Google Now now also accepts commands in Portuguese. But you know what is Google Now? What are these voice commands and how do they work? We’re going to explain a little about this tool from the search giant.
What is Google Now?
Google Now is a smart personal assistant developed by Google and available for Android smartphones, iOS and also for computers using Google Chrome as your browser.
Google Now uses a natural language interface to answer user questions, make recommendations and also performing the actions he requested. Google Now also delivers information predicting what the user will want to based on their search habits.
If you use Siri, Apple’s mechanism for your devices, Google Now is basically a crab but with many other tools besides being aggregated can use it on more platforms.
What are the Google Voice Commands Now?
In addition to accepting questions typed, Google Now also manages to hear your questions and answer them. The commands are simple and not always give you the correct results. However, the quality of the results and responses is constantly being worked on by Google, improving with each new Google Update Now.
How to Use the Voice Commands on Google Now?
To use Google Now, you must activate the microphone on your computer, smartphone or tablet, click the icon that resembles a microphone in Google Chrome or Google application Now and say the command. Or you can open the app and say “OK” and then say the command.
Google Voice Now Commands in Portuguese
Google offers a complete list of commands in your site. We highlight some of these commands are essential and are likely to be more used by you. Remember that the commands do not have to be complete and that can be set with a missing or other information like opening hours or something. You can even edit what also creates after running the commands.
Open (Application Name)
With popular applications, Google does a great service to open them. Applications already little used, it has a bit of trouble opening. Anyway, very useful and practical.
Example of use: “Open WhatsApp”
Alarm For (X) Hours
Works perfectly and is very practical. Be careful not to say “set” or “set” at the beginning, because Google Now may end up taking you to a search instead of setting your alarm.
Example of use: “alarm for 7 hours”
Create Event (the Event Description + Day + Time)
This event will be created directly in Google Calendar. Careful not to give a very complicated event pro Google Now interpret.
Usage example: “Create event: lunch in São Paulo, Saturday, 19:00”
Remind Me/Remember (Something You Need to Remember + Day + Time)
This command will create an alarm with a simple description. You can tell the date or day of the week to mark the reminder, useful to remember, for example, putting clothes in the wash or something that you have to buy when you’re on the street.
Example of usage: “remind me to buy toilet paper on Saturday 23 January at 19:00”
Note (Phrase, Thought, Lyrics Etc)
An annotation will be saved in the default application notes of your device. Can be Gmail, Google Keep, Evernote, among several others. The first time, the device asks you to set the default application.
Example of use: “Note John and Mary went to Grandma’s House before being chased by the witch”
Movie Times (or the Movie)
Choice or the city or the name of the movie. The two commands do not work together, but that could change with program updates. This command will give you movies, movie times and locations in the town.
Example of use: “cinema schedules Belo Horizonte” or “Lord of the Rings film schedules”
This command will be used a lot for you, since it’s kind of complicated to decorate so many commands. This command will give you a list of possible commands via Google Now.
When is My Next/Next (Event, Meeting, Work, Gym)
According to your Google Calendar, this command will inform you the next event you want to know.
Example of use: “When is my next gym?”
Go to/Open (Name or Web Site Address)
Open the Web site in the default browser of your device.
Example of use: “Open Development”
Record a video/take a picture
These commands open the default application your device camera to record videos or take pictures.
Call (Name of Person)
Opens the default application to make a call to the person.
Example of use: “call mom’s House”
Send Text Message to (Contact Name + Message)
You can send messages by default program including also the body of the message.
Usage example: “Send message to Carlos that I’m going to travel and I can’t go in the meeting of work”
Listen/Play (Band Name or Song)
Self-explanatory. Care in time to use English Joel Santana, because Google Now may end up not understand you very well.
Usage example: “Play Charlie Brown Jr.”
Navigate to/Routes to (Name of the Street or Place)
With this command, you will use Google Maps or the default navigation program to give you directions and/or possible routes to a location.
Example of use: “navigate to the leaning tower of Pisa”
You can still hear the answer from Google Now activating the voice output of the application by going to the settings menu and activating the voice output. If you have any questions, you can leave in the comments that we will do everything in our power to help you.