The Voice Commands You Might Know in Google Now

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Google Now is a virtual assistant to let you know about things like, weather, time and calendar, flight schedules, finance, maps, reminders, apps, calculators, and more via the Card feature. Just that? no, because alltutorials will provide tips and tricks for controlling Google Now complete with 100+ Voice Commands you MUST Know in Google Now.

As a virtual assistant, Google Now is not only commandable with typed tablets, but also sounds. In this article, alltutorials will provide tips as well as a complete list of voice commands that can be done in Google Now to make your activity even easier.

Tips and Tricks For Controlling Google Now With Voice Commands

1. Run Google Now with Home Button
To bring up Google Now on Android, you can do so by pressing and holding the Home button until a Google logo appears.
Run Google Now with Home Button

2. Run "Ok Google" on Any View
Google Now can be called with "Ok Google". Google Now is also accessible in any screen view, but to enable this feature you have to 'train' the Google Now. How, as follows:
  • In Google Now, choose the Voice menu, then select "Ok Google detection".

Ok Google detection
  • Next activate the option From any screen. Then next you will be instructed to train Google Now by saying "Ok Google" as much as 3x. 
saying "Ok Google" as much as 3x

3. Voice Commands in Google NowHere are the common voice commands that Google Now recognizes.
  • "Search for [chicken recipes]?"
  • "Say [where is the supermarket] in [Jakarta]?"
  • "What is [Schrodinger’s cat]?"
  • "Who invented [the internet]?"
  • "What is the meaning of [life]?"
  • "Who is married to [Paul walker]?"
  • "Stock price of [Apple]"
  • "What is [Apple] trading at?"
  • "Author of [Game of Thrones]"
  • "How old is [Cameron Diaz]?"
  • "Where was [Cameron Diaz] born?"
  • "Show me pictures of [the Sistine Chapel]"
  • "Post to Google+ [feeling great]"
  • "Post to Twitter [feeling lame]"

Notes, Reminders, & Calendar

  • "Remind me to [buy milk] at [5 PM]"
  • "Remind me [when I get / next time I'm at] [home/work/other location] [to send an email to John]"
  • "Wake me up in [5 hours]"
  • "Note to self: [I parked my car in section D]"
  • "Set alarm for [8 PM]"
  • "Set a timer for [40 minutes]"
  • "Wake me up in [3 hours]"
  • "Create a calendar event: [Party with Friends] [Sunday at 9 PM]"
  • "When’s my [next meeting]?"
  • "What is my schedule for [tomorrow]?" 


  • "Open [WhatsApp]"
  • "Launch [Calendar]"
  • "Take a [photo / picture / selfie]"
  • "Record a video"

Time & Date

  • "What time is it in [Tokyo]?"
  • "When is the sunset [in Chicago (optional)]"
  • "What is the time zone of [Berlin]"
  • "Time at home"
  • "Create a calendar event: [Dinner in New York] [Saturday at 8 PM]"


  • "Call [Fahmi]"
  • "Call [the African Art Museum]
  • "Call [mom, dad, brother, sister]
  • "Send [email] to Daniel, [Subject: Meeting], [Message: Will be there in 5]"
  • "Send [SMS] to [Jaka mobile], [don’t forget to buy milk]"
  • "[Contact name]"
  • "Find [Mary’s] [phone number / email / address]"
  • "Listen to voicemail"
  • "When is [Mary’s] birthday?"
  • "Send [WhatsApp/Viber/WeChat] message to [Paul], [hey, how are you]"


  • "Weather"
  • "Do I need an umbrella today?"
  • "What's the weather like?"
  • "Is it going to rain [tomorrow / Monday]"
  • "What’s the weather in [Boston]?"
  • "How’s the weather in [Portland] on [Wednesday] going to be?"

Maps & Navigation

  • "Map of [Bali]"
  • "Where's my hotel?"
  • "Where is the [Golden Gate Bridge]?"
  • "Find the "Golden Gate Bridge"
  • "Show me the nearby [restaurant] on map"
  • "Navigate to [Bandung] on car"
  • "How far is [Bandung] from [Jakarta]?"
  • "Directions to [address / business name / other destination]"
  • "What are some attractions in [Florence]"
  • "Show me the menu for [Gio Vanese]"

Conversions & Calculations

  • "What is the tip for [125] dollars?"
  • "Convert [currency / length ...] to [currency / length ...]"
  • "How much is [18] times [48]?"
  • "What is [45] percent of [350]?"
  • "Square root of [81]"
  • "[arithmetic expression] equals"


  • "How are [the New York Yankees] doing?"
  • "When is the next [Los Angeles Lakers] game?"
  • "Show me the [Premier League] table"
  • "Did [Bayern Munich] win their last game?"

Flight Information

  • "Flight [AA 125]?"
  • "Flight status of [AA 125]"
  • "Has [LH 210] landed?"
  • "When will [AA 120] land / depart?"
  • "Show me my flights"

Web Browsing

  • "Go to [Huffington Post]"
  • "Open [xda.com]"
  • "Show me [android.com]"
  • "Browse to [alltutorials.info]"


  • "Listen to / play [Intro] by [The XX]?"
  • "YouTube [fail compilation]?"
  • "Who acted in [Ocean’s 11]?"
  • "Who is the producer of [Titanic]?"
  • "When was [Alien] released?"
  • "Runtime of [Unbreakable]"
  • "Listen to TV"
  • "What’s this song?"
  • "What songs does [Madonna] sing?"
  • "Play some music"
  • "Watch [Finding Nemo]"
  • "Read [Atonement]"
  • "What movies are playing [tonight]?"
  • "Where is [Transformers] playing?"

"Fun" commands

  • "Do a barrel roll"
  • "What’s the loneliest number?"
  • "Make me a sandwich!"
  • "When am I?"
  • "Okay Jarvis, …" (Instead of "Ok Google, …")
  • "Who are you?"
  • "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood."
  • "Beam me up, Scotty!"
  • "Askew or Tilt"
  • "What is your favourite colour?"
  • "What is the nature of the universe?"
  • "How can entropy be reversed?"
  • "Lions, tigers and bears..."
  • "Who's on first?"
  • "What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?"
  • "Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right"
  • "Tea, earl grey, hot"
  • "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
  • "What is the best smartphone?"
  • "Tell me about yourself"
  • "Go go gadget [app name]"
Easy and fun, is not it?

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