Use touch controls at any time.
For those rare moments when voice just won’t do, the entire top is a touch surface to easily control the device.
Play / Pause
Tap once to pause or stop audio, timers, alarms, and responses.
Swipe circle clockwise to turn up and counterclockwise to turn down.
Long press to trigger the Google Assistant.
Press the mute button on the back to keep Google Assistant from being triggered, even if you say “Ok Google”.