Google Now is Google’s answer to Siri. It is a smart, virtual, voice-enabled personal assistant developed by the search giant and acts as a handy add-on to the pure Android experience. It integrates well with Google’s services to provide you with updates and other information as per your preferences.
With Google Now, you become ‘Aladdin‘ while it is the ‘Genie of the magic lamp‘. All you need to do is say “Okay Google” to your device to open Google Now. Then, you say one of the magical voice commands to Google Now just as you were Aladdin making a wish. The microphone icon starts pulsing – giving you an indication that your phone (powered by Google Now) is listening. You give a command, and it does the required actions to complete the given task.
Let’s have a look at the collection of over more than a 100 ‘magical’ voice commandswhich provides you with touch-less control for your Android phone or tablet. The Voice commands below are categorized accordingly for easy navigation.
“Where’s my package?” (tracking confirmation must be in Gmail)
“Show me the menu for [Los Cubanos]“
“When am I?”
“Do a barrel roll”
“What’s the loneliest number?”
“Make me a sandwich!”
“Sudo, make me a sandwich!”
“How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”
“Beam me up, Scotty!”
“Tilt / Askew”
“Up up down down left right left right”
“Tea, Earl Grey, hot” (That’s a hard one)
“Go go gadget [app name]“
“When does the narwhal bacon?”
“What is the Bacon number of [random actor]?”
“What does the fox say?”
“What is the nature of the universe?”
“Who’s on first?”
“Lions, and Tigers, and Bears…”
“Who are you?”
“What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?”
Voice commands are not only useful in various situations, but they also prove to be fun sometimes. You can even experiment with various commands by using different phrases, and you’ll be surprised at how much Google Now understands you. Start using voice commands on your Android device and take a leap forward to the future of mobile technology.
Are there any other voice commands we may have missed? You can always share it with us in the comments section below.