How to Select Your Shopping List App on the Google Home App

How to Select Your Shopping List App on the Google Home App

The Google Assistant and Nest (aka Google Home) smart speakers make it easy to add items to your shopping list with just your voice. If you don’t want to use Google’s default list, you can connect your device to third-party applications. Here’s how.

You can simply add something to your shopping list using your Assistant or your Nest speaker by saying, “Ok Google, add milk to my shopping list”. If you have a Google Nest speaker or display, you don’t even need to take your phone out. Choosing a preferred shopping list is the first step to get the most out of this feature.

Select the Shopping List App on Google Home

Open the Google Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, and tap the “Settings” gear icon at the top.


Scroll down to the “Services” section, and tap “Shopping List”.


Navigate to the “Choose your list and note provider” section, and you’ll see several different apps to choose from. Select the Apps you want to use.


After selecting an application, a pop-up message will inform you that all future notes and lists created with the Google Assistant will be visible in the selected application. Tap “Continue”.


You will be directed to enter the selected application. Follow the steps outlined by the application you chose.


Set up AnyList for the first time

After logging in, you will be taken back to the “Notes & Lists” page in the Google Home app. Now, whenever you say something like “Ok Google, add milk to shopping list”, the Google Assistant will add the item to the shopping list application of your choice.

Use voice commands with AnyList

Should I Use One of the Included Notes and List Apps?

There are only a few notes and a list of applications that can be deeply integrated with Google Now. The difference between the apps listed on the Google Home app and other apps that advertise Google Assistant support is in the commands.

For applications listed on Google Home, you only need to say, “OK Google, add milk to the shopping list.” Applications without deep integration require longer commands, such as “Ok Google, ask [APPLICATION NAME] to add milk to the shopping list”.

As noted above, the Google Assistant includes its own basic shopping list. This list is used by default if you don’t select a different shopping list application. Shortcuts to Google shopping lists are only in the Google Home app on Android devices, not iPhones or iPads.


Shortcut to the Google Assistant shopping list in the Google Home app for Android.

However, the command “add to shopping list” works with the Google Assistant on all devices, and the list itself can be accessed via any web browser at


Built-in Google Assistant shopping list.

If you want to use Google’s built-in shopping list option, open the Google Home app on your smartphone, and tap the “Settings” gear icon at the top.


Scroll down to the “Services” section, and tap “Shopping List”.


Navigate to the “Choose your notes & list provider” section. Make sure “Don’t sync with other services” (on iPhone and iPad, just “Don’t Sync”) is selected.


Now, every time you say “OK Google, add [BLANK] to your shopping list,” Google Assistant will add items to your list on

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