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Ok Google: 50 Google Assistant commands you can use

diciembre 3, 2019

The Google Assistant is one of the most popular AI-based personal assistants and capable of doing a lot of things, ranging from simple things like setting an alarm to complex commands that will allow you to control everything in your smart home. However, in my experience, I have not seen many people using the Google Assistant to its full potential and, if I had to guess a reason, I would say that because not many people know what they can do with the Google Assistant. Of course, Google does a pretty decent job explaining what the Google Assistant can do while you're configuring it for the first time, but it doesn't go into the details of all the commands you can use. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the first 50 Google Assistant commands that you can use.

50 Google assistant commands you can use

Phone control commands

1. Open the apps with the Google Assistant

Yes, you read that right. You can open the apps with the help of the Google Assistant. The command rather simple; you only need to activate the Google Assistant with "Hey Google" or "OK ​​Google" (as you will also do with the following commands) and ask "Open (app name)". For example, if you want to open the Facebook app. You will have to say "OK Google, open Facebook" and the game done.

2. Visit any website with the Google Assistant

Just like the previous command, to be able to open a website you have to say "OK Google, open the website (website name)". For example, if you want to visit the Google Info.com website, all you have to say is "OK Google, open the Google Info website".

3. Take a picture with the Google Assistant

You can also take a picture with the Google Assistant. Just point the smartphone's camera at the object and say "OK Google, take a picture". A similar command can also be used to make a selfie, in which case you will have to say "OK Google, take a selfie".

4. Take a screenshot with the Google Assistant

Are you having difficulty making a screenshot using hardware shortcuts? You can ask the Google Assistant to take a screenshot for you. D only "OK Google, take a screenshot" and the Assistant will take a screenshot for you.

5. Turn on / off the flashlight with the Google Assistant

To turn on the flashlight using the Google Assistant, all you need to say is "OK Google, activate / deactivate the flashlight". A similar command can also be used to activate / deactivate Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC. Just replace the word torch with Bluetooth, WiFi or NFC in the command above.

6. Increase / decrease the volume or brightness using the Google Assistant

If you want to increase / decrease the volume or brightness of your device using the Google Assistant, all you have to say "OK Google, increase / decrease the volume / brightness" and the Assistant does exactly what you ask.

7. Set Volume / Brightness to a particular value with the Google Assistant

If you wish to avoid all guesswork and set the volume / brightness to a specific percentage, the following command is possible: 'OK Google, set the volume / brightness to (number) percentage'. For example, if you want to reduce screen brightness to 50%, all you have to say is "OK Google, lower the brightness to 50 percent" and you're good to go.

Productivity controls

8. Use the Google Assistant for currency or unit conversions

You can also use the Google Assistant for currency or unit conversions. For currency conversion, you must say something along the lines of "OK Google, as 5000 INR in USD", while for unit conversions you will have to say "OK Google, how many inches are in 36 feet".

9. Ask the Google Assistant for definitions, spellings or synonyms

Are you stuck with a word you don't know the meaning of? You can also use the Google Assistant to find the meaning, spelling or synonym of words. To find the meaning of a word, just say "OK Google, what does it mean (word)?" And the assistant will give you the details, for the spellings you will have to say "OK Google, spell (word)" and for synonyms you have to say "OK Google, which is the synonym of (word)?". You can also use a similar command to find out the complete form of abbreviations and acronyms.

10. Solve simple math problems with the Google Assistant

You can also take the help of the Google Assistant to solve simple mathematical problems, all you need to know how to frame the question. For example, you can ask the Google Assistant for the square root of any number, just say "OK Google, what is the square root of (number)?" and the assistant will answer your question.

11. Use the Google Assistant to translate words / phrases from another language

If you don't want to go through the hassle of opening Google Translate and typing the things you want to translate, you can use the Google Assistant to get your translations quickly. To do this, you must say "OK Google, how can I say (word / phrase) in (target language)". For example, you can say "OK Google, how can I say hi in Hindi" and the Google Assistant will translate it for you.

12. Take notes with the Google Assistant

You can also use the Google Assistant to quickly remove notes, all you need to say "OK Google, add a note that says (content)". The assistant will then confirm which app takes the app you want to use and then save the note. Likewise, you can also add a reminder saying "OK Google, remind me of (reminder content)" and add items to a to-do list saying "OK Google, add (content) to my to-do list."

13. Create calendar entries with the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also be used to add activities or events to your calendar. For this, you will need to say "OK Google, add (task / event) to (data)".

