OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,
With the announcement of Google Assistant, presented as the evolution of Google Now, we were looking forward to finally having an even more comprehensive assistant than Apple's Siri. However, the Google chatbot is currently only available on Google Pixel - which is still waiting in France - and especially it does not speak French. This is an opportunity for Francophones to get back into Google Now's voice features. What can he do, almost 4 years after his release?

OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

Enable OK Google on all screens

When you turn on Google Now with the Google app, your smartphone recognizes your voice only when you're on the dedicated app. It is however possible to activate the recognition of your voice wherever you are in your phone.
OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,
To do this, go to Google Settings [ Settings ], located in the Google's sidebar. Then go to [ Voice> Detect "Ok Google" ] and check the [ From any screen ] option. Say three times OK Google, and it's good!

The syntax used in this article

First, let's define the syntax used in this article for clarity. The rules for reading these commands are as follows:
  • () To frame words that are not required for the operation of the command
  • Italic ] to say that you have to replace this word with the content of your choice (first name, message, etc.)
  • / For possible variants, or even a comma if it varies too much.

OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

communications

  • Send an SMS: (Send / Send one) SMS / Texto / Message [ contact ] [ message ]
    • Note that only the first name of the contact can be used unless several contacts have the same name.
    • We can specify the email application: "Send a [ WhatsApp message ] to [ Peter ] [ Hi, how are you? ] ".
  • Send an e-mail: (Send one) e-mail / mail / email (to) [ contact ] [ message ]
  • Calling a contact: Call / Call [ contact ] ([ number ])
    • It is good to specify the number you want to call: office, mobile, etc.
  • Call a business: Call [ type ] [ name ] at [ city ]
    • An example is: "Call [ restaurant ] [ Chipiron ] to [ Arcachon ]".


OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

GPS Navigation and itineraries

  • See a place on Maps: Where is / Where is [ place ]?, Map of [ place ]
  • Search for an itinerary: Navigate / Itinerary / Go to [ Place ], (How) Go to [ Place ]
    • The place may be as well a city, an institution or your home and work if they are registered on your Google Now
  • Directly launch a route: Drive me / Take me to [ place ]
  • Find an itinerary with this means of locomotion: Go on foot / bike to [ place ]
  • Information about a place: How long to go to [ place ]?, Distance between place and [ place ]?
    • You can specify the means of transport (bicycle, metro, foot, etc.): "How long to go [ to the MAP ] in [ bike ]? "
  • Traffic information: Traffic info on [ city ] / [ route ]
    • "Traffic Info [ A6 ]" works for example

Location information and schedules

  • Number of establishment: Phone number of [ restaurant ] [ le Chipiron ] in [ Arcachon ]
    • Strangely, this does not work with a contact.
  • Address of an establishment: Address / Contact details of [ restaurant Chipiron ] in [ Arcachon ]
  • Times of a place: What time closes the [ Prisunic ] of [ Fontainebleau ]?
  • Search for establishments: [ Type ] in the area / nearest / nearest, What is the [ type ] nearest?
    • "[ Bar ] in the corner?" "," Which is the closest museum ]? "
    • Simply saying "Resto japonais" also works

OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

Weather and time

  • Time of place: Time at / Time zone of [ place ]
  • What temperature / weather like in [ place ] ([ Date ]) What is the weather in [ place ] ([ Date ]), Will he [ time ] at [ place ]
    • "Will he [ rain ] at [ Paris ] [ tomorrow ]?" "
  • Sunrise / Sunset at [ place ] [ date ]
  • Dates: Which day will be the [ event ], When the [ event ] falls,
    • "What day will the New Year be ?" "When does [ Mother's Day ] fall "

Clock

  • Alarm: Wake up / Add alarm / Set alarm clock to [ time ] [ labeled ], Wake up / Add alarm / Set alarm clock in [ time ]
    • "Add [ alarm ] in [ one hour ] [ laundry ]"
  • Timer: Timer on [ duration ]
  • Stopwatch: Start the stopwatch

