Do you know you could make your Android device do stuff by just by speaking to it? We’re not talking about the usual way you talk on your smartphone, but in a peculiar way you could speak to your phone and make it to perform your Voice Commands!
The recent version of Google Search, which (precisely) is now part of a new Android app named ‘Google Now’. It features a small microphone icon on its right side by which you can give voice commands to any Android device to perform a task. By selecting this icon, you can tell your searches instead of typing them. Better yet, there are lot more stuff you can perform with Android Voice Commands, or instead, ‘Voice Actions’ as named by Google. This article lets you know about the basic Android voice commands that are used to take on entire control of your gadget.
Table of Contents
- 1 List of Android Voice Commands
- 1.1 1. Google Search
- 1.2 2. Go to a Website
- 1.3 3. Map of a Place
- 1.4 4. What’s this Song?
- 1.5 5. Get Directions
- 1.6 6. Send Email
- 1.7 7. Calendar Event
- 1.8 8. Post to Google+
- 1.9 9. Note to Self
- 1.10 10. Start Navigation
- 1.11 11. Set Alarm Time
- 1.12 12. Send SMS
- 1.13 13. Open an App
- 1.14 14. DEFINE [say a word]
- 1.15 15. Call Someone
- 1.16 16. PLAY [say the name of a group or a specific track]
- 1.17 17. Listen to a Song
- 1.18 18. Call [phone number]
- 1.19 19. Scan a Barcode
- 1.20 20. Set an Appointment
List of Android Voice Commands
1. Google Search
The very basic stuff you get to do with Android voice commands is carry out a simple Google search by speaking some words. If Google doesn’t realize something you suppose to be some other voice action, it’ll carry out a simple search for it. For example, if you tell ‘history of Mayans’, Google will bring you search results for the query ‘history of Mayans’. Google holds a support page that leans down key search tricks and tips.
2. Go to a Website
Using Android voice commands, you can open a website by saying ‘Go to [website address]’. For example, while visiting our site for the next time to check the updates just tap the microphone icon and say ‘Go to tech three dot org’. Your Android tablet or smartphone will bring you right here.
3. Map of a Place
This is another Android voice command that could oftentimes be useful the next time when you need to look into the location of a place. To make this thing work, say ‘Map [name of the place]’. For example, if you need to take a look at ‘Venice’ on the map, simply say ‘map Venice’. Or ‘Map Hospital’ if you’re searching for places to check your health condition near to your current location.
4. What’s this Song?
Well, if you want to know the song of a name that is currently playing on the radio, Android voice commands can make it simple. Just tap the microphone icon and say ‘What’s this song?’ Your Android device listens carefully for a few seconds and displays the matching results on a pop-up screen along with the Play Store link of the song, if it finds one. Cool, isn’t it?
5. Get Directions
Get Directions is still another one among the standard Android voice commands that arrive convenient at times. If you are in some neighborhood city that is not familiar to you, tap the microphone icon and tell (for example) ‘Get directions to the nearest restaurant’ or simply ‘Directions to restaurant’. Within a few seconds, a list of nearby restaurants noted on a map appears on a pop-up screen. If rather you need to know walking directions, simply say ‘Get walking directions to a restaurant’.
6. Send Email
This is a simple way to send emails from your Android gadget. To compose a mail and send it in just a few taps, tap the microphone icon and say ‘Send email to [name or contact], subject: let’s hangout, message: It is boring, come let’s hangout’. After a couple of seconds, your device will concert your speech into a new email and if everything seems alright, your final step is to tap the ‘Send email’ option.
7. Calendar Event
By uttering a couple of words, you can create a new calendar event in a few seconds. Just say, ‘create a calendar event: Jane’s birthday party in Texas, Saturday at 10’o clock’.
8. Post to Google+
You could even post to your Google+ profile using Android voice commands. For example, if you’re having fun at a night club and to post this say, ‘Post to Google+ I’m partying at the night club or [name of the club]’.
9. Note to Self
You’re roaming around in a park on that free Tuesday evening with your Android device in pocket as suddenly a superb, new thought hits you, maybe a discovery! Sometimes, you simply remember the name of that stuff you require from the grocery. ‘Note to Self’ is an Android’s never-ending way of recording notes with the help of voice commands. Tap the microphone button on the home screen and then say, for instance, ‘Note to self: Fashion Blog idea’. Your Android gadget will send you an email and an audio recording of your device contemplations.
This Android voice command is used for navigation purposes. You say the word ‘Navigate’ along with the name of the destination. For example, ‘Navigate to Statue of Liberty’.
11. Set Alarm Time
You can now set an alarm within a couple of seconds thru voice actions; simply say ‘Set alarm for [time]’. If you are going to take little nap and wish to wake up after an hour, then say, ‘Set alarm for 1 hour from now’.
12. Send SMS
Android Voice Commands even introduce with a simple way to send text messages lie how you send an email. If you want to send a message to a girl named Chrissie, just tap the microphone icon near the Google search in the home screen and say ‘Send SMS to Chrissie, message, I’m coming to see you be ready at 7’.
13. Open an App
You don’t require the internet to start an app on your Android tablet PC or smartphone, and neither need to tap or type on your screen. Just tap the microphone icon and say ‘Open [app name]’. For instance, if you want to open the Gallery to check out the photos, simply say ‘Open Gallery’.
14. DEFINE [say a word]
For example ‘define intent’ – well, you might be having a list of supposes if t he word you say is a bit strange, but that’s fine because you are seeking to know the definition right? Choose the correct word suggestion from the list and it then leads you to the internet with the explanation for that word. Simple and cool!
15. Call Someone
To make a call, say ‘Call’ along with the contact name or number you need to put across with. For example, ‘Call Info Tech solutions’. Call Home – you can even contact a home by just saying ‘Call James at Home’.
16. PLAY [say the name of a group or a specific track]
For example, ‘Play just a dream song’. If you have the Nelly song and a music player app on your gadget that could deal with voice commands, it’ll begin playing the song for you.
17. Listen to a Song
You can listen to a song by just saying ‘Listen to’ along with the title of the song, artist, and album. For example, ‘Listen to Pitbull’.
18. Call [phone number]
If you want to make the job of dialing a phone number into simple, just say the word ‘Call’ along with the figures of the phone number in question.
19. Scan a Barcode
Simply say ‘Scan a barcode’ and Google will present you a barcode-scanner, which runs with the help of your gadget’s camera.
20. Set an Appointment
Lets you to create an appointment, for example, ‘Schedule meeting with [contact name] at [date/time]’.
You might be thinking whether if these voice commands work without an internet connection or not. It surely makes sense to do so: Who will prefer to turn on GPS when driving and activate Android voice commands? We could assure you that only ‘Call Someone’ feature functions with no internet connection. All other stuff depicted in t his article either requires a Wi-Fi connection or an activated mobile internet connection.