voice commands.  For now, you may:

  • change the TVs you control
  • search for programming
  • change channels

2. Wake up Google Home and use the Hargray invocation word.  Say:

“Ok Google” or “Hey, Google”
“Tell Hargray to….”  or “Ask Hargray to…”

3. Change the TV you want to control.  If you have multiple TVs, you may change which one your smart speaker controls. Use the commands:

“set TV” or “set the TV”
“change TV” or “change the TV”
“set receiver” or “set the receiver”
“change receiver” or “change the receiver”
“change set top box” or “change the set top box”

“Ok Google, ask Hargray to change the TV”
“Hey Google, tell Hargray to set the TV”

Then say the number, such as 1, 2 or 3, and so on, for each TV you set.

4. To Change the Channel: Tune to channel by number, call letters or name, use the commands:

“watch”, “tune to”, “go to”, “switch to”, or “change to”

“Ok Google, tell Hargray to watch Discovery Channel.”
“Hey Home, ask Hargray to switch to 54.”

If you ask Google Home to tune to a channel not in the channel package which you subscribe, Google Home will still tune to the channel. You will see the general message displayed telling you to: “Contact customer service to subscribe.”

5. To watch currently airing program.  Use the commands:

“watch” or “play”

Then follow by saying the title of the program as it appears in the guide. Service starts at the top and works its way down.  It finds the first occurrence of a program name, which may be an SD channel.

“Ok Google, tell Hargray to watch Ice Road Truckers.”
“Hey Google, tell Hargray to play Big Bang Theory.”

6. To Search or Find a Program, by program name, actor or director, use the commands:

“find” or “search for”

“Ok Google, ask Hargray to search for William Shatner.”
“Hey Google, tell Hargray to find Steven Spielberg.”



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