14. Set up alarms using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also be used to set alarms. This can be done using two different commands; you can say "OK Google, set an alarm for (time)" or you can say "Wake me up at (time)". Similarly, you can set a time by saying "OK Google, set a timer for (time)" and set a countdown by saying "OK Google, set a countdown for (hour)".

Communication commands

15. Make calls using the Google Assistant

You can also use the Google Assistant to make calls by saying "OK Google, call (contact)" or "OK ​​Google, call (commercial)".

16. Send a text / email with the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also be used to send a text message or an email. To do this, you need to say "OK Google, send a text message / email to (contact) saying (content)".

17. Send a text using a third-party app with the Google Assistant

There's even support for a couple of popular third-party apps like WhatsApp, Viber and Hangouts. To send messages using these apps, you need to say "OK Google, send a message to (contact) saying (content) via WhatsApp". Before sending the message, the Google Assistant will confirm whether you want to send the message or not, so you can check if it has the right contents.

18. Read texts / emails using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also read incoming text messages and emails from any specific contact for you. To do this, you must say "OK Google, read me text / email from (contact)".

19. View all emails from a contact using the Google Assistant

If you do not want the Google Assistant to re-read your e-mails, you can also request to recall all e-mails sent by a specific contact. To do this, you must say "OK Google, show me my emails from (contact)".

Multimedia controls

20. Play the songs using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also be used to play songs using this command: "OK Google, play (song name)". A similar command can also be used to play songs by a specific artist, to play a podcast and to play a playlist.

21. Play songs using a specific app using the Google Assistant

You can even choose which apps to play songs with using the Google Assistant. All you need to say is "OK Google, play (song name) on (music app)".

22. Identify Songs / Albums using the Google Assistant

In case you want to know which song or album is playing around you, you can ask the Google Assistant to identify it for you. To do this, you will need to say "OK Google, what song / album is this?" Once the Google Assistant identifies the song / album, you can also ask for more information about it, such as the year in which it came out, the name of the artist, etc.

23. Play video / Open channels on YouTube with the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant also allows you to directly play videos or open channels on YouTube. To do this, you have to say "OK Google, play on YouTube" or "Open (channel name) on YouTube".

24. Ask the Google Assistant to retrieve movie trailers

You can even ask the Google Assistant to publish movie trailers for you. To do this, you'll need to say "OK Google, play (film) trailer". For example, you can say "OK Google, play the Avengers End Game trailer" to view the latest trailer for the movie.

25. Watch Netflix using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can even play your favorite Netflix shows or movies. To do this, you have to say "OK Google, play (show / movie) on Netflix". The command can also be used to play the show / movie on a connected TV, just add "on the TV" to the previous command.

26. Create images using the Google Assistant

You can use the Google Assistant to view the specific photos you've taken. For example, to see photos of your dog you can say "OK Google, show me pictures of my dog". If you are interested in seeing the photos taken in a certain place, you can say "OK Google, show me the photos I took in Delhi" and, in case you want to see the photos taken in a certain period of time, you can "OK Google, show me the photos I took last week ".

News commands

27. Follow the titles using the Google Assistant

You can use the Google Assistant to update you with the latest news. To do this, you have to say "OK Google, what are the latest titles?" or "OK ​​Google, what are the latest news".

28. More information on a hot topic Using the Google Assistant

If you want to learn more about a particular topic in the news, you can do it by saying "OK Google, what are the latest news on (topic)".

29. Get the best news from a publication using the Google Assistant

Do you want to read more stories from your favorite publication? D only "OK Google ask (publication) for the best stories / latest news". This command only works with some selected news such as WSJ, New York Times, etc.

Travel controls

30. Get driving directions using the Google Assistant

You can easily get directions without having to open Maps by sending a command to the Google Assistant. All you have to say "OK Google, show the directions to (place)". For frequent locations, you can also say "OK Google, take me to (place)" and if you are looking for directions on foot, you will need to say "OK Google, show directions to reach (place)".

31. Find out the distance / travel time using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also help you with travel time / commute to your destination. All you have to say "OK Google, how far (place)".

32. Keep track of flights with the Google Assistant

You can also use the Google Assistant to track your flights by saying "OK Google, track (flight service and number) flight" or "OK ​​Google, what is the status of my flight" in case you already have an email related to flight to Gmail.

33. Book a Uber with the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also be used to book a Uber ride. To do this, you can say "OK Google, call me an Uber" or "OK ​​Google, book a Uber a (place)".

