Google Now allows you to perform voice searches and give commands to your Android Phone or Android Wear. Give these Google Now commands a try and start using Google Now… now!
1. Add a calendar event
Syntax: “Add [event name] event to calendar”
Example: “Add ‘pick up flowers’ event to calendar”
2. Send a text message
Syntax: “Text [contact name* or phone number]”
Example: “Text Mom”
*Make sure the person is stored as a contact if speaking their name doesn’t work.
3. Open an app
Syntax: “Open [name of app]”
Example: “Open Facebook”
4. Get driving directions
Syntax: “I need directions to [street address, landmark, business or contact]”
Examples: “I need directions to the nearest gas station” “I need directions to 123 Main St.”
5. Find nearby places
Syntax: “Where can I find [name of place]?”
Examples: “Where can I find a gas station?”
6. Weather forecast
Syntax: Google Now is actually very flexible with this.
Examples: “How is the weather today?” “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?”
7. Sports results
Syntax: “What was the score for the last [team name] game?”
Example: “What was the score for the last Patriots game?”
8. Random facts
Syntax: Google Now is flexible if you ask a straightforward question. Don’t get complicated!
Examples: “How many feet are in a mile?” “What is the capital of Venezuela?”
9. Movie showtimes
Syntax: “What movies are playing in [city]?”
Example: “What movies are playing in Boca Raton?”
10. Google search
Syntax: Not necessarily a specific command; anything Google Now can’t answer directly will be searched for you as if you typed it in yourself!
Example: “Genesis Computing Palm Beach County”
Do you have Google Now commands you use frequently? Share them in the comments below!