Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana and comes integrated into the Android OS. It’s also available within the Google Search mobile application for Android and iOS, as well as the Google Chrome web browser on personal computers.

This smart virtual assistant program can easily be launched on Android devices by holding down the Home button. Google Now is all about offering contextual information to the user automatically and on demand both. The app organizes all information about weather, flights, traffic, hotels, package tracking, events, nearby attractions, translation, Duolingo, Spotify, stocks, sports, reminders, etc. into simple cards and presents them when we need them.

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Since Google Now is capable of giving appropriate answers and setting up reminders through voice commands, it’s really essential for the users to be aware of all Google Now commands so that they can make the most of its capabilities.

Now, there are two ways we can say the commands. We can activate Google Now either by saying “OK Google” followed by our query, or simply by tapping the microphone button on the Google Search bar and directly uttering the commands.

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Enabling ‘OK Google’ Detection on Android

Before you can make use of Google Now commands by speaking them, you’ll have to enable ‘OK Google” detection on your device. To do the same on your Android device,

  1. Open Settings> Google.
  2. Then scroll up and tap Search & Now> Voice.
  3. You can then enable ‘OK Google’ detection.


List of 70 OK Google Commands for Google Assistant

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General Commands

  • Who invented the [computer]?
  • Search for [how to make cupcakes]
  • What is Facebook trading at?
  • How old is [Nicole Kidman]?
  • Stock price of Apple
  • Who is married to [Tom Cruise]?
  • Author of [Harry Potter]
  • Where was [Jessie Owens] born?
  • Post to [Google+] I like it
  • Post to Twitter I love [Google Now]
  • Say [hello] in [Spanish]
  • What is the meaning of [nefelibata]?

Travel and Navigation Commands

  • Where is [the museum]?
  • Where is my hotel?
  • Show me my flight info
  • What are some awesome attractions around here?
  • Show me menu for [Pizza Hut]
  • Navigate to [Eiffel Tower]
  • Call [Asian Art Museum]
  • Show me my flight info
  • What is the flight status of [Luftansa] flight [765]?
  • Where’s the nearest [Indian restaurant]?

App and Device Commands

  • Lock the phone
  • Turn on Wi-Fi
  • Take a picture
  • Turn off flashlight
  • Turn on/off Bluetooth
  • Open [Pandora]
  • Record a video

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Phone and Text Commands

  • Show me [today’s messages] from [Anna]
  • Call my [sister]
  • Check my voicemail
  • Start a with [Tom] with [hangouts]
  • Find [dad’s] phone number
  • Text [Mom] [I’m going to the movies]
  • Send a [hangout message] to [George]
  • Send email to [Ashley], subject [meeting], message, [will you attend today’s meeting]

Calendar & Alarms Commands

  • Wake me up in [5 hours]
  • What’s my schedule for [today]?
  • Set an alarm for [6.30 AM]
  • Create a calendar event: [Hangout with friends] [Saturday at 8 PM]”
  • When is the [next meeting]?
  • What’s my schedule for [today]?
  • Set a timer for [35 minutes]

Reminders and Notes Commands

  • Note to self: [My Google password is XYZ12345]
  • Remind me to [purchase groceries] at [9 PM]
  • Remind me [next time I’m at] [work] [to call John]

Weather and GPS Commands

  • How far is [Bangkok]?
  • What’s the weather in [Houston]?
  • What will the weather be like in [New York] on [Monday]?
  • What time is it in [UK]?
  • Show me my detailed flight info.”
  • Will I need to wear a coat today?
  • Where’s the closest [restaurant]?

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Fun Commands

  • What does the Washington Post say?
  • Play Pokemon
  • What is the loneliest number?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • Flip a coin
  • Make me a pizza
  • Give me a quote
  • Show me give for an awesome vacation

Entertainment Commands

  • Movie showtimes
  • What is this song?
  • Sports updates. Example: “Which team is Chelsea playing next week?
  • Show me the trailer for [Inferno]
  • Sport scores
  • Movies nearby
  • Play [4 Minutes] by [Madonna] on Spotify

With a hope that the commands listed above would help you make the best out of Google Now using OK Google voice commands, we wind up the post here. Should you have any suggestions to make the article better, let’s know via comments.


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