Jul 14, 2016
70+ useful and funny Google Now voice commands [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted by Irfan Ahmad Digital Information World Author Pakistan author profile Thursday, July 14, 2016 Google , info-graphics , Technology
Google Now has become a big part of the Android experience and will probably be even more prominent in future updates. For that reason, it’s about time to get familiar with all the possibilities Google Now has to offer.
Before we get into all the possible commands, you should know that you can access all your recorded ‘Okay Google” voice commands in your Google account’s audio history. While you’re playing around with new voice commands, your audio history will show the new voice snippets seconds after your phone’s Google Now gave you an answer.
How to get the Okay Google commands workingObviously, your phone can’t perform any of the commands below as long as Google Now. To turn on the ‘Okay Google’ voice detection, go to your Settings > Google > Search & Now > Voice > “Okay Google detection”. You can also access those settings from your Google Now interface. Just swipe from the left side to bring in the menu and select Settings.
Now, make sure “From the Google app” is enabled. This enables you to use voice commands from your home screen. Note that you need to use the Google Now launcher. You can also enable “Always on”, which allows you to use “Okay Google…” even when your phone screen is off. This will use more battery juice, though. So if you’re already worried about battery life, better leave that off.
To give you a good overview, we took the most important and funniest Google Now voice commands and put them in a “Google Now style”- infographic.
Now, let’s move on to all the awesome voice commands
So, go ahead, say the magic words or tap the hell out of that microphone button and try them out yourself!
Infographic courtesy of trendblog.
General Voice Commands“Say [where is the ATM kiosk] in [Australia]?”
“Who invented [the pajama]?”
“What is the meaning of [Irfan]?”
“Stock price of [Twitter]”
“Post to Google+ [I'll not post anything today, except cool selfies]”
Notes and Reminders Commands“Set alarm for [11 PM]”
“Remind me to [pay bill] at [8 AM]”
Time and Date Voice Commands“What time is it in [Karachi]?”
“When is the sunset [in New York City]”
”What is the time zone of [Brazil]”
Communication commands“Call [Bill]”
“Send [email] to Anna, [Subject: Transaction], [Message: Thanks, I've got the money]”
“Send [SMS] to Mike mobile, [Don’t forget to buy cookies]”
Weather commandsSay “[Weather]”
“Is it going to rain [Saturday]”
“What’s the weather in [Florida]?”
Maps & Navigation
“Show me the nearby [Bar] on map”
“Navigate to [Changai] on car”
“How far is [Chao Phraya River] from [Wat Arun]?”
Conversions and Calculations Commands“What is the tip for  dollars?”
“Convert [currency / weight / length ...] to [currency / weight / length ...]”
“How much is  times ?”
“What is  percent of ?”
Sports Commands“How are [Grays Athletic] doing?”
“When is the next [Los Angeles Lakers] game?”
“Did [Bayern Munich] win their last game?”
Flight Information“Flight [Jet Airways]?”
“When will [AA 125] land / depart?”
Web Browsing Commands“Go to [Mashable]?”
“Open [Social Media Examiner]”
“Show me [TechCrunch]”
Entertainment Commands“Listen to / play [I'm with you] by [Avril Lavigne]?”
“YouTube [The most amazing videos]?”
“Who acted in [The avengers]?”
“When was [Iron Man 3] released?”
Easter Eggs“Okay Jarvis, …” (Instead of “Okay Google, …”)
“What’s the loneliest number?”
If you know some other useful voice commands. Please share it in the comments!