Diary, reminders and notes

  • Save a reminder (Keep, GMail, Now): Remind me of [ action ] at [ time ] / in [ time ] / [ date ], Remind me of [ action ] when I get to [ place ] Recall [ action ]
    • "Remind me [ to go buy bread ] when I arrive [ in Limoges ] " , "Remind me [ send an email to Jean ] in [ 2:00 ] " , "Remind me [ to finish my Request for VISA ] this [ evening ] ".
  • Create an entry in the Calendar (New / Add) See you on [ Date ] at [ time ] [ subject ] create [event object ] on [ Date ] at [ time ]
    • "Create an event [ Doctor Bidule ] on [ 18 December ] at [ 3:30 pm ]. "
  • Create notes Keep, GMail, etc. : Note to me / to myself [ note ], Add / New note [ note]


OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

Manage your smartphone by voice

  • Open an application: Start / Open [ application ]
    • It may be that Google Now does not understand the name of the application that with a good accent [ frenchouille ] sometimes
  • Listen to a song: Throw me a music, Throw [ artist ] on [ drive ], Listen [ title ] from [ artist ] to [ drive ]
    • «Listen to [ Complainte de la waiter automate ] by [ Fabienne Thibeault ] on [ Spotify ]
  • Manage settings: Enable [ setting ]
    • Works with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, but not NFC


OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

Flight Information

  • Flight Information: (Status of) Flight [ number ] , Show me my next flights
    • Example: "Flight [ AF 6039 ]"
    • When I was in New York, with my e-ticket on my GMail account, just saying "JFK" was displaying my flight information
  • Flight Schedule: Flight Schedule Number, Flight Departure / Departure / Arrival / Landing Time [ number ]
  • Search Tickets: Flights [ venue ] - [ venue ]
    • «Flights [ Paris ] - [ Bordeaux ]
Contrary to Google 's help , the "Where is my package" and "My invoices" commands do not work at home. Tell us if it works for you, and under what conditions, if possible.

calculations

  • Two-term operation: [ term ] [ operation ] [ term ]
    • "[ 42 ] [ multiplied ] by [ 1337 ]"
  • Conversion: Convert [ value ] to [ base or unit ]
    • "Convert [ 150 milligrams ] to [ kilos ]", "Convert [ 42 ] to [ binary ]"
    • This works for binary, hexadecimal and octal


OK Google: list of voice commands on Android - Android and iOS includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to search, get a route,

Google search

  • Go to a site: Open / Access / Navigate to / Show me [ site ]
    • «best4pcsoft.com»
  • View photos: Images / Photos of [ kittens ]

To ask questions

In this part, the syntax changes somewhat for clarity. The subtitles are used as usual and the points are only examples.

Movies & Series

  • Movies playing in [ city ]
  • Who is the author / realized [ cultural object ]
  • Who produced [ film ]
  • List of movies [ saga ]
  • Who played in [ film ]
  • When was released [ film ]
  • Duration of [ film ]
  • Who wrote the music of [ film ]
  • Filmography / Discography of [ auteur ]

Sport

  • Show me the schedule / ranking of [ sports club ] / [ sports league ]
  • Results of [ sports club ] / [ sports league ]
  • When / Who / what is the next [ sports club ]

Miscellaneous knowledge

  • Define [ word ]
  • What is [ word ]
  • Who is the president / king of [ country ]
  • How many calories / protein in a [ food ]?
  • Who is [ person ], What is the size of [ person ], etc.
    • After this kind of question, we can chain without specifying the person. Example: How many children are there?
  • How much does [ person ]
  • Share price of [ business ]
  • Who is the founder of [ company ]
  • What is the area of ​​[ city ] / [ country ]
  • What is the capital of [ country ]
  • Number of inhabitants of [ country ]
  • What is the height of [ monument ]
  • Which planet is closest to Earth?
There must be many other examples in this category, do not hesitate to share your discoveries with us.

Most

  • View Google Now Maps from OK Google: Ok Google, Help
  • Repeat one answer: Repeat
In French, the commands "Take a picture", "Save a video", "Publish to [ social network ] [ message ]" do not work.





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