I’ve recently started exploring Ok Google commands. Here’s a list of fairly useful commands from CNET. Personally, I started using it while driving and have been using the following while navigating:
- “Open Google Maps”
- “Go home” (after you’ve set a specific address as “home” or “work”)
- “Increase / decrease volume”
- “Stop navigation”
Other commands that seem to be working, other than doing a Google search:
- “Define antidisestablishmentarianism.” (our grade 5 teacher forced us to learn this word by heart and spell it as fast as we can)
- “Continue the podcast.”
- “What is the weather in Toronto?” (it can also recognize the word Waskaganish!)
- “Show me my messages.” (also great for driving)
- “Start a timer for two minutes.” (for steeping my Earl Grey tea)
- “On Spotify, play Sorry by Justin Bieber.” (the screen tends to get stuff and the song doesn’t get played … argh)
- “Show me my calendar.” (been using Google Calendar since 2007)
- “Make a note in Evernote.” (have a paid subscription)
I have to say it’s pretty handy although I find I’m struggling to get it working smoothly with Spotify. I’ll have to keep practicing using it, although it probably eats up a lot of my battery.
Have you used Ok Google commands?