Picture of the Google Home Mini speaker rebooting, showing white scanning lights pattern.

How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Mini

The Google Mini speakers features a sleep timer function that you can turn it on and off with voice requests! They also refer to this timer as a music timer, radio timer, play timer, or podcast timer.  But no matter what you call it, it works the same for all these media sources.  So here, we show how to set that sleep timer on the Google Mini donut speaker.

Picture of the Google Mini speaker rebooting, showing white scanning lights pattern.
Google Mini speaker rebooting, showing white scanning lights pattern.

Firstly, you use it by starting your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, news source, sleep sounds, white noise, or some other streaming service.  Furthermore, you ask it play the stream for only as long as you say by setting a sleep timer.





How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Mini Speaker

E.g. Here are some sample commands that we verified to work.

  • Okay Google, set sleep timer five minutes.  [The speaker plays for five minutes, then stops.]
  • Hey Google, set sleep timer thirty minutes.  [Google Home Mini plays for thirty minutes then goes silent.]
  • Hey Google, set sleep timer one hour.  [Google Home Mini sets a sixty minute sleep timer, plays for an hour, and then goes silent.]
  • Okay Google, create sleep timer ninety minutes.  [Sets a sleep timer for 90 minutes, then the speaker goes quiet.]
  • Okay Google, cancel sleep timer.  [Cancels sleep timer if one is pending.]
  • Hey Google, delete sleep timer.  [Cancels sleep timer if one is pending.]

Additionally. when you specify a sleep time with one of the above commands, the Google Mini will answer back as follows: “[speaker name] will stop playing in [specified time].”  I.e. If you say something like, “Okay Google, set sleep timer ten minutes,” to your speaker named Living Room, the speaker replies, “Living Room will stop playing in ten minutes.”

Picture of the The Google Mini speaker (right) with a typical Bluetooth speaker (left).  How to set sleep timer on Google Mini.
The Google Mini speaker (right) with a typical Bluetooth speaker (left).

Finally, note that you cannot set a sleep timer on the speaker unless it is playing some media.

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References for How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Mini

  1. Stop Google Home from Waking the Neighbors with Night Mode, from Cnet

Revision History

  • 2020-05-18: First published.
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