34. Find a hotel using the Google Assistant

You can even find hotels using the Google Assistant. D only "OK Google, find a hotel in (place)". If you are already at your destination, you can also say "OK Google, find hotels near me".

35. Location of services nearby Use of the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also help you find nearby services like ATMs, pharmacies, etc. You can display this information simply by saying "OK Google, show me nearby (ATMs, pharmacies, etc.)"

Sporting commands

36. Get information about your favorite teams using the Google Assistant

You can easily get information on your favorite sports teams using the Google Assistant, for which you can use commands like "OK Google, how is the (team)?" or "OK ​​Google, who the (team) to play?".

37. Get game results with the Google Assistant

You can keep up with the results of your favorite games using the Google Assistant. To do this, you have to say "OK Google, show the results of the game between (team) and (team)" or "OK ​​Google, did the (team) win the last game?".

38. More information on sports teams Use the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also provide you with information on the main sports teams. For example, you can ask the Assistant questions like this "OK Google, call all the players on the Indian cricket team" and the Assistant will answer you.

Weather / local commands

39. Get weather forecasts using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also provide weather forecasts. To do this, you have to say "OK Google, what's the weather?" If you are interested in the weather in another place, you must say "OK Google, as the weather in (place)".

40. Ask the Google Assistant for time information

Wondering if you should wear an umbrella or not? Ask the Google Assistant. D only "OK Google, should I bring an umbrella?" and the Assistant will show you the possibility of rains during the day.

Smart Home controls

41. Check your smart lights using the Google Assistant

In case your home is equipped with supported intelligent lights, you can use the Google Assistant to check them. With the Google Assistant you can switch the lights on / off or dim them (if supported). To do this, you have to say "OK Google, turn on / off (room) lights" or "OK ​​Google, darken the (rooms) lights".

42. Check the temperature using the Google Assistant

If you have a smart thermostat, you can even use the Google Assistant to check the temperature of your home. D only "OK Google, set the temperature to (temp) on the (room thermostat)".

43. Smart Speakers / TV control using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also be used for remote control of speakers and TV. You can play / pause tracks on connected speakers and play / pause videos on connected TVs. To do this, you need to say "OK Google, play (song) on ​​(room) speaker or" OK Google, play (song name) on (room) TV ". You will have to change the commands based on how you name your speakers and connected TVs.

Fun Games / Controls

44. Use the Google Assistant to solve the arguments

You can use the Google Assistant to resolve topics by asking them to roll a die or toss a coin to help you decide who wins. To do this, you must say "OK Google, roll a die" or "OK ​​Google, launch / toss a coin".

45. Leave Sick Beats with the Google Assistant

In the mood for a little rap? Why don't you sing while the Google Assistant releases a patient? D just "OK Google, release a beat" and the party starts. You can also ask the Google Assistant to sing a song, sing Happy Birthday, recite a poem, or go to sleep with a lullaby.

46. ​​Play with the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can also help you spend some time with a couple of fantastic games. D only "OK Google, let's play a game" and the Google Assistant will display a list of games you can play.

47. Talk to Mr. Grumbles

Want to talk to a grumpy old man for advice on a recent problem? Talk to Mr. Grumbles saying "OK Google, talk to Mr. Grumbles" and share your problem. However, I cannot guarantee a solution.

Vacation commands

48. Call Santa using the Google Assistant

You know that Google is very well connected, right? But did you know that Google is so well connected that it can even allow you to talk to Santa? You do not believe me? D just "OK Google, call Santa Claus" and the Google Assistant will set up a call with Santa. Remember that Santa is a busy man this time of year, so he may be busy with other calls.

49. Find Santa by using the Google Assistant

Are you waiting for your Christmas gifts soon? Want timely updates on where Santa is? Just ask the Google Assistant. Say OK Google, where's Santa right now? and the Assistant will bring you his exact (?) position.

50. Create a gift list with the Google Assistant

If you need to buy Christmas gifts, but keep forgetting what to get for those, just ask the Google Assistant to remember it for you. Say "OK Google, create a gift list", then add items to the list by saying "OK Google, add (item) to (person) to the gift list".

Make Google Assistant an integral part of your day

This completes our list of the 50 Google Assistant commands you can use. I am sure that, armed with this list, you will be able to do much more with your smartphone without having to disconnect it from the table. Personally I use a lot of these commands and let me tell you, life becomes much easier when you have the Google Assistant to help. Use the above commands and make Google Assistant an integral part of your day.

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