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OK, Google: 160 valuable voice commands for Android

JR Raphael | July 14, 2016
This diverse collection of voice commands will turn your phone into a powerful personal concierge -- no tipping required.

Music and video

  • Listen to [The Beatles]
  • Listen to ["No Rain"]
  • Listen to [party music]
  • Play music for [working out]
  • Listen to [Pearl Jam] on [Spotify]
  • Next song
  • Pause the music
  • Play me [Soundgarden] videos on YouTube
  • Show me the trailer for ["Ice Age 5"]
  • What's this song? (identifies music playing out loud in the room)

Travel

  • When does [United flight 1807] arrive?
  • Is [Southwest 2093] on time?
  • Is my flight on time? (requires confirmation to be present in Gmail)
  • Find me a nonstop flight from [L.A. to Chicago]
  • Show me my trip in [October] (requires confirmation to be present in Gmail)
  • Show me my trip to [Chicago] (requires confirmation to be present in Gmail)
  • Show me my hotel reservations (requires confirmation to be present in Gmail)
  • Where's my hotel? (requires confirmation to be present in Gmail)
  • Show me restaurants near my hotel (requires confirmation to be present in Gmail)
  • Search for hotels in [Boston]
  • Book me a table at [Plum Tree Inn] (requires OpenTable app to be installed)
  • Translate ["sausage"] to [German]
  • What's [French] for ["cheese"]?

Conversions and calculations

  • What's [75] times [812]?
  • What's [16.2] percent of [94.7]?
  • What's [28 inches] in [millimeters]?
  • What's [12] in [hexadecimal]?
  • What's [25 U.S. dollars in [Euros]?
  • What's the tip for [15 dollars]?

Food, drink and nutrition info

  • Show me [salmon] recipes
  • Show me things I can make with [chicken]
  • How do I make a [Manhattan]?
  • What's in a [margarita]?
  • How many calories are in [popcorn]?
  • How much fat is in [cheddar cheese]?
  • What's the healthiest kind of [cheese]?

General knowledge and searches

  • Who founded [Snapchat]?
  • Who directed the first ["Harry Potter"]?
  • Who's in the cast of ["Scrubs"]?
  • Where did [Zach Braff] go to college?
  • Where was [Jimmy Kimmel] born?
  • How much is [Mark Zuckerberg] worth?
  • When did [Johnny Carson] die?
  • How did [Johnny Carson] die?
  • What's [Natalie Portman's] real name?
  • What movies has [Natalie Portman] been in?
  • How tall is [Jennifer Lawrence]?
  • How old is [Larry Page]?
  • What's the definition of ["phobia"]?
  • What are some synonyms for ["beautiful"]?
  • Who's the CEO of [Google]?
  • Who is [Marissa Mayer] married to?
  • Who wrote ["In The Plex"]?
  • What are the dimensions of ["Starry Night"]?
  • When was the first episode of ["Seinfeld"]?
  • What's the theme song to ["Friends"]?
  • How long is ["The Angry Birds Movie"]?
  • How long is the [Golden Gate Bridge]?
  • How far away is the [moon]?
  • What's the temperature of the [sun]?
  • How tall is the [Statue of Liberty]?
  • Show me photos of the [New York skyline]
  • Search Twitter for [Olympics] (requires Twitter app to be installed)
  • Search for [flowers] on Tumblr (requires Tumblr app to be installed)

Silly stuff

  • Play Pac-Man
  • Go go gadget [Netflix] (or any other app name)
  • Make me a sandwich
  • Who's on first?
  • Who are you?
  • When am I?
  • Beam me up, Scotty
  • What is Matt Damon's Bacon number?
  • What does the fox say?
  • Do a barrel roll
  • Askew
  • How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  • What's the loneliest number?
  • What's the answer to life, the universe and everything?

And finally...

  • Hello

 

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